Monday, October 29, 2007

not weasels

In the interest of balancing yesterday's misanthropic post — which, by the way, was completely validated by an e-mail I got this morning from one of the chain-yankers, who called me all kinds of unpleasant names for giving "her" item to someone else after she had blown me off for three full days — I'll add this:

Half Price Books is the anti-Freecycle. Acting on a tip from Cheap Chick, I packed up about 90% of the reading material in my house and headed to the nearest HPB yesterday. I gave them 11 boxes of books. They gave me $60. It was frickin' AWESOME.

Bonus: HPB takes DVDs and CDs, too, so I'll be back.

Double bonus: I got rid of all the empty boxes in my garage, too. HPB kept them.

Summary: HPB good. Freecycle @#$%!

A couple people asked if I had tried Craigslist.com as an avenue for ridding myself of unwanted items. Yes, I have. Craigslist was worse than Freecycle, because the Craigslist responders agreed to pay money for my stuff, then blew me off. At least with the Freecyclers, I hadn't gotten my hopes up about receiving cash.

So? No more Ms. Nice Guy. From now on, anything I don't want goes straight to charity. At least I can claim a tax deduction.



  • Yay! I was useful! And I'm glad you raked in the dough, my friend.

    By the way, I left a comment on this post last week, and it never posted. How annoying is that? Stupid Blogger.com.

    By Blogger The Cheap Chick, at 10:07 PM  

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