Sunday, July 27, 2008


Does anyone out there belong to the Freecycle group? It's really great-- you should look into it if you're interested at all in helping the planet Earth survive the human race. It's your kids' home too.

ANYWAY. The way it works is the following: you have something to give away (as opposed to throwing it away... this is the whole point of Freecycle). You post that item on the group's messageboard. You get "x" replies. After a period of, say, 24 hours, you are supposed to pick names at random (supposed to... not everyone does).

So, essentially, you're not really supposed to give preference to anyone in terms of to whom your items go. However, you'll undoubtedly get sob stories and whatnot from people who really want your old ironing board, etc.

But just so you all know, the next time I Freecycle something, I AM GIVING PREFERENCE TO THE PEOPLE WHO SAY PLEASE AND THANK YOU.


Robyn said...

Know exactly what you are saying. I have a few things I want to post, but it becomes this weird begging process that I'm not sure I want to deal with.

Anyone want a 27 inch color tv that channels 2-6 don't work on? No I'm not sending pictures. Its a tv. Some of the channels don't work!

krave said...

Is this "the" TV?? Cool!

Anonymous said...

Found this post because your title is the name of our blog, Freakcycle. We collect and write about the strange and funny posts people put on Freecycle. So much FC greediness and sob stories and we love every moment! Check it out if you'd like.