Written on: 23/04/2013 by My32Cents
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... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2013 by domestic.queen1
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 17/10/2012 by Knvsmom
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... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2012 by DisgustedTW
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 18/05/2010 by rtonge (1 review written)
So frustrating. i had items to give, and ended up taking them to the dump. Requested a username and password, and that took days to come through, and then I was not able to connect to any groups. E-mailed group moderators to get access to the group, and nothing. What a waste of time. Surely if you have a log in you should be able to list items and collect items without going through a secondary process where somebody can make a judgement and decide not to give you access. My advice, buy... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2010
It was quite difficult to get this account up and running.
However, after we contacted the moderator, the account was soon set up following their advice.
I have to say once you are up and running, freecycle is great!
All those things that have no real monetary value but are too good to send to the dump find worthy new homes.
Reccomend that you give it a go, but opt for the digest option.
Good Luck! (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2010
I have been trying to become a member of freecycle.org for a few months. It tells me to look in my email for the confirmationa and temporary password but i have waited for over 24 hours and still have not gotten it. I am absolutely positive that i put the correct information in so i am not understanding why i have not received it. Should definitely be a more user friendly site. (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2009
I think it's an absolute pain having to open a yahoo account in order to register with a freecycle group. All those that think like me should set up our own group. It is snobby in it's selectiveness. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2008 by griffin1 (1 review written)
I feel that it is a good dea, some of the sites are better run than others as I have had a couple of problems with putting out WANTED postings only to have them rejected because I have not OFFERED anything in its place.
Overall, its a good idea to try and save stuff from going to landfill. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2008
I would like to have recycled some of my stuff. Finding the site is like looking for a needle in a haystack I feel. I will have on more try before I give up. I think its just an excuse to get hold of my email address, no doubt I am going to get more spam. Therefore I do not recommend freecycle.org. (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2008 by Brashlady (1 review written)
Fantastic Idea however I personally cant access any of the links as far as I am aware. Been searching for the past hour or so as far as I am concerned... still haven't gained access to my needs. I do not recommend www.freecycle.org, as in my opinion it needs to be better set up and user friendly. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2008
Freecycle a nice idea but if I can't join the groups or the site because the links don't work and because it isn't user friendly for me there is no point and I dont recommend this Ad site, I feel like I just wasted 15 minutes of my life. (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2007 by leecole5 (1 review written)
I agree with StephanieMountStephen. Still not on. Thought I was signed up with the Milton, Fl site and can't get anything from it so gave it up! Totally not user friendly and I am computer literate!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2007 by Live2Die (16 reviews written)
This is a popular site and you might get social kudos for using it.
This site is powered by yahoogroups, and there's a separate group for each geographical area, moderated by locals of the area. And they don't like people from other areas using "their" group.
Suppose you wake up one day and decide you need some thing.
It's very difficult to search back posts on yahoogroups.
Then you have to sit for days reading every new post hoping things will be... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2007 by Elmlodge (4 reviews written)
I think freecycle is great. I have been having a grand turn out and have found homes for all sorts of things would have been destined for the skip and then ended up in landfill. Those items that you no longer need may be just what someone else is looking for.
You do get a few time-wasters - people who say they want something and then never get back to you or worse don't turn up. But this has rarely happened and we have met some lovely people. (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2007 by littlejimmy (1 review written)
It's a very worthy idea but there are sites out there that offer the same thing but better - http://www.ecyclebin.com for one. Sign up to freecycle.org if you really have to, but it's hard work. (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2006 by stephaniemountstephen
How difficult can it be to join this site! I have tried and tried, and I have now given up. I have a Yahoo account opened especially for this reason, but no one ever answers. I've returned the required email to Freecycle that said that I want to join, but no communication whatsoever. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2006 by lewist (37 reviews written)
Freecycle is not a website in itself, but a collection of Yahoo user groups. To find your local user group, use a search engine to find Freecycle and go from there.
The idea of Freecycle is to keep usable items out of landfill sites, and to prolong the use of things that might not be worth much money but still have some life in them, by offering them free of charge to anyone who would like them.
I found the Edinburgh Freecycle group when my wife decided it was time to start to declutter... (read more)
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