Freecycle

Ahh the wonders of networking and this tool designed to both assist and consume it.

I am quite a fan of the Internet.

It’s has led not only to dinner (see previous post) but also to paying nothing for an A3 folder for uni.

Let me introduce you to Freecycle.

“Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.”

Freecycle is a worldwide operation but with local networks. I joined the closest to me several weeks ago and although haven’t yet put anything up to be given, I have been keeping my eyes out. Yesterday it proved fruitful.

I drove maybe 10 minutes to pick up the folder but payed nothing – saved about $10. It has been used before of course, but it’s still good and will be thoroughly useful.

A wheel snapped off my computer chair last night – perhaps I should look out for one of those… or you know, live with it.

4 Comments

  1. said:

    We’ve given lots of stuff away and collected quite a few bits and pieces through FreeCycle. It’s a great idea.

    March 30, 2007
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  2. said:

    Out of curiosity (and now that you’re a local), which one did you join?

    March 30, 2007
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  3. said:

    Well I joined the local to previous location… because I think I joined a bit before I moved (thinking about it again), so I’m with Lilydale and surrounding areas one.

    March 30, 2007
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  4. said:

    do they recycle brains??/ I think i need a new one
    hehehehehe…or a non-broken heart lol

    March 31, 2007
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