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Don’t re-cycle – free-cycle!

Clive Maxfield
9/24/2010 07:35 PM EDT

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K1200LT Rider   9/30/2010 3:05:49 PM
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That's a good use for it. I'm sure it can work out great for a lot of people.

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Max The Magnificent   9/30/2010 2:13:11 PM
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You make good points. But I must say that since I joined my local chapter, I've seen a lot of messages bouncing around where someone desperately needs something like a fridge (due say to some disaster like a house fire), and someone else responds that they have one to donate -- and then the grateful thanks afterwords -- and it all seems to work quite well...

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K1200LT Rider   9/30/2010 12:23:21 PM
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I like bringing things in to the local Humane Society thrift shop where their sales benefit all the things they do for animals. Sometimes we give to other thrift shops as well who do good things for people (Goodwill, etc.). Something makes me a little nervous about advertising free things. You never what type of person could come over and see what "other" things you might have around that they are interested in. Besides that, there are flea market and swap meet sellers who will take ANYTHING that they think they can sell. I don't really want to give stuff to people like that. I'd rather bring my things to organizations with worthy causes and keep potential problems away from my house, property and family.

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Max The Magnificent   9/27/2010 1:16:57 PM
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Someone else commented that with FreeCycle you get to meet some really interesting people. I really think this is an amazing idea ... how come I never heard about it before?

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Baolt   9/27/2010 12:01:26 AM
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@Clive, thanks for post, really interesting but fabulous idea, movement. I had lots of things waiting at my garage, indeed useful stuffs which you cant just throw away. interestingly where i live now, in EU, there are local fellows where i can use this chance to make friendship.

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vinyl   9/24/2010 9:50:47 PM
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Craigslist, of course, has a copious free section, along with, depending on the city and size, a dedicated following of packrats ready to pounce on whatever previously-thought-useless goodies you may have As a friend of mine likes to proclaim: "Scarcity is a lie."

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Max The Magnificent   9/24/2010 7:45:31 PM
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If you know of any websites where one can find free or low-cost "stuff", please share these nuggets of knowledge with the rest of us...

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