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Peerby - check this out, some light in the darknes

On 25 Aug 2014 at 12:26pm Carmen wrote:
Hi all, I'd like to draw you attention to a fantastic sharing idea which I learned about and is hugely successful in the Netherlands. This is a free borrowing/lending scheme, brings the community together, is very easy, friendly and creates positive vibes all around (as we like to do good don't we?). It is called Peerby, we need at least 100 people before we can start so can I urge you to signup - you can always opt out if you're not happy. All my family and friends in NL are doing it, including my 70 year old mum. Whilst I was there my sister organised a bike for me, my mum lent a stranger her gazebo, my bro went on hols with a borrowed tent... All explained in the link. I think this could work in Lewes, why not give it a go?

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On 25 Aug 2014 at 1:37pm Dangerous Dave wrote:
I've signed up to this. If its gets enough people on board it works really well and can be as cost-saving as Freegle.
On 25 Aug 2014 at 1:43pm 99 to go wrote:
I lent someone my lawnmower - never saw it again, mind you they did come round in a pickup and told me they were council contracts doing the verges and theirs had broke . Had I.D and signwritten truck
On 25 Aug 2014 at 1:46pm Lighten our darkness wrote:
we beseech thee o lord - by doing the Latihan we will see all
On 25 Aug 2014 at 7:23pm Lender or Borrower Be... wrote:
There has been lots of skills exchange schemes before but they all need people to participate in order for them to be successful.
I last used one called the 'Lets Scheme' in the 1990's in Brighton which worked quite well. Unfortunately the 'Lets' scheme in Lewes was I believe short lived.
I agree with Carmen that these schemes can be useful and a success but they require participation.
On 25 Aug 2014 at 9:18pm Zzz.. wrote:
They do. So sign up!

I was a member of the Brites scheme in Brighton. At the time I think I was probably the only plumber on it. It worked very well for me.
On 25 Aug 2014 at 10:18pm Border Control wrote:
I love the way it says "have a look" then takes you directly to sign up !!! Pushy !!!
On 26 Aug 2014 at 12:48am Lender or Borrower Be... wrote:
"I love the way it says "have a look" then takes you directly to sign up !!! Pushy !!!"
I agree with BC.. I automatically just switch off thinking that its a waste of time when a website does that.. Shame, it could be a really interesting website but now I will never know.
On 24 Aug 2015 at 1:59pm Mani Vineg wrote:
There are many payday loan companies that are given a bad reputation just because a few people have been abusing the opportunity. Most people already understand that these loans are not to be abused, they should only be used if you really need a short term loan to get you over period. But a few go on to abuse this privilege and attempt to take out more than one loan at a time or roll the loan over and over again, and therefore end up in a vicious cycle.

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