A message for our former housemate

December 18th, 2012 · 19 comments

This could be a hint that your former housemates have grown weary of you treating their home as a rent-free walk-in closet. (Admits our submitter: “If I’d had my way, it’d be on the sidewalk with a ‘free stuff’ sign.)

St. Vincent DePauls 'MOVE THIS SHIT' Sale

FILED UNDER: Australia · money · moving/not moving · roommates


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  • #1   Haggie

    Stacy Adams shoes + DJ console = broke-ass douchebag

    Who would ever rent a room to someone who claims to be a DJ?

    Dec 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   KittenPlaysTheViolin

    $10 for a used mattress? Seems a little steep… Make it $6, throw in the iron and you got yourself a deal my friend.

    Dec 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Smokey

    I think mattresses are illegal to sell… or is it just against the law to remove the tag?

    Dec 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Kim

      It’s not illegal in Australia.

      Gross, but still not illegal.

      Dec 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   redheadwglasses

      It’s against the law for the seller/retailer to remove the tag, not for the person who bought it.

      Dec 18, 2012 at 9:32 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   OCnative

      You can buy used mattresses at Goodwill, so I think it is just a tag issue.

      Dec 19, 2012 at 11:20 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   shepd

      It is legal to sell used mattresses, you just have to remove the white “new” tag and instead tag it with a “used” tag (IIRC, they’re either yellow or pink).

      Dec 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   shwo! bang

    Way too subtle. You only need one sign: “Starting tomorrow, I will wipe my ass with one item every day. You leave your shit with me, it’s the least I can do to return the favor.”

    Dec 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   H for Toy

      Let’s just hope the roommate gets his stuff out before they have to resort to using wire hangers as toilet paper.

      Dec 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Dane Zeller

    Shit? Really? I see a perfectly good record player in the stack.

    Dec 19, 2012 at 8:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   The Elf

      Heh “record player”. You, Dane, are dating yourself terribly.

      Dec 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Dane Zeller

      Oh. Okay, Elf. I meant “Victrola.”

      Dec 20, 2012 at 9:22 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Beatus Mongous

    A black light bulb in a lamp. Classy.

    Dec 19, 2012 at 11:20 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   The Elf

      Funny thing, that. We put red lights in our bedroom as decoration for Halloween, so we could keep the house dark and scary while still letting our guests find the bathrooms. I really didn’t want our likely extremely drunk friends to NOT be able to find the bathrooms!

      Shortly therafter, before I had gotten around to replacing the bulbs, I read an article about how light with a red tone helps ease one to sleep as opposed to light with a blue tone (like from a computer screen). Plus the red light allowed enough light to read by without flooding the whole room with light. So we kept them, and years later our bedside lights have red bulbs.

      We tried black bulbs – didn’t have the same effect (blue tone) and was too dim to read by.

      The downside is that every time I take off my clothes to get in bed and flip on the red light, my husband cracks a joke or sings “Roxanne”.

      Dec 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Sosij

    My first year in college was at a school near my mom’s cousin’s house. When the school year was done, I stored a lot of stuff at his house. During the summer I learned I had flunked out and never went back. My stuff is still at his house. This was back in 2001. Sometimes I feel kind of bad.

    Dec 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   The Elf

      Sometimes? Well I guess the silver lining is that by this time they’ve just either sold your stuff or taken it for themselves.

      Dec 20, 2012 at 6:25 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   dizit

      Just to clarify: You feel bad about flunking out of college, or you feel bad for abandoning your stuff at your cousin’s house?

      Dec 22, 2012 at 12:44 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   evidenceuk

    id like to point out that the numark ns-7 dj console that this supposedly ‘broke-ass douchebag’ (as Haggie put it) has is worth over £1000 ill definitely give you $20 for it. hey ill even throw in some instant noodles

    Dec 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Francesca

    Ahaha pretty funny! I sold my stuff after college and was able to go on vacation! Would recommend it! also check for competitive pricing before doing it!

    Jan 2, 2013 at 11:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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