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Getting Rid of Junk

Post by Lizum » Mon, 29 Oct 2012 9:19 pm

We're having a bit of a clear out and have some junk to get rid of. It's not really worth anything but might be useful to someone. Any suggestions of hot to get rid of it e.g. Jumble sales.

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Re: Getting Rid of Junk

Post by Travailes » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:32 am

Lizum wrote:We're having a bit of a clear out and have some junk to get rid of. It's not really worth anything but might be useful to someone. Any suggestions of hot to get rid of it e.g. Jumble sales.
Can you PM what you have ?- might be interested enough to come and take it away for you. Thanks.
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Post by BillyB » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:32 am

Put it on craigslist, gumtree etc and put the words 'FREE' in the subject header - you'll get interest, guaranteed!

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Post by nutnut » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 1:15 pm

I agree with Billy, people love free stuff in Singapore, even if it's total rubbish!

Don't give out your phone number though, it'll be an unbelievable pain in the ass of SMS's until 3am on most days of people telling you why they deserve the stuff more than the next person! I gave away some kids toys last year and I had people telling me they had 8 kids and no job. (They could afford an internet connection though!?!
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Post by BillyB » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 1:22 pm

nutnut wrote:I agree with Billy, people love free stuff in Singapore, even if it's total rubbish!

Don't give out your phone number though, it'll be an unbelievable pain in the ass of SMS's until 3am on most days of people telling you why they deserve the stuff more than the next person! I gave away some kids toys last year and I had people telling me they had 8 kids and no job. (They could afford an internet connection though!?!
A: I'm calling about the free dog turd. Is it in good condition?
B: It's dog turd - it stinks and its sloppy - do you really want it?
A: Of course - it's free.....

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Post by x9200 » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 1:25 pm

Yeah, people love free stuff, unfortunately they are not really complying to any promises they made as of when and what time they are going to come and collect the things. Many of them will ask you to bring this "junk" to their place or to pay them to take it away. Good luck and a lot of patience if you chose to go via this route.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 1:58 pm

Or, if you live in landed property, put it out in the yard and stick price tags on it with nominal sums, and a sign saying "cash & carry". Go away for the weekend. When you get back it will all be gone, but will be naught in the cash box. :cool:
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Post by Saint » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 4:43 pm

If you are living in a condo just speak to the security guards as they usual have the contact of a Karung Guni man who will come and collect it

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 6:31 pm

Saint wrote:If you are living in a condo just speak to the security guards as they usual have the contact of a Karung Guni man who will come and collect it
+1

And what he won't take, condos and HDB blocks have places to leave bulky items of refuse.

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Post by Zeenit » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 9:21 pm

I tried using gumtree to get rid of a Sofa for FREE. I had stupid messages although I posted a picture of a really nice sofa.
This is one of the messages I received.


May I know if there are stains or tears on the fabric please? Was it roughly used (eg, cushion sunken, no longer providing support)?

IT WAS FREE!!! :D :D :D
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Post by teck21 » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 9:47 pm

I live in HDB housing, an old estate.

Any time I have anything I want to be rid of, I junk it downstairs. Literally anything.

Gone... in 60 seconds. And I know it's not the council cleaners.

It's the jungle here, absolutely nothing gets wasted.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:03 pm

teck21 is right. If you have a truck at your disposal (say a 10 footer) you can refurbish you home in February every year with different furniture and if it was a good year just past, virtually brand new furniture as the Chinese will toss out compete rooms of furniture and buy new to usher in the new Lunar Year. You would't believe what people here throw away.
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Post by iloverice » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:04 am

Don't forget to ge ready to receive complaint over some defects that you missed out when you answer the question on the goods condition.

Agree with Teck21, in my neighbourhood, most of the items that still in good condition are really gone in sixty seconds.

My friend called the k.. and end up being charged instead of earn some dollars for the bulky item such as wardrobe and dining table. We talking about a very good quality one here.
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Post by the lynx » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 8:42 am

Recently I chucked few pairs of unwanted heels and Crocs (not the offensive bulbs, I assure you) and all I did was to place them on the ground floor near the bulky refuse area.

Left for 2 hours and got back, and voila! The other trash still remained but the bags of shoes were no more.

A very good option if you don't have the luxury to drive over to Salvation Army or having someone to take it away is more of a hassle than its worth.

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 9:53 am

In a condo it is a different story. 2 out of 3 we've been living had explicit regulations not allowing to dispose/abandon any bulky items in the available areas (usually at the basement CPs). In the condos you have no stranger roaming freely through the areas so unless a resident (unlikely) or somebody from the maintenance/service takes it privately it has to be removed by an external company.

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