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Here's an original I just came up with. Enjoy

You pay to get rid of me, yet I'm not free

I move on a wheel, yet a wheel moves in me

I'm not a good pet, yet you have me at home

Chop off my tail and I'm free to roam

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ Darn it, out of upvotes. $\endgroup$ – Joe-You-Know Aug 30 '18 at 17:10
  • $\begingroup$ I appreciate the sentiment :) $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Aug 30 '18 at 17:10
  • $\begingroup$ Nice riddle, there's some slight sense of Déjà-vu though. I think I like this version better though, so +1. $\endgroup$ – Bass Aug 31 '18 at 7:22
  • $\begingroup$ I love this riddle, especially its twists! $\color{darkorange}{\bigstar}$ $(+1)$ $\endgroup$ – Feeds Sep 3 '18 at 0:32
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Is it a

Mouse?

You pay to get rid of me, yet I'm not free

If you have a mice infestation in your house, you pay to get rid of them. A mouse is not free (pet mouse or computer mouse).

I move on a wheel, yet a wheel moves in me

You may have a pet mouse wheel, and a computer mouse has a wheel in it.

I'm not a good pet, yet you have me at home

Most people have a computer mouse at home.

Chop off my tail and I'm free to roam

Maybe a reference to a wireless mouse?

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  • $\begingroup$ Nicely done! And welcome to the Puzzling SE, by the way. Not a bad way to start off! $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Aug 30 '18 at 17:48
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Are you a

Garbage bag?

You pay to get rid of me, yet I'm not free

You pay for your food, which becomes trash.

I move on a wheel, yet a wheel moves in me

Garbage cans move on wheels, and then they are placed in garbage trucks. Wheelception.

I'm not a good pet, yet you have me at home

It stinks.

Chop off my tail and I'm free to roam

If you don't tie the bag it spills.

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Are you a

Phone

You pay to get rid of me, yet I'm not free

cancelling your plan costs money. and the service is not free.

I move on a wheel, yet a wheel moves in me

old time rotary phones can be thought of as having a wheel that moves

I'm not a good pet, yet you have me at home

Everyone has a phone

Chop off my tail and I'm free to roam

Wireless/Cell phones roam as their "tailed" wired counterparts couldn't.

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to the Puzzling SE, and thanks for the participation! You are not quite there, but I like your explanation for the last line.... see what you can do with that $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Aug 30 '18 at 17:41

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