Yahoo has created a unique way to give things away and also receive things free. Freecycle has been around for a while now and it has hundreds of local "groups." I belong to the Mid Michigan Freecycle Network and I have been able to give many things away and also acquire some good stuff, all for free!
Things I gave away:
1950's portable kitchen table and 2 chairs
A lot of perennials
Older pots and pans
3 Roosters (2 Cuckoo Marans and an Ameracauna)
Quail Eggs (I gave these to a nice lady who loved my chickens)
2 Lazy Boy style chairs
Things I have received:
Ice cream maker
Wood stove for Ruth's studio
Nice telescope (same one I received! I wasn't using it)
I highly recommend this as a way to recycle your stuff that is collecting dust, and also as a way you can get some stuff you need/want.
You can post either a want ad or an offer ad. Everything is free. The people I have run across have all been "salt of the earth" kinds of people.
I encourage you to click on the link and take a look. You are able to check right away if there is a local group for you to join. You may need to open a Yahoo account (free). You can then go and look at the messages that have been posted and find out if someone has something you'd like, or maybe someone is looking for something you would like to get rid of.
I like the idea of this, and I support it!