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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:47 PM
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Is it ok to refuse someone a freecycle item because of ignorance?
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 07:54 PM by Rabrrrrrr
Seriously - if I offer something, and some fuckwad braindead piece of shit sends an email like "Yep ill take it", is it okay if I hold off until someone literate and/or polite asks for it, and then let the literate and/or polite person have it?

Or is that somehow a desecration of the "liberal mantra" to expect people to actually act like a human being?
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:49 PM
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1. I would wait for somebody who can at least attempt to be literate and
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 07:58 PM by LeftyMom
polite. In my experience people whose emails make it sound like they're doing you a favor by coming to get your item continue that attitude in person, with no-shows, rescheduled or late pick-ups, etc.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:56 PM
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2. Humor and turns of speech don't always come across right in email
If you aren't comfortable with them, wait a day or two and see if you get another offer - they won't know who answered first. But it's not worth getting angry over, calling them names like "piece of shit". It might just be a person's style. (See jokes about people from New England)

Remember, you're both doing each other a favor on freecycle, and preventing something from going to a landfill.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:57 PM
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3. Yep ill gree wit dat
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:01 PM
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4. You should only give it to those you feel like givig it to.
Otherwise the spirit in which you meant to give it won't be there. Hold off until someone you think is grateful enough emails you.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:08 PM
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5. I think I'm going to offer a punch in the nards on freecycle.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 07:13 AM
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6. I think you should give it a try!
Who knows, someone might take you up on it.

:P
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 07:23 AM
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7. Yep, i'll support you
:hide:
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 09:44 AM
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8. Yes.
My freecycle site recommends that you don't automatically give the freeby to the first person who responds. And I'd say your reasons for not doing so are more than adequate.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 11:32 AM
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9. It's your item - you can give it to whoever you want
And for whatever reason. At least in my world.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:32 PM
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10. yes it's perfectly fine
Edited on Sat Mar-11-06 12:34 PM by pitohui
you have sole discretion about who you allow over at your house to pick up an item, if i got a bad vibe off a potential freecycler i do not offer the item to that person, i would withdraw the item first

definitely put the literate polite person first, they are coming over to your home, you know!

besides a lot of times the slobs won't even show up when they say, so don't waste your time w. obviously identifiable slobs

and me, as a personal matter, i don't give to the person who always has a sob story posted either
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