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    • MSE Jenny
    • By MSE Jenny 21st Sep 09, 1:56 PM
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    Discuss your Freecycle successes
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    • 21st Sep 09, 1:56 PM
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    Discuss your Freecycle successes 21st Sep 09 at 1:56 PM



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    Last edited by MSE Jenny; 21-09-2009 at 2:02 PM.
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  • savingholmes
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    • 24th Sep 09, 9:43 PM
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    • 24th Sep 09, 9:43 PM
    We've given away a piano and kitchen items on freecycle

    We've been given a bed, a rowing machine and an absroller

    My sis has had a lawnmower thro it....

    Only started using freecycle after getting involved here
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    • alienbuffy
    • By alienbuffy 24th Sep 09, 9:53 PM
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    • 24th Sep 09, 9:53 PM
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    • 24th Sep 09, 9:53 PM
    I have given away a double bed frame, computer desk and a small dryer, a box of odds and ends

    I got some flags to finish are patio

  • wornoutmumoftwo
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    • 24th Sep 09, 10:12 PM
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    • 24th Sep 09, 10:12 PM
    Given away: old pc, baby stuff, computer desk, toys, clothes

    Received: Almost like new pc once i'd fixed it, computer desk (which I returned to the freecycle system), 12ft trampoline, dvd's

    Just love everything about freecycle.
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    • cjb02
    • By cjb02 24th Sep 09, 10:48 PM
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    • 24th Sep 09, 10:48 PM
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    • 24th Sep 09, 10:48 PM
    Given - a couple of tons of soil, a double bed head, countless jam jars, girlfriends old cosmetics. a fish tank, an old black and decker workmate type bench, other bits of bats, strawberry plants

    Got - rowing machine (went back to freecycle 12months later), running machine (went back to freecycle 12months later), Jerusalem artichoke tubers, loft ladders, greenhouse staging, some old computer parts, gardening magazines (lots)
  • bufferbetty
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    • 24th Sep 09, 11:14 PM
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    • 24th Sep 09, 11:14 PM
    Hi all, im one of the mods, for the stafford freegle group. Can i please point out that we have changed our name from freecycle to freegle. Hope its ok to post this here.
  • lannyloo
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    • 25th Sep 09, 8:32 AM
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    • 25th Sep 09, 8:32 AM
    Rochdale has also changed to freegle
    • Hezzawithkids
    • By Hezzawithkids 25th Sep 09, 8:41 AM
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    • 25th Sep 09, 8:41 AM
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    • 25th Sep 09, 8:41 AM
    We've given away loads of stuff and almost get killed in the rush whenever we post anything - e.g. a fax machine, a pile of WW mags, garden toys & furniture, patio slabs.

    We've never EVER got anything - never any replies to our wanted posts and I'm never quick enough off the mark to claim anything even though I subscribe to the alerts. Also, no-one ever replies to my requests. :rolleyes2
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    • bravobeastie
    • By bravobeastie 25th Sep 09, 8:44 AM
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    • 25th Sep 09, 8:44 AM
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    • 25th Sep 09, 8:44 AM
    Given away (this could take some time)
    Dishwasher
    Washing machine
    tumble dryer
    cooker
    clothes
    toys
    bikes
    and much more over the years that i can't remember

    Received

    A few bits and bobs but the best was:

    A car with tax and MOT (would like to add that this was re-gifted on freecycle once we were in a position to upgrade the car)
    15" tft monitor boxed and working perfectly
    Faux leather 7 seater corner suite
    Last edited by bravobeastie; 25-09-2009 at 8:51 AM.
    • tiff
    • By tiff 25th Sep 09, 9:16 AM
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    Given away: Bunk bed, television, tumble dryer, slow cooker, wine rack, crockery, gas bottle

    Received: plums, green tomatoes, apples, jam jars, bread maker, hamster cage, dog toilet, hoover and probably loads more that I cant remember.
    Last edited by tiff; 25-09-2009 at 10:08 AM. Reason: add item
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  • Confuzzled
    Rochdale has also changed to freegle
    Originally posted by lannyloo

    what's the difference between freecycle and freegle? why the name change?
    • debbycuk
    • By debbycuk 25th Sep 09, 10:01 AM
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    Given:
    Kids & baby clothes
    Baby equipment
    newborn toys
    double bed
    double buggy
    Ladies clothes
    Maternity clothes

    recieved
    Brand new Branbantia Washing line!!! (brilliant as ours collapsed the day before!)
    Kids clothes
    double buggy (different one!)
    5in1 babyto toddler rider
    cloth nappies
    plant pots
    toddler toys
    • tiff
    • By tiff 25th Sep 09, 10:08 AM
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    what's the difference between freecycle and freegle? why the name change?
    Originally posted by Confuzzled
    If you do a search there are long threads on the reason UK freecycle has become Freegle in a lot of areas.
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    • bethesda
    • By bethesda 25th Sep 09, 10:12 AM
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    We've never EVER got anything - never any replies to our wanted posts and I'm never quick enough off the mark to claim anything even though I subscribe to the alerts. Also, no-one ever replies to my requests. :rolleyes2
    Originally posted by Hezzawithkids

    same as us! we rehomed some curtains but were never successful getting anything we wanted. i dont bother now just sling stuff
    • Cinders2001
    • By Cinders2001 25th Sep 09, 10:34 AM
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    Bethesda - are you set to receive a Digest or Individual emails?
    Digest can come too late sometimes and people miss out.

    -----------

    As a Mod for a branch in Somerset, I can say we have great successes in our Freecycle (and we are still Freecycle here (at the moment anyway)).

    Personally I have lost count of the things, I have offered and received.
    I'm currently offering a pram and about to list a sewing machine.
    received some Duplo bricks the other day. Wonderful!

    We used to get so many people asking to Borrow things which Freecycle don't allow, so we set up a separate group for Freecyclers to borrow and swap things.
    It works wonderfully too. We are in 5 counties of the South West now!

    I'd hate to think how the world would now look without Freecycle!!
    Well done everyone who has ever used Freecycle in the Past, Present and in the Future!!
    ** Freebies and money saved with the help of you all? - Don't know ....lost count! **

    Thank you costs nothing but means a lot. That's why I thank all posts I like!
    • tiff
    • By tiff 25th Sep 09, 10:37 AM
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    Do you have a link for the swapping group Cinders, does it cover Bristol?
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  • pipjes
    thank god for freecycle... we have recieved a
    maple & granite kitchen, built in dishwasher
    neff hobb & built in oven
    2 leather sofas,,
    toy box + toys
    small corner loo & sink
    cabin bed
    single mattress
    superking mattress
    girls clothes
    tp climbing frame
    trialer tent cat without tax n mot, really habdy for last winter then it died, but got 6 months use out of it
    chicken coop
    rugs

    given away,
    various car parts( hubby mechanic)
    girls & baby clothes
    boys & teenage clothes
    womens jeans
    tools,
    baby bouncer
    magazines & books
    videos
    odds n ends of furniture
    60m fabric
    bedding
    nursery curtians & bblinds
    rugs


    and probably alot more i cant remeber, brilliant idea, i hate throwing things out that still have life in them,
    also anything that doesnt get given away on freecycle, i have a lady from the local womens refuge come and collect it, as alot of familys have run from their old places with nothing but what they sre wearing!!
  • pipjes
    same as us! we rehomed some curtains but were never successful getting anything we wanted. i dont bother now just sling stuff
    Originally posted by bethesda
    why?????????????
    is it because you dont recieve stuff that you feel that you souldnt offer it out,?? the idea is to keep things ot of landfill and not clogg up this planet, please if you dont like freecycle, try your nearest womens refuge, childrens home, hospital etc, im sure they would love anything.
    • jaredava
    • By jaredava 25th Sep 09, 11:51 AM
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    Gven
    Boys clothes
    grls clothes
    fashon mags
    toys
    materal
    computer
    prnter
    baby swng
    rockng horse

    receved
    pano
    computer desk
    freezer
    frdge
    42'' tv !!!!!!
    car !!!!!!!!!!!! ( needed work but was way better than what was drvng)


    needed
    mssng vowel for keyboard!
  • westywoo
    I've given away loads of stuff: Double bed, shelves, cupboard, bike rack, electrical stuff, books etc. Never received a thing, not quick enough. I still love Freegle though and use it regularly.
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