Dear Freecycle.org Members,
we can completely understand, that you are in need of beds, boxes, or even smart phones and stereos, which you express in multiple postings all over London…
but: The Hackney freecycle.org group’s mission is not only to keep unwanted but still useable tangible goods out of landfill but also to build a sustainable community exchanging those goods in the Hackney area.
Yes, it’s perfectly fine to request, one, two, three, five items, but please limit yourselves to your home group. If no one responds to your request for a day or so, then try the next neighbouring group. To be honest, we would not mind if you post in two neighbouring groups simulaniously, but posting in 7 groups all the way from Finsbury Park to Barking is a bit full on.
It’s one thing to prevent perfectly good items to go into landfill, but causing pollution by commuting all over London isn’t really worth it, innit?
Some of you are so desperate, they repeat a request every week. Maybe, especially if you are after expensive consumer electronics you need to be patient, as they are not gifted very often. Repeated wanted postings might have the adverse effect- people get annoyed.
A little ‘please’ and ’thank you’ might help, too. ;)
Thank you for consideration!
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