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Does anyone out there run a or ?

How do you deal with 'unwanted' items? Do you sell any items?

@douginamug

I'm an associate of the local free shop. We are used to the unpleasant fact, that there is so much rubish circulating consumer society. Sometimes the freeshop feels like a relay for the recycling industry. Never seriously thought about selling stuff (whereas we really could need some money). Another option might be: running your own recycling line. Powered by #openhardware project #preciousplastic. That stuff could then be sold as "freeshop merch" ;-)

@tobi @douginamug About 20% of the incoming books in our #umsonstladen (books, CDs, DVDs, games, puzzles etc.) goes to the BSR (recycling), 500 kg every week.

@douginamug @tobi 5.000 books per month, limited to 3 books a day per customer. Donation ware, used books.

@tuxpost2 @tobi Can you send me a link to the initiative? Do you use any kind of book management, @inventaire for example?

@douginamug @tobi @inventaire No special book management. Prescreening and sorting for some topics or A-Z. Comes in, goes out. The Kulturring e.V. has 8 "Mediapoints" in Berlin, our store in #Berlin Schöneberg has the most customers and the most donated books (ca. 80.000 books per year).
kulturring.berlin/kunst-und-ku
(german only)

@tobi yes! Well, we have more stuff in storage than fits in our space. One of our volunteers did an unannounced experiment selling some clothes noone wantef through 'kleiderkreisel', a platform I hadn't heard of before. The money will go to the freeshop or to charity, haven't decided yet, nor what to make of the whole idea. The question seems to be: is selling better than throwing away? (Kanthaus.online for more details by the way)

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