Like free stuff? There's an alternative to shoplifting
Once upon a time, in a land before the internet, the only way you could get free stuff was to rob it. Of course, since the advent of web browsing, people can rob entire libraries of music, books and films... but it doesn't have the same human interaction does it?
Well, there is another way of getting things without paying for them AND you get to meet the occasional human along the way.
Sprouting like bulbs, there are a load of websites online that give away things or encourage you to swap. Most of them do it under the guise of being eco, but no-one is really interested in that are they?
The Guardian chucked up a load of links to alternatives to Freecycle (probably the most famous of all the FreeStuffSites) which is very handy if you're broke or want something, but not so much that you demand a new (possibly working) one.
Some of the better sites include Freegle, LetsAllShare and clothes swapping (not that kind of clothes swapping you dirty buggers) site WhatsMineIsYours. Amusingly, the article also features a link to MySkip which is currently not active "for non-payment".
While the premise of these sites initially seems a bit like Come And Pick Up My Junk Because I Can't Be Bothered Throwing It Out, with a little digging, there's some great stuff to be found. A mate of mine got an ace piano for his son once and I got a load of ace vintage office furniture. If you like having things and want to save money, these sites can be a real goldmine.