I'm confused. You can't post wanted ads until you've offered a certain amount of stuff? Our local one doesn't have this rule.freecycle is excellent but be warned, although i have given lots of stuff away by answering wanteds I cant ask for anything yet because so far I have ony posted one wanted ad - which is good but as the thing i gave away were worth a bit im a bit offended - wish i had advertised them as offered and then the person wanting them could have had them! Everyone I have met so far seems lovely though.
This is what I do too.I use freecycle all the time as well, I've gotten a few things but have given tons away, I always leave the item on my front porch so they can just come pick it up, that way they only know where I live but not what I look like or what my DH or kids look like.
Cheapcycle?If I am buying something from someone on cheapcycle I meet in an area such as the grocery store where there are other people around.
That's amazing that a man actually found a kidney. How big is your group now?My county did not have a FreeCycle so I contacted the program and started the group for my area.That was over a year ago and so far we have never had any complaints as far as the deals that go on there. I do moderate all of the posts just to keep out spam and inappropriate offers etc... I see lots of great stuff stuff being offered.Last year, I approved a post for a man needing a kidney and he actually found one !