I’m offering a bunch of my stuff on Freecycle before I move, mostly to save on disposal charges and the hassle of hauling it to wherever. Turns out that giving stuff away is a hassle too.
I posted the stuff. In 15 minutes everything was spoken for. Hurray!
After 12 hours, I had 20+ responses. Everybody loves “free”. Yeah, whatever.
I was a bit bothered that some people emailed, asking for all kinds of details… details that I had already given in the photo or description. Apparently beggars can be choosers and even stupid choosers.
After a day, 5 of the 6 takers either didn’t return my call or backed out. Fuckers.
Now I’ve got to go down the list and try to find more takers… and more takers.
Next time, my OFFER letter will look like this:
I have a beautiful widget that can be yours if you can pick it up in [town] between the hours of [n] and [n] on [today or today +1]. Here is a photo of it: http:http://lee.org/[photo]
Email me with your name, phone number and a time to call in the next 12 hours and I’ll call you. If you aren’t available when I call, I’ll offer it to another.