If you have NEEDS then you need to contact an agency prepared to help the needy. You can ask for wants and you can make offers, but lets keep it simple leaving out the Christmas wants & wishes. The sad stories are not needed here.
-general announcement, December 15th, Winston-Salem FreeCycle
See, this is why I just come up with "... And I mean EXACT" contests when I want to get rid of stuff. Speaking of which, someone asked me yesterday (hi, JB!) when those might start up again. The answer is In The Year Twenty-Ten!, which is how I've decided to refer to next year.