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    I personally think just because someone is poor doesn't mean they have to accept "anything" or have no opinion or desire for a certain item and just be grateful for whatever they are given... I mean I have seen some pretty crappy stuff donated to the salvo's before and there is no way I would use it for my baby so I certainly wouldn't expect another mother to use it. Im not sure about requesting certain brands (maybe there is some reason for it?) but I do believe that its okay to request certain things for your baby... after all just because someone doesn't have money doesn't stop them from wanting the best for their baby... I think that is human nature.

    I have donated tons of my baby stuff to friends, family and charities and once I have given it, it is theirs to do what they like. I would have no problem with a friend/relative selling something I gave them to buy one that they would prefer... after all I got to get the one I wanted that went with my colour scheme so why shouldn't they?

    Charity is charity... If you want to give something with conditions (like not being resold or traded) then you should state that when you give it away...
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    So annoying. I give away a lot of stuff but I am currently selling a custom made children's bed.. totally not asking a lot but someone commented asking if there was any chance she could have it for free! I was like... no!?

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    It's hard to distinguish the truly needy from those who are just trying to score free stuff.. I've noticed an increase in it too.. It disgusts me! Nothing wrong with wanting a bargain but people selling it also might need the money.. If people wanted to donate it for free they would generally state an item is free..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunkx View Post
    I have noticed it a bit lately it's annoying and suss!!

    What's worse is when I have listed free things on Gumtree and people want it but want me to drive like 1 1/2 to drop it off because it's too far for them
    Someone did this to me the other day. I was so shocked especially when I had said in the ad that I would not be able to lift the item as im pregnant and she still asked me to drive 1hr to drop it off as she was "super keen" on it when I said sorry I cant lift it she asked if I knew someone who could lift it in for me or drive it down. Gobsmacked, it was bloody free!

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    Funny. My local page has just updated and the admins posted this. ...

    I think it's sad that is so hard to distinguish between those who really need it and those who are greedy. I would rather give free stuff to a church or friend than offer for free on the swap/buy/sell page.

    I hate that some people think offering really low negotiating prices are okay. That's frustrating.

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    Gosh, I couldn't give my glider chair away for free on my local page. It ended up being put out for council collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Gosh, I couldn't give my glider chair away for free on my local page. It ended up being put out for council collection!
    Givit is a great site to give things away for free... I gave my breastfeeding chair, change table, cot etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny Lover View Post
    It's hard to distinguish the truly needy from those who are just trying to score free stuff.. I've noticed an increase in it too.. It disgusts me!
    Yep, I've given away a lot of items and it's often hard to tell who genuinely needs something and someone who is a second-hand dealer or has an ebay business, but is posing as someone who desperately needs something.



    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV
    Gosh, I couldn't give my glider chair away for free on my local page. It ended up being put out for council collection!
    Same!
    I put mine out for the council collection too and it was gone within the hour (in fact most of our stuff was gone well before the council finally came round!)

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    I can't quote for some reason but I do think its cheeky to on sell what you got for free. I also think the purpose of the buy sell swap sites is to get something u want cheaper.. not to request a boori cot for free :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soon2be4 View Post
    Someone did this to me the other day. I was so shocked especially when I had said in the ad that I would not be able to lift the item as im pregnant and she still asked me to drive 1hr to drop it off as she was "super keen" on it when I said sorry I cant lift it she asked if I knew someone who could lift it in for me or drive it down. Gobsmacked, it was bloody free!
    Wow
    I could not imagine asking someone that


 

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