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Offer: Sunbeam mattress heating mat (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - ** I am handling this for a friend who moved away and ran out of time to find a new home for this. I have confirmed that it powers on and generates heat, but I can't promise that every function works. Mattress heating mat is the same concept as an electric blanket except it is a fitted mattress cover that heats you from below. The two sides can be set to different temperatures. There is a stain on this, but the product labeling claims this is machine washable. In the pictures the controllers are sitting on top of the heating pad, to show the pattern of the material. This item was used with a Standard king mattress, but ought to work for CA king or queen. Please mention the name of the product in your message so I know you are legit. Even better is if you propose times that are good for you. This will be available for pickup after 6 pm Saturday 9/4.
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Photo of free Sunbeam mattress heating mat (Bowers x El Camino)
Photo of free Sunbeam mattress heating mat (Bowers x El Camino)
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Offer: Fitbit Charge 2 - needs new battery (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - Purchased as a size Medium, but the only difference across sizes is the band. I can provide a brand-new Medium band and the USB charger cable. The battery drains in under a day (maybe even in just a few hours). To the best of my knowledge this unit works perfectly otherwise. Replacement batteries sell online for ~$15, but installation apparently requires some specialized knowledge. Please propose pickup times in your request.
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Offer: Shag carpet 4’ x6’ (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - I am Freecycling this for an acquaintance who moved away and ran out of time to Freecycle this. Priority goes to those who propose a time to pick up and provide a phone number because I will coordinate pickups by text. Probably could use a good cleaning, but otherwise in good shape. The family's young kids were playing on this as recently as the day they handed the rug over to me, so it must not be too dirty. I am at Bowers and El Camino -- very easy to reach, not buried deep inside a neighborhood This should fit in a standard sedan, either in the trunk, backseat, or across the passenger front seat if you recline all the way back
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Offer: UV Sterilizer (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - description on Amazon is "Mini Portable Handheld UV Sterilizer, Kills 99% of Bacteria & viruses in Hotels, Daily Life, Toilets and Pet Areas" I got this during early days of Shelter-in-place. It has a built-in battery that charges by USB. It does hold a charge and turn on and off. As for the effectiveness of the technology or whether this particular brand actually provides any benefit, I have no way to know for sure. I used it only once or twice. Please mention the name of the product in your message so I know you are legit. Even better is if you propose times that are good for you.
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Photo of free UV Sterilizer (Bowers x El Camino)
Offer: Plastic thingy for inserting (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - Plastic used for inserting Medication that is shaped like a small suppository. Picture shows an open one; it has a plunger mechanism. At least 80 to give away. Gardening? Science project?
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Offer: Casio watch (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - This follows my previous posting of Guess watch. I think This one is under 3 years old. Probably also a dead battery. Slim enough to be unisex
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Photo of free Casio watch (Bowers x El Camino)
Photo of free Casio watch (Bowers x El Camino)
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Offer: Guess brand wrist watch (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - at least 10 years old, but lightly used back then and has been in storage since By every indication it stopped simply because the batteries died, but I never got around to testing. I have heard of watch repair shops that will put in a new battery and if it does not work you do not pay. I believe the smudges on the face in the photos can easily be wiped off and/or are artifacts of the camera flash. Located at Bowers x El Camino, easy to access, not buried deep in neighborhood. Please propose pickup times. I don't mind holding for a day or two if you want to combine trips with other errands -- just show up when you say you will.
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Offer: File drawer end table (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - 16.5” wide x 15.5” deep, 29” tall The top is a little scuffed but otherwise this is clean and in good shape.
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Photo of free File drawer end table (Bowers x El Camino)
Offer: Comforters, pillows, rug (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - I am Freecycling these for an acquaintance who moved away today and ran out of time to Freecycle these. Priority goes to those who propose a time to pick up on Wednesday or after, and provide a phone number because I will coordinate pickups by text. Priority also goes to those who can use multiple of the items since I want to move these quickly. Photo 1: 2 full-size light-weight down comforters. Square baffling. Sometimes the tags say "dry clean only" but I have machine washed this kind before with good effect. Photo 2: 2 comforters, probably not down, but you can investigate based on the IKEA tag on one of them Photo 3: 3 pillows. Front and back right ones say "bamboo" on the cover, and seem to be filled with shredded memory foam. The front one is extra long, and supposedly practically new. The back left one seems more ordinary. Photos 4 and 5: shag carpet 4' x 6'. Probably could use a good cleaning, but otherwise in good shape. The family's young kids were playing on this as recently as today, so it must not be too dirty. I am at Bowers and El Camino -- very easy to reach, not buried deep inside a neighborhood
Photo of free Comforters, pillows, rug (Bowers x El Camino)
Photo of free Comforters, pillows, rug (Bowers x El Camino)
Photo of free Comforters, pillows, rug (Bowers x El Camino)
Photo of free Comforters, pillows, rug (Bowers x El Camino)
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Offer: Wire shelving components (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - Components of wire shelving solutions. I don't have any instructions or fasteners, but hopefully someone can figure out a use for these.
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Request: food coloring, color tab for water (Bowers x El Camino) Expired - Any color will do. I am troubleshooting a possible leak in my toilet tank, on the first step is to color of the water in the tank. I also welcome suggestions of places that still give away those colored tablets. I got my last set at OSH Years ago. Home Depot didn’t have any the last time I was in need. I hope not to travel too far from lawrence and El Camino in Santa Clara. This afternoon I need to travel the Corridor from there to Sunnyvale around Mary avenue, So ideally someone has something to offer along this route. Offer: Plastic thingy for inserting (Bowers x El Camino) Expired - Plastic used for inserting Medication that is shaped like a small suppository. Picture shows an open one; it has a plunger mechanism. At least 80 to give away. Gardening? Science project?
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Offer: Electric fan, 9” diameter blades (Bowers x El Camino) Expired - Got from another freerecycler. Powers on and Oscillates fine, but The fan action itself goes in fits and starts. Could be a relatively easy repair for someone with the right skills
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Offer: Epson rx500 Scan-print-copy (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - During work-from-home, you might not have access to the office equipment you take for granted. This can help you improvise. I have been using this as a flatbed scanner, and do not know how well the print function works. Epson website Indicates that this works with windows 10 and macOS 11. You can download all necessary software there. Please provide a three hour window for pick up.
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Photo of free Epson rx500 Scan-print-copy (Bowers x El Camino)
Offer: Large mirror in wood frame (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - The mirror portion is 29 x 44.5 inches. The wood frame extends the dimensions a bit more, as shown in photo. Streaks in the glass can easily be wiped off. Please specify a three-hour pickup window
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Offer: Lantern for camping (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - Giving this away for a friend. He says it works. The earliest I will be able to put this out for pick up wIll be Sunday. Please provide a three hour window for when you can pick up.
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Offer: Stove for camping (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - Giving this away for a friend. He says it works. The earliest I will be able to put this out for pick up wIll be Sunday. Please provide a three hour window for when you can pick up.
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Photo of free Stove for camping (Bowers x El Camino)
Request: Banana plugs for speaker cables (Bowers x El Camino) Expired - Hoping someone has 8 extra ones within a few miles of downtown Santa Clara
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Offer: Epson Perfection 1260 Scanner (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - Epson Perfection 1260 Photo flatbed scanner. The "photo" designation means it comes with some accessories that handle slides and negatives. This was launched in the Win XP era, I believe I used with Win 7 and even 8.1, but no guarantees unclear about Windows 10. But when I last researched this, I learned of some companies that sell drivers to solve this problem. One was vuescan. Not free but there may be other options. Please specify a 2-hour pick up window
Photo of free Epson Perfection 1260 Scanner (Bowers x El Camino)
Photo of free Epson Perfection 1260 Scanner (Bowers x El Camino)
Offer: Desk lamp (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - On-0ff Switch on the back of the head is broken, but this would work fine if connected to A lamp switch, Or anything with its own on-0ff capability. Please provide a three hour window for pick up.
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Offer: Flashlight (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - Old school, no-frills, uses D cell batteries. Please give a three hour window for pick up.
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Offer: Desk chair (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - Good condition except cannot adjust height. Comfortable. Please provide a 2-hour pick up window starting Saturday 2 PM.
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Photo of free Desk chair (Bowers x El Camino)
Offer: Charger + spare battery for camera (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - This is for a point and click canon camera from about five years ago. Those devices could be charged directly by plugging in to a USB cable, but this external charger allowed you to charge it back up battery to save time. Please provide a three hour window. I don’t mind waiting a few days.
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Photo of free Charger + spare battery for camera (Bowers x El Camino)
Offer: Dell port replicator dock (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - I used this with Dell latitude D505 From the windows XP days. It uses The same power supply that powers laptop itself, but I may be able to provide an extra. I also have some cables that connect to those ancient ports. Just tell me what you need. Please provide a three hour window for pick up. I don’t mind waiting a few days so you can combine trips with other essential errands. It’s not like I’m going anywhere...
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Photo of free Dell port replicator dock (Bowers x El Camino)
Photo of free Dell port replicator dock (Bowers x El Camino)
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Request: Heat shielding (Bowers x El Camino) Expired - I have three oil filled space heaters I am using inside in locations that are tight quarters. I am concerned that the nearby items are being overheated by the radiating heat. So I am looking for heat shielding solutions. In the picture I have re-purposed one of those old Front windshield shades that were popular for a while for keeping your car interior cool on hot sunny days. That works well enough, so an extra one or two of those would be good enough. My other thought was wall insulation so if anybody has left over from a remodel I could craft a surrounding barrier using the insulation. I am at Bowers and El Camino in the city of Santa Clara, And hope somebody has a solution for me within say a 3 mile radius. I also welcome suggestions for other ideas.
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Offer: 3 giant Amazon cardboard boxes (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - These are the biggest size I have ever received and are sturdier than the typical ones. I hope somebody can use them before I tear them down and put into recycling. Definitely useful for your own shipping needs, moving, or putting things into storage. Please give a three hour window for pick up, preference for the soonest takers.
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Offer: Giant sturdy cardboard box (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - This held the Chassis of a 200 pound piece of furniture so it’s definitely sturdy. The top part is like a cover of a bread box that fits over the bottom base to make it easier to use this to store something big long-term. I need to get rid of this ASAP. My location is easy to find and you can drive right up to the driveway. Please specify a three hour window
Photo of free Giant sturdy cardboard box (Bowers x El Camino)
Photo of free Giant sturdy cardboard box (Bowers x El Camino)
Offer: Travel clock (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - Radio shack brand Battery operated Please specify a three-hour pickup window
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Photo of free Travel clock (Bowers x El Camino)
Offer: Small flashlight (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - Takes two AA batteries Has never been Used Please specify a three-hour pickup window on weekend
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Offer: Bluetooth earbuds (Bowers x El Camino) Gifted - These are barely used. Please specify a three-hour pickup window on weekend. I will post more items through Friday, and won't be making decisions until Friday night.
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