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JYATES wrote: »
Just thought I would let you know that Martin is right about being able to start a business for free with the use of sites like Freecycle.
I have had a few emails from people on my own site (freesources.co.uk) asking about using Freecycle.org to source stock for eBay shops and online sites. This seems a bit of a no brainer however it does not sit well with me that you are profiting of someone else's generosity.
The ethos of Freecycle is to donate something that someone needs and will use. The person donating gives in the knowledge that their cherished item will go to a good home whilst the recipient is grateful for a need being filled.
Think twice before pillaging freecycle for eBay stock.
morg_monster wrote: »
I thought the ethos of freecycle was simply to keep stuff out of landfill? As far as I'm concerned it doesn't matter what people do with my freecycled stuff once its off my hands, as long as its not illegal and not dumped on landfill! If they want to make money on it, good on them, just cause I couldn't be bothered to carboot it or ebay it doesn't mean someone else shouldn't have a chance.
But I agree people should have the courtesy to say that they are planning to sell it when they contact the offerer. I'm sure there are some people that won't then consider them, and then some like me who don't mind either way.
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