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post Dec 4 2004, 01:33 AM
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at a chemist near me there's a really cool add for Elisabeth Arden "provocative woman" this add features Catherine Zeta-Jones wearing a very cool black dress.
yesterday i noticed that it had ben taken down, so i asked where it was and the owner of the chemist said it was in the skip out the back but if i wanted it that skip was just clean rubbish.
so i went skip diving and found not only the E.A add but a whole lot off last years christmas decoratons that coles had tossed and the stands from last weks pantene sale that i'd been eyeing off to keep my patterns in.

so it was cool day assuming you're like me and don't rooting around in bins for cool free stuff.


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post Dec 4 2004, 02:03 AM
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Yup ... can almost relate to that. Though I dont know what I'd do with Pantène stands, as advertisding stands, tempting though they always are, are quite useless if taken out of context.

HOWEVER...
I once got hold of a barrel, à la 50 gallon oil-drum, that had been neatly sprayed metallic silver for an IT stand in a fair, and is now my hall table with the phone plopped on top. Yay for seizing opportunities such as these.
Mental note: dont fill the storage locker with display stands... the wife'd kill me


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post Dec 4 2004, 03:25 AM
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My leather two-seater sofa and armchair are both from a house a few roads away. They were on the pavement with 'please feel free to take these' signs on them. Hurrah for free stuff, I say.

They're knackered but very, very comfy. Also, the sofa gives free gifts of small pieces of toy sets that were lost into the depths of the sofa by the previous owners. Their deck of cards must be awful, and their lego sets not much better...


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post Dec 4 2004, 05:04 AM
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Oh blimey, free Christmas dcorations, phone stand and seatage.

The best free stuff I ever got was when I was a a poor student living on my own. There was a bakery just around the corner (just the bakery, no shop so to speak), I got free bread, it wasn't exactly perfect, but it was free and I was skint. biggrin.gif

There was a fridge frezzer going a few months ago on my street, and my neighbours are always eager to get rid of surplus apples and pears. *rubs tummy*

Have you ever manage to make summit out of the Lego pieces Mata (more than a pillar tongue.gif)?


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post Dec 4 2004, 05:19 AM
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I worked in Convenience stores for many years, and got some neat display type stuff when it was thrown out. Unfortunately, it was all shoddy stuff, and hasn't survived... (Well, except for those metal milk crates I got, when everyone switched to plastic... Those are handy, and heavy!). Recently, my sister took over managing a video place that was switching over to an all X-rated store, and selling off it's family oriented videos. While cleaning out the back room, she found several promotional displays and posters that had never been opened. She gave Me lifesize stand-ups of both Lilo and Stitch, which now have pride of place in my Bedroom (Which, I suppose, tells you something about my lovelife, but that's another story... wink.gif laugh.gif ).


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post Dec 4 2004, 05:19 AM
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I find that helping people move with often net you free stuff. My roomates don't want to move all their furniture into their new place and have given me my bed and desk. As well two boxes of kitchen stuff have a new home with me.
When I helped friends move before I received a dozen houseplants, a box of kitchen stuff and a bunch of really nice candles.
My last bit of luck was a couple chairs and a couch that a fellow, the sushi buddy I mentioned in Jonman's post, let me have for two homemade pies and the promise of the occasional bit of baking. wink.gif biggrin.gif

I've let friends have stuff I didn't want to move also. One ex recieved a queen sized bed and a sofa because I couldn't be bothered figuring out how to move it to my new place. It was across a province. My ex has a microwave and a set of tires for the exact same reason. laugh.gif


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post Dec 4 2004, 09:28 AM
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One of the coolest things about living in Korea: when people get bored, or tired of their big old stuff, instead of having a garage sale (no garages) or taking it to the sally ann (alot of people don't own cars and there are very few thrift shops) they buy a sticker from the municipality to let them throw it out, stick it on, and put it outside. This is to let the garbage guys know that it's been paid for and it's legal to dump. But! The big stuff only gets hauled away every couple of weeks, so there's always a whole shwack of stuff just lying around waiting to be picked up. hee hee!

I've got a wonderful computer chair (best one I've ever owned, with only a couple small stains on) a kitchen table, a little kids low table, a nice very low dining room table for random stuff, some dishes and tupperware and a humidifier that just needed to be wiped off. All these I got just walking down the street. My coworkers have gotten some good stuff too, medicine cabinets, whole wardrobes with glass doors, sectional couches, chairs, dishes... the list goes on.


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post Dec 4 2004, 09:59 AM
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My mother once found a mannequin - the standard armless female torso - and took it home and painted it gold. It's great for confusing visitors.


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post Dec 4 2004, 11:51 AM
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a few years ago when i was just getting into skip diving i would go with friend. the thing that bothered me was that most skips are between 4.5-5 fet deep and then i was only 4 foot 8(i'm only 5,3 now) and the guy i went with was 23 and 6'8" so it was easy for him to get at thing that i just couldn't reach.
it's really unfair that people like him are freakishly tall and i'm only just averagely short dry.gif


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post Dec 4 2004, 01:49 PM
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A few years ago there was this horrible storm around her that blew down trees, etc. The Council came and sliced up one of the fallen trees, and me and a friend ended up taking one and rolling it home. We must've looked ridiculous, rolling this four foot long piece of trunk around. And it was really rather heavy. It took us about 20 minutes to get it just down the road.

I used it as a table for a fews years, but now it's out in the garden housing our sun dial.

Hurrah for theiving.


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post Dec 4 2004, 02:51 PM
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Me and FU once found some toys just laying forlornly at the side of the road on our way home from the pub one Christmas. We took them home and put them under the Christmas tree.

Mum was not amused and made ME go and return them to where we found them.

FU got away with it. Wench. wink.gif


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