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Old 08-10-2004, 05:39 AM
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Have you tried freecycle?

I am so excited & so happppy! Yesterday I posted on my 4 local freecycle sites that I was looking for a wagon to pull my granddaughter in as I have every late afternoon & weekend she's not quite 2. Any way, I got an email & gave the person my phone number, yes she had a wagon & I was welcome to it. Well I expected it, by her description to be a little worse for wear, but nothing we could fix, but would you believe an almost pristine "Berlin Loadmaster" wagon, I looked it up this morning the cheapest I could find was 179.00 plus shipping this thing is unbelieveable. You guys have got to try it. I'm waiting for a potty chair, clothes, french door, etc
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Old 08-10-2004, 10:49 AM
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I have been looking at our areas on this site too but havent found anything nearly as nice!!


Great job!!!!
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Old 08-13-2004, 08:01 PM
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I tried it too... it's great. I gave away clothes today to a lady who helps women get ready for jobs, they need clothes for job interviews. She sent her husband here tonight to pick up the clothes. I also listed that I was looking for Buckeyes and got 3 responses for possible sites and a lady is looking at her mothers for them. Very nice experience so far.

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Old 08-15-2004, 07:28 PM
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We got an upright piano for my 10yr old daughter. It's old and there are 3-4 keys that are silent or sticky. We plan on tuning and repairing it early in the winter if we have the $$. We had to borrow a friend and his truck and drive a half hour away to do it, but free is free... even if it was only almost free! Great site. I plan to list a few pair of boys blue jeans that didn't sell at our rummage sale and are in perfect shape. Hopefully that will make someone else's day.
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Old 10-04-2004, 06:35 AM
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Hi there

I have never heard of freecycle?? Is it only in the states??? Is there a website where I could find info on it??? It sounds like a really neat and wonderful way to help those in need??

thanks for any help you can give me


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Old 10-05-2004, 04:06 PM
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the website is www.freecycle.org
There are groups in Canada too. I love our local freecycle. I have given away a lot of things like clothes, books, misc. and I have recieved a whole bag of clothing for my son another whole bag of clothing for my daughter and 50 books. With the books I took about a doz or so for me and took the rest to school and shared them with the rest of the staff they were gone in about an hour .
Check it out it is really worth it.
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Old 10-05-2004, 04:40 PM
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Thanks Iris

I actually joined one in my area today. Not a really active group but it may grow. I have some things to list so will see from there.

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Old 10-20-2004, 09:37 AM
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Freecycle is completely awesome. I have to control myself because stuff comes up and I go, ohhhh that's neat, but do I really NEED it. We have three groups locally, and the Seattle group alone has well over 3000 members, so it is busy. I would estimate that I have given away probably five or six "garbage cans" full that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill, things like a big bag of ragged t-shirts that a shop teacher took for shop rags for his auto class, plus some furniture that I didn't need anymore. I HIGHLY recommend it. Get rid of your junk and save the environment at the same time.

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Old 10-22-2004, 10:26 AM
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this is so cool. I love free stuff. It's like a garage sa;e but better. thanks for the info
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Old 10-24-2004, 02:53 PM
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I got a crockpot off Freecyle that I love

I got some clothes today and a lamp that I put out by the garbage. I sifted through the clothes and will be washing them up and posting the larger clothes that I can't fit on Freecycle. I also posted about clothes on Freecycle. I LOVE IT.
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