Re: April 2013
posted at 4/9/2013 3:29 PM EDT
In response to Ihavemyhats' comment:
Kar, remind triplet friend of Freecycle! You can ask for what you need, and the only cost is a few electrons. Craigslist too, if you want to pay something. Consignment shops....etc.
No, here's how freecycle works. www.freecycle.org The point of freecycle is to keep stuff out of landfills. And it must be free.
There are local lists where people can post things that are "wanted' or 'offered." So let's say trips' dad works in Worcester (obviously he doesn't just pulling a town at random.) He could join the Worcester, Auburn, Shrewsbury, etc., lists, ask for what he needs. A person who wants to give away what he needs emails him privately and says "I live in Auburn, I have a jogging stroller, if you want it I will give you my address and you can pick it up after work tomorrow." Friend can email back and say "I would love to have it but can't pick it up until Thursday." Offeror can say "fine, c u Thursday here's my address" or 'sorry, can't wait, will offer it to the next person on the list." People post and ask for things you think they would never get - like flat screen tvs, iphones, etc - and they get them. Similarly, people post things such as; "we are remodeling and we have a one year old washing machine we will give away if you bring a truck and will move it." Or, " I have 24 centerpieces left over from my wedding which are pepto-bismol pink and lavendar, come get them" or "I lost/gained weight, I need/have clothes in size 16/24." It's an amazing resource. I use it a lot. But obviously, if you are getting it free, you have to pick it up most times.