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Monday, April 03, 2006

Free

I've been a member of the Washington County Freecycle group for a good number of months. It's a great little email list where people give away things that they no longer need for free. I'm a part of this group for a couple of reasons: 1. It lets me unload things I no longer need; 2. Helps me get things I've been looking for at no cost; 3. Allows me to buck (maybe nudge is a better word) the capitalistic system; and 4. I love seeing the stuff that people get rid of.

A good number of interesting things have come up, like a rototiller, windows left over from a renovation, clothing, chest freezers, etc. I've only picked things up once, and that was a box that included an odd selection of greeting cards, a toy cash register (my original intention), and a bunch of junk (it was a "must take all" posting).

But now I've come across two postings that I'm sure could only happen in Vermont. The first is an offer for a $5 Starbucks gift card. That's right, 5 free dollars to be spent at Starbucks. Talk about fighting the establishment.

I'll let the original posting describe #2:

Offer: Jamband Stickers

i have 3 phish stickers (one logo decal, 1 antelope and 1 high geere) and 1 string cheese incident sticker (the crosswalk hooper). pick up in montpelier or charlotte.

Again, only in Vermont.

The Tiny - Everything is Free.mp3

4 Comments:

  • At 9:26 AM, Blogger Flatlander said…

    So, does this mean you want my string cheese incident stickers or not?

     
  • At 2:22 PM, Anonymous MerchMikey said…

    I have a worn once Phish "Lemonwheel" tie dye tshirt circa '98. Do you think i'd have any takers?

     
  • At 2:29 PM, Blogger jds said…

    Probably. You might even get some cash for it if you go over to Phish.net.

    Now the truth starts to come out.

     
  • At 2:33 PM, Anonymous MerchMikey said…

    Dag yo, slow day at the office? You answered that lickity-splitlike.
    I will be needing to "off" a bunch of stuff later this spring as we prepare to relocate the "Tinymeat Empireā„¢" to stumptown (PDX)
    Thanks for the tip

     

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