Has anyone tried Freecycle?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by ctmom05, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. ctmom05

    ctmom05 Member

    I just joined one in my area - looking for a simple straight forward bread machine. The ones in the stores these days seem to have more features than I want or would know how to use. Bread machines are the type of item that someone might get or buy and retire to a shelf.

    I am quite sure that if I look around my house, I will find items I have, but don't use - that would be someone else's treasure.

    Please tell me about your experience with Freecycle.
  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    I have been a member of freecycle for a few years now. I do pass along items that are needed and have received some really great things. I got a crib for Keyana, clothes for her and even a few toys. I even got a bed for Billy.
  3. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I use Freecycle too. I love it. My girls also use it.

    Last fall we gave away what was left over from the garage sale. Lots of good stuff.
  4. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Another vote for freecycle. I gave a lot of stuff away when I moved. I posted an ad that I needed packing materials and probably saved a couple of hundred dollars by getting used bubblewrap and boxes.

    Since moving here, I've given some more things and even managed to get a charger for my daughter's phone when hers got lost in the move.

    LOVE freecyel.
  5. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I have found that Freecycle has been a good experience for me.

    I answer a lot of ads for things that are posted as OFFER - and unless you are like the first person to email the person who has the offer you pretty much are out of luck.

    I did answer a girl recently about a Ferret cage. THe odd thing was (going to tell LMS_) check your SPAM mail - when I wrote the girl about the ferret cage - her reply came to my spam mail and I don't have a very high setting for it either.

    I was able to write her, go get the cage and it's about a $100.00 cage in a pet shop.

    NOW........to get a ferret!

    So I'm another positive vote for Freecycle - just not the earliest bird to get the best worms - and when I move - I'm going to post for boxes and bubble wrap - THAT is a HUGE expense I can pass on to someone else when I'm done and keep the landfills clean.

    When I get ready to move - I am going to be VERY popular - I have TONS of junk....

    So it works for us. There is also another one (cant think of the name) Give America maybe - that puts cars and stuff on their site - for free. Maybe it's America Giveaway - I can't remember.

    Good Luck - HAPPY GREEN DAY!
  6. ODAT

    ODAT New Member

    I love Freecycle, too! I've given and received and had mostly good experiences except for a couple of no shows. Craigslist is fine also, I sold a few items very, very quickly & easily when I moved two years ago.
  7. mom_in_training

    mom_in_training New Member

    Oh and heres another freecycle fan. Have used it with good results for moving boxes for my sister. Had her hooked up with plenty of boxes within a matter of a few hours. I browse through it frequently as well and am thinking about going through my garage and posting in the hopes that someone else could make good use out of things I just have in the garage.
  8. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Another thumbs up for freecycle. And thumbs up for Craigslist!