No, really. This isn't a scam. A few years ago I discovered this awesome website called freecycle.org, dedicated to connecting community members so that they can recycle their unwanted objects. Most people post objects that are still working and in decent condition. You can post what you need to get rid of or make posts for wanted items. For example, I recent bought a cat and instead of buying a litter box and cat carrier, I posted on freecycle asking if anyone had ones they wanted to get rid of, and sure enough I managed to get both for free. A bit magical, isn't it? Just another great way to reduce, reuse & recycle.