wanted posts on freecycle

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  1. paradysso

    paradysso Well-Known Member

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    i know some people ask for a bit much... but guess what the latest one on my freecycle is...

    a ps2 or xbox she doesnt mind which and a flat screan tv as the kids bedroom is limited for space :shock:

    i couldnt help but reply to her with

    any one else seen any stupid wanted posts on freecycle?
     
  2. Melly+2

    Melly+2 Well-Known Member

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    haha thats funny :rotfl:
     
  3. kellysomer

    kellysomer Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Elaine!!! :rotfl:
     
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    Tangerinedream Well-Known Member

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    OMG what a fool :rotfl: But what if she gets them :shock:
     
  5. paradysso

    paradysso Well-Known Member

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    i did a wanted for a bed guard rail thing and never got one, i will be a bit miffed if she gets flat screan tv and a ps2 :?
     
  6. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    in the past couple of days we've had wanted..


    ooh that reminds me I've got a spare piano/canoe/rower in the kitchen :roll:

    And there are a few that are "wanted : laptop" or computer. Fair enough to be grateful for one for an old person etc but don't go saying I want this spec, this spec etc... go buy one ya cheeky g!t - who's gonna put a vista laptop onto freecycle if they could sell one :roll:
     
  7. HappyAlice

    HappyAlice Well-Known Member

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    Can I take this opportunity to say thanks to you Leckershell, I hadn't even heard of this site and when u posted about it last week I went joined and have so far acquired a large worktop microwave/grill/fan oven, a dr who playset, a 12" cyberman, remote conrolled dalek and K9, and a small dalek!
    I have also given away some Thomas the Tank engine curtains, duvet cover and pillow case to an apparently very happy 2 year old :cheer:
     
  8. Minxy

    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    Actually , I think canoes and rowing machines are 'reasonable' type things to ask for. It's way out but the sort of stuff someone MIGHT have in a garage taking up space somewhere. I can imagine that ending up on a skip.

    I hate it when people ask for stuff my model name/number. There's 100's of posts on Birmingham for stuff like 'Samsung U910i please' :wall:
     
  9. NooNoo

    NooNoo Well-Known Member

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    oooo whats this??? im gathering its a sort of get rid of your old stuff type thing lol
     
  10. glitzyglamgirl

    glitzyglamgirl Well-Known Member

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    I agree! We've got an exercise bench taking up room that I would probably give away if someone asked for it.

    You would be surprised what some people throw away, and if you dont ask you dont get :)
     
  11. Misslarue

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    she should try free to collect, there's a rowing machine going on there! (and a lateral thigh trainer, but I'm to far away :( )
     
  12. Manda&Thomas

    Manda&Thomas Well-Known Member

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    the best one so far on ours has to be wanted a video ipod!!!!
    i mean come on these things cost loads
    there is always people asking for ps2's/laptops/cars/mopeds ect
    i will be putting a few bits on it end of the week ive got 2 boxes of stuff to sort threw
    manda xx
     
  13. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, www.freecycle.org , you offer things that you no longer want but don't want any money for. So people put up all sorts of things they want rid of but are too good for the tip, or too heavy/bulky to trek down to the charity shop.

    :cheer:

    Ok I take back the rowing machine/canoe I thought they were too random for people to have lying around! :D

    I've posted a wanted on there before for a tv/video player combi, and also any baby monitors, though I don't think they were too unreasonable as people mostly have DVD's now, and I wasn't picky about which monitors. :D
     
  14. Dinski

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    Not quite the same but I saw a wanted adds on Gumtree freebies section where a guy was basically asking for furniture to furnish his house. But the ad was very obnoxious and he was saying things like "i want a leather sofa in good condition" and he didn't even say "thank you" or "I am very grateful" at the end of the ad.

    I have given away some stuff for free on Gumtree and some of it is quite good quality that I don't want to put on ebay as would rather go to a good home. The replies I have gotten have been so rude as though people are doing us a favour and absolutely nobody says thanks they just say "I want your xxx" which I think is soooo rude! grrr :x
     
  15. Minxy

    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    More fool them. When I offer on Freecycle I always give to someone who gives me a nice post explaining why they'd like it over the person who emails 'I want this'.

    And I've received almost everything I've expressed an interest in. I'm sure it's because I'm always polite and give a little story :D
     
  16. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    Same here :) I gave some cassettes to an old lady who drove a car with a cassette player (not sure they were to her taste, but still, she did reply!). Gave away a box of spanish books to a lady who was looking to learn spanish to go away on holiday.. some normal fiction books to a man who's wife loves reading but she can't get out the house... i'm sure there's more too, but I like the reasons people put for wanting things, and I always reply to the polite people.
     
  17. Urchin

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    I gave away a big mirror to a woman who helps out at a children's special needs centre, she wanted it for the sensory room :)

    Our best item has got to be a sofa bed, it's really nice, colour not to my taste but we keep a throw over it, it's really sturdy and comfortable.

    Also OH asked me to ask for a old fashioned rotary mower... I posted a wanted, got offered one and the guy even dropped it round!

    Generally though, anything I want has been taken right away.
     
  18. *saulino*

    *saulino* Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    i love freecycle out here!!! i think im trying to get ride of more then im getting though i always seem too late to get nething :(
     
  19. Babylicious

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    heres some from the hull one

    WANTED: TFT monitor 15"
    Just built my computer and i was looking for a tft monitor 15" if anyone has one :D Cheers, will pick it up aswell.

    WANTED: Sky plus box(Bransholme)
    i know this is a long shot but does any one have a sky plus box they no longer use mine is playin silly beggers and cant afford a new one :eek:( thanks in advance

    WANTED: working laptop (Hull)
    hello i just wondered if there is anyone who has a working laptop they no longer need i know it is a longshot but i am really in need of one as i travel alot so dont get to stop and do college ...
     
  20. paradysso

    paradysso Well-Known Member

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    omg the woman replied to me responce lol

     

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