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★☆☆☆☆

“Lack of communication means no Freecycling!”

Written on: 19/08/2014 by Mayan (1 review written)

I've attempted to Freecycle in two different areas, each bearing the same poor result: Without explanation, my items weren't listed for the broader community, resulting in lost time and benefit. I followed the guidelines and would have corrected any other issue raised. However, the moderators typically chose to ignore requests for clarification. After one month, I decided to contribute through other services. Freecycle is run by volunteers, but moderators who do not follow through waste… Read Full Review

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“How the hell do you use it”

Written on: 09/06/2014 by Kymanii29 (1 review written)

I've been working in IT for 30 years, but getting into freecycle to donate has proved too complex. I cant be bothered… Read Full Review

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“Mucho Junk Mail with No Use of Service”

Written on: 03/04/2014 by Fernandez158 (1 review written)

As soon as I started getting to the idea of recycling my household items, I couldn't log on to utilize the webpage. I attempted to write the moderator and my emails were returned undelivered. It's not friendly and you receive a lot of junk mail. Maybe they need new moderators… Read Full Review

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“I believe this group is resist!”

Written on: 14/11/2013

tried joining this group and was rejected every time, with no good reason. moderators are rude and ignorant. a complete joke, this group should be closed down, and proper experienced, professional members should be selected as moderators. … Read Full Review

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“Too Complicated!”

Written on: 31/07/2013

Okay... the idea of 'Freecycle' is brilliant but the site is rubbish! It's such a task to get to the ads. Finding the location section took an age and when I finally entered my area it came up with an incorrect webpage! I haven't found the ads yet but If I had a year to I might... just, though! It could have been great but the web design is awful, which is a shame. Looks like it's trawling through skips for me!… Read Full Review

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“Worst. Decision. Ever.”

Written on: 23/04/2013 by My32Cents (1 review written)

I needed to furnish my new step kids room, so I tried freecycling...bad idea! The emails are relentless! Even after changing email preferences. Then, when I tried leaving a group, I was told "I wasn't subscribed to that group". Even though I got 50 emails a day from them. Then, I deleted my account, and guess what?! STILL getting emails! It's worse than trying to cancel the free trial membership from AOL (internet, remember?). The. WORST!!! I'm border lining on changing my email!! But, I guess… Read Full Review

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“WHAT A JOKE!”

Written on: 21/02/2013 by domestic.queen1 (1 review written)

I am an avid recycler, a "Nate Burkis" wanna-be. I love to find old furniture & misc items to keep them out of the landfills. I went through the motions of completing an application & a lengthy wait to be approved for membership. I felt my explanation & motive for joining was 100% justifiable. So...the next day, I get a big pie in the face & was declined. I felt as if I was applying for a mortgage or buying a car. I don't know what they have in mind when they are reviewing these… Read Full Review

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“Painful to navigate and join”

Written on: 13/02/2013

I just wanted to check if anyone was getting rid of some baby equipment and oh my goodness, the rigmarole of joining! I'm a confident I.T. user but navigating the site and working out how to join wasn't intuitive, and once you did join it wasn't obvious how to access the ads... then it became clear that you had to join a "sub" network (for which you need to set up a Yahoo account....). Having trudged past those barriers, you then try and search for what you want and it brings up every advert… Read Full Review

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“freecycle”

Written on: 02/11/2012

what a fantastic idea completely ruined by a poor implementation. trying to join is a complex maze of unnecessary rubbish, obviously put together by someone without a clue. this service is wide open and waiting for someone to step in and launch a user friendly version… Read Full Review

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“Greedy people have ruined it!”

Written on: 17/10/2012 by Knvsmom (1 review written)

The original idea for Freecycle was great. Too many people were throwing out good, useable stuff & our landfills are alteady full. Fast forward a few years later & Freecycle has turned into a checklist of things people want. The requests have become outrageous to the point of people requesting entire roomfuls of furniture & not just any kind. I have seen people wanting specific colors, matching sets, etc. This idea was created for people who had a need for certain things, not for greedy people… Read Full Review

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“Free Load not Freecycle”

Written on: 21/08/2012 by DisgustedTW (1 review written)

Full of Guardian reading lazy a*se freeloaders who want something for nothing. It has more wanted posts than offers. Most of what I have offered on the site has had a flurry of people wanting it who don't bother turning up or want me to deliver. I have just chucked a load of decent pram tyres in the dustbin after 10 emails correspondance with an idiot who never showed up… Read Full Review

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“not worth my time”

Written on: 13/08/2012

this is way to complicated. all i wanted to do is look for a car battery. i feel like i have to jump through to many hoops just to try and get to the free ads.[which i still haven't figured out how to get to.]… Read Full Review

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“Using Freecycle Way Too Complicated - Goodbye Freecycle”

Written on: 13/08/2012

I want to use it to give things away, and have in the past. It's too cumbersome to use, and so I just used a competing list service to do likewise, and more simply. What on earth are Freecycle operators thinking making it this complex to join/post/use? … Read Full Review

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“So complicated to join it is not worth the effort”

Written on: 21/07/2012

The time spent TRYING to join is not worth the effort. Amazing that folks who are trying to recycle or find free items are put through their maze. I will spend time finding alternatives… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“freecycle”

Written on: 28/04/2012

wellwhat can i say...i try to respond to advert and no replys? im a single mother and this is the best site for me to improve things at home. can any help me please?… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Access: I just signed on, and it took only a few...”

Written on: 13/05/2011

Access: I just signed on, and it took only a few moments to set it up and get it running. I had a question, contacted the moderator, and heard back within minutes. He was courteous, welcoming and helpful. We haven't actually recycled anything yet, but so many folks on this review page have had trouble with the registration process I wanted you to know this was not my experience today.
**Please note the rating only pertains to the question of access, as very few respondents described the… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 25/04/2012

How did you sign up ? I have ben trying for over an hour and I just get sent back and forth between google and yahoo and can't access yahoo help because they want me to give a security question but i haven't got one so then they say reset your password but i reset it and i get the same questions over and over again. I'm so frustrated so if you could possible tell me how you did it i'd be very grateful
Gill

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“Try FreeMesa instead. ”

Written on: 25/03/2011

Try FreeMesa instead.

It does what freecycle says it does without the snobbery and difficulties.
I've tried signing up to freecycle for months and months and months. All to no avail. Perhaps it's because I'm a leper. Or maybe one of the mods knows my ex wife. Who knows and frankly at this stage, who cares.
FreeMesa was a very simple process to sign up to and is very straight forward to use.
FreeMesa, like freecycle but it actually works… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 21/07/2011

Well said. You shouldnt have to rim some snobby jumped up, so called mediator to get your unwanted baby equipment to a desperate family in need. DOWN WITH FREECYCLE another enemy of green progress.

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★★★★☆

“i luv going on freecycle but can never put things on...”

Written on: 21/01/2011

i luv going on freecycle but can never put things on and always have a friend dont know y… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“freecycle, in theory is a great idea, however in...”

Written on: 11/11/2010

freecycle, in theory is a great idea, however in practice, it's an absolute pain at times to navigate, its questionable how the moderators work out their responses to freecycle members, the yahoo part of being able to join groups is a headache, Really don't understand why much of this isn't just simplified - most of us don;t have too much spare time. The problem here is that it has become rather snobbish in it's approach, I'm a writer and have spoken to many friends and colleagues who'd prefer… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Good idea but the website is difficult to navigate. I...”

Written on: 04/06/2010

Good idea but the website is difficult to navigate. I opened a yahoo account specifically to join freecycle and in the end my application was rejected by the moderators. Its a website for recycling, not a job interview! Have ended up dumping a lot of stuff in landfill....if this is to work its got to be less selective and easier to join!!… Read Full Review

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