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No sucess dispite many attempts

I think freecycle is populated by professional re-sellers who collect stuff for sale on ebay, gumtree, carboots and classified.

I have tried to ask for 30 or so items, many within minutes of them apprearing, and they have always already gone.

80% of people do not let you know, your polite email just dissappear.

Unless you are willing to sit and press refresh all day, i doubt you will have much sucess on freecycle.

Of the 3 items I have offered the replies were instant, and the collectors were not grateful, it was not something unusual for them, they appeared to be on a schedule collecting things around the county.
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Basic but awesome

In a selfish world it is so refreshing to see a website where people who have things of worth want to pay it forward and let others benefit from its use. So basic but I think that is why I like it, its a great representation of the purpose. Simply to share the wealth with those who need it.
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Awesome

Always great in my local community with free items and a great way to remove what I no longer need
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Top Recycling web site

Amazed at the amount of "good junk" we hold onto and never use.
Freecycle the perfect site to pass on the things we don't need anymore.

I was looking for a breadmaker and was thrilled to be given one from a fellow member, it was as new had only been used a couple of times, spotlessly clean and came along with a great recipe book.

Definately going to clear out my cupboards.
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Ok site shame about users

I check this site nearly everyday and if there is something i like i send the user a message but the thing that gets me is 9 times out of 10 the user(s) dont get back to you and its very frustrating and its quite off putting.

But apart from that the site is a good idea and i continue to use the site.
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The problem with review sites is that reviews can be faked

such as this review. I haven't even used this business, but I know better than to trust any website that aggregates review content.
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Thanks for finding my Boots!

Excellent job got my much needed Cowboy boots for free and in excellent condition! Hell ya!!
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Helping Others and Helping Ourselves

Most of us end up with a surplus of something - and this is a really good way of disposing of something without wasting it - it goes to someone who needs it. The fact that no money ever changes hands is just right too - everyone can share in the giving and the taking.
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What a great concept

We used this site to find some great free conference chairs for our non-profit. I highly recommend this site.
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Great idea!

Great site and great idea - I've used them loads both to get rid of unwanted items and to acquire others.

Looses one star for not kicking off time wasters who don't turn up to collect products and then never show up! It's just plain rude!
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Yeh! Great site

Get rid of stuff you don't need to those who do for some reason.
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Great, but..

.. too many people asking too many technical questions about stuff that I/m giving away for free.
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Too much spam, too many (unenforced) rules, Craigslist is far better

I recently unsubscribed from Freecycle after being on their list for a couple of years. I found it hard to unsubscribe (the normal "Leave Group" function on Yahoo was disabled by the admin), and had to beg the snotty, unhelpful, ineffectual dictator who owned the list to take me off. Why won't they let people unsubscribe of their own free will? Mind-boggling.

I never once saw anything on Freecycle that I would be interested in. Twice, I posted about furniture and used items that I didn't want, carefully following every one of the many ridiculous rules for posting, but received absolutely no responses. When I posted the same items on Craigslist, they were out of my house within 24 hours, and I got to choose from dozens of interested responders.

Freecycle seemed to have a lot of rules that they selectively enforce: for example, we had a couple of "single welfare mommy of too many kids" type members who would use the list to beg for free electronics and clothes for their large and varied broods. Because of the wide age ranges plus genders of children they begged for, members suspected these posters were eBay resellers, not genuine freecyclers. This was against the rules, but the mods did nothing to stop it, even though other members responded that they were sick of seeing this type of begging spam. The mods also continually allowed people to post offers of free pets, (especially guinea pigs), even though this, too, was against the rules.

Craigslist is far more effective and doesn't spam me.
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Not good

Great idea but not well implimented, I got so fed up with my email swamped and it took ages to stop them so I now avoid it altogether.
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O2GEAR is the BEST online shop!!!

Love this company soooo much!! Great products and best prices!!
Thank you 02gearshop......its always a pleasure to order from your online site!!
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Easy to use - Easy to WIn - I choose the Price

The Auction site of my choice - many buys many wins and only one poor experience that EBay made right and I got my money back.
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Spoilt by too many wanted ads for expensive products.

I have been a frequent user of Freecycle mainly offering items but occasionally placing a wanted. The concept is very simple but i have noticied that replies to an offer often now want you to deliver!!! Also a huge increase in wanted ads for TV's, Laptops etc some even specifying the make. I think there should be a limit on the number of wanted items you can place although I do understand this would make it hard work for the unsung heroes the Moderators.
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Marvellous idea eco friendly

Working for a charity I could'nt believe our luck at finding a large whiteboard for free. Saved us much needed money to do other things with the money a whiteboard would have cost us.
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Brilliant site for moving on stuff you don't need any more.

Ads go out daily to other members, fairly easy to use, and lets you see the area where the ad is coming from.
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Always the best for recycling anything

I always use this sight to get rid of unwanted items, tying my best to recycle as much as possible as well as helping others and the environment. great for picking up things for free too

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