would you take the mystery box?

United States
April 18, 2009 12:48am CST
i read freecycle and craiglist all the time,and lately i've been seeing ads that are more or less "large mystery box.all kinds of things,make appt for pickup". hmm..well,it could be good things..or maybe still useful yard sale leftovers.. or,it could be someone's garbage,cat poop,broken things even goodwill won't take,and they have no other way of getting rid of. the old george carlin piece about meatcake comes to mind. "well,what is it?" "i don't know.it has no smell at all.could be meat,could be cake..i'll call it-MEATCAKE!" so,would you risk the travel to satify curiousity? or,do you think like me it's probably just a box of junk?
5 responses
@bunnybon7 (46596)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Apr 09
i never noticed that. but i havent went to freecycle for a long time. when i had my own transportion i did. but, it usually said some of what miscelainious things were in them.
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• United States
21 Apr 09
i guess my local is just lazy,they never say what's in it.
@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I don't think I would risk the travel not knowing what I am exactly getting out of it. I would take a sure thing instead.
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• United States
19 Apr 09
me too.gas is too expensive nowadays to guess on it.
• United States
19 Apr 09
It would depend I guess is what was on top of the bundle. Mystery could be cool.
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• United States
19 Apr 09
yea,if it were one that were close i might consider it. sometimes a surprise is nice :)
@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
18 Apr 09
I love the mystery boxes. It's like Christmas going through everything. Sometimes it turns out to be nothing that you'd want. Other times there are all sorts of neat things in there. As for cat poop - anyone doing that would be banned from Freecycle if administrators were notified. That's not what Freecycle's about. You can also get rid of your own things by adding them to the box and re-Freecycling it. It's usually a "traveling" box that goes from person to person.
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• United States
19 Apr 09
travelling box..i like the idea of that. and it is very true.
@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
18 Apr 09
Well I don't know maybe if I am really curious I will try it, although I always finish disappointed since I never had a real big deal.
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• United States
18 Apr 09
once in a while you get a goodie out of it,but it's rare.usually junk for the most part.