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Old 02-18-2011, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and no where
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Default Giving away stuff on Freecycle

I just signed up this week to donate some stuff to declutter my home.

It's been a great experience so far. I donated some computer stuff, a TV, and other electronic gadgets. The people who were interested in my items were very nice and very much needed the items.

Anyone else here use freecycle? Generally good experiences? Any bad experiences? Anything to be aware of?
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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What do they do with the donated items? Do they pick up?
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I just signed up this week to donate some stuff to declutter my home.

It's been a great experience so far. I donated some computer stuff, a TV, and other electronic gadgets. The people who were interested in my items were very nice and very much needed the items.

Anyone else here use freecycle? Generally good experiences? Any bad experiences? Anything to be aware of?
I have freecycled some stuff before. Some takers can be a bit flaky (getting pissed because you won't deliver..). I usually just put the stuff out by the curb & let any takers know its there and first come, first served.
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:15 PM
 
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I use it to get rid of things all the time.

I hear you though. I gave away a large dish set. It did not have the coffee cups. Lady went on and on about the coffee cups and where are they?
I mean, hey I just gave it away FREE.

But in general it is fine. The biggest problem I have out here are no shows.
Real biog problem. So now I will not hold, it is first come first serve.

When I wait at home for someone to show up it is rude when they dont and there are ten other people that would have.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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I have used Freecycle 2-3 times. It's a great thing. Recently, however, I went through some health and mobility issues and the person I was supposed to pick up from got pissed that I hadn't communicated. When I finally got there, the stuff was gone. That wasn't cool either. But generally speaking, Freecycle is a really great community of folks. Can't believe some of the things I've seen on there, very cool!
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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I just joined the Tempe Yahoo group for Freecycle. Sounds like a good way to move stuff, and pick up useful stuff free too.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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I use Freecycle all the time, especially now that I'm getting rid of stuff in preparation for (hopefully) moving to AZ. The main problem I've had is people not showing up. But that is par for the course here in my part of TN. People have no consideration for others' time here. Repairmen, contractors, Freecyclers, whatever, they just plain don't show up and don't bother letting you know they're not coming. I've nicknamed TN the "No-Show State".
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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I use, and it is great...not had a problem either way, but don't utilize that much.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I use Freecycle all the time, especially now that I'm getting rid of stuff in preparation for (hopefully) moving to AZ. The main problem I've had is people not showing up. But that is par for the course here in my part of TN. People have no consideration for others' time here. Repairmen, contractors, Freecyclers, whatever, they just plain don't show up and don't bother letting you know they're not coming. I've nicknamed TN the "No-Show State".
Don't expect that to be any better in Arizona. My favorite illustration of life in Tucson: One Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. I went to have my car's oil changed at a nationally known establishment in a prominent location. There was a sign clearly posted on the door saying the place was open until 6 p.m., a fact that was also prominently displayed on their Internet site. No-can-do, insisted the guy behind the counter, even when I pointed out there was only one car in the bay and they were open for two-and-a-half more hours. The explanation? "We're closing up early. We did enough work for one day."
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:26 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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Don't expect that to be any better in Arizona. My favorite illustration of life in Tucson: One Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. I went to have my car's oil changed at a nationally known establishment in a prominent location. There was a sign clearly posted on the door saying the place was open until 6 p.m., a fact that was also prominently displayed on their Internet site. No-can-do, insisted the guy behind the counter, even when I pointed out there was only one car in the bay and they were open for two-and-a-half more hours. The explanation? "We're closing up early. We did enough work for one day."
Never heard that one before. It's not quite the same as a repairman or a contractor that comes to your house (or a freecycler), but I also don't think it has anything to do with the fact that this oil change place was in AZ. Stupid (including bad business decisions and poor customer service) happens everywhere.
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