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Offer: green bubble wrap sheets (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 73d - I have a medium sized box filled with bubble wrap sheets. It's nicer than the usual clear bubble wrap. Hate to toss it.
Offer: Wet/Dry Shop Vac (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 74d - Model QPS20. I've nicknamed it R2D2. Unfortunately R2D2 makes a horrible noise when you turn it off, especially after it's been running for awhile. I suspect the bearings are toast. However, it currently still works. I just don't know for how much longer. If someone knows how to fix it, or wants it for all of its attachments (crescent tool, regular floor attachment, tubes to make it longer, tool holder, etc), then by all means, keep it out of the landfill.
Offer: 3 New Indoor Flood Bulbs (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) 74d - 3 new 65-watt indoor recessed flood light bulbs, still in box. Made by Philips.
Offer: 2 Egg Crate mattress toppers (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 83d - Queen sized. My back started hurting, so I think it was from these toppers. They look fine, although one is stained a bit blue, probably from the case I had make for it. However, I've had them for probably 10 years or more, and the foam might be wearing out. It is 3" dense foam, although perhaps not so dense any more. Might make great packing material. Pictures show top and bottom of each one.
Request: immersion blender (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Expired 95d - I'm asking for a friend in need who is looking for a working immersion blender, preferably with attachments. Thanks in advance for your consideration. Request: PJ shorts for a 4-yr old toddler (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Expired 95d - I'm asking for a friend who is in need. She's a single mom looking for size #5T for her son. Thanks in advance. Offer: 2 Outdoor Tables of glass & iron (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 101d - 2 outdoor tables with iron stands and glass tops. They are weathered as they've been in the elements for 20 years. One glass top has a chip. Glass is a stained from iron objects that were placed on top and from potted plants. I have no idea if this can be cleaned. The stands have rust and on one of them, the rust has gone completely through the iron. There is a thicker post though so the table still works. Somebody with welding skills and scrap iron can hopefully fix this. Glass tops are 2 feet square, and they sit 18 inches off the ground. Located in Martinez near Ace Hardware. Local pickup only.
Offer: Used household light bulbs (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 137d - All are used, but all work fine: 1 incandescent 60-watt. 11 CFL to replace 60-watt (use 13 watts). 4 incandescent 40-watt. 2 CFL to replace 40-watt. Offer: Halogen rough service bulb (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 138d - Halogen double ended rough service bulb. I think this is new, but packaging was half unglued. I know I never touched the bulb. I used these in my torchier lamps, but the image on the packaging says it’s good for those utility heavy duty lights
Offer: Outdoor Flood Light Bulbs (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 138d - More than half are used, some only lightly used. All work. Some are halogen, some are incandescent I think. 3 are new I think. 1 more is definitely new and possibly not halogen. I’ve moved to LED. There are 9 bulbs total.
Offer: Plastic Bin with Lid (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 156d - Used, has been outside so it’s weathered. What was inside stayed dry after many years though so it isn’t cracked or leaking yet. Gray. 23.5” x 18” x 15.5” tall
Request: Bird feeders (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Expired 156d - Looking for hummingbird feeders, Bird feeders, and bird fountain. I used to have hummingbird feeders and bird feeders but I was delinquent in filling them up so I gave them away on freecycle. Now I’m ready to try again, so if somebody is tired of keeping feeders with food, let me know. Offer: Old Hoses and Old Hose House Mount (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 157d - UPDATE: only 2 short hoses are still available. Also now there are 2 available plastic bins. ORIGINAL MESSAGE: 1 really long hose, and 2 shorter ones. All are weathered but work fine. The same with the hose mount. The long hose was attached to it. Take what you want. It’s not an “all or nothing deal”.
Offer: DVD writer by Samsung (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 168d - 8xDVD+-Write, barely used. USB Bus. Power only. No AC needed (or included) but USB cord and box are included. Does not work with Mac. My neighbor gave it to me but I have a mac, so I'm passing it on. I'm happy to meet you at Ace Hardware in Martinez.
Offer: IRS Form 1096 (Martinez) Expired 254d - I know it's a bit late because these forms were due to the government on 2/1/21. I just today got 3 from the IRS, but I had figured out another way to get the form and managed to file (barely) on time. Now I have 3 clean forms. If anybody is still waiting for the IRS, I'm happy to give you mine! Request: 6' Fence Boards (Martinez) Expired 258d - My neighbor is making 2 fences with repurposed fence boards. He's looking for 6-foot fence boards (no shorter, but longer is fine), not painted, but they can be old and dark (or newer), 8-inches wide, 1 inch deep. Nail/screw holes are fine. He can pick them up. Let me know and I'll send him your way. Request: Tax Forms: 1099-nec and 1096 (Martinez) Expired 270d - Hi, I just discovered that I can no longer use the 1099-misc, and a need 1 1099-nec form for only one person. I also need the accompanying 1096 form that needs to go to the government when I send them back the 1099-nec. By any chance does somebody have one of each that they can spare? Otherwise, I will have to send it in late because the government has a 10-day delay on getting them to me (they sent me 2019 forms when I asked for them 6 months ago, and I just figured that out today). I am happy to come to you to pick up forms. Offer: Suede Tan Couch (Behind Walgreens in Martinez) Gifted 332d - Suede fabric, no tears, complete. Back comes off for easy transportation. Opens up to sofabed, but much more comfortable to sleep on it as a couch. Located on the corner of Linden Lane and Alhambra Way in Martinez. First come, first serve.
Offer: Landline corded phone (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 1y - Beige. Works fine. Great if you have an old style phone hookup and want a non-powered phone during an emergency.
Offer: wood chips (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 1y - This is what is left after I had a tree company dump a load of wood chips in my driveway. I've used all I can, and given a lot away to friends. They came with their vans and laid a tarp inside and hauled many loads away. Before I start filling up my green waste bins with the remainder I'm reaching out to the neighbors. I believe this wood is pear trees, and pine trees (although I'm not seeing a lot of pine needles in this part of the load). There is no Eucalyptus. It's pretty much clean wood.
Offer: Motion Sensor Porch Light (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 1y - Fair condition. 8.5” tall, 4.5” wide, 7.5” deep. Brown. Motion sensor globe plastic was damaged by pressure washer 3 years ago, but motion sensor continues to work. Everything included except owners manual, electrical box, and light bulb. However, it is quite self explanatory and under glass globe you can adjust how long the light stays on and how sensitive you want it (I didn’t know about these settings until It was dismantled. Bulb can be incandescent, CFL, or LED. It takes normal bulb size. Currently I just wiped it down after washing my hands and it’s now outside in a box baking in the sun. If interested, I will wash hands and only touch box with gloves when moving it to front of my house for pickup (you may take or leave box). Also note, we have not left the house for any socializing since this all began, and no shopping has been done for almost 2 weeks, so personal contact has been nil for some time, yet still washing hands. Offer: Small boxes (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Expired 1y - Only small boxes left from my original post. Good for shipping. Also a shoe box. Before the remaining ones go into recycle, I thought I’d try “reuse” first. Offer: Boxes (small-medium) (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 1y - Various sizes. Good for shipping. Also a shoe box. I cleaned out and gave a ton away, but there were too many for them. However, before the remaining ones go into recycle, I thought I’d try “reuse” first.
Offer: REI headlamp (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Expired 1y - Green incandescent bulb. Runs on 2 AA batteries. Works ok. Sometime you have to shake it to turn it back on. Extra bulb included. Offer: Used Heavy-Duty Hiking Boots (Martinez, near Ace Hardware) Gifted 1y - Made by Vasque, Brown, Gore-Tex, Size 7.5, High tops. These are in pretty good shape. They are sturdy, and stiff, so need breaking in. I broke them in, took them on a trip in Australia, didn't wear them for several years after that, and then had to break them in again for the next trip. Now besides not wanting to break them in, my feet have grown. Time to move on. Offer: Motion sensor light for outside (Martinez) Gifted 1y - This is a used light that runs on incandescent bulbs (included). It works, but I replaced it with an LED version. There are cracks in the sensor casing, but it still works. Included is the hardware...some of which came with the light, and some of which came with my new light because I used the old bracket for the new lamp. They are identical. No instruction manual, as this came with my house when I bought it 16 years ago.
Offer: VHS tape: M*A*S*H (the movie) (Martinez) Gifted 2y - I am slowly watching old VHS tapes. Once I finally see the movie, I don't feel the need to keep it. It's in great shape (I just watched it a few weeks ago). Anybody still have a VHS player and wants to watch this movie? Then keep it or pass it forward. Located in Martinez. 925-603-3202 Offer: Loctite Mirror Marble &Granite bond (Martinez) Gifted 2y - More than 1/2 left. Originally 10 fluid ounces. Opened 2 weeks ago, but it has been sealed with a chopstick. I use it to re-attach a huge glass mirror to a sliding door frame. It worked great, but I don't need the rest. Located in Martinez. Call at 925-603-3202 Offer: redwood fence boards (Martinez) Gifted 2y - Clean used redwood fence boards, almost free of screws. Mostly fence boards, some 2x4s, some 4x4s, all used from 2 old gate doors. Raw wood, no paint. Makes great firewood, but not cut up yet. Located in Martinez near Ace Hardware. Best way to reach me is to call at 925-222-1456