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ADMIN Notices - Accurate Descriptions of Items

When posting your items to the list, make sure that the item offered is accurately described. If it's dirty or broken, let the community make a decision about whether or not taking something dirty and broken fits their needs or wants. There might be someone out there who likes tinkering with broken doodads or cleaning up dirty thingamajigs. There is nothing more disappointing and/or maddening to read a glowing review of an item only to come over and find that the item should have been destined for the dumpster. Sometimes junk is still junk, no matter how you describe it, and if what you have is junk that should be tossed in the garbage, don't post an offer with the expectation that someone is going to come over and haul your junk away free and clear. Freecycle(TM) is not a dumping ground and should not be treated as such. It's important to remember that sometimes things DO belong in a landfill.

Thanks, everyone!

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Accurate Description of Items Offered

Please ensure that the item you are offering is accurately described in the message post of your offer to the best of your ability. It is very important that descriptions match the item, and that includes the fact it could be dusty, been stored in garage, possibly not working, missing parts, etc. Freecycle(TM) should not be used as a dumping ground for such items that may not have any more life to give another member. Your trash might be someone else's treasure, but please be honest when you offer an item for pickup. It's not fair for someone to show up expecting an item described in pristine condition when it really should be destined for the dumpster. Finally, members have the right to decline an item from you if you have misrepresented it in any way.

Thank you for your attention to this very important issue!

Your XXX Freecycle Moderators
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Accurate Description of Items Offered

We've recently gotten a few complaints from people who've responded to Freecycle(TM) offers and been gifted the item, only to find out that the item was not as described. Yes, everything is free, and no, no one is saying that items need to be brand new, but simply be honest and as accurate as possible in your description of whatever you're offering, out of courtesy to your fellow group members and out of respect for others' time.

If that mismatched set contains mostly chipped dishes with a whole one or two, please say so. Person A might not want it to grace his dinner table, but person B might want it to complete her mosaic art project. If it's used but usable (and free, legal, and appropriate), it's welcome here. Let's just not waste each other's time and make our atmosphere more toxic while we keep items from the landfill; that would be sort of counterproductive.

As always, questions and comments are always welcome. Please send an e-mail to the owners at XXX-owner@yahoogroups.com.

Thank you so much!

Your XXX Freecycle Moderators
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Accurate Description of Items Offered

Hello XXX Freecycle(TM) Members!

I need to address a few sensitive issues, so bear with me.

1. CONDITION OF ITEMS BEING OFFERED - Ever hear "one man's trash is another man's treasure?" Well, sometimes "one man's trash is STILL another man's trash". A member wrote to me saying, "If it looks like trash, it smells like trash, it is trash!" describing an item given to her by another Freecycle member. Please be conscious of the items you are giving away. If you are not sure if the item is well beyond repair, please describe its condition as well as you can, this gives the other members a better idea as to what they are getting. Sometimes some items ARE just better off at the landfill. Honestly!

2. Please be upfront in your post about the condition of the item. There have been a few complaints from members who picked items up from other members only to find that the item was stained, torn, falling apart, or otherwise unusable but the initial post did not state this. Yes, items listed here are FREE, but there is still time and effort (as well as gas) spent when items change hands, and it is best to make sure your recipient knows exactly what they are getting BEFORE they make that effort.

3. If your item comes from a smoking home, please place that in your post. Members have contacted me about items they picked up and had to get rid of because they couldn't stand the smoky smell. Head this problem off at the pass by stating in your offer that the books, clothes, toys, etc. are coming from a smoky environment.

Thanks, everyone!

Your XXX Freecycle Moderators
XXX@mods.freecycle.org or XXX-owner@yahoogroups.com




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