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Irish Independent: Smart Consumer: Anyone fancy a free wing mirror?

The global non-profit recycling organisation Freecycle has 28,000 members in Ireland, says John Hearne

Nothing beats the recessionary blues like free stuff. Art student Rob O’Shea needed a printer for college but didn’t have the funds to buy one. So he posted on Freecycle, asking if anyone had one lying around at home. Someone did.

“Okay, it’s six or seven years old,” says Rob, “but it’s working perfectly. It’s black and white, perfect for printing out essays and stuff.” He’s also picked up a set of shelves and he’s used the network to offload curtains and cushions that he no longer needed.

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Irish Times: The empty wallet

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When I logged on to jumbletown.ieI found free armchairs and dining tables, to mention but a few things. Other good websites are freetradeireland.ieand freecycle.org. I like the latter one because you can choose the part of the country you live in. From office chairs to plant pots, they’re all here.

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