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Author Topic: GIGOIT! Keep unwanted things out of landfills  (Read 2366 times)
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« on: October 26, 2006, 11:56:20 AM »

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Individuals and organizations are regularly faced with the problem of deciding what to do with items that still may be useful but that they no longer want. They can also find themselves suddenly in need of an item without being financially capable of purchasing it. Gigoit, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in Saint Louis, Missouri. We are currently developing a free public web space for individuals and corporations to donate and receive unwanted items within their neighborhoods. This keeps useful products out of landfills and fosters community involvement.

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GIGO is an acronym that stands for "garbage in- garbage out." Since many useful items may be on their way in to the local landfill to become garbage, we provide a method to distribute these items out to the local community. If you have an item that you no longer want we certainly hope that you Gigo-it!

We follow one simple rule: Everything is free!

All items posted on our site are free to pick up, and of course free to list. It’s free to register and you can use your account to check any zip code in the USA. We'll keep track of all your items and handle all your transactions. Our site will help you pick who is right for your item by providing a member profile complete with ratings and number of items they have given and received. You don't even need to use your personal email account unless you choose to. We handle everything.
 
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http://www.gigoit.org

direct link to beta site: http://beta.gigoit.org

Right now it seems to be filled with silly prank items (maybe for testing purposes?). I am not sure if they are taking real items yet or not.

Use 63118 as the zipcode to see all items.

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006, 02:19:04 PM »

Nice! Craigslist seems to still be a decent resource as well, but this seems focused more on the free, which is handy. Working at a non-profit myself I think this may be quite useful.

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006, 03:52:09 PM »

Freecycle does something similar.  What a great idea!

http://www.freecycle.org/
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