Freecycle

a place to get rid of your crap   5 votes - 100 %
a place to pick up crap   0 votes - 0 %
WIPO   0 votes - 0 %
 
5 Total Votes
Ewww by ad hoc (4.00 / 4) #1 Sat Nov 08, 2008 at 05:25:25 PM EST
Used mattresses? 

You totally skeezed me out.

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Back on k5 a billion years ago, by muchagecko (4.00 / 2) #8 Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 08:48:02 AM EST
I wrote a story about a used twin mattress that I got for my son that had a suicide note in the box spring.


A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

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Freecycle is great by notafurry (4.00 / 2) #2 Sat Nov 08, 2008 at 09:40:39 PM EST
Until it becomes popular.

Yeah. Freecycle doesn't fail it by Dr H0ffm4n (4.00 / 2) #3 Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 02:21:00 AM EST
People fail it. It pays to be pedantic and check.

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Check all you want. by muchagecko (4.00 / 1) #7 Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 08:46:44 AM EST
I sent her a message and talked to her on the phone to verify that what she had was what I wanted.

Freecycle can't help idiots.


A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

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you or her? by Dr H0ffm4n (4.00 / 2) #12 Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 10:58:52 PM EST


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why agree to take it? by garlic (4.00 / 1) #14 Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 04:45:00 AM EST
it's not what you wanted, why take it? that's crazy.


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It was rolled up. by muchagecko (4.00 / 1) #15 Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 09:59:08 AM EST
I mentioned to her that it seemed big, and she once again said it was a twin.

If it hadn't been all rolled up ready to go, I would have rejected it. It would have been obvious that it wasn't what she offered.


A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

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I know blaming others is all the rage, by garlic (4.00 / 2) #17 Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 01:58:59 PM EST
but it's not freecycle's fault that you didn't check the gross mattress before you took it home.


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garlic? by muchagecko (4.00 / 1) #18 Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 03:12:45 PM EST
I don't even know who you are.


A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

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Is freecycle for saving the planet? by ambrosen (4.00 / 2) #4 Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 08:16:45 AM EST
I thought it was for saving the community.

No by codemonkey uk (4.00 / 2) #5 Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 08:23:25 AM EST
It's for saving money.

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Almost as Smart As you.
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Not for saving clutter? by ambrosen (4.00 / 2) #6 Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 08:31:11 AM EST


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did they force you to take it? by dev trash (4.00 / 2) #9 Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 09:06:53 AM EST
Why not just leave it there, if it was too big and covered in cat hair?


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It was annoying. by muchagecko (4.00 / 1) #10 Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 09:11:51 AM EST
The place was 30 minutes away. I got there and the mattress was rolled up. I mentioned that it looked big, but was assured that it was a twin.

She clearly just wanted to use freecycle to take away her garbage.


A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

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The key to this intarweb thing by riceowlguy (4.00 / 7) #11 Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 10:35:10 AM EST
whether it is eBay, Craigslist, Freecycle, or Match.com, is to insist on sharp, well lit, high resolution photos of the ENTIRE ITEM in question.

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not to mention by bobdole (4.00 / 1) #19 Tue Nov 11, 2008 at 02:27:42 AM EST
a way of posting feedback on sellers&buyers (or consumer/providers, what ever fits the meme) so people that abuse the system can be named and shamed and those who actually go the extra distance and excel actually gets something in return for the extra work.

-- The revolution will not be televised.
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Well yeah by Merekat (4.00 / 1) #13 Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 11:18:17 PM EST
That is in a way what it is for, with the proviso that it is garbage to me, and possibly not for someone else, at which point they are free to take it at their own risk. We used it as a first-cut emptying of the junk in our house on that basis in case anyone benefited from it - and people did. The recipient is free to poke at things until they are certain they want them. If you don't use it that way, of course it will fail, and it will fail both parties as the concept is undermined and devalued.


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Cheers, by ambrosen (4.00 / 2) #16 Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 01:52:11 PM EST
you just reminded me to sign up to my local Freecycle.