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« on: July 27, 2005, 09:34:51 am »

For those who don't know.

Some of the awesomeness that comes across Freecycle amazes me sometimes.  I have picked up a ton of awesome, and of course free, stuff. 

This week I saw both an OFFER and TAKEN for a 1969 Ford Mustang.   :o

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005, 01:58:52 pm »
Very cool chad. I have never heard of this. With Craigslist I got an old 50's Pepsi machine but had to drive across LA. I love free. Thanks man. ;D
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005, 05:03:29 pm »
Careful with that tho..

Im on the topeka freecycle, and my yahoo account is littereally flooded with emails.. a few 100 a day.. and itll be worse in bigger citys..

So, use a spam account :p

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005, 08:53:51 am »

You don't need a spam account, just set up a rule filter.  I mean aren't we past the 33.6k days of 100 emails being a real problem?

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2005, 11:44:06 am »

You don't need a spam account, just set up a rule filter.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2005, 01:06:31 pm »

So read it via a web client!  We didn't have those back when people used 28.8k.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2005, 11:59:58 pm »

You don't need a spam account, just set up a rule filter.  I mean aren't we past the 33.6k days of 100 emails being a real problem?
NO!  :'( stuck here with 28k)  :'( :'( :'( :'( :-[

dawayne, check this out....a free-ish way to get more bandwidth.


Get the institutional-sized Campbell's can and use some water-skiing rope.  You'll instantly double your bandwidth ;D
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2005, 06:23:19 am »
So how do I get my free bike?

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2005, 11:08:00 pm »
Send 2 Wheetabix box tops to that address in the Virgin Islands along with a SASE, and a money order for one MEELION dollars
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2005, 01:41:39 pm »
Whoa.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2005, 01:54:30 pm »
Nice link Chad. Never knew this existed. 6200 members in Ottawa!
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2005, 07:45:11 am »
 :o :o :o :o

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2005, 10:54:13 am »

 :o  I'm so going to take a shot at getting this one.


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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2005, 12:25:59 pm »

Some woman just sent an email to about 5 local lists with the following subject:

TAKEN:  shower

That's nice. 

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2005, 01:17:32 pm »
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2005, 11:21:36 am »

w00t.  I'm heading over on Sunday to a local woman's house... she says she's cleaning out her parents' house and that her father was an electrician/TV repair guy by trade.  She has a lot of "electrical repair equipment" that she isn't familiar with but needs to go...

...if it works out, it's like the 5th time I've gotten cool stuff like this from someone who is clearing out the possessions of a newly deceased parent.  It's a little oogy, but better than chucking them in the trash, I guess.



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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2005, 01:13:49 pm »

Holy crap, people are coming out of the woodwork with older, but supposedly still very functional, electronics repair equipment.  I may end up with way more than I need here.

If I end up with too much, the extra could be distributed to folks who want to pay shipping and buy me a beer.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2005, 02:19:08 pm »

Holy crap, people are coming out of the woodwork with older, but supposedly still very functional, electronics repair equipment.  I may end up with way more than I need here.

If I end up with too much, the extra could be distributed to folks who want to pay shipping and buy me a beer.

Let me know if you end up with surplus. Shipping & beer is not a problem. :)

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2005, 02:19:53 pm »
yeah me too, could use some basic stuff like a multimeter or whatever if you got extra
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2005, 02:22:17 pm »
I'll throw in a case of beer plus the shipping. Let me know...
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2005, 02:30:35 pm »

Holy crap, people are coming out of the woodwork with older, but supposedly still very functional, electronics repair equipment.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2005, 11:32:36 pm »
beer and shipping is a good price.

Saint should sell the next edition of his book in that way.........

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2005, 11:43:43 am »

Picked up a nice, high range analog multimeter today.  Needs new leads, other than that, sweet.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2005, 12:50:42 pm »

Uh, yeah.  Today, was invited to take what I wanted from a house where the resident was very elderly and could no longer use the stuff, was moving in with the family.

Apparently, the guy is a former Navy Electrician.  There was stuff in there I had no idea what it is... but, I came away with a whole car load of older test equipment.  Two oscilloscopes, a couple capacitor testors, a couple transistor testors, variable power supplies of a couple natures, a CRT tester, an oscilloscope calibrator, a couple other things I'm not sure what they are yet and a couple more that I'm not remembering off the top of my head.

Clearly, I don't need it all.  When I figure out what I want to keep, and it will probably be half or less of the stuff, I'll be distributing the rest to members. 

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2005, 06:07:12 pm »
Wow...some of that stuff sounds sweet.  I could go for a cap tester.  What kind is it?

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2005, 07:46:17 pm »
Cap and transistor testors sound cool. more info
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2005, 07:22:08 am »

Haven't had the chance to look at them closely yet... they're pretty old, but in excellent shape, and many have the manuals.  I know the cap testers, for instance, have settings for all kinds of caps, as if electrolytics are a newish kind.

What I wanted most, though, I did get... a nice, fairly new oscilloscope with a good screen.  The other one is definitely older but probably very functional.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2005, 08:50:49 am »
Very, very nice.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2005, 08:56:36 am »

Folks who have helped me in the past are, accordingly, first in line to snag stuff they have use for... those folks know who they are, so feel free to PM me if you see anything you'd like as it gets listed.  If none of those folks claims an item, it will then be up for grabs to the general BYOAC population for the cost of shipping and beer.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2005, 09:25:54 am »

An example of one of the older looking pieces.

Mine is in muuuch better shape than this one, though.

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Re: Freecycle
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2005, 09:36:10 am »

Another, scroll down to the B+K 520B.

Note, I'm not showing the ones that are available, just ones I got.  I haven't gone through the stuff yet to see what to keep, and these are only a couple that I wrote down the model #s for...

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2005, 09:39:42 am »
I could use that o-scope calibrator if it's not among the things that you intend to keep. Sending you a PM.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2005, 09:40:33 am »

It probably will be kept, at least in the short term, until I learn to use the Oscope and decide I don't need the calibrator.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2005, 09:42:15 am »
Fair enough. Mine hasn't been calibrated in years. I know it needs it.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2005, 09:45:43 am »

If it's a one time use type item, you could certainly borrow it.  The calibrator isn't heavy and would only cost a few bucks to ship.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2005, 09:48:05 am »
I may take you up on that after you've had a chance to determine if yours needs calibration.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2005, 09:52:40 am »

There are two, I don't have the model #s with me.  One is modern looking, as far as I can tell so far, and the other looks much older with a smaller, round screen.  There was a third there but I didn't take it as the guy wasn't sure if his brother wanted it and the cover was missing, leaving the CRT exposed.

I'm figuring if it does nothing else, this stuff will greatly increase my knowledge as I simply figure out how to use it.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2005, 08:44:41 pm »
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2005, 09:52:25 am »

It is up to the givers.  Most people give to the first responder, some wait 24 hours and choose from the pool.  I will often give to the first person who says they can pick up within the next day.

Last week I saw someone post a Vectrex.  I tried but someone else got it.  This morning I saw an "old but working PS2" posted.