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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #160 on: December 16, 2005, 12:49:36 pm »
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Subject: [FreecycleAttleboro] RE offer- player piano To: FreecycleAttleboro@yahoogroups.com 
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 08:52:20 -0500
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player piano with some rolls of music in mansfield. needs to be tuned

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

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

I see them pretty regularly.

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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #163 on: December 16, 2005, 10:43:14 pm »
Hey,
I got my Black Knight working last night and tweeked to near perfection today. Sound is off and on. Thank you freecycle. Wohoo.
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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #164 on: December 19, 2005, 09:24:46 am »
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I have an air hockey table you will need a truck to take away, this is
not small its a regular size like you would see in an arcade, you will
need to get the paddles though. bring 2 people to take away, please DO
NOT WASTE MY TIME SAYING YOU WANT IT AND DONT SHOW< FIRST COME FIRST
SERVE. I WANT IT GONE TAKING UP TOO MUCH SPACE IN MY BASEMENT. Email
for address and day to come get it. tort6201@aol.com


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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #165 on: December 19, 2005, 05:05:09 pm »
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I have an air hockey table you will need a truck to take away, this is
not small its a regular size like you would see in an arcade, you will
need to get the paddles though. bring 2 people to take away, please DO
NOT WASTE MY TIME SAYING YOU WANT IT AND DONT SHOW< FIRST COME FIRST
SERVE. I WANT IT GONE TAKING UP TOO MUCH SPACE IN MY BASEMENT. Email
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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Re: Freecycle
« 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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Re: Freecycle
« 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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Re: Freecycle
« 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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Re: Freecycle
« 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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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #170 on: December 21, 2005, 03:10:12 pm »
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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Re: Freecycle
« 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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Re: Freecycle
« 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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Re: Freecycle
« Reply #173 on: December 29, 2005, 04:37:13 pm »

I swear to god this just came through:

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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
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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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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 #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.

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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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« 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.

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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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« 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."

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