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Old 21-09-2009, 1:56 PM
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Old 24-09-2009, 9:43 PM
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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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Getting there one step at a time...
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Old 24-09-2009, 9:53 PM
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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

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Old 24-09-2009, 10:12 PM
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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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Old 24-09-2009, 10:48 PM
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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)
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Old 24-09-2009, 11:14 PM
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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.
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Old 25-09-2009, 8:32 AM
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Rochdale has also changed to freegle
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Old 25-09-2009, 8:41 AM
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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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Old 25-09-2009, 8:44 AM
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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

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Old 25-09-2009, 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.
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Rochdale has also changed to freegle

what's the difference between freecycle and freegle? why the name change?
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Old 25-09-2009, 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
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Old 25-09-2009, 10:08 AM
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what's the difference between freecycle and freegle? why the name change?
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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Old 25-09-2009, 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

same as us! we rehomed some curtains but were never successful getting anything we wanted. i dont bother now just sling stuff
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Old 25-09-2009, 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.

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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! **

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Old 25-09-2009, 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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Old 25-09-2009, 10:40 AM
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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!!
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same as us! we rehomed some curtains but were never successful getting anything we wanted. i dont bother now just sling stuff
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.
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Old 25-09-2009, 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!
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Old 25-09-2009, 12:27 PM
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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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