eBay alternatives: the freecycle movement.

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Mar 19 16:49:37 2004

On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, John Allain wrote:

> >From a Japanese source:
> "One category of business that really took off over the past decade is the
> "recycle shop," Japanese parlance for a shop that buys stuff that people
> don't need anymore, cleans it up, and sells it for a profit. Everything
> from rice cookers to washing machines to skis to console games are bought
> and sold in Japan's new retail underground. The most successful of these is
> BookOff, a chain of used book stores that has 700 locations in Japan.
> BookOff has been expanding into other areas too, with ToyOff (they sell
> "almost new" children's toys) and HouseOff (used goods for your home),
> PetOff (used things for your pet), and the very oddly named HardOff (used
> computer hardware and electronics)."

There's also JackOff selling used car jacks, WackOff sell used LARTs, and
FuckOff selling, well, second-hand blow-up dolls. That particular chain
is running in the red however.

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