The type of items listed under the Free category on Craigslist include used furniture, cut and uncut firewood and used appliances. Old television sets, hot tubs and pet aquariums are also often listed under Free on Craigslist.
Old car and truck tires, other used car and truck accessories, used clothing and used toys are also often included in the list of free items. Almost anything that a person sees as potentially useful to others can be listed and given away for free on Craigslist. Ads giving away pets or live animals are usually flagged and removed quickly.
Just because an item is listed as free on Craigslist, it does not mean the person who responds first gets the item. People who view the item contact the original poster to see if the item is still available and to arrange pick-up information. The original poster selects who the item is given to.
When placing the ad, the original poster is given the opportunity to select the methods in which they prefer to be contacted. Email, text and phone are all options the person may or may not choose. The methods that are selected are available options to everyone who views the advertisement listing.