Does anyone else used theses site's or something similar?? I used Wirral-Recycle as it's the only one (that's popular) in my area.
I've used Freecycle but I found it really hard to keep up. I tended to find by the time I got home from work all the cool stuff had gone. Also there was a really bad atmosphere on the site after several people posted RIP messages when Michael Jackson died, and then there were tons of messages back from people moaning that it wasn't the place to leave those messages. It all got very odd and I gave up checking it.
i use freecycle but do not live in a very big city so there isn't a lot to check- or i find that i am always too late. it's a great place to give things away! I like helping people so that is how i give away my kids outgrown clothes and toys.
It is hard to keep up sometimes and I give the kids old clothes, toys etc..... (I gave a scooter away on it once).
But i'v also got some really cool stuff off it too. Recipe books, fabric, netting, cotton, plants and the bestest things ever, my bike and child trailer for the back of it. I even got a Futon bed for my brother once, lol.
I use craigslist to get rid of stuff and post it in the FREE section. But it's true you have to be really fast to get stuff.
i signed up for Freecycle, but it got way to complicated. When I listed something, someone snatched it up, which was great, but they wanted me to take it to them. The car wasn't working, kid wasn't home from school and they couldn't leave, etc., etc. Then the system jammed my mailbox. I had to wade thru each and every post to get to e-mail I actually wanted. I may try again someday, but right now there are a few to many bugs.
Haha, I'll just dig this thread out again. I got a sofa off Freecycle yesterday. It's ace! Our old one was well and truly knackered. I literally posted and got a message back within 12 hours from someone saying they have one. I was over the moon. I look forward to giving my stuff away and knowing someone else is as grateful as I am for getting something for free when money is tight!
I've been able to get a couple of things from Freecycle, my favorite being a tiny pink TV that I was able to hook up to our old VCR so that I can watch my Disney tapes while I craft
I just signed up for freecycle not long ago. I'd never even hear of it. Two days after signing up I got a crap-load of National Geographic magazines from the 60-90's. They are ALL in excellent condition. Almost like they'd never been opened. I'm a fool for books (These are the only magazines I read, so I consider them to be books. lol) so I'm completely thrilled. I just don't have anywhere to put them.
I saw this and decided to give freecycle a try. There's tons of people in Seattle who are on there, so that's encouraging. I have some clothing I can definitely put up there, and after that, I want to put up a "wanted" add so I might be able to find a bookcase in my area!
i joined freecycle but in my area its like there is one free add for every fifty wanted and the free is usually for cats and dogs
I joined freecycle, but never read the e-mails and just kind of got over it really fast.
freecycle is awesome but you do have to be on top of it, like 24/7! theres a site called 2good2toss, you can find free stuff on there as well, ive gotten ALOT of things of this site!
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