Freecycle: another route to free computer junk

Jules Richardson julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Apr 1 12:54:06 CST 2005


On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 12:20 -0600, John Foust wrote:
> I recently saw a poster for http://www.freecycle.org/ .
> 
> "It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) 
> stuff for free in their own towns.  Each local group is run by 
> a local volunteer moderator. Membership is free."

That exists here too - by way of my regional usenet group. People often
make requests for things that they're looking for as well as offering
bits (both for sale and for free). 

Just wish there was a better way of promoting that it exists as ISPs
over here seem to go out of their way to encourage people *not* to use
usenet - and for all the bleating on that the local council and
newspaper does about recycling, when it comes down to it they don't
*actually* seem keen on promoting recycling at all. (Sorry, but that's a
real pet hate of mine)

Anyway, I'm OT *again* so I'll shut up :)

(but I have scored some *very* nice classic hardware for the museum via
local usenet groups...)

J.




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