Things I have found in skips.
10 yrs ago: £1500 of indoor newly delivered plants/trees dumped in a skip beside my old office because the client no longer wanted them. Commandeered a third of them in my car and got the missus to drive up in hers to grab another third.
On a biking note, my older brother and I found an old bike in a local tip. I was about 7 and he was a few years older – he was also very handy with car/bike mechanics. So he stripped it down, did it back up, sprayed it brown(!), replaced a couple of bits and that was it – my second bike for about £5. My first one was made by a friend’s grand-dad from old parts too.Posted 3 years ago
House being rebuilt.
Skip outside a permanent fixture for the last couple of months.
Arrived home from work this morning to find:
Full set of Six Six One body armour, elbow and knee/shin pads.
2 rugby balls.
A chainsaw (Electrolux hybrid type) in original bag.
A Gelert backpack (unused) with bladder.
2 pairs of barely used Doc Marten’s (1 pair work books, one pair 10 eyelet standard boots).
One Lonsdale boxing glove – currently trying to find the other one.
A reindeer glove puppet.
So go on then, tell us your best skip finds.Posted 3 years ago
Not fussed if from your skip or someone else’s.
Rusty, that sounds very suspicious to me, just picture the scene.
A very careful rugby playing bikepacker was lured into the skip with a reindeer glove puppet, then punched and kicked to to death.
You should wipe your prints off and throw the stuff back in the skip !Posted 3 years ago
Can’t find the other boxing glove. 😐
However, I have found three left handed leather work gloves, a cheap subwoofer, 2 more pairs of boots, a golf bag and a bag for crown green bowls.
And one sock embroidered with strawberries.
Updates later – not reached the bottom yet.Posted 3 years agostoffelMember
My entire workshop is constructed using materials found isn skps. Workbench, shelves, storage units the lot. Living in a reasonably affluent area means plenty of quality stuff to be had on a regular basis. Got a lovely bi of slid oak block worktop top to make something useful out of soon. 🙂Posted 3 years ago
themightymowgli – Member
A one handed boxer?
Or a particularly unimaginative self abuser.
Mind you, if combined with the glove puppet, all bets are off. 🙂
jim25 – Member
Is this your skip that people have randomly dumped stuff in
Bit gutted – partner has just informed me that some gentlemen in a flatbed Transit called yesterday afternoon and asked if they could have a rummage.
Must be where all the right handed gloves went.
Just found a cat bed too.Posted 3 years agogeezaukMember
Numerous LCD/plasma tvs taken home repaired for peanuts and sold for huge profit, fender stratocaster guitar new in case with amp sold on eBay , a few Xbox s and ps3’s.Posted 3 years ago
I’ve made a pretty penny from the amount of people that have more cash than sense and dispose of good gear !!stoffelMember
Dad picked up an old Quad amp/power amp setup from a skip.
Quite possiby from a renovation job where the original occupant had died. Or when a couple split up; a friend obtained a lovely Cannondale road bike in near-mint condition from a skip; he knocked and asked if he could have it, and the very vengeful wife told hm he was welcome to take hs pick from a whole range of expensive bike parts, tools and other bits. Turns out she’d ‘won’ the house in the settlement, so that legally included any contents not recovered in reasonable time by the husband. My friend reckoned she must have given away tens of thousands of pounds worth of gear. 😯Posted 3 years agodoogeMember
Not half as glamorous but as a student was more useful. Oh and not a skip.
Nearly ten years ago a flatmate I was living with came rushing home and said the Thresher near to us had ditched loads of chocolate, crisps and drink into their big red Biffa style bin. It was in a back alley we passed to get in and out our back door. Off we went.
we had 18 large packets of Walkers Sensations, 5 bottles of sparkling water, 10 medium boxs of cadbury chocolates and loads of individual chocolate bars, all just out of date but perfectly edible.
Never been lucky enough to find anything in a skip that may be worth anything though.Posted 3 years agoBreganteSubscriber
Our next door neighbour is moving shortly (hooray) and has a skip in his driveway at the moment. We’ve never got on as he’s a miserable old fecker who bangs on the wall at the slightest sound and once left his vacuum cleaner on while he went to work on nights – just to piss me off. (It backfired because I called the police as I was concerned he may have had a fall)
Anyway he’s put a really nice art deco sideboard/display cabinet in the skip! We’re in the process of arranging another neighbour to ask him for it in our behalf 😈Posted 3 years agofatsimon mk2Member
Flymo law mower top(ish) of the range in skip blade needed sharpening two mins with angle grinder job done still going strong 10+ years laterPosted 3 years ago
Nearly brand new little tykes cozy coupe found side of road free to good home just needed a clean
1930’s Art Deco style side table in a skip
None of these found by me ALL found by wife she is the queen of freebies in our house 8)
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