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  • ladybird23
    ladybird23 Forumite Posts: 31 Forumite
    Forgot - best of all got an exercise bike to help hubby with knee problems and it really did help too.
  • FlyingDutchman
    FlyingDutchman Forumite Posts: 1,443 Forumite
    Given away entire nine series of Buffy The Vampire Slayer on video and a couple of series of Sex And The City on video.

    Received two computers (one incomplete), colour printer, MD player and MD recorder and two magazines (freebies I'd requested from Sunday papers I'd missed).

    The computers were very handy as I'm doing a IT course at my local college so they are great to practice on. I've upgraded one for a friend.
    Life's what you make it....

    "I've got one, two, three, [STRIKE]four[/STRIKE], [STRIKE]five[/STRIKE]... senses working overtime..", XTC. :sad:

    Life beyond voluntary work scares me, but what else is there? :cry:
  • stumpy-polecat
    stumpy-polecat Forumite Posts: 8 Forumite
    I got a laptop, strimmer, furniture for my new home, king size bed, table, bathrrom cabenet, pots and pans, baby stuff and mirrors
  • lannyloo
    lannyloo Forumite Posts: 922 Forumite
    For anyone in the Rochdale area, who is interested in using Rochdale Freegle, heres the link...

  • Hickwill
    Hickwill Forumite Posts: 5 Forumite
    We've given and received lots but the highlights include a bunk bed that I received from a gentleman who received a cabin bed from a lady who took my toddler bed! If that doesn't summarise what freecycle/freegle is all about, I don't know what else does!
  • Cinders2001
    Cinders2001 Forumite Posts: 1,452
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Photogenic Combo Breaker
    babymoo wrote: »
    I registered yesterday and just got rid of my sofa's today :D very happy.

    Yay! Good for you!
    So many 'cyclers here!!!
    ** Freebies and money saved with the help of you all? - Don't know ....lost count! **
    ** Stay Safe **
  • shelovestobuystuff
    shelovestobuystuff Forumite Posts: 2,710
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    I have given away an old dishwasher,a fridge,a microwave(we bought a smaller one to fit a new space)2x2seater sofas,a bed,baby stuff including a good pram,2 sun room chairs,books.
    I have recieved an A0 drawing board on stand and paper guilotine.I was also lucky enough to get in first for a change and was offered a piano which is something I have always desperately wanted but I couldnt afford the £90 piano mover costs for it at the time so had to ask that it be given to one of the 7 other freecyclers who had asked for it too.
    "Reaching out to touch the stars dont forget the flowers at your feet".
  • noynoy
    noynoy Forumite Posts: 380 Forumite
    not had much luck with freecycle latley everyone is happy to take but when i ask for something i get no joy at all ..plus ive gotton annoyed with having my posts rejected due to either not placing a word in the correct area ..or even get this i was rejected a wanted post ..as i hadnt offered..even though id offered loads before just not for a couple of months..im finding it a real turn off at the mo..i think ill just continue skip raiding!
    total debt 4711.00 at lbm (4217.31) dfd aug 2012 :eek: overdraft 800 (400.00) kill overdraft first, loan 1500.00 ,creditcard 2411.00
  • jackomdj
    jackomdj Forumite Posts: 3,073
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts
    I gave a pot of red paint today that was collected by Santa's wife for the charity grotto they run every year!
  • nodwah
    nodwah Forumite Posts: 1,742 Forumite
    I'm addicted to freecycling - I just berated my Neighbour for breaking up an old shed when someone might have wanted it!

    i'm on my local freecycle, freeshare and freegle - ok i'm a tart!

    I've given more than I've recieved I think, mainly outgrown toys and plants. I did manage to give away most of my old kitchen when i got a new one!!

    Once in a while I've given to people who when I've met them I feel are traders and my stuff is off to the market or carboot sale but to some extent I'm not that bothered as it's off my hands!

    the best thing I ever got was a vintage typewriter, which I love -It is so heavy though that i nearly had a hernia carrying it back to the car!
    Just call me Nodwah the thread killer
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