Author Topic: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?  (Read 3798 times)

COlady

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Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« on: January 27, 2016, 09:35:49 AM »
I was planning on giving a friend of ours an extra mattress and box spring that we have that is in excellent condition. She said they already have a box spring and just needs the mattress. That's kind of annoying since I don't know what to do with the box spring. Both are in great condition....do you guys think that Craigslisters will take it off my hands for free? I really don't want to deal with disposing it in a different manner....

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 09:39:29 AM »
Yes.  They will take anything for free.  It's amazing what people will take.  I'd go with a "curb alert" so no one will contact you, and then take the posting down when it's gone


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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 09:49:11 AM »
Yes!  It's Craigslist!

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 10:11:57 AM »
yes people will pick up anything free. you can also donate it. and then its a write off.  we did that with ours.

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2016, 10:32:29 AM »
I personally wouldnt take a free box spring off CL even if it looked new. However, I am sure somebody will snatch it up in no time.

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2016, 10:57:07 AM »
One way to find out... post it!

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2016, 11:00:00 AM »
Someone came by and took a broken mop bucket I set out with a Curb Alert in about 5 minutes flat.

CL people are very strange and will take anything

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2016, 11:46:38 AM »
I sold a king size box spring on Craigslist for $25, so I'm sure you could give one away for free.

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2016, 02:56:04 PM »
Someone came by and took a broken mop bucket I set out with a Curb Alert in about 5 minutes flat.

CL people are very strange and will take anything

Um...huh?

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016, 08:50:57 PM »
If it's free, someone will take it forsure.

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2016, 09:41:52 PM »
We got rid of the beds in our guest room last year.  I actually had multiple people contact me for the boxsprings, many of whom were disappointed to find out they were already gone.

Yes, people will pick up anything that is free.

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2016, 11:14:31 PM »
I sold a king size box spring on Craigslist for $25, so I'm sure you could give one away for free.

I bought my mattress, box spring, and bed frame off of Craigslist after I got my own apartment after college. They are still in use. I'm sure my girlfriend would not lay on it if she knew where I got it. But it was $100 when I didn't have a bunch of money to spend on a bed. It looked clean and has a mattress pad on it so i'm not lying directly on the mattress. Though this was before bed bugs was a real concern. It's not all that different from a hotel.

I guarantee it will be gone within a few days after listing. I gave away a 20" boob tube TV and had half a dozen people asking about it.

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2016, 11:21:16 PM »
Post it saturday morning. Hand it off Saturday at noon.
If you can write it up, they will haul it off.

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2016, 11:25:47 PM »
We've gotten rid of super crappy smelly carpet. It's amazing how good to the environment Craigslist can be! My husband even charged the people a delivery fee to drop off said crappy carpet.

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Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2016, 11:32:30 PM »
We've gotten rid of super crappy smelly carpet. It's amazing how good to the environment Craigslist can be! My husband even charged the people a delivery fee to drop off said crappy carpet.

I've gotten a bed and a couch/love seat combo delivered. If people want to get rid of it bad enough they will deliver. I drive a Taurus so neither of those were going to fit. The people I bought the couch and love seat off of actually rented a Uhaul to deliver them. Just paid their full asking price, which was still a great deal IMO.