The TV and the Couch

by thubten

What can be done with the seven foot long couch and an enormous big screen projection TV in Portland?

The culture here is all about free stuff finding new homes easily. I posted the TV and couch for sale on Craigslist, and got exactly zero hits. I posted them for free on Craigslist, and had well over one hundred hits within minutes. It was amazing to me how quickly people expressed their interest in helping us avoid having to pay an additional month’s rent at Public Storage.

Out of the several dozen enthusiastically applicants I chose Chad from Vancouver, WA. Spencer’s a vegan with a wife, kids and dogs. He borrowed a truck from a co-worker of his wife, drove down to pick me up at Rocking Frog, then drove me to Public Storage, loaded the TV and couch, waited for me to close out the rental agreement with Monty, then drove with me and the stuff up to his home. We unloaded the couch and TV, and then he returned the truck. Finally he drove me back to Rocking Frog.

From posting the ad to getting dropped off, the entire experience took only about two hours. Free stuff in Portland rocks! I’m happy to not have another monthly expense, especially to store things that have no use to me. I’m glad that I was able to help Spencer transform his family’s garage into an entertainment room.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar @jessdontstop October 25, 2009 at 10:58 am

People LOVE free stuff, don’t they?! That’s cool that you were able to help out some cool people with your free stuff! Aloha!

avatar Ishrath October 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm

True… getting rid of things one does not need actually makes way for better things to happen. And the receiver never forgets you. Glad you did.

Dropped in here from Twitter – liked your profile there – esp the raw/living food fanatic, and Tibetan Buddhist mediator bit.

Peace!

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