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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 »
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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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« 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
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2005, 09:29:12 am »

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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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« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2005, 08:44:41 pm »
Damn! Just missed out on a Fooseball table. I posted, but someone got there quicker than me!!!

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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.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2005, 10:41:32 am »
Oh this would SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GET REJECTED from my list:

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2005, 10:42:33 am »
A 19 inch monitor came up on mine today, but I was too slow.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2005, 10:54:02 am »

PC monitors come up constantly on Freecycle.  Usually around 15-17", but they are one of the more common items.

I did get a 27" presentation monitor from Freecycle... takes raw RGB and every other signal known to man (nonHD) that runs on 15khz... awesome thing.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2005, 01:41:08 pm »
This just got posted on my local Freecycle.

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Two oral and rectal thermometers, not digital, both in fahrenheit
and celsius in a plastic case each and both have been dissenfected
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Ooohhh, Oooohh, I want it, I want it. Why in Gods name anyone would offer up a rectal thermometer is beyond me.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2005, 02:01:06 pm »
A grand piano came up on mine today. My wife's piano was destroyed in a house fire last year, so I nearly replied. Sadly, I just cannot see any way possible to fit a grand piano in my house. Too bad it wasn't an upright. I drove the truck to work today. I would have taken the afternoon off to go grab a couple friends and pick the thing up.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #45 on: November 30, 2005, 02:01:59 pm »

I see upright pianos listed all the time, and occasionally a player piano.

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« Reply #46 on: November 30, 2005, 02:03:29 pm »
Hopefully one will come up. I'd sure like to get my wife a new piano.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #47 on: November 30, 2005, 02:12:36 pm »

How many lists are you subscribed to...?  Try subbing to the surrounding lists too.  Also, don't be afraid to post a wanted.  Someone could easily have one the basement that they are too slacky to actively dispose of but would give it gladly to a person with three guys and a truck.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #48 on: November 30, 2005, 02:15:38 pm »
I'm getting the lists for the three that are within a reasonable driving distance. I may post a wanted and see what comes up.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #49 on: November 30, 2005, 02:16:46 pm »

Wanteds work pretty often for me.  I post a decent amount of them.  Of course, I also post a ton of offers, and being a list owner, people don't get twitchy about me asking for stuff as quickly as they do others.

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« Reply #50 on: November 30, 2005, 02:40:35 pm »
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2005, 02:50:40 pm »

I'm on like 20 of them, but being an owner, I "am keeping a passive eye on trends from neighboring Freecycle communities."

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2005, 03:17:47 pm »
How do you go about being an owner? I'm on two lists for Tulsa and one for Glenpool (nearby town), but there was none for the town that I live in (near actually), which is quite a lot larger than Glenpool.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2005, 03:31:10 pm »

I forget what the exact chain of events was... I found one for a local town and then noticed that there is not one for my own town.  If you head over to Freecycle.org you can see all of the lists and such.  It is actually a big, formal organization with more rules and crap than you would believe.

If there isn't one for your town you can probably start one.  They have a formal process you have to follow or you don't get approved and they do have a lawyer who slaps people that use their name without approval.  Getting listed on Freecycle.org is the way you're going to get most of your users anyway.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2005, 03:43:54 pm »
Just double checked the list of currently available groups. There is in fact not one for my city, so I went ahead and submitted an application.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2005, 03:44:23 pm »
Nice.

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« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2005, 09:00:30 pm »

Ohh, and some guy was looking for a Letter opener. I mean, a LETTER opener!!!!!! Go buy one ya cheap bastard !!!   ;)


I checked out a lady who posted a friggen LAUNDRY LIST of wanted items, and noticed that almost all the stuff she was looking for was stuff that you'd have lying around the house....the specifics she was looking for though, I couldn't friggen believe it.  She was asking for some luggage that I KNOW is some costly stuff...in the $350 for a CARRY-ON bag  :o range!  FTW!  Why not just ask for a friggen Lexus convertible ::)

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« Reply #57 on: December 01, 2005, 09:18:06 am »
I checked out a lady who posted a friggen LAUNDRY LIST of wanted items, and noticed that almost all the stuff she was looking for was stuff that you'd have lying around the house....the specifics she was looking for though, I couldn't friggen believe it.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #58 on: December 01, 2005, 10:50:24 am »
I'm SO gonna have to lose some respect for you now. 



So I guess we're pretending that you had any respect for me at all to begin with? ;D

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #59 on: December 01, 2005, 03:19:35 pm »

Someone just offered an upright piano about 5 miles from me...  :-\

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« Reply #60 on: December 01, 2005, 03:39:10 pm »

Someone just offered an upright piano about 5 miles from me...  :-\

Well, I guess one is bound to pop up in my area sooner or later.

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« Reply #61 on: December 01, 2005, 05:17:37 pm »
I'm SO gonna have to lose some respect for you now. 



So I guess we're pretending that you had any respect for me at all to begin with? ;D

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« Reply #62 on: December 01, 2005, 07:44:55 pm »
I know lazier people than me too, but they're all dead.

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« Reply #63 on: December 02, 2005, 07:37:28 am »
Wow, you must be physchic if you still know them dead people  ;) Do they speak to you?
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Re: Freecycle
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« Reply #65 on: December 02, 2005, 08:51:06 am »
I certainly hope you claimed both. :)

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #66 on: December 02, 2005, 09:32:00 am »

Nah, I have too much random, large crap in my house already.

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« Reply #67 on: December 02, 2005, 09:33:34 am »
Come on man! An inflatable James Brown AND a bigfoot suit! The possibilites are endlessly disturbing.

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« Reply #68 on: December 02, 2005, 09:34:31 am »

Holy crap you're right... I hadn't thought of combining the two.

A 6 foot Bigfoot Brown... too bad Dartmouth is like an hour away.

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« Reply #69 on: December 02, 2005, 09:37:12 am »
Seriously, who wouldn't want a full sized, hair covered James Brown in the house?

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #70 on: December 02, 2005, 09:40:55 am »

It would give my kids nightmares.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #71 on: December 02, 2005, 09:43:01 am »
That's just one more bonus. "Kids, if you don't clean up your room, Bigfoot Brown will be waiting for you in the living room". ;)

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #72 on: December 02, 2005, 09:44:22 am »

If I had a gameroom I would get one anyway and put a motion detector on it.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #73 on: December 02, 2005, 09:56:42 am »
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« Reply #74 on: December 02, 2005, 10:12:32 am »
Wow, you really can get anything on freecycle if you watch it every day.

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« Reply #75 on: December 02, 2005, 03:10:09 pm »
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #76 on: December 02, 2005, 03:15:15 pm »
Wanted: Bailbondsman and good lawyer.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #77 on: December 05, 2005, 03:47:30 pm »

MMM just take the screen off and clean the lenses...




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It was given to us for the kids playroom, but the picture seems dark.
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« Reply #78 on: December 05, 2005, 03:53:16 pm »
It would be very funny if it turned out that the only reason the screen is dark is because the lenses are covered in a layer of dust.

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« Reply #79 on: December 05, 2005, 03:55:10 pm »

I wouldn't be surprised.  If I had a truck I'd get it.

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« Reply #80 on: December 05, 2005, 04:06:41 pm »
It would be very funny if it turned out that the only reason the screen is dark is because the lenses are covered in a layer of dust.

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It would be funnier if the brightness was turned down.
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« Reply #81 on: December 05, 2005, 04:10:32 pm »
You win! ;D

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #82 on: December 05, 2005, 04:13:36 pm »

I find it's actually the opposite with Freecycle stuff.  People will say things like "it's just a blown fuse or connector", and when you get there it has a family of rednecks living in it.

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« Reply #83 on: December 05, 2005, 05:03:22 pm »

I find it's actually the opposite with Freecycle stuff.  People will say things like "it's just a blown fuse or connector", and when you get there it has a family of rednecks living in it.


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« Reply #84 on: December 05, 2005, 08:36:28 pm »
about 8 months back I got a Williams Black knight off Free cycle. (Gwinnett Ga.)
It did not have a back glass and didn't play, but has been a kicken project pin.
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« Reply #85 on: December 05, 2005, 10:50:42 pm »
arg said the man from Georgia....

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« Reply #86 on: December 06, 2005, 09:21:29 am »
about 8 months back I got a Williams Black knight off Free cycle. (Gwinnett Ga.)
It did not have a back glass and didn't play, but has been a kicken project pin.

Black Knight, wow.  That's a top pin.

I picked up my current project (Laser Cue, in the project section) from Freecycle.

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« Reply #87 on: December 06, 2005, 11:38:18 am »

I just joined the local FreeCycle in my town, and I've got a question - most likely for Chad.

I've got a Viewsonic 19" (I think, may be 20") viewable monitor that I want to give away, but the picture is pretty dark. Is it worth offering it to someone, or should I just toss it?

I know nothing about monitors, so I'm not sure if it's worth the hassle. It was beautiful when it worked correctly, and it's still usable if the graphics card has gamma control (looked great actually, I used it for Design work). I worked with it up until I got some new LCD's.



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« Reply #88 on: December 06, 2005, 11:53:37 am »
Put the working condition in the email.

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« Reply #90 on: December 06, 2005, 02:33:08 pm »
Geeze, and it's all "offer- box of dirty underwear and used condoms" here.

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« Reply #91 on: December 06, 2005, 02:33:41 pm »

Ah, see, we just go behind the Cumberland Farms to get those.

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« Reply #92 on: December 06, 2005, 02:39:59 pm »
Email sent... MMM, bartop.


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« Reply #93 on: December 06, 2005, 02:55:17 pm »
Chad, since you seem to be the freecycle guru...

I've got a '79 Trans Am I'm considering putting up - is it OK to mention that the taker has to pay the title transfer fees???  They seem to frown upon any mention of money, but I'll be darned if I'm gonna pay to give it away.
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« Reply #94 on: December 06, 2005, 02:56:58 pm »

It's grey area, but you're not asking for money for the car, only that the recipient pay transfer fees to the state

That bit in italics is the key.  Mention that in your post and even the wanker mods will probably let it through.

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« Reply #95 on: December 06, 2005, 05:04:29 pm »
Chad, since you seem to be the freecycle guru...

I've got a '79 Trans Am I'm considering putting up - is it OK to mention that the taker has to pay the title transfer fees???  They seem to frown upon any mention of money, but I'll be darned if I'm gonna pay to give it away.

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« Reply #96 on: December 06, 2005, 05:07:06 pm »

I've got a Viewsonic 19" (I think, may be 20") viewable monitor that I want to give away, but the picture is pretty dark. Is it worth offering it to someone, or should I just toss it?


Worth is all in the eye of the beholder.  Like Chad said, you may think it sucks ass, someone else might think "Hey, an UPGRADE!"

Actually, I think Chad said it better when he said
People will say things like "it's just a blown fuse or connector", and when you get there it has a family of rednecks living in it.

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« Reply #97 on: December 06, 2005, 06:46:26 pm »
Some folks happen to like stuff with a family of rednecks living in it though ;D

Or, as in the case with my monitor, a small commune of dirty vegans.

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« Reply #98 on: December 06, 2005, 08:28:12 pm »
As long as you're not invited to a dinner party held by freegans.....how's the progress coming on that vomit smiley?
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« Reply #99 on: December 07, 2005, 08:11:50 am »
What state are you in?  I have someone interested in your offer named "ME!"

PA.

Theres a catch tho - I started the project of replacing the front rubber bushings, took off the top a-arm on the driver side, and stopped there.

You (or someone) will need to put it back together before it rolls.  All the parts (new bushings) are in a box.

You will find it interesting to notice I gave up on the project 2 years ago, and I have a 2 year old...  I just ran out of energy on this project.

Nice car tho, body not bad, 403, 350 turbo trans, t-tops, y-84 special edition, snowflake rims 15x8,  black and gold, shaker hood.

It was one of about 9k made according to pontiac.  I also have the original window stickers and paperwork from classic pontiacs or whoever sells them.

Oh, and you might need to kick in a few bucks for the title reprint too... I can't find the damn thing, altho I am still looking for it.  Think it was like $29 last time I had it done.

I've got a few feelers out, so if you are interested let me know.
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« Reply #100 on: December 07, 2005, 10:24:44 am »
I definitely AM interested.  You being in PA gives me a reason to visit a buddy I just regained contact with who's living in NY too.  I'm smelling a road trip ;D

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« Reply #101 on: December 07, 2005, 10:34:30 am »
Cool! Hope you get the car Drew. :)

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« Reply #102 on: December 07, 2005, 11:44:23 am »
Cool! Hope you get the car Drew. :)

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« Reply #103 on: December 07, 2005, 11:48:46 am »
LOL - thats the perfect scenario.  I'd love to see it go to someone who will work on it.

I'll put the other feelers on hold - you can drop me an email at
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« Reply #104 on: December 07, 2005, 12:03:04 pm »
LOL - thats the perfect scenario.  I'd love to see it go to someone who will work on it.

I'll put the other feelers on hold - you can drop me an email at
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Dude, talk about HAVING to ask now ;D

I've called him and he's checking this out at work.  Tonight we'll be talking to our respective wives to see if it's a GIDDYUP!  I dropped you a PM....damn cable guy making me lose my entire post.  On the plus side, I now have cable AND a WICKED fast connection!
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« Reply #105 on: December 07, 2005, 01:41:54 pm »
I should know better...  I gotta type this up somewhere and save it so I can stop re-typing it all the time.

A long time ago ('93 ish?), a female friend was out bar-hopping with a few of us.

She hit the alcohol pretty hard that night.

2AM rolls around, and she proceeds to tell us she is heading home with a guy she just met.  A very scary guy.  This guy scared me.  No teeth.  Bad hair plugs.  Crosseyed.  WAY beneath her typical standards.

We talked her out of it.

Today, she is happily married, 2 kids, etc - so I think it was the right decision to meddle there.

Anyway, back to the story...

A few days later, I created the 'toothlessbarguy' moniker on AIM to harass her.

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« Reply #106 on: December 07, 2005, 01:45:58 pm »
Cool! Hope you get the car Drew. :)

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« Reply #107 on: December 07, 2005, 01:46:25 pm »

You could, you know, create a new AIM id and use it.

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« Reply #108 on: December 07, 2005, 02:12:58 pm »

You could, you know, create a new AIM id and use it.


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« Reply #109 on: December 07, 2005, 02:25:21 pm »

I don't need some fictional voice to add weight to my words.

I wave my hand like this and you can go about your business.

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« Reply #110 on: December 07, 2005, 02:37:35 pm »
These aren't the droids I'm looking for. I'm just gonna move along now.

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« Reply #111 on: December 07, 2005, 02:46:43 pm »

You could, you know, create a new AIM id and use it.

I tried that.  No use.  Too many people know me by that moniker.
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« Reply #112 on: December 07, 2005, 02:52:06 pm »

Set up an autoreply that says "use the other ID, dillhole".

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« Reply #113 on: December 07, 2005, 03:00:16 pm »

Set up an autoreply that says "use the other ID, dillhole".

Then they'd start calling him dillhole.
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« Reply #114 on: December 07, 2005, 03:30:59 pm »

Them too?

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« Reply #115 on: December 07, 2005, 03:40:44 pm »
Well, we just called him that because we didn't know toothlessbarguy was more appropriate.  At least he's not back-porch-guy
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« Reply #116 on: December 07, 2005, 03:43:22 pm »

We can't call him AND bosss7 back-porch-guy.

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« Reply #117 on: December 07, 2005, 03:48:15 pm »
....and slapnuts is already taken.  Something Speedbags would simply be droll.  I think we're at a crossroads here.
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« Reply #118 on: December 07, 2005, 03:51:15 pm »
Memo to self:

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« Reply #119 on: December 07, 2005, 03:55:51 pm »
Memo to self:

Learn when to keep quiet.

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« Reply #120 on: December 07, 2005, 04:14:20 pm »
Memo to self:

Learn when to keep quiet.

My desk is covered with those notes to myself. They don't seem to work. Best to just give up and stop trying.

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« Reply #121 on: December 07, 2005, 04:26:30 pm »

The best defense is a good offense.

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« Reply #122 on: December 07, 2005, 04:28:05 pm »
Memo to self:

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My desk is covered with those notes to myself. They don't seem to work. Best to just give up and stop trying.

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« Reply #123 on: December 07, 2005, 04:29:53 pm »
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« Reply #124 on: December 07, 2005, 04:43:49 pm »
Better yet, Tattoo it to yer forhead sdrawkcab...

boxx0 or subzero seem to have commandeered Jabba's keyboard.

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« Reply #125 on: December 07, 2005, 05:05:14 pm »

Some of these people often need to be slapped.

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Subject: [FreeCycle_Woonsocket] needed in warwick still,, VERIZON Cell phones To: FreeCycle_Woonsocket@yahoogroups.com 
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2005 15:36:54 -0500
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Reply-to:  Priority:  Normal

 
I was given one to replace my faulty one, but now,, i still need one
for the son who s got washed in the washer,, and the other sons whos
signal is relally bad, and theo one whos in college casue people cant
hear him when they call him,
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when one goes they all go,,,
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« Reply #126 on: December 07, 2005, 05:09:24 pm »

Some of these people often need to be slapped.

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Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2005 15:36:54 -0500
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I was given one to replace my faulty one, but now,, i still need one
for the son who s got washed in the washer,, and the other sons whos
signal is relally bad, and theo one whos in college casue people cant
hear him when they call him,
aughh
when one goes they all go,,,
aughhh

I've got a wall-mounted phone you can beat him with.  It's not a Verizon one though.  See if he'll mind after 3 or 12 good wallops. 
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« Reply #127 on: December 07, 2005, 05:13:12 pm »

The real solution to this one would be STOP HAVING KIDS YOU --cream-filled twinkie--.  If they didn't have so many dumb kids they wouldn't need all these cell phones.

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« Reply #128 on: December 07, 2005, 05:31:23 pm »
Nah.  Giving your kid a cell phone when these ass hats have no doubt CLEARLY demonstrated in the past they aren't responsible enough to manage one is the problem.  Take Nancy's words to heart, and just say "NO!"

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Better yet, Tattoo it to yer forhead sdrawkcab...

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« Reply #130 on: December 07, 2005, 05:38:56 pm »

Uhhh, backwards, sdrawkcab , get it? teg ti ?  ;)


burrito....gas wore off....?  dren ::)

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I'm still gonna pretend you're boxx0 or subzero though.  For staring at me...yeah, that's the ticket.  Wait, I mean for stalking me and pointing out I'm not working   

I'm gonna have to leave shortly to get a pizza.  I need something to eat tomorrow, and I'm getting hungry now.  Might as well kill 2 birds with one stone 

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Stalker!

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« Reply #133 on: December 08, 2005, 11:09:28 am »
I'll drop you a PM in a sec or 2

It never made it.  Must've been detoured by a dongle.

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« Reply #134 on: December 08, 2005, 11:32:23 am »
I'll drop you a PM in a sec or 2

It never made it.  Must've been detoured by a dongle.

Todays show has been brought to you by the letter "D".

I'll check my outbox and resend it.
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« Reply #135 on: December 08, 2005, 11:38:38 am »

Clean your outbox with soap and water while you're at it.  Damn.

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« Reply #136 on: December 08, 2005, 01:39:39 pm »

Clean your outbox with soap and water while you're at it.  Damn.

You're thinking of Seph.  He's one of those stank-ass explorers people are always yelling "EUREKA!" about. 

That Guinness commercial is just code for "We're getting the message out nationally about Seph's funk".

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« Reply #137 on: December 08, 2005, 02:50:22 pm »
Still no PM.  I think I broke the internet.

Just email me.  Probably easier.
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« Reply #138 on: December 08, 2005, 02:53:26 pm »
Email sent... MMM, bartop.


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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #139 on: December 09, 2005, 10:40:50 am »

Holy CRAP.  My wife did the annual preXmas "clean out all the toys that haven't been touched in months" on the kids' rooms.  Lots of toys for 2-3 year olds that we just don't have room to keep around.

So, I offered the big lot up on Freecycle.  I had 5 responses within 10 minutes and 15 within a half hour.  Geesh.  I'm going to have to break up the lot into a bunch of smaller ones since it is a large trash bag full of stuff... guess I should have anticipated this, being right before Xmas and all that.

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« Reply #140 on: December 09, 2005, 03:57:12 pm »
I'll check my outbox and resend it.

Still no PM.  If you sent it, it got eaten by the forum, or else I don't know how to check for it.

I still see "0 messages, 0 new" at the top 'o my browser.
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« Reply #141 on: December 09, 2005, 04:29:06 pm »
I've got a Viewsonic 19" (I think, may be 20") viewable monitor that I want to give away, but the picture is pretty dark. Is it worth offering it to someone, or should I just toss it?

Crack it open and turn up the screen control a hair.

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« Reply #142 on: December 09, 2005, 04:31:07 pm »
You will find it interesting to notice I gave up on the project 2 years ago, and I have a 2 year old...  I just ran out of energy on this project.

I think you'll find that you didn't run out of energy, rather the energy has been diverted elsewhere.  Funny how that happens.

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« Reply #143 on: December 09, 2005, 07:24:17 pm »
"I think you'll find that you didn't run out of energy, rather the energy has been diverted elsewhere.  Funny how that happens."

Valid point.  Life and work keep getting in the way of my fun.
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« Reply #144 on: December 09, 2005, 07:46:36 pm »
Valid point.  Life and work keep getting in the way of my fun.

Heh...you've only got one.  Try having *three* enery diverting machines.

(yes, I know there are forum members with more, and God help you people).

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« Reply #145 on: December 13, 2005, 04:13:49 pm »
Heh, picking up a bubble gum machine tonight...Actually I thought it was one with a stand, but turns out to be one without the stand...I feel like such a wh@re picking this thing up...  ;)

http://community.webshots.com/photo/486913152/486961983rBHJXq

She says the handle is jammed. Probably a nickel or dime...

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« Reply #146 on: December 13, 2005, 04:20:46 pm »

That's better... prettier.  I've given a bunch of stuff away via Freecycle, but no pickups for me lately.

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« Reply #147 on: December 14, 2005, 07:12:21 am »
Whats with the sob stories?--A guy on freecycle here offered up a laptop so naturally i put in I was interested--to the person with the laptop--then all these people start posting general messages about how down on their luck they are, won't everyone else let them have it, blah,blah,blah.  Whenever I read something like that I automatically assume people are trying to manipulate others.

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« Reply #148 on: December 14, 2005, 07:25:12 am »
In Atl, one of the groups, "Cobb-Freecycle" has decided no-one from outside Cobb county may be a member or reply to offers.   Claiming high amount of no-shows from other neigboring groups etc. lol


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« Reply #149 on: December 14, 2005, 09:16:06 am »

Supposedly ALL Freecycle groups are supposed to verify that any applicant actually lives in the group's coverage area.  It is pretty much impossible to verify, though, so many don't bother trying.

Most groups also shouldn't allow the sob stories through.  Can't do anything about the direct email sob stories, which I get a lot of, but they should be removed from the list if the list is not moderated.

Most people would be shocked at how far the sob stories will go in order to receive certain items.  Laptops are one of the very top if not the top sob story request item.

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« Reply #150 on: December 14, 2005, 11:06:58 am »
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« Reply #151 on: December 14, 2005, 11:17:11 am »
Maybe she has a thyroid problem.

People tell me to stop being annoying, but I tell them its a medical condition and they are stuck with it.
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« Reply #152 on: December 14, 2005, 11:21:40 am »

She said right in her post that she wants to be able to "stuff myself with holiday goodies".

I say she should stuff herself with a broomstick and get bent.

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« Reply #153 on: December 14, 2005, 11:34:01 am »
Oh, yeah, so it does.  Didn't read that far.

Wonder if shes ever heard of self control???
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« Reply #154 on: December 14, 2005, 12:07:20 pm »
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Subject: [PoconoFreecycle] Wanted: Game Meat in Wind Gap To: PoconoFreecycle@yahoogroups.com 
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 11:34:35 -0500
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We are looking for game meat ( venison, rabbit etc)
Not real picky on type but must be fit for human consumption
we live in wind gap and I am willing to pick up from most areas
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« Reply #155 on: December 14, 2005, 12:22:47 pm »

I say she should stuff herself with a broomstick and get bent.

She could probably broadcast that event on the internet and make enough money to buy some new clothes.

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« Reply #156 on: December 14, 2005, 12:26:14 pm »
She could probably broadcast that event on the internet and make enough money to buy some new clothes.

Ha, probably very true.

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« Reply #157 on: December 14, 2005, 02:55:31 pm »
re:  Girl Gone Wild (at the buffet) - I notice she's never said a thing (which might get her some replies and/or less "stop eating fat fat fatty" sentiment) about freecycling some of her "thin" clothes when she has some that she'll now fit into.  I mean, she's not claiming she's running around the house *shudder* nekkid, right? 

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« Reply #158 on: December 15, 2005, 09:00:46 pm »
These people have annoyed me to the point where I block all wanted/needed messages...In Winnipeg I've been getting a lot of this crap lately too.
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« Reply #159 on: December 15, 2005, 09:10:18 pm »

I've seen some things on Freecycle that would make your hair stand on end.

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player piano with some rolls of music in mansfield. needs to be tuned

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« Reply #161 on: December 16, 2005, 12:50:10 pm »
Lot of free pianos in your area.

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« Reply #162 on: December 16, 2005, 12:50:55 pm »

I see them pretty regularly.

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« Reply #163 on: December 16, 2005, 10:43:14 pm »
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« Reply #164 on: December 19, 2005, 09:24:46 am »
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« Reply #165 on: December 19, 2005, 05:05:09 pm »
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for address and day to come get it. tort6201@aol.com


Nice.

Tell them I'll take it but I won't be able to pick it up until February and could they store it in their basement until I can stop by and pick it up.  Also, if they could pick up the paddles for me and I'll pay them when I pick it up, that'd be super, mmkay? :P
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« Reply #166 on: December 20, 2005, 09:58:16 am »

I would actually LOVE a real air hockey table, but no way I have room for it.

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« Reply #167 on: December 21, 2005, 02:45:15 pm »
Forget clothes, I'm going there to sell donuts and cheesecake.
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« Reply #168 on: December 21, 2005, 02:51:20 pm »
A fat girl flea market? Who the hell would want to buy a fat girl, particularly a used one?

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« Reply #169 on: December 21, 2005, 03:06:16 pm »
Sounds like a better way to spend a Sunday morning than at a traditional flea market digging for dust old games and records.

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I would post Drew's fat lady sitting on park bench with gut hanging out, but that would be too much work.
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« Reply #171 on: December 21, 2005, 03:12:13 pm »
I would post Drew's fat lady sitting on park bench with gut hanging out, but that would be too much work.

Plus I'd have to walk to Canada to kick your ass. ;)

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« Reply #172 on: December 21, 2005, 03:35:19 pm »
Sounds like a better way to spend a Sunday morning than at a traditional flea market digging for dust old games and records.

Actually, it would only be better if I was covered in steak sauce and chocolate chips.  Yup.

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« Reply #173 on: December 29, 2005, 04:37:13 pm »

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My husband is moving out of his former 6,000-square foot piano
rebuilding shop to a new shop, and doesn't want to take all the pianos
he has. He is giving away roughly 20 pianos to those who want them.
You would be free to set up a time to come and look and choose what
you like. Contact me and I'll give you his telephone number, or if you
give me your number I'll have him call you.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #174 on: January 05, 2006, 12:41:31 pm »

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Subject: [freeyclespringfield] OFFER: HORSES FOR FREE LEASE To: freeyclespringfield@yahoogroups.com 
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 12:20:06 -0500
From: "causinrukkus70" <snip>  CC: 
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HI MY MOM HAS A BARN FULL OF HORSES. SHE IS NOT DOIN WELL HEALTH WISE AND NEEDS TO DOWNSIZE. SHE HAS 5 OR 6 HORSES SHE WOULD LIKE TO FREELEASE OUT. YOU MUST TAKE THEM TO YOUR PLACE AS SHE HAS WAY TOO MANY TO TAKE CARE OF IN HER CONDITION. SHE WILL COME AND SEE WHERE YOU PLAN ON KEEPIN THE HORSE AND MAKE HER DECISION THEN. SOME OF THESE HORSES ARE NOT FULLY TRAINED YET. A COUPLE MAY HAVE NOT BEEN RIDDEN YET. YOU CAN FINISH TRAINING AS YOU LIKE. EMAIL ME OR CALL <snip> AND ASK FOR BONNIE. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TOO ALL.
 

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #175 on: January 05, 2006, 12:42:48 pm »
Take the horse, of course of course.
Now in a tasty new flavour.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #176 on: January 05, 2006, 02:23:48 pm »
I would get a horse too

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #177 on: January 16, 2006, 03:28:28 am »
Hey Chad, I just got a reply that they're willing to let me start a group for my city and immediate suburbs around it.  What are some things you can tell me with your experiences running a group that you've seen fit to institute "rules" for (obviously still keeping with Freecycle's standard rules) or have changed after seeing how things were or weren't working?

The only thing I H-A-T-E about one of the groups I'm part of is the enormous amount of "wanted (but can't read what it is in the header)" and "check out this list" posts.  I want to know, BANG! right when viewing the brief listing on top of e-mailings if something's in that group of stuff I'd like to see, not a "Wanted" and having to scroll down to see if I can help them out, or the list of crap that may turn out to be just that, a list of crap.

Other stuff you've experienced....I'd like to start with a good base, not "let's see how it goes and work from there"
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #178 on: January 16, 2006, 11:12:12 am »

Just go with the standard freecycle rules... they're decent.  If you see too many of those postings on your own list, send a friendly reminder fairly often about how a post should be formatted.  People usually comply.  If a person regularly does not comply then contact them privately.  Honestly, the list will mostly run itself, and will probably pick up at least one "freecycle cop" that points out every violation as if you didn't see it yourself.

I have a couple of ways that I differ from the standard Freecycle rules, but the only major one that pops into my head at the moment is that my list is moderated.  Being around my email inbox from 8-5 m-f and not that far from it most weekends and nights makes it pretty easy.  Yahoo emails you an email for each entry, you eyeball it quickly, hit reply and send without editing.  Or you can approve stuff from the website.  Either way, I find moderating to be little trouble and lets even less crap through to the list.  The reason they usually say "no moderation except on new members" is because people sometimes do that to get first crack at the stuff, and some have even takena a large % to sell on ebay or something.  I have taken so few items from my own list that it's not an issue here and I am still the person on my list that offers the most items.

The setup and approval process is a PITA, but once you're up and running, there is actually very little to do other than the occasional member question, especially if you don't moderate the whole membership.

People really seem to like the concept and whenever I meet one of my members they always thank me and tell me how much they appreciate the effort.  I use the list a lot myself but only sign as Owner or Moderator when actually acting in that role.  If I'm offering or asking for an item I just sign with my name.


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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #179 on: January 16, 2006, 02:10:49 pm »
Thanks a bunch.  :)

It sounds as if it's just about done, the woman who contacted me said she was sorry she didn't get back to me sooner (I applied for a group before Thanksgiving, I think) and if I was still interested, she'd be more than happy to start a new group.

The area I'm looking to cover is so friggen big I can't believe someone hasn't thought of starting another group before me ::)  The major city (Milwaukee) could be split into TWO groups, it's so friggen wide and far reaching, so another group to serve the suburban area seems way overdue.
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #180 on: January 16, 2006, 02:51:48 pm »

When I set up my group they said they wanted each group to cover an area with about 30,000 people in it, if that helps.

I used to be on the MA mods email list and the Freecycle(anywhere) mods email list but I found two things:  The MA mods whined too much about how much work it was when it is almost none, and the overall mods list was all people completely incapable of making a moderative decision on their own.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #181 on: January 16, 2006, 06:19:49 pm »
Friday, in Freecycle Columbus, someone posted "OFFER: Full sized arcade Ms. Pacman Machine.  No longer working, but did when we put it out in the garage last year."

That was posted at 11:27.

at 11:31, "Taken: Ms Pacman machine"

I logged in to check my mail at 11:45.


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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #182 on: January 17, 2006, 10:00:41 am »

Heh.

Keep in mind that on lists where people are required to post OFFERs before they can post WANTEDs, people will often post a fake OFFER and then immediately post a TAKEN.

Why more of them don't wait a day to make it look better, I have no idea.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #183 on: January 17, 2006, 11:41:27 am »
Why more of them don't wait a day to make it look better, I have no idea.

They just don't want to receive the serious responses that they'd get by leaving it available for any reasonable amount of time. 

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #184 on: January 17, 2006, 12:55:58 pm »

They can ignore those, though, with no consequences.  Doing it the short way just makes it obvious to the moderator.

Not that most moderators will bother doing anything about it, including myself.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #185 on: January 20, 2006, 01:30:51 pm »
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Subject: [Freecycle Cape Cod] OFFERED: Nordic Track - Mashpee To: Freecycle_Cape_Cod@yahoogroups.com 
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 13:21:11 -0500
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I have a brand new Nordic Trac still in its original box.  Pick up in
Mashpee.  Thanks!

They never even got it out of the box... now that's lazy.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #186 on: January 20, 2006, 01:48:05 pm »
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Subject: [Freecycle Cape Cod] OFFERED: Nordic Track - Mashpee To: Freecycle_Cape_Cod@yahoogroups.com 
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 13:21:11 -0500
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I have a brand new Nordic Trac still in its original box.  Pick up in
Mashpee.  Thanks!

They never even got it out of the box... now that's lazy.

Pulling the shipping staples out of that Rubik's Cube of a box had them sweating.
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #187 on: January 27, 2006, 11:15:23 am »
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Subject: Freecycle Providence WANTED FREE HORSE To: freecycleprovidence@yahoogroups.com 
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 10:57:12 -0500
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WANTED FREE HORSE, saddle, tack ETC. for 13 year old boy who is going
to be a large animal vet, My son has riding experience and a natural
love for horses, this animal will receive the best of care with out
question.If possible horse should be 15 hands or taller and enjoy
western riding. We will pick up anywhere in New england, Thank you.

Dude just missed the boat with that guy trying to free lease out his horses.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #188 on: February 06, 2006, 01:28:21 pm »
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wanted:pregnancy test

I know alot of them come in a 2 pack just wondering if
anyone has one laying around. If you know me lol, pls
keep it a secret, maybe a Valentines day suprise.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #189 on: February 06, 2006, 01:33:45 pm »
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wanted:pregnancy test

I know alot of them come in a 2 pack just wondering if
anyone has one laying around. If you know me lol, pls
keep it a secret, maybe a Valentines day suprise.

 :-*

Now that's the kind of Valentine's day suprise that I could definitely do without! :o

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #190 on: February 06, 2006, 02:20:39 pm »

Because, you know, when you want something a secret, the best way to announce it is to tell everyone and ask them all to be quiet about it.

All to save $7.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #191 on: February 06, 2006, 08:41:17 pm »
All to save $7.

I really feel sorry for the kid if she has one. The woman is too cheap to buy a test?!? The kid will be lucky to have clothes and a roof over it's head.

"Mommy, I'm hungry."

"I will put a wanted listing on freecycle and see what I can do."


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