Freecycle or Craigslist – Keeping stuff out of landfills
I have five office chairs and a desk which a previous tenant had left behind when they moved out. I knew that these items need to be given away so I decided I would give “freecycle” a try and see how it compares to Craigslist. I’ve used Craigslist a lot in the past, as I tend to give away a lot of stuff which tenants tend to leave behind. When I set up a “freecycle” account, I really did not like the fact that I had to use a Yahoo account. While I already had a Yahoo account, it seemed silly that I had to use one in order to join a “freecycle” group. The next thing that I did not really care for was when I posted on freecycle, I could not add a photo of the items directly to the posted entry. I had to separately add the photo to an album else where on the site and make reference to it. I did get immediate response from the posting and it was nice to get an email from someone in the neighborhood that was will to pick up a chair. After a week, I only had one chair get picked up. I’m going back to Craigslist and posting over there as it is way easier to get the posting listed. I think the net result really is the same, free on Craigslist or free on freecycle, both keep things from going into the landfill.