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Welcome to the Manhattan Freecycle Town Group!

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,355 Town Groups with 11,278,891 members across the globe. It's a grassroots, entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns, and thus keeping good stuff out of landfills.

Membership is free, and everything posted must be FREE, legal, and appropriate for all ages. As long as you remain a member of this group, you will be able view and respond to the items here.

Please abide by Freecycle Guidelines and Terms of Service. Links to both can be found at the bottom of any page.

Posting Basics:

- When you have an item to offer, please include a photo and describe it well enough that potential recipients will know if it is right for them. Avoid links/urls where possible, especially avoid long urls. If the item is in need of repair or has blemishes, say so. Maybe your recipient likes fixing things up or could use it as a theatrical prop!

- When your item has been taken or changes status, go to My Posts/Manage Post and update the Post Status, accordingly. Posts may be deleted for outdated status, so keep your post status accurate. For your benefit, don't mark the item as Taken until it has been picked up by the taker. Consider it "pending pick up", until then.

- Pick up your items as soon as possible or as indicated by the post, and give an accurate time of pick-up, not a range, out of courtesy and respect.

- Please set My Settings/General Location to your specific Manhattan neighborhood or nearest cross street, so that recipients will know if they can travel to you or not.

Posting Don'ts

- Don't put your contact info in your post. Wait until you've selected your recipient before exchanginig contact information.

- Please don't post in multiple boroughs. If you want to post to all boroughs, join the Town, "New York City", and post there. It is rare, but if the person offering the item is planning to deliver it free of charge, then their post should say so, and then they will be allowed to place the ad in any Town Group they are offering delivery to.

- Don't take anything on Offer for the purpose of resale. Resale is not allowed. If you are seeking materials for the making of new products that you plan to sell, that is okay, but advertising or promoting yourself or the business is not okay.

- Don't misuse or overuse wanted posts. WANTED POSTS ARE TO BE USED SPARINGLY - one item per month at most. Wanted posts on behalf of others are not allowed. Wanted posts requesting expensive, new, or brand-specific items are not allowed, unless a part is needed for a specific brand. Wanted posts for multiple items is not allowed. Freecycle is about keeping used items out of landfills. If you are in need: Search existing offers, and also go to My Settings and set Town Email Preferences to RECEIVE AN EMAIL FOR EVERY NEW POST. If you are still in need, seek out a charity organization.

- Don't dramatize posts: Leave out the reason why you are posting. If you are in a hurry, just state when you need something or when you need it picked up by. 

- Don't be bothersome in replies: Don't ask if an item is still available, don't be vague about pickup time, and don't ask for items you cannot pickup within a few days. If you are interested in an item, get to the point and say something like: I'm interested in x-item and can pick it up at y-time on z-date. If you need an item for something specific, say so.

- Don't break your pickup appointment unless you are unavoidably delayed, and if so, call or text to reschedule. But, don't be surprised if the item is then given to someone else who can pick it up sooner.

Thank you for being a courteous, responsible participant.

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