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    Cyburbian PlannerByDay's avatar
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    Freecycling, Ever heard of it?

    Recently I found our about and began to Freecycle to get rid of some things that are to big to move, not worthwhile to sell, to nice to just throw away or I was just plain to lazy to take them to Goodwill.

    Have you ever heard of Freecycling. Basicly everything is offered for Free or you can post a "want" and hope someone is willing to part with your "wanted" item for free.

    Most communities have "Freecycling Groups" check it out is is kinda cool.

    Freecycling

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    Great idea in a country where the wealthy throw stuff away that could go to the less fortunate. I recently spent about $30 on the fee to dispose of a old (working) washing machine that someone could have used. There are over 1,400 members in Providence alone. All 1,400 could all have some of my wife's knicknaks.

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    That sounds like an interesting idea. There are 2400 members in Toronto.

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    I did not know about this -
    discovered that there are 1,012 members in my fair city.
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    Heck, I just place stuff out by the curb with a sign-and it disappears. Am I "freecycling"?

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    I had an exerciser for sale in the newspaper for $50 and got no calls. The thing is taking up space and it had to go so last night at 9:30pm we put it up for free and this AM when I checked my e-mail there were 17 people who wanted.
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    Awesome stuff!

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    (for now) Frozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    I have a less formal method similar to what BKM described.

    I usually just place good condition, but unwanted items by the dumpster in the morning and it is usually gone by the evening. It is a great way to get rid of unwanted clothing, especially.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Signed up. Sounds like a good idea to me.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    There are 860 people in my community. I surfed the list of offered goods and I can pick ups a bunch of new Urinal Cakes for free if I had a urinal in my bathroom.

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    another related resourse. . .

    At least in Washington State there is another resourse:
    http://www.2good2toss.com/

    Not all things are free, but all have a price limit of $100. . .

    Freecycle is a great resource. . . random note, it started in Tucson.

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