I know I’ve mentioned freecycle before, it’s a website where people post items they’re giving away on a first come first served basis. I’m a member of the manchester board and in this mornings digest there was a corker of a wanted ad:
WANTED: CAROL VORDERMAN: M5
Sat Jun 9, 2007 12:10 am (PST)
I know this is a really bizarre request and will probably tax Freecycle to
its limit but….
Does anyone have a Life Sized Cardboard Ex Shop Display Picture of Carol
Vorderman, or something similar, going spare? Or even someone who looks like
Carol Vorderman but must be wearing clothes!
Its for some work related challenge for a relative and at some point funds
raised, if any, will go to some charities. So any assistance would be
I am happy to travel anywhere within about 50 miles from Manchester so it
does give some scope and hopefully increases the chance of success.
Let the fun begin!
This really quite tickled me and I wish I could help the guy, since I don’t have access to this type of thing, I wondered if any of you lovely people out there may have and if so – I can forward your offer to the dude and see if he’s still interested or you just email him yourself
That being said though, I’ve never yet managed to ‘win’ anything I’ve put in for on the site – from golf clubs to beading materials to books and pictures, I never seem to get in there quick enough. I wonder, have any of you managed to get something for nothing from freecycle or other sites of this nature?