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to select Freecyclers on grounds of politeness?

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morningpaper Wed 09-Sep-09 16:13:47

I have just had one response 20 seconds after posting: "Is this still available"?

Earlier today I can had a: "Can you deliver <20 miles away>"?

AIBU to wait for a nice polite request before handing over the goodies?

NeedCoffee Wed 09-Sep-09 16:15:06

no yanbu

louii Wed 09-Sep-09 16:15:32

I always wait for a polite response, doesn't everyone?

Hate the begging messages as well.

NorbertDentressangle Wed 09-Sep-09 16:15:55


I ignore the "I'll have it" or the presumptuous "When can I collect" type responses.

Manners cost nothing

Wilts Wed 09-Sep-09 16:16:21

Nope that is what I do.

I am not bothered about who seems 'more deserving' like some on my site seem to be, but I can't stand the 'I will have it' or the 'ring me on ...'

All I want is a please and thank you

steamedtreaclesponge Wed 09-Sep-09 16:17:35

I always wait - quite a lot of people don't check their email that often so I figure it's usually worth hanging on until the end of the day, at least.

I hate those "I'll take it pls call me" messages - what's wrong with properly constructed sentences, FGS?

OracleInaCoracle Wed 09-Sep-09 16:17:45

YANBU! not at all. people are so rude! they are getting it for free, they could at least mind their p's and q's. having said that, i love freecycle, allows me to feel as roman emperors must, thumb goes up or down!

morningpaper Wed 09-Sep-09 16:20:43

Yes I just want some NICE MANNERS

Txt speak just disqualifies you

This kind of thing

"Havin my grandson ova soon can I have it? Phone me"

Ermm no dear

It turns me into a Grumpy Old Woman

you Wed 09-Sep-09 16:21:38

No, YAabsolutelyNBU, freecycle really gets my goat for that very reason!

The vast majority of people on it are nice and polite but some of them, argh!

Offered a load of things last week, including an amber teething neclace, breast pump, mother and baby magazines, womens magazines, basic sling pouch etc and this one woman wanted everything. Which, in itself I wasn't overly bothered about as I could've got rid of it all in one go, but I emailed her saying 'sorry I've already promised the sling to someone else but you're welcome to the other stuff, when can you collect etc' and she sent me back a really arsey message saying if she couldn't have it all she wasn't coming shock angry

There's also an incredibly annoying man who continuously posts 'wants' for playstations, wiis, tvs, guitars and yesterday a caravan hmm

morningpaper Wed 09-Sep-09 16:22:38

Today I noticed a WANT for an Epson printer

I loved that the BRAND was named

Indith Wed 09-Sep-09 16:24:14

My stuff goes to polite people who tell me why they want it. I don't expect paragraphs but a polite "my printer just died" or "I just moved house and have no furniture" is nice.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Wed 09-Sep-09 16:41:08

although I do sometimes say 'is this still available', but always with a hello, please and thanks!

morningpaper Wed 09-Sep-09 16:49:20

A hello, please and thank you is EXACTLY what's needed. I don't mind what is said in between.

AvadaKedavra Wed 09-Sep-09 16:49:23

Someone asked for a Blackberry on mine yesterday shock angry

I do select on niceness but sometimes I just do the first who can get here as usually it's something cluttering my way and I want rid ASAP.

I do ask sometimes if things are available still as it seems that things go very fast and some people don't bother with the takens. I am always polite though

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