Just a plug for a great concept. Last I knew, it wasn't available in the Southern Tier of NY. I am living in UT now and I absolutely love it.
Today I was able to give some items away, completely free, to someone that could really use them. I have received things from Freecycle, but today was the first time I gave something away. It is nice to be able to receive items, but it was a much different feeling to give.
I think the payment is the appreciation that was given.
On Freecycle, I see things being offered daily. I see things being requested daily. I see things being received daily. I think that it would be a great idea for every community to adopt. It is an organized "FREE" community yard sale. People pick up the items, you don't have to deliver them to the recipient.