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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dar, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    I have heard a lot of people on here talk about a website "freecycling"

    So I thought I would check it out...

    Right now as i type this there is a debate going on my local freecycle page as to weather or not they should allow people to request things that may be later used for profit..

    there is a gentleman who is retired and he offers to pick up any and all used electronics that he will strip down and recycle in a proper fashion..after he gets a few hundred pounds he can bring it to the recycling depot and get a few bucks for it..(trust me its not a lot he will be paid for this)

    they are also suggesting that ppl who have chickens or rabbits may not be allowed to request buliding materials or egg crates because we can sell the eggs for profit, or use the materials for a rabbit hutch and later sell the rabbits for meat.

    I can say that I do sell my eggs (I only sell about 3 dozen a MONTH..LOL my friend sand family keeps my "stock" very well rotated) but it comes no where close to even paying for food, never mind bedding and the hydro used in keeping the coop warm and lit, and as you know the list of expenses with pets can go on and on...

    I can understand taking free stuff and then turning around and selling it on cragislist or e-bay..that should not be allowed...but for the pennies we would make selling the eggs or rabbits or scrap metal...well lets just say we can keep our day jobs cause we sure cant make a living from it...

    thant my rant...lol thanks everyone

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    And that's all without mentioning the bazillion emails you get when you forget to click that little box.. [​IMG]
  3. beak

    beak On vacation

    Dec 12, 2008
    Kiowa, Colorado
    Usually the building materials are scrap and you are saving the poster money by hauling it away. Most of the stuff I've seen on freecycle is stuff that Goodwill wouldn't take. That's ridiculous to if they are trying to do that. Landfill fees are too high.
  4. RooManRed

    RooManRed Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Albany Ga.
    If they are giving it away, it should not matter what you do with it! Aparantly they don't want it.
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Once you give something away, it is no one's business what you do with it.
    Kinda like a gift.
  6. blossom hen

    blossom hen Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    NE Tx
    Wow! I thought the whole idea of "free"cycle was to offer something one no longer needs or wants "free" to someone who can use it. Had no idea that any freecycle group would decide to limit how it can be used. The one for my area asks that people offer items first before asking for something. Also, the posted rules state that the replies to any offer/request goes to the OP only and it is strictly their choice who they choose. Suggests that any non-profit organization who replies to an offer "might" be considered first.
    Anyway, it seems odd to put restrictions on how the items can be used.
  7. curliet

    curliet Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    west Michigan
    My son and a friend were doing that for a little while. He would call the people on craigslist and inform them that if they couldn't sell the things they were advertising he would come and get them and recycle them. The friend's wife actually spent a good part of everyday answering the calls from these people and setting a time for my son and her husband to come and get the stuff. The people were glad that they didn't have to dispose of the articles themselves and didn't mind that he was making some money. Not a lot of it, either.
    And, once I get an article, whether they posted it on craigslist or I bought it at Walmart it becomes mine, right? And if I sell it, that's my business, no one else's. If I make a profit that's also my business.

  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My freecylce group also has a disclaimer about reselling items picked up, which to me seems so dumb! I have a coffee maker to list and I could care less if someone sells it! More power to ya!
  9. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    I got my yard cleaned for free,I had alot of metal and old fridge washers ect ect.I knew it was going to scrapers didnt care just wanted it out of my yard.
  10. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Funny, i can request building materials for a coop here. Just nobody has any though. I also gave my roosters i hatched away o freecycle.

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