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Old 19.05.2011, 17:25
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

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Old 19.05.2011, 17:27
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Collected a few years ago a nice little tree that's improving my dad's garden since that time.

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Old 19.05.2011, 17:43
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Collected a few years ago a nice little tree that's improving my dad's garden since that time.
Oh, I never realised that all the trees out there on the streets were dumped. Great! I'll add that to my business of selling all those cars I've been finding.
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Old 19.05.2011, 17:50
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Oh, I never realised that all the trees out there on the streets were dumped. Great! I'll add that to my business of selling all those cars I've been finding.

Not to mention all the real estate that I've been selling.
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Any good finds?
In my corner of the street, it goes like this.
People put everything out in the street, normally in the evening,
one or two small vans are already there stationned, vans with French plates, not too far away, to pick up almost all of it.
(I don't know who they are though, they like appear out of nowhere and disappear again.)
Very discreetly done. They probably can sell it all elsewhere.
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Old 19.05.2011, 22:36
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

If you ever need replacement glass or mirrors, go to the dumps and pick up some for free. Bring your gloves, glass cutter and sanding block for the sharp edges.
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Old 19.05.2011, 23:12
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Sweet FA.

What am I doing wrong?
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Old 20.05.2011, 00:20
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In my corner of the street, it goes like this.
People put everything out in the street, normally in the evening,
one or two small vans are already there stationned, vans with French plates, not too far away, to pick up almost all of it.
(I don't know who they are though, they like appear out of nowhere and disappear again.)
Very discreetly done. They probably can sell it all elsewhere.
Absolutely they sell it at the brocantes. I was talking to the guys at the dump and he says there are turf wars over the best neighborhoods and that you should be careful. There have been fights, like, real fights! He also told me, IIRC, that it's illegal to pick the stuff up from the street.
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Old 20.05.2011, 05:24
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Only 5 Rappen. My street is always clean, guess live in the wrong place !
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Old 20.05.2011, 07:05
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...a bag of poop, a 20Minuten newspaper, a plastic bottle, and lots and lots of eye candy.
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Old 20.05.2011, 07:08
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Absolutely they sell it at the brocantes. I was talking to the guys at the dump and he says there are turf wars over the best neighborhoods and that you should be careful. There have been fights, like, real fights! He also told me, IIRC, that it's illegal to pick the stuff up from the street.
I'd be worried about identity theft. Isn't it people from france casing neighborhoods and burgling good Swiss residents?
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Old 20.05.2011, 08:22
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

So, if I'm looking to get rid of a brown sofa sleeper (which could have more comfortable backing) in Basel, I should just set it out on the street and it will probably eventually disappear?
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Old 20.05.2011, 11:34
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

Last year, you'd wait for the official quarterly throw-out day and dump it in the street.

Now that they don't have throw-out days you put it in the street with a "gratis" sticker on it and hope for the best. Assuming no-one takes it, you then need to dispose of it yourself unfortunately.
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Old 20.05.2011, 11:40
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Once found a 10 Franc note in Bern and said enthusiastically "dessert's on me!!"
Well it was 18 years ago........
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Old 20.05.2011, 14:24
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Last year, you'd wait for the official quarterly throw-out day and dump it in the street.

Now that they don't have throw-out days you put it in the street with a "gratis" sticker on it and hope for the best. Assuming no-one takes it, you then need to dispose of it yourself unfortunately.
Thank you! I'm still too much of a Newbie to do so the other way..
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so you DID collect the dead squirrel then?

HA HA HA! Yeah I collect dead animals, and keep them in my freezer! :P Whats wrong with that??
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Old 20.05.2011, 14:32
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HA HA HA! Yeah I collect dead animals, and keep them in my freezer! :P Whats wrong with that??

why.............nothing.................



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listen.. whats that... "dueling banjo's" I hear ?
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HA HA HA! Yeah I collect dead animals, and keep them in my freezer! :P Whats wrong with that??
Nothing.





(Not my grandma, I'd like to point out.
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Old 20.05.2011, 15:14
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ya, Hi..it's about that new nanny you hired, ya, ya.. that right....all I wanna say is check the freezer........before it's too late.
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Re: What have you found for free on Switzerland's streets?

Oh wow. You didn't make this up did you now.

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Absolutely they sell it at the brocantes. I was talking to the guys at the dump and he says there are turf wars over the best neighborhoods and that you should be careful. There have been fights, like, real fights! He also told me, IIRC, that it's illegal to pick the stuff up from the street.
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