Not getting what you Wanted
Freecycle(R) can sure help out with finding a treasure or two. But have your recent Wanted posts fallen on deaf ears?
Maybe it's time to try balancing all your Wanted posts with a few Offers.
Here's why it works -
Members are smart cookies. If they see you posting Want after Want and never offering up anything to the list, they will stop reading your posts all together.
Showing that you are in tune with Freecycle and its mission - to keep tangible and usable items from clogging our landfills - ensures that when you do have need of a Wanted item, people know that they can gift you with a treasure and not have it wind up in the trash the next week.
We are a recycling group. We are here to ease the burden on our landfills. Showing that you understand this by being committed to Paying-It-Forward with your own Offers means that other list members are more likely to return the favor.
Freecycle works, but you will only get back what you put into it. Let's try to add some balance to posts by creating an Offer, since none is too small.
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(Courtesy of the Oxford Hills Freecycle mod team - adapted/edited accordingly for use)