Found 9th Feb 2011
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About 4 months ago, we replaced the dishwasher and put the old one on the bottom of the drive. Amazingly, it was gone within 5 minutes of it being put there.

Literally, I put out our old washing machine on the same spot some 15 minutes ago. It was dark admittedly, but how come the pikies took so long this time?

Whats the average time for stuff to disappear from your drive?

Actually fair play this time... the guy even knocked to ask if he could take it! A rare event indeed!


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in b4 omg my drive has been tarmacked and there is a guy looking for cash payment thread

Left the car on the drive with the key in and the window open for about 40 hours, was still there.

ppl normally knock for stuff from our garden lol

Supermod

We don't get that kind around here.

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LOL... I have to um admit I've actually been taken on that scam on my first house here. 4" Dig! yeh right! I got my dad to be there every day.... and he kept turning up and leaving once he realised someone was in. Eventually, he managed to arrive when no one was in!

So If I hadn't have paid him, I guess my car would have had no wheels.

Inb4 the grass in my area is so strong it cuts its way through tarmac in 2 months!

The sign of a true pikie is one that leaves kitchen appliances outside their house.
Edited by: "mr.potato_head" 9th Feb 2011

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magicjay1986

We don't get that kind around here.



I'll let them know. I think they're always wanting to travel to fresh parts, especially where there is no competition.

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guv

I'll let them know. I think they're always wanting to travel to fresh … I'll let them know. I think they're always wanting to travel to fresh parts, especially where there is no competition.



I have plenty of junk that they might enjoy!

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mr.potato_head

The sign of a true **** is one that leaves kitchen appliances outside … The sign of a true **** is one that leaves kitchen appliances outside their house.



Yup I agree. That's why I was dissapont he took ages. 15 minutes is far to long.

Where I used to work (Popular PC Company) - We put a metal display stand out the back. It went missing one day and a few days later someone came in and said he took a stand from the back and if we had another !! He was a traveller. Such honest people I think

i think it shows a savvy person, why pay to have it removed when the scrap men will come and take it for free.

Nice of him to ask Guv,pleasant change.
Just be careful putting a skip in your drive.

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michelleleemoo

i think it shows a savvy person, why pay to have it removed when the … i think it shows a savvy person, why pay to have it removed when the scrap men will come and take it for free.



Quite! I changed over the Washing Machine at lunchtime and only just got round to removing it from the house.

Bully

Nice of him to ask Guv,pleasant change.Just be careful putting a skip in … Nice of him to ask Guv,pleasant change.Just be careful putting a skip in your drive.



Absolutely. Though when we were having the log cabin built and extension work prior to that, we didnt have any problems with stuff being put into the skips.... though surprising, old scrap timber was removed!

Apparently a washing machine is worth £10 in scrap value.

brb giving Numpty advice for a new pick up! X)

sofa i put out for council to tk away ...was there at 7am went up after breky with kids at half seven and was gone....at 1pm council came to ask where sofa was....which is when i realised someone had tkn my battered sofa!

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jellybaby22

I don't mind them taking stuff ... Saves me paying an uplift fee to the … I don't mind them taking stuff ... Saves me paying an uplift fee to the council...



Yup..... Just shocking they took 15 minutes. Being early evening is no excuse!

I'm going to get the gypsies to sort my shed and my fence.... Always … I'm going to get the gypsies to sort my shed and my fence.... Always found them alright tbh ...



Hmm. Make sure you empty the shed first!

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magicbeans

sofa i put out for council to tk away ...was there at 7am went up after … sofa i put out for council to tk away ...was there at 7am went up after breky with kids at half seven and was gone....at 1pm council came to ask where sofa was....which is when i realised someone had tkn my battered sofa!



30 minutes?

Pffffft.

Part timers!

lmao, my washing machine sat outside my back door for a month then mysteriously disappeared. They must have been very quiet, cos we never heard them, and the back door is all gravel, lol.

Washer/dryer was in our garden for over a month before someone asked for it, we were using it as a feature


Edited by: "Marina" 9th Feb 2011

in my old street what ever you put out was nicked within 10 minutes of it going out lol we used to watch them run across the road grab it and run back, in the new street even the scrap metal guys knock and ask if they can take stuff. I put out our old sofa before the week before Christmas it was there 2 days waiting for the council to collect it, ( snow) then the scrap guys came and asked for it.

I have loads of stuff to get rid of but would feel a right tramp leaving it out the front (no offence to anyone who does). My neighbours would not be best pleased!

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jellybaby22

There's that much crap in the shed I'm kinda hoping they do half inch it … There's that much crap in the shed I'm kinda hoping they do half inch it



Haha... sounds like a plan!

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What do the rag and bones men get for old furniture though? I don't get it.

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day i moved in to my last house i put my bird bath in the garden, it was gone by morning

I nicked a snowman from the lady next door, the numpty used pound coins for eyes. kerching.

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michelleleemoo

day i moved in to my last house i put my bird bath in the garden, it was … day i moved in to my last house i put my bird bath in the garden, it was gone by morning



Result.


splatsplatsplat

I nicked a snowman from the lady next door, the numpty used pound coins … I nicked a snowman from the lady next door, the numpty used pound coins for eyes. kerching.



Inb4 she also called 999 to report it! X)

I was putting a sofa out n someone stood there and said "u throwing that out" I replied "yes"
"can I have it"
"sure" I said

then she had the cheek to say "can you bring it around the corner where I live"

the cheek of the lady!

majesticarrow001

I was putting a sofa out n someone stood there and said "u throwing that … I was putting a sofa out n someone stood there and said "u throwing that out" I replied "yes""can I have it""sure" I saidthen she had the cheek to say "can you bring it around the corner where I live"the cheek of the lady!



Did you take it?

Leave something on the front of the drive and it can take ages for someone to take it. Put a 'For Sale' sign on it though, and it'll be gone in minutes

can you imagine trying to do a yard sale in the uk

oooooooooooo look at me i got a dishwasher,washing machine,a drive a log cabin AND an extension!

you make me sick tbh

Guv's washing machine last seen on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding !

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Charlie Scene

oooooooooooo look at me i got a dishwasher,washing machine,a drive a log … oooooooooooo look at me i got a dishwasher,washing machine,a drive a log cabin AND an extension!you make me sick tbh



Dont forget the 2 new cars brah! X)

guv

Dont forget the 2 new cars brah! X)



oh what!!!

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http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/51178000/jpg/_51178358_olympicstadiuminterior.jpg

double dissapoint

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casparwhite

double dissapoint



I expect West Ham to get the stadium...... then be able to laugh at the fact they can no longer see who's who on the pitch. In fact I dont know a hammers fan that wants the stadium - other than for who it stops. Cutting off your nose to spite your face is very over rated.

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its all over rated if you ask me

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michelleleemoo

i think it shows a savvy person, why pay to have it removed when the … i think it shows a savvy person, why pay to have it removed when the scrap men will come and take it for free.



Our council don't charge.

I always put stuff on freegle or give to friend's or family 1st though before I ring the council
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