Freegive is made up of groups with members across the world. Free give connects people who are giving and getting stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills and, at the same time, helping someone in your community by gifting them the item you no longer need. Best of all, it’s completely free to join.
Freegive.co.uk is a Free online market where everything goes for the best price of all: free! Think of it as EBay for cheapskates and the environmentally responsible. People can find things they’re looking for, as well as find new homes for items they no longer want.
I have made good use of Freegive in the month since she joined.
“It’s fantastic,” I says. “How many times have i had something in your house that you don’t want to put in the garbage, but it does not sell in a garage sale?
“If you give it to charity, you’re never sure if it’s going to go to the peoplewho really want it or if they just ditch it. You have no control over that.”
Freegive works like this: you sign up for a free Yahoo e-mail account (if you don’t already have one and register at Freegive.co.uk ). As a new member you’re required to post an offer before you can collect. From then on, every four thinks you ask for should be reciprocated with a least one offer.
I feels good about giving things away through Freegive. The people who get the items really want the items; that the whole point,” she says. “You can read the postings, looking for what people want, too. Sometimes people want things that would never occur to you.
It never occurred to me that somebody might be interested in what I have, which I think is so cool.”
Some of the things people in my area were looking for recently included a bike with training wheels, a tall book shelf and cloth diapers. Chances are good that someone will provide them with what they need.
Free Online Market Sign up at freegive.co.uk to see what others are giving away. I found a portable dishwasher and saved £200
Tips from Lee Paul on how to make an offer on Freegive.co.uk:
When making an offer, write “offer” in the subject line first.
Don’t put your phone number in it or it will ring off the hook. Ask individuals to email you with their phone number. It’s a first-come, serve type of thing. Once your item is gone, make another posting that says it’s gone. Always state what area you live in. People need to know whether they have the means to get to your place to pick up the item.