Are you homeless and reading this website at your local library? Have a home but zero discretionary dollars? Love free stuff? Just plain cheap? If any of those attributions describe you (Mom, you fit into the first category), then have I got the site for you: TwinCitiesFreeMarket.org.
I don’t recall how I first stumbled across this site, but I’ve looked over the free offerings and have picked out a few choice products for your consideration:
Available: Working toilet – white, nothing special but works just fine.
Beats that hole you’ve been digging in the backyard, don’t it? Think I’m gonna like this TC Free Market.
BROKEN VACUUM CLEANER
Available: Broken Eureka Vacuum cleaner – not sure what happened. Just stopped working one day.
Let me get this straight: you’re offering this free of charge? Get out of here.
Available: Would anyone be interested in empty egg cartons for arts & crafts projects???
What a relief. I have been looking far and wide for empty egg cartons. If not for this listing, I would have been SOL.
RECIPE TASTE NEWSPAPERS
Available: I have 150+ assorted TASTE sections from the Star Tribune beginning from about 1994 up to 2001.
This is why the internet was invented.
GOOD START FORMULA
Available: I have five cans of Nestle Good Start Natural Cultures with iron formula. The expiration date is June 19th on the bottom of four cans and December 22nd on the bottom of the fifth can. Hopefully someone can use them since I use Target Brand.
Just so you all know, this listing was posted on June 17. Act now or die of food poisoning.
WHITE WICKER BABY HAMPER
Available: Small, white wicker hamper with lid.
We’re storing babies in hampers now?
Available: I have a wood ladder, swings, misc stuff for a swing set. 2 person swings( for kids )
Shoot, you almost had me. However, I’m looking for a two-person swing for adults. Sorry. No sale.
Available: 3 8oz bottles 2 4oz bottles 2 rapid flow nipple 3 stage 2 nipple 2 stage 1 nipple 3 pacifiers all in good conditon,clean
Nipple nipple nipple nipple nipple nipple.
Available: CD player/tape player/radio. Has a 5-disc capacity. Sometimes we have trouble with CD player.
So, the tape player still works fine? Please clarify!
Available: Brother Word Processor & electric typewriter with 14″ display monitor. Works and comes with Manual and extra 3.5″ microdisks. Features spell checker, tutorial disk, file format, forms layout, block/copy/delete, insert etc.
I can’t be sure, but I believe this listing was posted in 1992.
Available: This classic 1985 Console Television set is as pretty to look at it is to watch!
So, it’s ugly?
BATTERY FOR CORDLESS PHONE
Available: Nuon NU64 NiCd 3.6V 800mAh. We bought it at Batteries Plus about six months ago to replace the battery in our cordless phone. The phone has since developed other problems. We had to get rid of it.
What are the odds someone reading this site has a use for this exact product? One in ten million? Less?
Available: I have several 3″ disks for the taking. Please do not ask me what is on them.
I actually kind of want to see what is on them. Morbid curiosity: a shrewd selling point.
CURB ALERT CLEANING OUT GARAGE
Available: LOTS OF THINGS ON THE CURB 1760 130TH AVE NE BLAINE
Couldn’t you post this every week, in every neighborhood, during garbage night?
Available: I have a headboard and matching footboard that is iron-work with a patina finish.
I have no frame of reference, but I’m envisioning this weighs approximately five thousand pounds.
BLACK HOUSE NUMBERS
Available: I have four, black house numbers. Numbers available are: 1, 6, 5 and 6.
OK, the odds of someone needing these have to be like twenty million to one.
Available: Two sheets 1/4″ plywood, each 2’x8′ (this was a whole panel, ripped). Slightly bowed–we just used this for a walking platform before sod went in.
Thank you for the offer, but I get my plywood from nearby construction sites like every other normal American.
TREE BRANCHES FOR KINDLING
Available: About one truck load of medium to large branches for kindling for firepit…already dried out.
Are these people getting paid commission for people picking up their shit? Is this like a contest? Why else would you post tree branches?
PING PONG TABLE
Available: PING PONG TABLE. FAIR CONDITION. PADDLES INCLUDED.
I just listed this so I could share that the contact’s email username is “flirtycurty”.
WOODEN CD HOLDERS – 6
Available: come a get one or all!
I don’t even know what this is.
BIRTH CONTROL GEL
Available: 1 box Ortho Options Conceptrol vaginal contraceptive gel–spermicide. Bought at Wal-Mart, box opened, but none ever used–10 prefilled applicators.
I am not making this up. You can seriously go to this person’s house and they will hand you their open bottle of vaginal gel. But not unless I get there first!
There are actually appears to be a ton of promising free products at the site. Take a look.