Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > Chatter > General Discussion


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-26-2010, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Psycho
 
Location: Canada
One Mans Trash.....

.... Another Mans Treasure.

I'm constantly finding things in recycle or re-use areas that I absolutly adore and or take home anyways and end up evetuanlly throwing out becuase it didn't fit or I only took it because it was free and really, have no use for it.

What are some things you've taken that have been previously discarded?

Today i went through the residence hall at school after everyone had moved out and sifted through their junk.

I got:

A few shirts, 2 pictures that I don't even know if I like yet, A blanket, a couple bags, some cd's, a whole bunch of magazines, some DVD's.

And you?
Salem is offline  
Old 04-26-2010, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junkie
 
Location: My head.
I ain't no hoarder!

Given that info, I buy shit! A lot of stupid shit! If it's $10.00 on craigslist or not more than $0.99 on eBay I either bid or contact the person to buy it. I believe I can tally at least $200.00 lost that way. And eBay is a motherf*&^%$#. When you want something and tell yourself you won't spend more than $2.00, it always winds up costing more!!
Xerxys is offline  
Old 04-26-2010, 06:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
Eat your vegetables
 
genuinegirly's Avatar
 
Super Moderator
Location: Arabidopsis-ville
Oh my, yes. We collect things all the time.
Anything left on the side of the road is fair game.
As is anything left in or around a dumpster.

Not to mention the delightful free-pile culture of Berkeley's student Co-ops.
I love finding useful junk. It's like Christmas without the bills.

Bookshelves, dishes, coffee maker, dining room chairs, toaster, clothing...
Gives everything a fun little story.
"Remember when we found this perfectly good toaster in the dumpster outside CZ?"
"I still can't believe I got these Yoga pants at Hoyt's free pile 4 years ago."
"Our neighbors didn't realize what they were passing on when they tossed this great coffee table."

I also pull things out of the trash that aren't useful for me, clean them up to make sure they're in good condition, and pass them along to Goodwill.
__________________
"Sometimes I have to remember that things are brought to me for a reason, either for my own lessons or for the benefit of others." Cynthetiq

"violence is no more or less real than non-violence." roachboy

Last edited by genuinegirly; 04-26-2010 at 06:06 PM..
genuinegirly is offline  
Old 04-26-2010, 06:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
Addict
 
Pearl Trade's Avatar
 
Location: Houston, Texas
Got a TV and a computer screen from a guy who was gonna throw it away. He had it sitting out by the road waiting for the garbage men to take it, so I asked him if I could have it. Kinda old, but working.
__________________
Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.
Give me convenience or give me death!
Pearl Trade is offline  
Old 04-26-2010, 06:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
With a mustache, the cool factor would be too much
 
Fremen's Avatar
 
Location: left side of my couch, East Texas
I found an old hard-sided suitcase in the dumpster that I plan on using for a table, or something else craft-like.
Found a picture in the shape of a bunch of grapes. I'm kinda leery of putting any drinks in it, but I could use it for a vase.

I also found a bunch of Marvel superhero stuffed toys I'm going to clean and give to my nephews.

So far I haven't hit the big score, but am ever hopeful. ;-P
__________________
Google
Fremen is offline  
Old 04-26-2010, 07:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
I'm very anti pack rat. I spend money on what I like and need, but I don't get stupid and buy things because they are a good price. On the same breath, I can say that I don't collect anything, and I don't dig through anyone's trash. One man's trash is still trash to me.
Glory's Sun is offline  
Old 04-26-2010, 07:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
Kick Ass Kunoichi
 
snowy's Avatar
 
Location: Oregon
I live in a college town. Many of the things around my house are items we've scavenged or things that have been given to us by friends leaving town. The latter has led to a lot of cool stuff: foosball table, awesome orange armchair (orange is one of our school colors), an old soda vending machine, bookshelves, coffee tables, a La-Z-boy recliner, and a strange assortment of hats.
__________________
If I am not better, at least I am different. --Jean-Jacques Rousseau
snowy is offline  
Old 04-26-2010, 07:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
Psycho
 
Location: Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowy View Post
... and a strange assortment of hats.
Pic's or it's not true!!!!
Salem is offline  
 

Tags
mans, trash

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:51 AM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360