I can't even give it away....

United States
November 11, 2015 6:09pm CST
That is a line from a George Strait tune but in my case it refers to the set of pots I wanted to give away. I got a response as soon as I posted the free pots. The girl wanted me to bring them to her..no way! Then she wanted me to meet her half-way....What part of NO don't you understand (a line from another country song). Then she said she would come get them by 5:00 pm. At 5:30 I asked if she was on her way and she responded - soon. This was all done via PM on Facebook. At 6:45 I sent her a message and told her I decided to give them to Goodwill. Ten minutes later she responded that her son was sick, could she come tomorrow - NO. I repeated that I decided to donate to Goodwill. You offer something for free, and it's good stuff, not junk. Someone wants it because she really needs them. Then wants free delivery. Then finally agrees to pick them up and then doesn't bother....give me a break! I have never had a problem with selling items, giving them away or anyone picking them up before. I guess not everyone is appreciative....even if they want it all for nothing.
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13 responses
@JudyEv (119170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 15
It's amazing what some people expect. I like the story of someone who put a small cupboard on the sidewalk with a 'free' sign. When it didn't go, she changed the sign to $5. It was stolen within minutes!
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• United States
12 Nov 15
That's too funny! I told my husband I could list those pots/pans for sale for about $20 and they would sell.
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@LadyDuck (147987)
• Switzerland
12 Nov 15
It's always the same, people seem not to appreciate free items. I would have done exactly like you, she has bad manners, she does not deserve your free pots.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
Thank you- manners is the word! I'd rather give them to someone who appreciates it.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
12 Nov 15
I think she was fishing for you to give up and bring it to her for free.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
She sure was and I don't deliver.
@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
12 Nov 15
the think is, if she had let you know upfront, the second she realized there was an issue, you might could have waited a day, this seems fishy
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• United States
12 Nov 15
Yes, if she said that right away - but I don't believe the kid is/was sick.
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill prob not, ah well, there are others who will want them!
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• United States
13 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt I contacted the young man who we gave our old chairs to and he's coming for them.
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@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
12 Nov 15
I have been down that road many times myself. I don't understand why someone would expect you to deliver unless she had no ride, and if so all she had to do was mention that in the first place. Why not just communicate people?..say it upfront..then Abby would have made arrangements to deal with it tomorrow..after i dropped off the brownies..
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• United States
13 Nov 15
They like to be sneaky...led you on and then say oops, I can you deliver - wrong wrong wrong.
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@boiboing (12203)
• Northampton, England
12 Nov 15
She really doesn't know not to look a gift horse in the mouth.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
I offered them to someone else and he is picking them up in the morning. He is very happy to get them!
@gudheart (12754)
12 Nov 15
Some people are really not grateful :( People like that don't deserve such kind gestures.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
You are so right, thanks. Especially since she said she needs 'everything'.
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@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Nov 15
Really. You'd think she would have told you her son was sick before and make another time to come and pick them up. Putting you off and such was rather irresponsible of her. You were really doing her a favor. Freebies aren't always easy to come by.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
After she wanted the stuff for sure I removed it from FB - if it ha stayed up I would have had a line of people wanting...so now I'm donating to charity.
@UncleJoe (9484)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
12 Nov 15
I guess that means you won't bring them to Virginia Beach, eh?
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• United States
12 Nov 15
LOL, That's a little costly - if you pay transport maybe Ha Ha
@Tampa_girl7 (24970)
• United States
12 Nov 15
People can really be something else. Sorry you had that experience.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
We have never had that problem so it was a shock. Most who get free stuff bend over backwards to get it and are very grateful.
@poehere (17715)
• French Polynesia
12 Nov 15
At times I find this here. We might be cleaning out something or bringing something back from our garden and then all of a sudden everyone wants it for free. but when you tell them to go and cut the food nobody comes Once it is at home now everyone comes running. We just stopped giving them away and refuse to bring too much home now. We just cut what we need for ourselves. Some people want it all and don't want to do anything to get what they want even if they don'[t pay for it.
• United States
12 Nov 15
They want the 'easy' way and cutting it for themselves is too much work -lazy is what they are.
@poehere (17715)
• French Polynesia
12 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill Yah sure everyone would love to take something for free and then have it had delivered to them. How rude at least they should do is move and go get it. People offer for free and they should be so thankful to get this and be running out the door worrying if someone beat them to it.
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• United States
12 Nov 15
@poehere If I ever post anything for free next time it will say "you have 30 mins to get here or it goes to someone else?
• Canada
12 Nov 15
She could have told you right away that her son was sick instead of asking for delivery. That might have changed the situation.
• United States
12 Nov 15
We have given away and sold many items this way over the last year - we don't deliver. If I'm selling cheap or giving you something you best be coming to pick it up.
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• Canada
12 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill If you had to deliver, it would be costing You something to give it away. That's ridiculous.
• United States
12 Nov 15
@Sheilamarie78 And where she wanted me to deliver is at least 30 miles round trip.
@Trensue (5247)
• United States
12 Nov 15
Hey, It is really good to see you again and I love that George Strait song. Just yesterday I heard it on the radio and was singing at the top of my lungs. How have you been?
• United States
12 Nov 15
Hey there?! I'm good how about you?