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edited 14 June 2010 at 11:43AM in Freebies (Low Spend)
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  • Ours has changed from freecycle to freegle. i dont have to many problems with it although some peoples communications are terrible. i posted a highchair on there last night and a gent come and collected this morning he was lovely and pleasent. but i posted a table on there for my mum one person said they want it but not making much effort to come and collect. surely we are helping them they should be greatful?
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    macma wrote: »
    I have given and recieved on freecycle a couple of times but I have to say some of the wants are a bit rich.
    I offered an item a couple of days ago that was snapped up within an hour and while the 2 ladies I apologised to because it was taken emailed a thankyou the recipient of the item did not:(
    Says it all really
    as an update-i spoke too soon the woman in question sent me a horrible email saying the item I'd offered worked but not how she wanted it to ,I'd quoted the model number etc,she accused me of allsorts and it left me rather shaken:(
    I considered reporting her to the moderators but she's got my address:silenced:
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    Luso_lady wrote: »
    For Northamptonshire & surrounding counties, and London, Free2Collect is great. You just sign up. You don't have to join a group - I hate that!

    I am missing something - the difference between "just signing up" and "joining a group" is??

    My local Freecycle uses yahoo groups. Once you've joined the group (or "signed up" if you prefer!) you can choose to receive the emails or not. In my last area there was a freecycle group and a "son of freecycle" group, I forget what it was called. Freecycle won out in the end because it kept gaining new members through the worldwide name - the spin-off died within a year or two because it gained so few members.

    Most of these groups are as good as their members (and moderators of course). The name seems to be a red herring in most cases.
  • macma wrote: »
    as an update-i spoke too soon the woman in question sent me a horrible email saying the item I'd offered worked but not how she wanted it to ,I'd quoted the model number etc,she accused me of allsorts and it left me rather shaken:(
    I considered reporting her to the moderators but she's got my address:silenced:


    Still report the member though. With a reaction like that you are probably not the first Member to have had an issue with this person.
    And if so they will be recorded in the Moderator database.

    There are a lot of ungrateful people out there, but there are twice as many nice ones. I hope you have better success with your next Freecycler.
    ** 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!
  • the original Freecycle organisation.
    The number of FREEGLE(Free, Given Locally Easily) groups has grown tremendously in its first year.
    so look for ilovefreegle.org. to find your local group.

    Best wishes
    A moderator of DartfordFreegle:T
  • KxMxKxMx Forumite
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    Just wanted to give you some feedback on the new guide :)

    Point 7- Freegle as well as Freecycle allow people to post wanted ads.

    Point 10- you can also post a message direct on the website, and a photo in the post (Freecycle) or in a group album (Freegle).

    Point 21- we have a spare mobile handset and sim card with £1 odd credit on, when I give away items this is the contact number I give them, I just make sure to switch on and leave on (it's usually off)

    Point 24- preloved has a freebies section at www.preloved.co.uk/free

    Finally the link at the bottom to this article works, but the one in the middle takes me to Avois points thread!
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    You have responded to a 14 month old post.

  • KxMxKxMx Forumite
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    You have responded to a 14 month old post.
    There is a Freecyle/Freegle thread on the eBay board where people laugh over outrageous ads. MSE Andrea posted a link to the new guide. This thread is linked on that new guide so I have given feedback as requested.
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