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Inventory — 2 Sep 2022 

Here’s the latest listing of free items available for people living in the Iowa City area. Use our contact page to convey your interest in any of the items and coordinate a pickup time. Thanks! [Contact

  • CALENDARS. We have some remaining photo calendars for 2022. Let us know if you’re interested.
  • CAR WASH. We have two car wash gift cards that can be used at the Dave Wright wash center located at 755 N. Center Point Rd., Hiawatha, IA 52233. These will both be sent to the first person requesting them. Provide your mailing address when you contact us. [View on Google Maps
  • COFFEE. We have a gift card for a free cup of coffee redeemable at Encounter Cafe in downtown Iowa City. We can mail this to you. Provide your mailing address when you contact us. [Contact]
  • COMPUTER. This week, we have a Dell Inspiron Mini laptop computer. The dimensions are 10.25-inches wide by 7.25-inches deep and about 1.25-inches thick/tall. The keyboard is imperceptibly smaller than a standard keyboard, so very easy to type on. The computer is in great condition, but an older model that originally had Windows XP. So, a bit slow when running Windows 10, and needs a Windows license for activation. It currently has Ubuntu version 16 (a version of Linux) which allows for faster operation. Because it’s a small computer, it has a small battery with about 2-hours of use between charges. Contact us if interested. [Contact]
  • HARD DRIVE. Seagate 7200RPM mechanical hard drive, 3.5-inch size for desktop computer, 500GB capacity. Works well. Lightly used. Looks new. Includes box. Retail value $20. [View Similar Product]
  • PRINTING. Some people don’t print regularly. When ink cartridges dry out, and are $70 to $100 to replace, it’s not cost effective when only a few pages are needed to be printed. If you occasionally need just a page or a few printed, we can handle that. 
  • WEBCAM. High Definition webcam. Brand: EMEET. Model: C90. Includes box. Retail value: $40 [View on Amazon]
  • SMART SPEAKER. Google Nest Mini. Smart speaker. Requires smartphone for setup. Works with Google Home app. Retail value: $50 [Google Product Page]
  • STAMPS. From our ‘neighborhood general store’ we can provide some stamps, eco-paper, pens, envelopes, and other office supplies. These are primarily provided as a convenience for residents in our building and neighborhood.
  • TEA. We currently have a surplus of tea in a variety of flavors.

More details are at the bottom of this page.

Recently Claimed Items

  • GAS CARD – $25. We have one $25 gas card usable at Shell. This can be mailed to you. Provide your mailing address when you contact us. Note that there are no Shell stations in the Iowa City area. Two are available in Cedar Rapids and many in the Quad Cities. View the official map to see if there is a station near you. [Shell Station Finder] Posted: 19 Aug 2022. Claimed by a reader in Maryland on 19 Aug 2022.
  • MEMORY. One stick of 2GB PC3 1600 computer memory. Similar to this product on Amazon. Size used on laptop computers. Retail value: $14 [View Example] This item is now listed on eBay for $3 since nobody claimed it as a free item.
  • ROUTER. Netgear Nighthawk Smart Wi-Fi Router (R6900P) – AC1900. No box. Retail value $175. [View Product Info] Posted: 19 Aug 2022. Claimed by a reader in Maryland on 27 Aug 2022.

News for 2 Sep 2022

There is not much new to report this week. The focus at present is raising awareness of the website.

Some people expressed reluctance to accept items for free if there are people in the community on limited incomes who need the items. The main goal here beyond the cost savings is the convenience and ability to get items to anyone who can make use of them.

Last week the Learn More document has been moved to a new page. [View]

The weekly computer giveaway continues, while supplies last. We’re only giving away one computer per week to make sure that everyone interested has an opportunity to get one.

Learn More

Visit the “Learn More” page for additional information and guidelines. [View]