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Freecycle is your friend
December 15, 2008, 10:30 pm
Filed under: recommendations

Okay, I cannot get enough of Freecycle.  Yes, there are ten-gazillion emails a day.  And yes, some of the stuff that’s given away is probably a public health hazard.  But if you know what you’re looking for, you can find some pretty amazing – and useful – crap.

It’s brilliant.  You join a yahoogroup for your area.  People post whatever they want to give away, along with their general location.  If you want the aforementioned crap, you write the poster directly, arrange a pickup time, et voila! You are the proud owner of a new article of crap.

I have gotten diapers, toys, a new cellphone charger. You can also find holiday decorations, food (!!!) and pets (??!) There are some serious freaks on Freecycle both as “offerers” and “takers.” But hell, if it’s preventing even half this stuff from hitting a landfill, then it’s a-okay in my book.


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