Posts Tagged ‘ re-offer

When is the best time to post your Taken message?

After your item has been picked up!

Unfortunately, not everyone in the group follows through on picking up when they say they will. Stuff happens…and the best intentions get pushed out. And then there are the slackers….yeah, you know who you are. Heck, I admit to slacking early in my freecycle life. But…if you’re the person who’s waiting for your widget to be handed over to a fellow member, and out from under your feet, it can be maddening. Personally, I’ve learned this one the hard way… An item can only sit for so long before you lose all faith that it’s ever going to be picked up! It makes one wish that the Taken message, that felt so good to post when you truly thought it was gone, didn’t have to turn back into a RE-OFFER message and receive a flood of emails once again.

The solution? Be sure to have plenty of back-ups in case of a no-show, and contact those folks when you’ve given up hope of the promised pickup.