Friday, March 22, 2013

"Free" Sign Fails, New Sign Succeeds

Times Colonist [Victoria, BC, Canada]
22 March 2013

Adrian Chamberlain

[...] Mary Dowds wrote to suggest a clever way to get rid of undesirable items. A friend’s neighbour once attached a “free” sign to an unwanted piece of furniture and placed it on the curb. For days it sat with no takers. So the fellow took a different tack. He wrote “$100” on a new sign, and affixed it to the furniture.

Within an hour, it had vanished. [...]