the same thing happened to me about 12 years ago, bloke at work heard i was a collector and told me he had some in his loft. i was thinking "here comes a load of crap probably"
came in a few weeks later and had about 20 loose figures some with weapons, all jedi figures mostly ewoks but gave me them for nothing
A couple of years later i changed jobs and caught wind that a bloke at work in his 40s was a big collector of vintage, im thinking it'll be a load of episode 1 crap. how wrong i was!!!
he had a room in his house dedicated to vintage star wars figures and had pretty much everything! all the playsets, ships and monsters boxed and a complete loose run of figures apart from a vinyl caped jawa which he just couldnt justify paying the price for, no carded figures though. he lived around the corner from the modellers loft shoft that was in caterham so spent most of his spare cash collecting.