Our Top Six Free Websites

There dozens of free websites on the internet — however on which sites is it actually possible to do something without having to pay for it? Here we have listed our top five free sites:

1. Freecycle

The Freecycle Network is composed of carious individual groups who donate items that are unwanted to others in the area. They are also able to pick up free things from other members, these things can be books. Computers, furniture, clothes and even vehicles. Originally Freecyle.org was set up in the U.S. but, since 2003, they have been matching individuals with stuff they want to get rid of with people who will be able to put them to use in the UK. There are now 5,047 groups that are spread throughout the country with a little under nine million members in total.

All that you need to do is sign up to the group the is located in your area and Freecycle is completely free. You will then be receiving email alerts of items that are available as well as requests for any donations you may have. When you are a member of the group, you are able to post a wanted message as well as respond to any other members, When you receive an item, it is encouraged that you alert the group. You are also able to search on other networks and see what other groups have available, however if you are not able to collect it, do not request anything.

2. Freegle
A revival of Freecycle was launched at the end of 2010 — iloveFreegle.org. Originally most Freegle groups were from the Freecycle Network, however with there being 354 groups in the UK alone and around 1.3 million members, they broke away and designed their own set up due to changes that were untenable.

Once again, once you sign up for free, you are able to post a wanted ad for anything you may need or an offer of things you want to get rid of. It is not as big as Freecycle, however with the 354 groups in the UK and their 1.3 million members, it seems as if they will soon catch up.

3. Gumtree
Describing themselves as a “classified community”, Gumtree.com is available to most towns an cities in the UK as well as in Ireland. What this website mainly lists are items that are for sale, from pets to property, they also run small ads for jobs and rental properties.

That being said, there is a section for freebies. If you scroll down past the sponsored ads and links, there are many listings, these are mainly for household items and furniture. When this article was written, this London website was featuring free haircuts, frog spawn and evan an actual greyhound. As with any freebie or classified website, be careful about the adverts you respond to, when it comes time for collection, make sure that you do not go alone.

4. Craigslist
The classified website Craigslist although still relatively new in the UK, is a household name in the U.S. Although lacking in website design, the content more than makes up for it — there you are able to search for jobs, properties, sale services and items on the site, oh and did I mention the there are activities such as sewing classes and even opportunities for online romance?

As with Gumtree, there is now avalability to Craigslist.co.uk in most lof the larget cities in the UK and there is a free section included. At the time that this article was written, this London site was featuring free items such as John Lewis sofa, a book collection and a Lexmark printer. There were however plenty of listings that Moneywise spotted which offered free laptops or iPhones however all they were were links to commercial websites.

5. Hot UK Deals
HotUKDeals.com was founded in August 2004 and is operated as an online community where people are able to share freebies and discount vouchers they may have found. Registration is open to everyone and is free, some of the features include competitions, the top ten hottest deals and deal requests.

6. freebieempire.co.uk 
The most popular free stuff are listed on the homepage of freebieempire.co.uk, however you are also able to search by category. Although the website is not the most attractive, the offers that it features are often not found on other sites.

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