Are you ever lucky enough to get something for FREE? For some reason, I keep finding FREE things, without even looking.
An interesting thing here around the Bay Area. People often put stuff out in front of their house with a big FREE sign. Really good stuff! You just have to be lucky enough to drive by at the right time. While driving through a residential neighborhood today, I see this awesome vintage office chair with beautiful chrome legs and casters. FREE! and in great condition. I will use it to go with my FREE vintage metal (we're talking at least 200 lbs.) desk that our neighbor put out in front of their house. (I've priced the desks for about $900-$1200 in vintage shops.) Some other free items I've found in the past year are a pair of 1940's velvet chairs that are absolutely gorgeous, a never used top of the line golf bag for my husband, a matching set of 4 teak 1950's dining chairs, and 2 1950's teak nightstands. All found while minding my own business driving down the street and all pretty expensive to buy in the vintage shops. My husband always jokes that I leave to go get groceries and come home with a car load of furniture.
So, what things have you been able to get truly for FREE?