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I've just posted my first irem on Olio.

I really couldn't just throw good food in the bin again

Does anyone have any experience with Olio, good or bad?

TheChimp
a week ago
What do you think of this?
Leannexxx
Leannexxxa week ago

I haven't but I've just downloaded it see what it was and there is loads in my area 🤣 gonna have a good look at it see what's about

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TheChimp
TheChimpa week ago

Leannexxx I downloaded Olio a while back and there's been nothing available within around 10 miles.

I'm hoping that someone has signed up in my area and will get a notification about my post.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa week ago

TheChimp well I've never heard of it till I seen your post so maybe someone here could be close to you

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TheChimp
TheChimpa week ago

Leannexxx It's not as if we're out in the sticks, so I'm surprised there's no other activity.

I hope someone picks up my stuff.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90a week ago

That very good of you to give food away to others. It's a shame that food wastage is so high when there's many who need it.

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snoogans888
snoogans888a week ago

I’ve not used Olio. I downloaded the app but there wasn’t anyone local using it.

You could try giving it to food banks. See if your local supermarket has a drop off box or anywhere else in your area.

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TheChimp
TheChimpa week ago

snoogans888 A good thought, but I'm not going to go out of my way to drop off a pack of ham to anywhere.

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snoogans888
snoogans888a week ago

TheChimp oh I didn’t realise it was ham you had to give away. Food banks only take long life goods. You should have chucked it in the freezer for another day.

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TheChimp
TheChimpa week ago

snoogans888 I'm trying to empty the freezer tbh so I can buy a new one.

Mine is over 20 years old and costs a fortune to run compared to the new ones.

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pato
patoa week ago

snoogans888 The way that Foodbanks have been able to become normalised is the one thing that's always really got on my goat and I point blank refuse to give them anything.

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snoogans888
snoogans888a week ago

TheChimp ah right. I never seem to be able to empty mine. Hope you find a good deal on a new freezer!

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snoogans888
snoogans888a week ago

pato oh wow that’s quite a strong opinion about food banks. I’ve never come across anyone who’s thought of them negatively before as I only have seen the positive impact (a guy around the corner from us runs one).

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarca week ago

Oh, it's an app about giving stuff away.

"Olio" in other languages means oil or olive oil so that made me wonder.

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TheChimp
TheChimpa week ago

PhilipMarc Yes, it's an app giving stuff away as well you know 😉

No-one picked up my stuff, so in the bin it will go.

Gutted.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

Loads of good and some bad but managed to clear house of quite a lot of stuff .Also got some things as well.

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TheChimp
TheChimpa week ago

MelissaLee1963 Good to hear.

It's a shame that Olio isn't used around this area.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

TheChimp Popular in London. We all love a free lunch lol and its a good way of recycling furniture and stuff as well. I am amazed though at the number of people who request something for free then don't show. That's just rude in my book.

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pato
patoa week ago

I have never heard of it before, but I don't really think I'd be going out of my way for a packet of ham.

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TheChimp
TheChimpa week ago

pato I don't think you get it.

It's for people in your local area.

I'm not going to travel 20 miles to get a lettuce am ?

Learn before you speak

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pato
patoa week ago

TheChimp 20 miles, I wouldn't travel 1 mile for a bit of ham unless I was going to the supermarket, and I'll thank you not to be so cheeky. Don't ask a question if you don't like the answers.

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TheChimp
TheChimpa week ago

pato You just don't get it.

I put my ham on Olio, and anyone in the area can pick it up for nothing. It's a freebie.

I'm not being cheeky, It's just you being a fool

If you don't know what you're talking about, don't comment at all.

Would you rather me throw the ham in the bin or someone use it?

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pato
patoa week ago

TheChimp You honestly don't get it, you were being cheeky and by then implying that I'm a fool, you're just being impertinent, Personally I couldn't care less what you done with it, I merely said that I hadn't heard of the App but wouldn't go out of my way for a bit of ham, maybe I should've praised you for giving something away.

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TheChimp
TheChimpa week ago

pato You basically said that Olio was no good because you wouldn't go out of your way for free ham. I've offered it and anyone could have it for nothing. What is your problem?

Maybe you've got enough money to cope at the moment, but a lot of people don't.

I'm just doing my bit and you should wind your fmm neck in.

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pato
patoa week ago

TheChimp I don't have a problem and my neck has always been wound in, I didn't try to antagonise you with my comment (I didn't mention Olio and have no opinion on whether is good or not, and to be fair having unsuccessfully tried to give away one item, I'd say you're not best suited to trying to suggest that I learn first before speaking), I appreciate that people give away items to save them from landfill, but I'm sure there are a lot more people than me who haven't heard of this App and also a lot more who wouldn't go out to get the items either, again there is no need to insult.

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TheChimp
TheChimpa week ago

pato Please excuse my shortness, I was having a bad day.

Olio sounds great in principle, but there's no point travelling 10 miles to pick up a pack of ham. You'd spend more on petrol.

Defo a local thing.

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pato
patoa week ago

TheChimp You're Excused, as I'm not one to hold a grudge, the App does sound good in theory but will have a limited amount traffic in specific areas due to lack of knowledge of the App, but maybe someone will take the idea and create a local messenger group near you as it'll make it easier to reach those that could use your goods.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga week ago

I had Olio in the old area where we lived, but hardly anyone where we were had it and I have a feeling even less people would have it in our new area. I do think it is a good idea but most people where I live put things on fb for free so don't think it is worth me getting again.

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