Discuss your Freecycle successes



  • dom.1994
    dom.1994 Forumite Posts: 39 Forumite
    my sister got a waher and a dryer for her new house of freecycle just last week
    November wins - 2 x innocent smoothie vouchers and magnets ,
  • senny168
    senny168 Forumite Posts: 12 Forumite
    I've recently given away just this year...

    1. A huge rabbit run (was taking loads of space in the garden)
    2. Three single beds with mattresses (not used at all for years, perfect condition)
    3. Four 14" TV's that were no longer used, all had RC's and 2 were TV-Video combo's

    More to go soon... most clothes go to the local charity shops though.
  • senny168
    senny168 Forumite Posts: 12 Forumite
    Oops, forgot to mention I also gave away an old computer with monitor too... was about 6 years old, perfect working order but too old and slow for me. Could not be bothered to try and sell it on for whatever it was worth... £50 maybe? Decided to give it to whoever sounded nice on the phone, which happened to be a poor mum who needed a computer for her daughter for school work. That made my day.
  • moneypooh
    moneypooh Forumite Posts: 2,217
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    This past week we have given away:
    a pine bed with drawers
    7 electric storage radiators
    a raleigh ladies bike

    brilliant :)
  • Naye
    Naye Forumite Posts: 75 Forumite
    I have given away a tv and freeview box and received a gorgeous cream leather chair!! Love Freecycle :beer::j
    Gotta Love The Freebies :beer:
  • senny168
    senny168 Forumite Posts: 12 Forumite
    Naye wrote: »
    I have given away a tv and freeview box and received a gorgeous cream leather chair!! Love Freecycle :beer::j
    Naye... sounds like a good swap to me -- should be called Swapcycle, LOL!
  • quidsinquentin
    quidsinquentin Forumite Posts: 42,693 Forumite
    About a year and a half ago my life collapsed around me and I was virtually homeless.

    I had an empty flat and almost no money to buy anything to go in it.

    Using Freecycle (and the kindness of others) I almost completely furnished my flat.

    Cooker - almost brand new
    Bed - one for me one and one for my son
    Sofa's X 2 - one's a Multiyork with two sets of covers!
    TV & stand
    Table and chairs
    Washing machine
    etc, etc, too much to mention.

    It's one of the best ideas anyones ever come up with!
    The atmosphere is currently filled with hypocrisy so thick that it could be sliced, wrapped, and sold in supermarkets for a decent price and labeled, 'Wholegrain Left-Wing, Middle-Class, Politically-Correct Organic Hypocrisy'.
  • dipsy81
    dipsy81 Forumite Posts: 611
    500 Posts
    I too love Freecycle. Got to know about it from this forum actually.

    Received for me, family and for my friends

    Moses basket - friends daughter
    pushchair - friends daughter
    other baby things - friends daughter
    childrens books - my nieces
    childrens school clothes - my nieces
    sewing machine - myself
    breadmaker - myself
    euromeed coolant - myself
    dyson dco2 - myself
    knitting machine - myself
    coffee machine - myself
    wallpaper - myself and brother
    tomato plants - myself and sister
    firesurround and hearth - myself

    I have given some things away as well. The first lot was some books, they went to several people. Then I had a lot of clothes, they went to one person. Then I gave away a nice winter jacket, but also gave the same lady some more clothes, i even took them to her house for her as she was not able to walk very far. I got lost in the process and probably cost me more in petrol. lol.

    I think Freecycle is the best thing to ever happen. Especially for people struggling to make ends meet. We all have things happen in our lives such as redundancy, can't find jobs, can't work through ill health. This helps so many people. Thank you everybody who makes this great site work.
  • Cinders2001
    Cinders2001 Forumite Posts: 1,452
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Photogenic Combo Breaker
    Love hearing all these stories!
    ** Freebies and money saved with the help of you all? - Don't know ....lost count! **
    ** Stay Safe **
  • fix-it-now
    fix-it-now Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie

    I like to fix fault electronic items
    There’s always to many on freecycle for me and most like minded repairers
    (but remember its cost money for parts to fix items)

    So I do tend to pick and choose
    So if you have a faulty item
    Give a good description
    As dead TV is not enough

    Make and model would help and of course will need the remote
    the better the description the better the chance of it going

    If nothing else it will save you a trip to the tip

    I pick up a 100 plus faulty items a year and manage to fix about 75% of them

    Some go back on freecycle
    Some I sell to cover the cost of parts to fix them

    Have fun
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