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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Giving things away!!

Hey all - I moved recently, and upgraded to a bigger bed . . . then posted an ad on Kijiji for my old frame + mattress - absolutely free. I figured I'd gotten enough use out of it, and thought it'd make someones day. I got maybe 30 replies within the first half hour, and some guy came and picked it up barely an hour after I posted it. He was gonna give it to his son. Anyway - anyone else give things away when you're through with them?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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I just gave LonePhantom an Edge Pro. Does that count??
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I gave a sweet Sony CRT monitor away to charity. It was mint and cost me $800 back in 2002? I have flat panels now and didn't want to deal with it and knew I wouldn't get much for it. Someone got a sweet all black monitor! Razor sharp display, 24". I wrote it off on taxes.
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A guitarist in NJ (who is as close to me as a brother), and I give things to each other all the time. There has to have been 14 different guitars we've passed back and forth to each other (yes for keeps), along with stereo equipment, amps, and anything else the other guy needed. I gave him my Peavey Wolfgang archtop when he needed something new for a tour. He still has it to this day, although he doesn't play it as much as he used to...Once when I was in the studio looking for a different sound he gave me an Alvarez Yairi anniversary acoustic (which kicks ass)...I still have that too, and strangely enough, I never play it anymore either!
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I gave a job to a guy who pissed it away a month later.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 01:05 AM
 
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We've given away furniture, TVs, guitar bits and bobs and stuff to friends and charities over the years. Give to others, and others will give to you I say.

Hey, I scored the Edge Pro from RGFanatic, I guess that proves it. Thanks mate.
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 01:10 AM
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Does the money you give your kids count?
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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Yes I do all the time.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-11-2011, 04:44 AM
 
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All sorts of stuff. When I'm done with it, replacing or whatnot, it goes to the two gardeners working in our complex. I suppose some of it could be sold, but the amount you'd get doesn't give the same value as the stuff does to people who need it.

Anyway, it gives me more than one Xmas morning a year, heh.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-11-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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I gave up and rather throw it away.

I had a perfectly fine computer monitor to give away and had to answer question after question. I remember one person was unhappy with beige as she had a black system.

Last thing was a working free treadmill, some people wanted it delivered, while others didn't like that it was not inclining.

I don't mind in general but if giving stuff away becomes a headache, i rather not.
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-11-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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I gave a job to a guy who pissed it away a month later.
I have so been there man

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Does the money you give your kids count?
No, that's like burning it...We have to pay our kids good money to wind up hating us!
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-11-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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I will give somebody a hug if they give me a 550 :-)
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 04:24 AM
 
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I'm surprised that people can be that picky.
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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 05:19 AM
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I gave my virginity away back in 1983 to an older girl--she didn't complain about it not inclining or that it was beige. Does that count???



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Does the money you give your kids count?
I think its more about giving things away to people you dont know, or love..
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