Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RE:USE 'EXCHANGE' SITES

Got something that's too good for the skip but not going to get a bean on eBay? And at last has filled the last iota of space in the loft? Give it away! What you need is a nice e-way to do it.

There are LOTS. And as most, if not all, are free, I think it's worth giving 'em all a go.

So, in no particular order (well...):

Junkk.com's JunkkYard - a bit buried away, but does have some nice features. As you need to be registered, and that involved your postcode, it will tell you how far away 'it' is. Which can be handy. And you can select the radius of how far you want to travel.

2 recycle.co.uk - to be reviewed
Bigwardrobe.com - clothes related - to be reviewed
craigslist - has a free section
Note (US-based): http://videos.komando.com/watch/8528/komando-com-reports-3-sites-better-than-craigslist-to-buy-and-sell-items?
ecofreek - (US based) - NEW - to be reviewed
efreeko.co.uk - to be reviewed
flog.co.uk - to be reviewed
freebay.co.uk - to be reviewed
freecycle.com - Or .org. The Daddy of us all. You'll have to burrow a bit to get 'your' area.
freegle.org - A freecycle spin-off - all a bit political, mind
Guardian - The top 10 swap websites - If they say so
GreencycleSussex -
letslinkuk.net - to be reviewed - barter of services
Times - Online swap shop Freecycle booms as middle class feels squeeze
Times - Freecycle: the big green giveaway
Times - Something for nothing - they are keen at the Thunderer!
fridgemountain.com - to be reviewed. I'd guessed that it's fridges, but as I'd hoped there is now some feedback to say that it does more.
Furniture Reuse Network -
gigoit.org - to be reviewed. Great name!
giveortake.org - to be reviewed
greenhomeshop.co.uk - to be reviewed
gumtree - to be reviewed
hitflip.co.uk - to be reviewed
iflyerz.com - to be reviewed
musicmagpie.co.uk - Music to my ears... they pay. All things CD & R.
rag-and-bone.co.uk - to be reviewed
recycle.co.uk - to be reviewed
recycle4free.com - to be reviewed
rehomeyourstuff.co.uk - to be reviewed
reuze.co.uk - to be reviewed
snaffleup.co.uk - to be reviewed - Hat tip: Dave of Solarventi
swishing.org - to be reviewed
vskips -
whatsmineisyours - to be reviewed

Not Free

bytestart.co.uk - to be reviewed
cashgenerator.co.uk - to be reviewed
cex.co.uk - to be reviewed
gazelle.com - US-based (we do get readers there)
eBay - to be reviewed.. like I need to!
snaffleup.co.uk - to be reviewed
stuffusell.co.uk - to be reviewed

Swap

bigwardrobe.com - to be reviewed
iswap -
oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com - to be reviewed
readitswapit.co.uk - to be reviewed - books
seedypeople.co.uk - to be reviewed - Gardening focus
staffshare.co.uk - to be reviewed - staff time!
swapcorner - to be reviewed
swapcycle.co.uk - to be reviewed
swapandplay - More IT
swapshop - to be reviewed
swapitshop.com - to be reviewed
swaptree.com -
swapxchange.org - to be reviewed
swopex.com - to be reviewed
swapz.co.uk - to be reviewed
u-exchange.com - to be reviewed - houses

Borrow

neighborrow.com - to be reviewed. It's US-based, but hey, it may catch on

Charities (who will take stuff, often quitebig)

Oxfam -

There'll be more. And I'll add 'em when I find 'em.

Or you could tell me about them too. Many are 'too be reviewed'. If you know something, good or bad, add to the comments and that'll prompt me to check and highlight.

Articles - Junkk - Hat tip Ecologist - What went wrong with Freecycle in the UK?

Guardian -  Fed up with Freecycle? Try these top 10 alternatives - One person's top 10 is another's grist to a growing mill. One day I'll add any in the lists to make my list bigger:)

Guardian -  Accusations of very tight control split UK recycling network from US parent - Blimey, who would have imagined a free reuse initiative could end up so 'political'. Good job Junkk is benign... {Homer growl} for now:) Actually, as JunkkYard is pretty much left up to the users, I'd be hard pressed to figure how I'd influence anything. Maybe I should, as it is kinda languishing.

But it seems some just can't resist trying to 'take control', and that is not my style.

Medical Product-related (A new category)

http://intercare.org.uk/

http://uk.gsk.com/en-gb/responsibility/our-planet/complete-the-cycle