Can’t give it away

I had an old cellphone that still worked, so I decided to put it on FB as a giveaway.  Within about half an hour, I had several responses saying they were interested.  Then, one person wanted photos of the phone, details as to its memory, etc.  Were there any scratches? Was it suitable for a youngster to use?  Another said they would be by to pick it up within an hour, and never showed or texted.  I had waited for them before going out.  A third wanted it delivered out of town.  One person, who was fifth in line, texted me about every hour wanting to know their chances.  Another told me a story about her handicapped son who had smashed his phone and needed a new one, and could I please ignore everyone else and let her have it?

So, this turned into a real job just keeping track of all the messages, who was to show up, what time, etc.

In hindsight, next time, I will just leave it on the front porch and say come and get it.



  1. I usually donate my old phones. There are women’s shelters that take them and there are also organizations that send them to the troops over seas.

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    1. Lee Dunn says:

      Thank you. I could have looked into that. But it did wind up going to someone whose son had broken his.

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  2. S_MW says:

    Good grief! You were giving it away!…what is wrong with people? haha

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  3. Harry Miller says:

    Maybe communication, which now costs nothing, will win out every time over action.


    1. Lee Dunn says:

      Plenty of communication. No action.


  4. We had the same issue when we first started giving away my daughters clothes she has outgrown. Now I just put them in a box by the mailbox and say come and get it.

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