This thread is for members to call attention to items they wish to give away for free, to help another member complete a restoration or repair, or otherwise help advance their hobby.
Items for sale or wanted should be posted in either Swap & Shop, or the Classifieds
This thread will remain pinned for a limited time, in order to give it some visibility and call member's attention to it. It will eventually be unpinned and allowed to "float" with all the other unpinned threads.
This thread is being tried as an experiment. It is up to the members who use it to use it properly, in order to keep it going.
A few simple rules:
1. List only items that are free to a good home and directly related to the restoration or repair of a classic telescope or other classic astronomy-related device, or reference materials that apply to same. No compensation may be asked for, other than reasonable shipping charges. Shipping charges may be waived by the giver, at their discretion. Local pickup is encouraged where possible.
2. Please do not accept someone's generosity if your intention is to flip the item for profit. This is the honor system, please use it honorably.
3. If you have multiple items, please list them in the same post whenever possible. Once given away, please post in the thread that the item is no longer available. Do not delete the item listing, this will provide a history. Don't "bump" your post too often.
4. All communication between giver and receiver should take place via the PM system.
5. Cloudy Nights assumes no responsibility for any aspect of any giveaway items listed in this thread.