I’ve spent probably an hour today trying to give away an awesome sofa couch and matching stuffed chair. I tried to list it on Craiglist, but they had this terrible system where you had to give a phone number and wait for an automated phone call or SMS. It only allows you submit or try a phone number every five minutes. When the automated phone call doesn’t come through, you’re stuck trying another number. Oh, and you can only try up to three numbers in a 12 hour period. I just want to GIVE AWAY some awesome furniture! I’m not applying for a line of credit. After futzing around for an hour or so, Craigslist apparently gave up and let me post anyhow.
In the meantime I tried out Freecycle.org. What a fiasco. It took me 60 seconds to figure out how to sign up. To post anything you have to join a group – but joining a group was even less intuitive than the way to sign up. Once you joined a group, you were punted to a Yahoo Groups page. But, to do anything further you had to then sign up for a Yahoo! account – not that any of this was explicit.
I eventually just went old school – and wrote FREE on some cardboard and put them on the sofa and chair in the driveway.