Outside the envelope
When considering freecycling there are a lot of services out there that are not strict in their focus on freecycling. For example some add in the concept of swapping and indeed payment. Amongst these one might consider Cheap Cycle and Gift Of Giving.
From my perspective there is absolutely nothing wrong with the formula these networks have cut out for themselves. However for me I feel that focusing on giving is an important aspect that should not be diluted. The gift of giving puts there perspective as “to be a community service group and not a sales ad post, please try to avoid sales posts on items that can be given freely. And, No advertising for the purpose of gaining profit – I don’t like people offering things for free -IF- they do something in return for them that gains profit for a buisness. We are not interested.”
My point is that once you go down the road of accepting payment then it is difficult to draw another line…