I hate freecycle sometimes!

    Apart from the rude "give it me now" no manners type I've now got 2 people who were meant to turn up today before 3pm and just havent bothered,makes me wonder why i bother with it really

    anyone know of any similar sort of sites that i can recycle stuff via?


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    local council refuse centre

    ermmm i know that but it would be a shame to dump this stuff as theres still plenty of use left in it

    Always ask for a phone number...if they don't turn up, give 'em a call!


    ermmm i know that but it would be a shame to dump this stuff as theres … ermmm i know that but it would be a shame to dump this stuff as theres still plenty of use left in it

    Then Freecycle it is

    Your gona get timewasters everywhere though.

    I'm with you on this one. The last 3 items I've tried to give away resulted in 3 no-shows!!!! I'm now at the stage where I take the items to a charity shop as I'm fed up with freecycle.

    I'm with the Midlothian Freecycle group and the manners leave a lot to be desired there too - I think it is just the culture of these groups. I left the Edinburgh one due to the rudeness but the Midlothian one isn't much better.

    Good luck I hope you manage to get rid of your items.

    Some people are so rude even when they are getting stuff for nowt, I have been mostly lucky when I have used Freecycle (mainly for giving stuff away) - But have come across people taking the michael where they don't only want free stuff but they want you to deliver it to their door for free also.

    Have also seen people requesting high spec laptops etc, what sort of dreamland do they live in?


    Just put it in the stuff for sale for a penny or something....

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    Glad its not just me then! will email the mods and try and get this lot shifted to the local mind centre tomorrow,it would be sin to bin as im sure someone would be grateful for it,why do they bother asking for it if they have no intention of collecting it,its just a waste of time

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    Gumtree!Just put it in the stuff for sale for a penny or something....

    ahhhh thats a good idea

    which freecycle do you use?

    you could also see if you have a furniture project near you, we have one in Basingstoke (…htm) and in some instances they collect the stuff then they sell it on to people on low incomes cheap, just google it to see if there is one near you :thumbsup:

    Alternatively contact a local Women's Refuge or homeless shelter, they are always grateful for donations :thumbsup:

    if its a ps3 ill have it

    i know i hate it too
    i seem to always get emails such as
    i will have it whats your address?
    i will take it of your hands mate but could u deliver?

    people just presume when they email you for an item its automatically theirs
    manors cost nothing

    I find, you edit your post to say it's gone and people email you for about 3 weeks asking if you still have it?!?!?

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    totally with you on that edjaned it costs nothing to be polite
    i got a new sofa and had only had the last one for 8 months so freecycled that,2x2 seater cream sofas the woman who collected then went on to tell me how grateful her puppy would be that he had something new to chew and the only rason she wanted them was as her pup had chewed up her last sofa blimey if i knew that beforehand i would of sold them on!

    I've also had the can you deliver emails i mean what more can they want????

    i gave away my old tv on freecycle it was not an lcd but it was a descent 32" flat screen
    i had lots of replies so i did fair offer policy for the ones who asked politely,the person i gave it too said in an email they had no tv and were desperate etc then when his dad came to collect the tv i told him about some minor marks on it and he said "it will do its only for the bedroom"
    arrgghhh gets me so angry,i give them on freecycle as i think people who are maybe in a worse situation than myself would benefit from them but half the time i think they take them to sell on or just ask for things out of greed


    Gumtree!Just put it in the stuff for sale for a penny or something....

    Or freebies or swap shop and you may get something in return!

    Some charity shops will pick stuff up, cancer research, heart foundation etc :thumbsup:


    Some charity shops will pick stuff up, cancer research, heart foundation … Some charity shops will pick stuff up, cancer research, heart foundation etc :thumbsup:

    our hospice shop collects, and the local Salvation Army take stuff if there is a shop near you-they give it away if they know someone who needs it-if not sell it and use the money.

    It really gets me when I offer something, and I get a reply back saying "I'll take it off your hands", and that's it. No please, no thank you, no hello and from, grrrr!!! It's not too much to ask??!!
    Besides, I COULD sell things on ebay, I COULD just chuck them in the bin/recycling bin. It's not a pain for me to have these things and offer them on freecycle, I just like to see things used by people who
    will genuinely use them and not just someone who's out for anything that's free.
    Ok, I'm good, thanks!
    Another site, apart from Gumtree, is It's pretty small, and I've never offered or requested anything on there, but maybe that's worth a shot?

    I'm sick of the Freecycle emails these days. I signed up because I had several things to give away, including a TFT monitor and some brand new ikea furniture after getting some nice antique furniture instead.

    These days, the emails are a list of WANTED ads... There's two in the latest one, one for someone wanting a Burger Van to start up their own business, and the other for a TFT computer screen, and it says 19" or bigger please...

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    some ppl do take the mickey,ours even had an ad once for somewhere to live i mean thats not recycling is it?? lol

    im getting angry now just thinking about them
    i dont mind giving things away but the least they could do is say please or thanks or at least pretend to be greatful

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    just had a reply from one of them saying they cant make it today now they will come in the morning,told them not to bother i wont be in and will dump it on my way to work GGGRRRRRR no apologies for not turning up either some ppl eh

    stick it on ebay with a 1p start

    Drop the mods an email, if we get repeated complaints about a member we warn them, then ban them if it still happens.

    Ok for a lighter view of freecycle and a laugh read this one I had to moderate yesterday!

    WANTED: UGG Buttons[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]Would … WANTED: UGG Buttons[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]Would there be ANYONE out there who owns, had owned, could have owned, knows someone who owns(ed) a pair of unwanted, unusable, no longer loved, emotionally divorced from their Black UGG boots and no longer needs the buttons on the side. [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]They are approximately 2-3 cm in diameter with the obvious UGG stamped on them. Real or fake, it makes no difference to me but will do to the owner of the now button-less boots.[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]I tried to explain that if someone is actually getting close enough to notice that the buttons are fake then there is a problem and a restraining order would be needed more than original buttons but what do I know, I am only a normal bloke trying to convince a female that a button is a button. So long as it buttons without complaint, distress or inadvertently showing flesh at the wrong moment then surely this is enough?[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]I can promise them an excellent caring home although they will be forced to be the centre of attention at every single opportunity. She has been known to throw her leg onto the cashiers desk at ASDA and proclaim loudly that “these are UGG you know”. She has even developed a new walk, which has elements of the Cancan in it so that the UGG logo has more display time at eye level (most embarrassing when the Vicar is round). [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]You would make a very old, sweet man that performs regular charity work for the poor, disadvantaged, homeless and hungry very happy if you had them. I am not that man, but he is getting fed up of me asking him if he knows someone who has them. [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]Disclaimer[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]Mentioning the sweet old man was intentionally inserted into this email to raise my chances of having these highly prized buttons (used as currency in some third world countries) gifted to me. The character is purely fictional and any similarities between my fictional character and other allegedly sweet but youth hating, ball destroying, urine smelling, flat cap wearing mature males in my village is purely intentional…eerr coincidental. [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]Many thanks for reading this far and if you didn’t read this far then may a thousand camels fart in your general direction on a breezeless day while you have a BBQ. [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

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    lmao thats fab!


    lmao thats fab!

    Theres more from the same guy too:

    [SIZE=4]Offered: Allegedly Broken … [SIZE=4]Offered: Allegedly Broken Microwave[/SIZE][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]I am no microwave technician but the table turns, the light comes on but the scrambled eggs were no closer to being cooked after 10 minutes than when I first put them in. This either means the eggs came from “well hard”, regular gym attending, steroid enhanced, martial arts trained, mercenary A-Team chickens that spawned microwave resistant eggs or the thing that makes the death rays come out is not working. If no one takes it then it will be dismantled and all the useful parts stored for possibly a lifetime (maybe even passed on to my children) in the hope that “one day” I will need them or could use them to make something useful such as: [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]An anti gravitation machine, [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]A man-woman language translator, [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]A self positioning man woman toilet seat (senses sex DNA as you approach and changes position accordingly…may struggle with Paul O Grady),[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]A teenage daughter that admits she was wrong once in a while, [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]A girl friend that doesn’t spot you looking at other women on the beach through your sunglasses[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]Mans underpants that are naturally attracted to the laundry basket when thrown on the floor (Thinking magnets but must be the flexible kind as others chafe, I know from experience) [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

    [SIZE=4]Offered Darkroom equipment bits and pieces[/SIZE] … [SIZE=4]Offered Darkroom equipment bits and pieces[/SIZE] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]I was mooching (yes that is a word, at least in the World I live in) in the garage, tripped over a piece of wood, commando rolled across the floor and went to grab my gun before I realised I was not under attack, that my career as a secret agent was in fact a figment of my imagination and all I had done was to successfully grab a load of arm pit hair (note to self, these need downsizing before next girlfriend). [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]As I was gradually re-entering the World most of you know as normal, I noticed a box in the corner. A dusty looking, lonesome box. A box with no name, making no sounds and looking unusually square (this is me trying to build up to a big finish). I checked for suspicious wires and ticking sounds from the suspected terrorist placed box named “dark room supplies”..ha, I thought, not the old exploding “darkroom supplies” box trick. As I prized the lid open a single millimetre with my trusty bomb disposal tool (baked bean tin lid), I realised I was day dreaming again. [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]As I removed each item, I passed it over my Geiger counter (old door bell) to check for radiation. All clear. So for those of you worried about receiving suspected terrorist dark room supplies that have been irradiated from a thriving network of spies in Glapwell, well done, you should be….you never know.[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]On offer is loads of black and white film, dark room tools and other consumables. Useful for anyone who is missing their box (physically not emotionally), who needs spares or just likes the idea of the games I play and want to join in (I have a spare holster…..called the other armpit) [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]Reply using the secret code [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black][COLOR=black]Alan, 3 Great Danes and 8 puppies (All real as far as I can tell. If they are not someone is regularly putting pooh on the floor and eating the puppy food) [/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

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    i want some of what he is on please! lolol

    Put it on Adtrader and ask for £1.

    The person now sees it as worthwhile going for a bargain rather than going to collect some freebie.

    o wow that guy is funny!

    Some times freecycle really annoyes the bits off me!! I cant beleive how cheeky people can be for real!

    Wanted- Wii

    Wanted Wii with games as many as you have and if other people can give with a controller and Wiimote

    also i NEED a Wii fit!!!

    I mean cummon WTF!! anybody in their right mind with not much efforet could sell their wii fit alone for more moeny than they pais for it!! also had one today for a brand new mattress for a cot no pets or smoking homes and must be brand new!!

    i hate the sob stories too i mean just ask if somebodys got it they may give it im sure it doesnt help eg today wanted undercounter fridge must be very clean and working (size specified) needed urgently for babies bottles- they obviously dont eat food in thir house!! ha ha ha

    tho on the plus side i had a wonderful printer from a lovely couple today even with inks!!!- they offered it first btw!! lol

    :lol: just seen this one:lol:


    I require a 19inch TV as mine has just blown up and I cannot afford to
    get a new one. Please help as I dont think my girlfriend can last
    much longer without TV. PLEASE HELP ME!

    Gods, I see what you mean. I thought this Freecycle thing was meant to be good. It's pish!

    I listed something earlier today, probably about 2pm. It said at the time that it'd need to be cleared by moderators before it would appear. 9 hours on, I can't see my ad anywhere, it doesn't show up in searches, and there seems to be know means with which to view or edit my post. It might not even exist anymore, could've been deleted, and just no-one's told me.

    I like it when giving stuff away, or doing favours in general, is as easy for me as possible. This, it's just a pain. Gumtree can take my spare gear in future.
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