Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Freecycle, Craigslist

I don't do garage sales anymore -- you generally make a few cents an hour and have to deal with people who treat you like a shopkeeper -- but how else can I get rid of all the junk I just purged from my garage? Freecycle and Craigslist have been invaluable in this regard. If something has little to no intrinsic value, we Freecycle it: someone always wants whatever you need to give away (an exercise bar? a Pentium-class computer with no hard drive?). If it has a little value, we Craigslist it (that old weight bench that we never use). Transactions are one-to-one, facilitated with low-friction software, and managed by email. And NO EARLY BIRDS.

1 comment:

Ephilei said...

GigoIt.com is a site similar to Freecycle where free items are listed. It has a lot of advantages over Freecycle like pictures and search and it's easier for beginners to pick up.There are lots of advanced features too, like RSS, a Google Earth layer, and gmail-style conversation views.