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    Default Freecycle

    The worldwide Freecycle® Network is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving ( getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is run by local volunteer moderators. Membership is free.

    How does Freecycle work?

    One rule: everything posted must be free. Whether it's a chair, a fax machine, piano, toys or an old door to be given away, it can be posted on the network. Or, maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself? Respond to the posting directly and you just might get it. After that it is up to the giver to set up a pickup time for passing on the treasure.

    www.freecycle.org

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    A lot of us here use freecycle and freeko too Petra. Its a brilliant way of helping someone out and recycling at the same time.

    I have to admit i have only offered things at the mo but it is nice to think they have had new life instead of ending up on EBay or at a tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by princess_poppet View Post
    A lot of us here use freecycle and freeko too Petra. Its a brilliant way of helping someone out and recycling at the same time.

    I have to admit i have only offered things at the mo but it is nice to think they have had new life instead of ending up on EBay or at a tip!
    I'm glad to hear others use it too.

    I couldn't find it mentioned so I thought I would.

    I have given loads of things so far and it is a great way to pass on some good things that will get used again.

    I have had a few things too in the past but mostly I'm too slow if I do see anything offered that I could use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    I'm glad to hear others use it too.

    I couldn't find it mentioned so I thought I would.

    I have given loads of things so far and it is a great way to pass on some good things that will get used again.

    I have had a few things too in the past but mostly I'm too slow if I do see anything offered that I could use
    Yea i am the same things seem to go instantly but 1 day i might be quick enough lol

    Thank you for posting it tho Petra and welcome to the forum

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    you should chat with moonpixiewitch she seems very interested in freecycle also.
    I use both freecycle and efreeko both gr8 innitiatives

    only had one neg experience with both, out of several good ones... that's a pretty good ratio
    Last edited by Cinderella; 12th April 2007 at 18:01.
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    Thanks for posting Petra - I'll add this and Freeko to the useful websites thread in the Eco Forum
    PLEASE RECYCLE ALL YOU CAN

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    I really use freecycle a lot and have registered on freeko, but not used that much

    Ive managed to help a few people out that have been looking for things on freecycle though and been very lucky to receive things that have helped me out, letting the pennies I do have go that much further and saving things from the tip

    M x

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    Talking hey there fellow freecycle buddy!

    Hi Petra
    nice to see a fellow freecycle buddy on the site
    I have been a freecycle freak for some time time now , run my own group and moderate two others . I saved hundreds on my wedding by utilising freecycle , I also have a three piece suite from a kind freecycler and curtains . I have given away 3 pc's , a fridge , a garden bench and a camping stove to name but a few things.
    I have only had a couple of negative experiences out of many many interactions and think it is the best thing (apart from pts )I have discovered on the net so far.
    Long Live Freecycle!
    Moonpixiewitch - starting my own business in 2010 !!!

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    I love Freecycle too. I've given away and recieved some great things. What a great idea it is.
    Please adopt a rescued dog or cat from your local animal shelter!

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    Just wondering whether anyone here has successfully used Freecycle?

    This morning I posted a request for a glass fish tank/aquarium, and within 15 minutes I received an offer from someone who lives only 5 minutes drive away from my home.

    DH is collecting it this evening, we are looking forward to keeping fish again, and the person giving us the tank is thankful we helped him clear some of his clutter!

    I think that was a very successful use of freecycle

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