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Anchorage Free Cycle?

post #1 of 30
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is there a Freecycle for Anchorage?
post #2 of 30
Yes :
http://www.freecycle.org/group/US/Alaska/Anchorage
I am on the Housten and Wasilla ones. I want to be on the Anchorage one, but they require you live closer than I do.
So I have to make do with our little group. Regardless, it has served me very well
Paula
post #3 of 30
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you're the bestest!
post #4 of 30
Yes, it's extremely active. We've given away tons of stuff over the years. I still check occasionally just for curiousity. There are some silly items but some really great, useful items as well. Quick turnover & high attendance.
post #5 of 30
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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
Yes, it's extremely active. We've given away tons of stuff over the years. I still check occasionally just for curiousity. There are some silly items but some really great, useful items as well. Quick turnover & high attendance.

I was denied. LOL
post #6 of 30
Yeah, us too. Does not matter if you are within driving distance. THey want Anchorage home address only
Oh well...I am never admitting to the Wasilla one that I now live in Willow though!
Paula
post #7 of 30
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Originally Posted by PaulaJoAnne View Post
Yeah, us too. Does not matter if you are within driving distance. THey want Anchorage home address only
Oh well...I am never admitting to the Wasilla one that I now live in Willow though!
Paula
I failed her written test.
post #8 of 30
Wow, that's really unusual. Freecycle is a NATIONAL organization and it is not up to the list owner to make the rules.
post #9 of 30
weird.... guess you don't count. : i would maybe try again... just a quick comment or something?
post #10 of 30
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Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
Wow, that's really unusual. Freecycle is a NATIONAL organization and it is not up to the list owner to make the rules.
Yeah, that is what I thought. Kinda irked she denied me. I Answered her questions and gave good answers. Not like I was being a smarta$$ or something. I have also been on a Freecycle list before so I know how it all works.
post #11 of 30
What are the questions;ie. is it how long you've lived in a town? Can't imagine how anything else could be remotely controversial?
post #12 of 30
I believe there are multiple moderators for the Anchorage Freecycle. I'd just "re-apply" if you are really interested. It seems ridiculous to reject anybody who hasn't yet been a bad player. I understand rejecting people who haven't played by the rules. I had a post recently rejected because "midtown" was too vague.
post #13 of 30
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here is the "quiz" and my answers.

Yeah, I will wholly admit I just scanned the rules and regs. I figured I have done this before, how complicated can Freecycle be.
Quote:
PRE-MEMBERSHIP QUIZ: 12 quick and easy questions to make sure you
> read the rules before you join. We don't want to make this hard,
> but if you will give us 5 minutes now, you can save yourself and us
> a lot of time, later. All of the answers are easy to find in the
> FREECYCLEANCHORAGE DOs AND DON'TS.
> After you complete and return the quiz, you will be approved for membership.
> If you do not return it, completed,after 14 days your membership
> request will automatically be deleted, by Yahoo.
>
> Please provide the email address you will be using here
> __Roadfamily6now@hotmail.com_ __ ,
> and your zipcode here. _99504_ ____.
>
> 1) My first message posted to Freecycleanchorage must be ___
> _______polite!_______.
>
>
> 2) All messages posted to Freecycleanchorage must begin with one of
> four words. Those words are OFFERED, WANTED, RECEIVED and
> _____taken_________.
>
>
> 3) If I post a wanted message and don't get what I asked for, I
> must wait at least _30_____ days before I can post another wanted
> message for the same or similar item.
>
> 4) A Received message is used to say "Thank you" when someone gives
> you something. (T or F) True
>
> 5) We do not use "Pending pick-up" or PPU in the_________Subject line_________
> _______because all TAKEN messages are presumed to be pending, but if
> I really want to I can put that in the body of my email.
>
> 6) Four things that cannot be offered on Freecycle are live
> animals,_______guns_____, _____tobacco_______, and ___drugs____.
>
> 7) If I have a bunch of stuff to give away it should all be put in
> one email. (T or F) TRUE
>
> 8) The purpose of Freecycleanchorage is to help people in need. (T
> or F) FALSE
>
> 9) My approximate location must be in the subject line of every
> message, but I am encouraged to put the parts of town to which I am
> willing to drive to pick up articles in the __message__________of my
> Wanteds.
>
> 10) If I don't have lots of computer time, it is a good idea to
> post my phone number so people can call me, rather than emailing
> me. (T or F) TRUE
>
> 11) The format of the subject line is very important. It must
> be: ACTION: Item- Location. (T or F) TRUE
>
> 12) The goal of Freecycleanchorage is___Reduce, reuse,________________________
> __________________________________________________ ________________
> __________________________________________________ ___________________
> __________________________________________________
>
>
She said I missed 3?
post #14 of 30
Well I know right off the bat that one you got wrong is that the first message you post has to be OFFERING something. I wasn't allowed to join a while back because I only needed stuff - I didn't have anything I could part with at the time. I thought it was stinky. I think they shouldn't care what your first message is, as long as you are sometimes posting offering and taking ads so you're not a freeloader (which is what I think they want to avoid).
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post #16 of 30
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I finally got accepted! They gave me a second chance. Actually I think the lady retired and now a guy runs it.

Anyway, for the most part it is great! I have offered a few things but is seems no one wants a gas clothes dryer! LOL
post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by roadfamily6now View Post
I finally got accepted! They gave me a second chance. Actually I think the lady retired and now a guy runs it.

Anyway, for the most part it is great! I have offered a few things but is seems no one wants a gas clothes dryer! LOL
You have a gas clothes dryer!!! Does it work?
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by PaulaJoAnne View Post
You have a gas clothes dryer!!! Does it work?
Yeah, I do and it does.

GE, large capacity.

I have a matching washer too, that one does need a timer ($150 part!)
We just upgraded instead of fixing it.
post #19 of 30
So you have to take a test?

My dh is born and bred Alaskan and is going up to clean out his grandparents house this June. His grandparents have lived in the same house since the early 50's and grandma was a horder. They are both off to the Pioneer home now and it's his job to organize and clean out the house. He only has a week so this would have been a great option but if he has to take a test and get accepted than no way. Easier to get the ARC come and get it all.

My MIL is the remaining kid and wants pretty much nothing to do with it.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by 34me View Post
So you have to take a test?

My dh is born and bred Alaskan and is going up to clean out his grandparents house this June. His grandparents have lived in the same house since the early 50's and grandma was a horder. They are both off to the Pioneer home now and it's his job to organize and clean out the house. He only has a week so this would have been a great option but if he has to take a test and get accepted than no way. Easier to get the ARC come and get it all.

My MIL is the remaining kid and wants pretty much nothing to do with it.

If he only has a short time, I would probably just donate as much as he could to ARC or a similar company.
It takes a few days to gain approval then you have to sift through emails and what not.

HOw about a Garage sale??
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