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Good news if you don't like to pay for things and live in California: At the Long Beach Free Store, everything is free. All of the merchandise is donated, the employees just work there out of the goodness of their hearts, and the whole thing runs on the idea that if you find something you really like, maybe you'll give something in return. And it's not just dusty knick-knacks: They have patio furniture. [Consumerist]