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I got no dog in this hunt. Just posting.
technomaNge
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technomaNge
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Sheeit, free stuff sure goes fast! :( What a windfall for the local guy that got'em!
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Existential Angst
They were still available after 3:30 Saturday afternoon. People had called but didn't come over to pick them up at least so far. I inquired whether I could send him money to put a bunch in a flat rate box and send them to me, but he didn't want to be bothered.
RWL
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GeoLane at PTD dot NET
Not to generalize, but I find people who watch free pickup ads to be very flaky, stupid, and just incapable of normal human function. As any generalization, there are exceptions, but the proportion of unreliable people exceeds all bounds. It is understandable from the economics standpoint.
A case in point.
I advertised free pallets in the morning today.
One woman called and said that she will pick them up.
She came in a minivan with a husband.
She looked at the pallets, and said, GET THIS: that she needed boards for her "art paintings" and that these pallets are "too dirty to be painted".
WTF??? ??????????????? *&^&*%&*%^!!!
I was quite upset by this pallet board art lunacy, and just started cutting up and burning those m-f-ing pallets in the firepit. My kids love playing with fire, under my supervision, so we all had a good time.
So I burned three pallets out of five. Then a guy calls me at 6pm and says that he wants the remaining pallets. Said he will stop by "very soon" as he is in a neighboring town.
It is 4 hours later and there is no trace of him.
It is a very typical experience with "freecycle" and "free section of craigslist" people.
i
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Ignoramus26053
Thanks for the compliment, Ig, I like you too. :)
technomaNge
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technomaNge
I see this all the time, but if it wasn't for people like that, I would probably be unemployed. Never look a gift horse in the mouth. Steve
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Steve Lusardi
On Sat, 06 Mar 2010 21:59:44 -0600, the infamous Ignoramus26053 scrawled the following:
Yeah, there are some real weirdos out there.
That has been my experience with these folks, too. You'd think that if it's free, they'd jump at the chance and come right away.
Now I put the stuff out on the driveway with the person's name on it and go about my business. It's usually gone within 3 days of their saying "I'll be right over."
Far too many people just don't have any integrity any more.
-- The blind are not good trailblazers.
-- federal judge Frank Easterbrook
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Larry Jaques
You put it very mildly
My theory is this: they do jump on this. And then 5 minutes later they forget all about it.
We are talking about people who want to pick up others trash and have no money to begin with. Pretty much most people like that are complete basket cases.
Did I have completely well adjusted, reilable people pick up stuff advertised in free sections? Yes. Were those the majority? Not really. Most were weirdos or flakes of one sort or another.
I put out 400 lbs of ferrous scrap on my curb yesterday, it was gone in 1.5 hours.
You know, it is not like they defrauded me or anything. I would not use word "integrity" in this context.
i
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Ignoramus10008
On Sun, 07 Mar 2010 14:49:27 -0600, the infamous Ignoramus10008 scrawled the following:
Well, yeah. That's worth money at the recycler's if nothing else.
That's precisely what it is: The (lack of) integrity of their word. It was hammered into us in an entrepreneurial course I took at CSU San Marcos 14 years ago. Don't say you'll do something you don't plan on doing. Don't give times when you can't keep them. Keep the integrity of your word and you will have faithful customers from then on.
Now to get the unwashed to follow that...
P.S: It has been my experience that about 85% of people are guilty of this to some extent. Once you start watching it, the sheer pervasiveness will astound you.
-- The blind are not good trailblazers.
-- federal judge Frank Easterbrook
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Larry Jaques
And listing it on those sites invite them to your home.
Wes -- "Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
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Wes

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