I know of course there is the environmentally-friendly purpose of freecycle, but I tell you I'm really enjoying it as a form of amusement! Some of the requests are hilarious, recent ones include:
OFFER:BOXOFTAMPONS 'the coil I had fitted has finally started working so I don't need them any more'
OFFER:FOOTBALLSHINPADS 'they've had a fair amount of wear, the paint has come off the front, the ankle strap is broken and the padding stuff in the sock bit that protects the bony bits of the ankle has become lumpy'
WANTED:LAPTOP 'so I can go online while my four year old uses the pc as she's on it all the time'
WANTED:SIT-ONLAWNMOWER 'my arms are hurting too much from the one that you push along the ground'
WANTED:MARBLEFIREPLACE 'ideally hearth and back piece in beige colour with blue speckly bits please'