I have a tip for you today about how to get free stuff.
My friend Frank is always sending me emails that show the latest, greatest thing he's got from Freecycle. Just recently he attached a jpg showing this great gas grill he got -- absolutely free.
People have things they won't to get rid of. Maybe they got an upgraded item and won't to dispose of the old one except it's in perfect working order so they don't want to throw it away. Maybe someone doesn't want the hassle of running an ad and trying to sell the old thingamajig. Maybe they don't even want to haul it to the local Goodwill or Salvation Army donation center.
Whatever the reason, people post their used items on sites like Freecycle. All you have to do is contact the owner and make arrangements to pick up the merchandise.
People want to pass on their belongings to someone who needs or wants them. That keeps the stuff out of landfills. People give away all kinds of goods: children's clothes and toys, furniture, books, TVs and so much more. We gave away 2 perfectly good big TV's last year. Why? Because we got new flat panel ones.
If you're into getting free stuff, then make a point to visit Freecycle. They're a network made up of 4,897 groups with 8,049,285 members around the world.
Way It Works
Each local group is moderated by volunteers. Membership is free. Sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box or click Browse Groups. Once you find a local group, start checking the postings.
Recycle. Reuse. Pass it on.