I LOVE freecycle...
I've gotten a computer desk, yarn, and my BEST find was a brand new garbage disposal...I had to retro fit it (yes ME), but it works GREAT.... the guy bought it off ebay (new) cuz he thought his was busted, ended up not being, and he never got around to selling it back on ebay...lucky ME!!!
and the stuff I've gotten rid of...before I throw away now, I offer it up to freecycle....most of the time people come and get it.
I do have my email filtered tho..only "offers" that are in my area, come into my mail box, but all wanteds come into the box....that way I have more of an opportunity to get rid of my stuff!!!