OFFERED: fridge-freezer, Chorlton
If you want a free fridge freezer and you can get to Chorlton, you can reply to the email and ask for the item. If the person offering the fridge freezer gets lots of replies, they will choose who to offer it to (it's up to them how to choose - first-come first-served, pick a reply out of a hat, anything they like). You could end up with a free fridge freezer, or all kinds of other weird and wonderful items.
It's nice to use it the other way as well. If you have a load of old books you want to declutter, a piece of furniture perhaps or an old lawnmower, you can offer it on Freecycle and somebody is sure to come and take it away. Saves you the trouble of going to the dump or the charity shop yourself.
Finally you can post WANTED ads. It's bad form to ask if anyone has a Porsche Cayenne they don't want with at least six months road tax and a full MOT. But if you want an old hose pipe, some paving slabs or a cat carrier - the sort of thing people might have knocking about unwanted - it doesn't hurt to ask. Just today I gave someone two pumpkin plants because hers had been eaten by slugs. I deliberately sowed too many as an insurance policy against that sort of disaster, so I was happy to share.
Here's a random selection of items offered in my local Freecycle group today:
- Bath taps
- Ikea TV Stand & matching Hi-fi stand
- large rectangular dining table & 4 chairs
- 3 Dimplex Radiators
- 120 concrete garden-wall bricks, reconstituted sort
- toddler garden swings &rabbit hutch
- dozens of Bone china tea-plates
If you don't want to join Freecycle for some reason, or there is no group in your area, there are lots of alternative free recycling groups.
Don't forget to vote in the poll in the right-hand sidebar when you've completed this challenge.