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Old 03-05-2020, 04:18 PM
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Anyone have any interesting freebie stories? Though I'm not really sure this counts as interesting...

So I was at my home course, showed up at the first tee pad at the same time as someone else, so we played together. I was particularly OATy that day, and was turning everything over. At the end of the round, he says, "You really need to get a good forehand disc" and went and dug around in his trunk. He comes back with a max weight Opto XXX, gives it to me, gets in his car, and drives off.

I still haven't thrown it.
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Old 03-05-2020, 04:23 PM
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Would be more interesting if it was Climo that gave it to you. But he woulda given you a Firebird instead.

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Old 03-05-2020, 04:49 PM
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All my discs are stamped with my PE stamp on the underside which makes me feel special and makes my discs easy to spot.
About a year ago I was leaving the course and passed very close to a disc that had just been thrown by someone else and noticed it was the same disc that I had lost not too long before, flipped it over and there was my stamp (and name & number). Dude walks up, I tell him hey this was my disc and I really liked it before I lost it, offered to give him 5$ for finding it. He replies that its now his favorite disc of his small bag, and he offered me 5$ to keep the disc.
Feeling a little bad for him, and knowing I had a full bag of 20+ discs including a replacement of the disc in question- I let him keep it, no $ requested.

Unfortunately Ive unintentionally given lots of freebies away far more times by losing discs in obvious places

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Old 03-05-2020, 10:02 PM
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I've never been given a disc but have given away several hundred. All of my tournament winnings and unmarked/unclaimed finds are given to other tournament players or park gawkers or beginners or forum users or people who express an interest in any disc I happen to have.

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Old 03-05-2020, 10:59 PM
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Once I found an Instinct and thought it was the guy several holes in front of me. I ran through all the holes and sure enough he was just realizing he lost it. Fast forward a month or two and I see him again near hole 1. We started talking and I mentioned to him I wanted to fill a hole in my bag (I’m new to DG) for a high speed driver to forehand. He was kind enough to let try out some of his so I’d get an idea of what I’d want. I threw them in an open field and decided what I was going to get. I thanked him and handed his discs back. He then went into his trunk and gave me a 167g DDx and said here try this backhand, and you can keep it.

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Old 03-05-2020, 11:59 PM
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my favorite stories are when i get a call about one of my lost discs and the person found it at a course where i've never been. i've had that happen a few times. many times i've gotten a call and they found it at a course that i've been to but it's not where i lost that particular disc.

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Old 03-06-2020, 12:10 AM
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my favorite stories are when i get a call about one of my lost discs and the person found it at a course where i've never been. i've had that happen a few times. many times i've gotten a call and they found it at a course that i've been to but it's not where i lost that particular disc.


Or when you get a call about a disc you haven’t seen in years and the guy found it on a course in Iowa and you’ve never been to Iowa.

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Old 03-06-2020, 07:31 AM
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I called a guy whose Star Spider I found at Ann Mo in Boise. He'd lost it at Dela 2 weeks before, and said he'd never been out of the SW U.S.
Oh, I've gotten freebies for volunteering, and a few for finding treasured discs or helping someone out of a jam. But like AP, I've given away hundreds, from errant desire purchases and un-inked finds.

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Old 03-06-2020, 08:41 AM
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I have a lot of friends that I give discs to and to reciprocate they will give me things they can’t throw well. If it’s too OS, high speed or they just don’t care for it I get some of them. Often with the knowledge that if I don’t throw it I’ll give it to someone who will, or that the sale of it will help pay for my next tournament.
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Old 03-06-2020, 09:02 AM
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Several years back we installed a rock solid lost & found box @JPark and I took over handling all the discs that were put in.
A few years back some anonymous player dropped $20 in the box with a note thanking me for all the work I do for the course and local disc golf.

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