Don’t throw it away – give it away on Freegle!
Offer and request free items on your local Freegle UK reuse community.
It's easy to offer an unwanted item that you want to get rid of, along with a photo. Anyone interested will get back in touch via the app - and you'll be notified by email. You choose who to give it to and arrange for them to come and pick it up.
If you fancy a freebie, ask for things that others are offering - or post a request. Keep an eye for wanted requests as you may have something that someone needs.
Everything must be free and legal. Some local communities have extra rules such as no pets.
Be safe and nice when making arrangements to meet - if you can't make it, say so immediately. Never pay courier fees for delivery - it is a scam.
Reusing items saves you money, clears your clutter, helps your neighbours, saves the world's resources and reduces the amount going to waste.
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Ratings and Reviews
My complaint is that it’s so slow! However, when it works it’s great. Too many ‘no shows’ to collect offers though that’s not the fault of the App. It’s so stupid to say you want something, arrange a time for collection and then just not turn up and say nothing. There are a few repeat offenders too. Now I ignore them. A little courtesy and consideration costs nothing.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. We do hope to rebuild faster when resources permit. No shows are unfortunately always an occasional problem on Freegle - you can (usually) give them a "Thumbs down" rating.
Disappointing app for a great community
Freegle has a great ethos - rather than throwing something else you can post it to your local community group and find someone who is interested in taking it. I’ve had a lot of success and it has really helped me clear out the garage.
The app, however, is extremely awkwardly designed and could do with a serious rethink. I have taken to giving my mobile number or email address to people to arrange collection times because this app simply cannot handle sending messages in a logical way. A lot of the time after typing a message and pressing the send button (which isn’t clear in the first place) the message either disappears entirely or goes somewhere else.
I will keep the app but I think this clunky design may impact engagement with what is clearly a very worthwhile idea.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you've cleared your garage and helped others nearby.
Our design does try to follow some of the user interface metaphors that people are used to in other apps. Given enough resources, we would love to do an overhaul taking into account how new and experienced Freeglers use the app.
Love this app so much
This makes freegling so easy! I can take a photo with my phone or iPad and use it straight away with no faffing about. I advise anyone I deal with to use the app mainly because it’s notifications are more reliable than waiting to see whether my email provider decides to deliver emails to my inbox, to spam or not at all, using the app I get an alert if someone has replied to me so I can get in touch straight away.
- Freegle Limited
- 19.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2019 Freegle Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.