Why landfill stuff, when you can give it away for free?!

7 05 2007

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I have just had a great experience using Freecycle (http://www.freecycle.org/groups/unitedkingdom/). I was about to put my 17″ old style Dell CRT monitor on ebay, but after checking what they were going for decided it wasn’t worth the hassle. I would rather have it gone out of my room quickly than sit around for a week and make £5 out of it.

It took much self-convincing to do it, my brain was saying “NOOOOO, get the money, get the money”. But when I imagined it gone, versus another week of it sitting about on my floor, there was no contest, the £5 could go jump!

So I advertised it on Freecycle Bristol. Its a great place for you to advertise stuff you are giving away and its local to you, too.

Within 5 minutes I had a call from a Video Media student who wanted it to edit videos with. He came round to collect it within 15 minutes. FANTASTIC, that thing has been sitting around my room for over a year doing nothing!

He was so grateful too, and there was me suprised at this…I was happy to have it gone. But I suppose I was giving it to him 🙂


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