Craigslist and "so-called" freebies
by Willy - 4/7/12 10:42 AM
My new pet peeve...
Every now and then I checkout the local Craigslist for any freebies that i could use. More often than not, rarely does it produce results for my needs. But, since I've done this have noticed a pattern. Basically, it's someone that wants someone else to remove basically items of little value or trash. Worse, you have to get them from locations that are where they were in place as in current or last use. Sometimes, a find can be had, but overall it's more about removing something for nothing and get what maybe a bargain or less costly item that someone could use. A person actually doing this would IMHO have a need.
A good example is removal of "firewood". Yeah right, usually a fallen tree or just cut down one where the home owner didn't want to pay for its removal or stuck after a good storm or similar. let's face it, firewood can be useful item for many but if the firewood has to be one of everything after it has fallen down, that's one heck of a job. Further, the nerve of some to mention don't leave a mess or you got to take it all with you.
Now, look at a need for maybe a used refrigerator. Go get one and find its at location like in the basement or it's non-working but no clue because it's unplugged and/or located more as junk, metal scrap? Truthful condition, will it work?
What say you? -----Willy