I just learned of Freecycling today. No, it has nothing to do with bicycling. It's a play on the word "recycle". You know that old TV set in your garage? or that old ratty golf bag your dad gave you when you were 12? Get rid of it finally! You know you can't ebay it.
Rather than throw it away, which you hate to do, give it to someone who wants it. You post your items that you have up for grabs on the Freecycle group near you, and people call dibs or email you about how to get it from you.
Tim, KD5ING, had an old, crusty bicycle at the office. A lady was to come by and pick it up, because she wanted a bike, but not enough to shell out the cash for it. He needed it out of his garage and, rather than let it go to waste, was happy to give it to her. "One man's trash is another man's treasure."
Check it out, you might find something you've been wanting for free! (Pack rats steer clear.)