This photo was from around 2003, when I was messing with the JamCam toy camera or a tiny MP3 player with camera on it. This was before I got a smartphone.
My father had passed away, so I took a bunch of metal junk from the garage and put it out in front.
I took a photo, posted it on Craigslist, and waited for people to come by and take it. Eventually, it was all taken away.
The trick here is to know that some people collect scrap metal for a living. They often use CL and other sites looking for notifications of free scrap metal. The stuff here isn’t that valuable, but the aluminum in the chaise would be worth a dollar or so. I think there may have been better metal on the ground. I did find some brass.
Looking back, I think I would have been able to sell that insecticide canister for a little money. Maybe $5 or $10 as a decorative item. Hard to say, because it’s not that old yet.
This batch took a couple weeks. I initially tried to sell it, but that failed. A detailed Craigslist freebies listing that got a couple people to come by. I followed up with a FB marketplace ad. Once that was done with, I put it on the curb on Friday, and posted a curb alert to the freebies and to FB marketplace. Trash pickup was on Monday, but someone took it all by Saturday night.
A few of the things were just pickups from the street, and wouldn’t sell on Ebay. Some were purchases. Some were things I just happened to find in my stuff.
The ad was:
Miscellaneous things. See the photos for the current inventory. I will update frequently, and keep adding things.
Take what you want. “thank you” to everyone who took stuff.
…//list of things//
Updated 5:00pm, 6/20 // address inserted here // on the wall to the right. It’s in the boxes. Bring a flashlight. You can take the boxes to carry the stuff, but don’t leave stuff outside of a box.