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Title: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: COlady 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....
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: Papa bear 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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Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: EconDiva on January 27, 2016, 09:49:11 AM
Yes!  It's Craigslist!

;)
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: boarder42 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.
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: icemodeled 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.
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: trailrated on January 27, 2016, 10:57:07 AM
One way to find out... post it!
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: Roboturner 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
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: engineermom21 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.
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: EconDiva 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?

LOL
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: Kitsunegari on January 27, 2016, 08:50:57 PM
If it's free, someone will take it forsure.
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: MrDelane 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.
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: JimLahey 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.
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: JZinCO 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.
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: JustTrying 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.
Title: Re: Will Craigslisters take a free boxspring?
Post by: JimLahey 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.