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    I love free things, there is nothing better. A few weeks ago my apartment complex rented dumpsters for move out day. That night me an my girlfriend went dumpster diving and found some cool stuff. I found a cool desk lamp, a table, stools, a subwoofer that works, and a 55 gallon tank with a small crack. People throw away so much stuff, last year I found an awesome ping pong table and a few years ago I found a 16' boat. I have also found so many aquariums in the trash. What have you found?
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    When I was in ohio, I use to find aquariums beside the road on trash day. Everytime I found one, it was an excuse to get a new pet.

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    This may not technically count, but I was working for a temp agency a few years ago and one of the jobs was to help a small company throw out all their stuff so they could move out of the office immediately. I left a lot of stuff beside the dumpster so I could pick it up after I was done.

    So out of the deal I got: a large computer desk (L-shaped), a nice leather computer chair, a ton of network cable, some computer speakers and mice, a wastebasket or two, and a few other things I don't remember now.

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    I sure did a lot as a kid and teenager! I had found a huge telescope all it needed was a new eyepiece and my uncle (who's big into that) gave me one. Fishingpoles with the old fashioned style reels, tackle of all kinds, wood for building skateboard ramps, Old broken skateboards with good trucks and wheels, unopened (previously frozen) beer behind the gas station (yes we drank it)... and eh, lots of old porn! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Lately we've been the one making poeples DD dreams come true. In the last weeks we've thrown out: 29 gallon terrarium with full custom lighting hood and false bottom, bags of hardly ever worn clothes, countless silk flower arrangements and crafty sort of interior design stuff, wildlife art prints in frames, etc. I'm even giving away my skateboard deck printing setup. Not to the dumpster though. I ain't got time to do it now with my sculpting comissions and my pals band (http://www.ripsnorter.com) was gonna build one using my plans so I'm just handing it off to them to do some decks to sell at shows along with their shirts.

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    Okay, my trips to the dumpster has mostly been fulfilling my husbandly duty. However, unlike my packrat clan, my motto is, "When in doubt, throw it out". The trouble with those dynamics is that many things I toss, which seemed to have no earhly value to whomever - all of a sudden become important to my family members. Hence, the dumpster and I are on a first name basis.

    Having said all that, 3 out of 4 of my hanging baskets, that I use for my Neps, have come from the dumpster.

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    not so sure i'd use used porn.....

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    He said old,not used.LOL [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]


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    Well, its not exactly DD, but I found two cute children's Adirondack chairs by a trash can in an alley. I snapped them up, took them home...used them for flower pot holders for a while. Recently I slapped some milk paint on them, put them in my antique bay and sold them for $50. Not bad for free trash chairs. lol
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