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Sample message you can use when rejecting a post 'out of area'

Hello XXX,

Thank you for offering your item(s) on Freegle.

Please may I just check that you have posted this on your 'home' Freegle group first - and at least 24 hours ago?

Your 'home' group is XXX Freegle - www.freegle.in/XXX

You can find a full list of current Freegle groups at http://ilovefreegle.org/groups

If there is a special reason why a member needs to get rid of a bulky item really urgently, we of course can reconsider.

We are trying to cut down on repeat posts to multiple groups and especially (for community and environmental reasons) to encourage members to use their home group first before going further further afield. The policy enables members with no transport to participate more fully in Freegle.

We have also found that the amount of "no shows" is reduced when potential recipients have only a short trip to collect an item. We feel strongly about supporting our neighbouring groups by asking that members use their most local group first.

Please resubmit your post if you have already done this, and mention which groups you have already tried so we can list your post without further delay for you.

Thanks for being an active member of Freegle.

With warmest wishes


XXX Freegle Team


and another:

Hi there

Sorry to return your message, but we have an agreement with our neighbours of promoting 'local group first'. We ask that members put their offer/wanted message on their local group (xxxxx) first, then - if you don't get an answer - try another group after X days have passed.

If you have already tried XXXX, please accept our apologies - we are very happy to get your posts on our group! It helps if you pop a note to that effect on the message, so that we don't return it unnecessarily.


XXXXXX Freegle

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