There was a time in our lives when we didn't go an hour without checking Craigslist -- we needed jobs, furniture, and housing (luckily, that was some time ago). But, given all that Craigslist dependence, we're a little embarrassed to admit that, until tonight, we'd never used Freecycle, an online community that's all about giving away stuff you don't need to other people who do.
Well, we gave away an old but still functioning television tonight via Freecycle, and we're true believers now. Never has a transaction been so easy and pleasant. The woman we'd spoken with earlier in the day showed up right on time and couldn't have been more grateful. We were thrilled.
Awhile back we talked about the Recycle vs. Freecycle dilemma. At the time, we voted to Freecycle a television if it is still working well, and we even suggested affixing a subtle sticker to the back to help the new owners recycle when the time is right.
We followed our own advice and tried to be as un-annoying as possible.
What do you think?