The demographics for our group cut across a wide swath of socioeconomics. You
would see people asking for clothing and stuff on a regular basis, but I had to
put a stop to a lot of it, mainly because people would not make specific
requests. If you’re not familiar with FreeCycle, one of the tenets is to ask
for specific items, not make a general request for something like “household
goods” or “anything you can spare”. This ends up having people try and turn
the place into a charity, which is not the intent.
It was clear there were some who would try to get things just to resell them,
which is also a no-no. Same thing with pets. Most groups ban the FreeCycling
of animals for this reason. Our group did the same, after a member was caught
trying to sell puppies they had gotten (for free) from another member.
> On Feb 21, 2018, at 11:15 PM, Craig via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:29:59 -0800 clay monroe via Mercedes
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I like when there is an ask for a high end item. As if somebody is
>> going to willingly part with a new laptop or other pretty recent
>> item. I guess it never hurts to try, but I have not seen anybody
>> actually respond.
> I know the instructions for the Los Alamos group said to not do that.
> I do see it time to time in the Albuquerque group.
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