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“No strings attached” rule explained

The “no strings attached” rule is standard practice with all freecycle groups. It keeps things simple for both the gifter and the giftee. Once an item is handed off the transaction is complete.

This “no strings attached” rule of freecycling is sometimes forgotten when posts are submitted in the heat of the moment. How? Maybe you post a wanted message to pick fruit from trees and in your post you offered to make jam for the original poster.  Although a very nice gesture, offering to make jam is a “string”.  Or maybe you post an offer to giveaway a hard disk, but also say that you want the person you gift it to, to put its contents on a DVD for you. Another “string”. Or maybe you’re asking to use something and then return it after use. Yup, this (borrowing) would be a string too.

In other words, free has no conditions — or strings — attached to it.

If your offer or wanted post is rejected due to a “string”, submit it again without the condition and it will sail right through to the board!