Aussie Junk or Revolve?

cranky 1 March 2009 19

Having some rilly, rilly good junk to get rid of, I need guidance as to the more worthy of the two contenders.

I would appreciate the opinions of the assembled multitude.

[ED (Kramer) – For those of you a bit behind on your Canberra recycling history, check these previous stories about Revolve and Aussie Junk…

Drama at Aussie Junk today?
Why’s Revolve closed?
You’re all stooges for the opposition – Revolve
Revolve resolve
Revolve given the arse for Aussie Junk

I expect a few loyalists to come out of the woodwork with their two cents.]


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seekay seekay 11:35 am 02 Mar 09

How about the National Museum?

shiny flu shiny flu 8:05 am 02 Mar 09

You can try to sell the bikes through the ANU Bike Co-op. Although a little late for O-week, there’s a good chance still.

You can also try listing it on the Canberra Cycling Club or Canberra Off-Road Cyclists classifieds. Sure they may be ‘junk’ but you never know.

Reprobate Reprobate 11:44 pm 01 Mar 09

It’s a shame that Revolve has burnt up much of the goodwill they had as the “little battler” vs the ACT Gov’t and a Qld owned company by wanting to charge at least twice as much for similar items as AJ, with stuff like furniture mostly stored in the open, and some pretty ordinary customer service (not that AJ staff are much better, but just enough). Revolve’s whining about their new site also dropped off my radar when it was publicised that they were/are so far behind in their rent as well…

sepi sepi 9:27 pm 01 Mar 09

I think freecycle is too much like hard work for the lowlife. But people who don’t show up, or send a flurry of emails and still can’t arrange a time to get there are annoying.

But you can drop stuff off if someone close to your area wants it.

cranky cranky 9:18 pm 01 Mar 09

Sorry. Inviting unknowns to my adress is not on the agenda. The risk is probably fairly small, but I can do without potential low life casing the joint.

arescarti42 arescarti42 9:06 pm 01 Mar 09

OzChick said :

Just post your items on freecyclecanberra. Someone might want it. Items posted on freecycle seem to go really quickly.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecyclecanberra/

I’d recommend freecycle also. Just post what you’ve got there (make sure you follow the posting rules) and wait for the replies. Arrange a time, and in most cases people will promptly come to your house and take away whatever it is.

PsydFX PsydFX 7:44 pm 01 Mar 09

Die Lefty Scum said :

Lift your games PsyfFX and poptop. If you don’t know when to use a quesiton mark then go get a job working for the Daily Telegraph. I was having a good day on the punt until your lack of punctuation pi$$ed me right off.

Ohh I made a grammatical error – go read all of my comments, they are all full of them.

On a side note though, if you are going to establish yourself as an assclown grammar nazi, please ensure that your comments do not contain any grammatical or typographical errors.

Let me point out that it’s “PsydFX” not “PsyfFX”, also, WTF is a “quesiton mark”? Do you mean “question mark”?

And here, I’ll even let you borrow a couple of these for your next rant: ,,,,,,

p1 p1 7:03 pm 01 Mar 09

So do revolve still exist then? I had kind thought that their exodus from the promised land errr… landfill would have spelt their end.

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 6:56 pm 01 Mar 09

Seems to me second-hand dealers used to buy better stuff, charities used to collect usable stuff and the people at the tip collected repairable or spare-parts-worthy stuff. Now the charities want the good stuff and the tip people want usable stuff that is likely to sell quickly. I know it isn’t what we are meant to be doing in these environmentally conscious times but the thought of ordering a skip and being done with it is very appealing.

Aussie Junk kinda lost me when I had things I needed to get rid of just prior to their takeover of the southside facility and I rang them to find out when they’d be open – dunno – and would they have a collection service – dunno. Revolve used to collect when they were at the tip but after that things were a little uncertain.

Die Lefty Scum Die Lefty Scum 5:38 pm 01 Mar 09

Lift your games PsyfFX and poptop. If you don’t know when to use a quesiton mark then go get a job working for the Daily Telegraph. I was having a good day on the punt until your lack of punctuation pi$$ed me right off.

Americanberran Americanberran 5:07 pm 01 Mar 09

Quit brooding, alreads! Ya know it’s all goin’ into the Queenbeyan River, anyway. Just remember to label it as a gift from the City; don’t forget to remove all the personal identifications from the lot.. anonymous gifts being the most rewarding of all.. and least finable

cranky cranky 4:40 pm 01 Mar 09

Well, maybe not THAT good. Includes a couple of pushies.

poptop poptop 4:33 pm 01 Mar 09

If the junk is rilly rilly good, how about the Salvo’s or Vinnie’s

p1 p1 4:25 pm 01 Mar 09

Yesterday I bought a water fire extinguisher (9lt) from Aussie Junk in Mitchell. $5, with some water and compressed air works beaut! I’ll be willing the water fights from now on.

I find Aussie Junk to be much better in all respects then Revolve ever were.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:16 pm 01 Mar 09

Offtopic, but it is nice for the Admins to start providing cross-linkage to stories that keep showing up again and again)

p1 p1 4:14 pm 01 Mar 09

I have found they don’t like paying for your stuff…

Um, maybe because they don’t ever pay for stuff? They will take good stuff off your hands for free though, you don’t have to pay to dump it.

OzChick OzChick 3:57 pm 01 Mar 09

Just post your items on freecyclecanberra. Someone might want it. Items posted on freecycle seem to go really quickly.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecyclecanberra/

PsydFX PsydFX 3:27 pm 01 Mar 09

If the stuff is as good as you say, why don’t you advertise it on All Classifieds.

WP80 WP80 3:12 pm 01 Mar 09

Argh – I’ve only had dealings with Aussie Junk and they really make me cranky.

I have found they don’t like paying for your stuff and have a tendency to tell you that they don’t want what you’re trying to give them and tell you to take it to the disposal area. As soon as you do, they just get it from there free of charge (there are guys from Aussie Junk standing down there looking at everthing you dispose of and grabbing everything that looks ok)!

…And while I’m on the topic…
In my opinion, if the ACT Govt wants to cut-down on illegal dumping (such as what happens around Salvo bins etc), then it needs to get rid of the ridiculous fees associated with disposing of unwanted goods!… ‘no waste by 2010’ LOL

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