Craigslist has a free section hidden among the other for sale with a random assortment of stuff.
And luckily, there are several legal ways to get free stuff in Ashland if you only know where to look for it. Members can also ask for stuff and surprisingly often receive it — one person got a newer version of Photoshop just because she asked.
The group operates on the idea that my trash could be your treasure. The only rule is that everything must be free.
Today, for example, there is a couch if you are willing to drive to Yreka, Calif. They didn't steal two of them because the toolboxes were too dam big to load compatibility quizzes the van. One of the best is Freecycle.
Craigslist find of the day | adventure rider
The shop had no sturf. I recently picked up some old silverware and got a whole set of chopsticks thrown in as a bonus.
One year on the weekend before Christmas some SOBs broke into our shop, stole a cargo van, and loaded up backpage manteca mechanics toolboxes and made off with them. Never heard anything about all our tools after that either.
And finally, if you are Internet-averse, there is the trusty free box at the Ashland Recycling Center. We all kind of figured the stuff ended up at a swap meet in California or somewhere.
I worked at a big truck craigslisr shop in South Seattle for 24 years "big" as in Kenworths,Freightliners,etc, but some freight hauling vans too. That reminds me.