No such Thing as a Free Cycle?
A cri de couer posted recently on Berwickshire Freecycle:Lately this has become a place where members are able to post about urban myths atlength and we can have debates about it, but not about equally "off-topic"humanitarian issues.
It has, in my mind, strayed quite a distance from the motto of the mother site-
Changing The World One Gift At A Time.
Being someone who has recently had a "gift" from another Freecycler taken away
(the person in question gave it to someone else the day before they knew we were
collecting it and didn't have the grace to let me know) I am beginning to feel this is more about people getting good stuff for free.
I will contact BAVs about my house clearance next month. Wash and press all the
clothes and take them to charity shops in Edinburgh instead. (addressed from Duns)
What is the main beef here? : One possibility is the refusal by the moderators to publish information about local protests on the Israeli invasion of Gaza. I suppose fair enough as this forum is not the place for such 'political' issues, however worthy the motivation may be. But I think the principle objection is understandable pique over the free cycler who give away something previously promised to the writer. Irritating as this certainly is (and in my case its usually about people who say they want something and then don't bother to turn up with no word of apology or explanation. Or complain about the quality of the item on offer!) But surely not a reason for abandoning the whole system?
And as for " I am beginning to feel this is more about people
getting good stuff for free"
Er, Yes. It is. Isn't that what Freecycle is for?
Or have I missed something?
And good news: a guy is coming around this evening to TAKE ALL THE RED GRAVEL
If he doesn't I have a good mind to wash it all and take it up to the charity shops in Edinburgh
But why Edinburgh I hear you cry. There is a perfectly good one in Duns
Labels: BAVS, Berwickshire Freecycle