How does a Buy Nothing group work? “Buy Nothing” groups are popping up everywhere as a way for neighbors to give, lend, or receive items at absolutely no cost. These local Facebook groups allow members to post about stuff they want to get rid of or ask for items they’d like to receive or borrow.
What is a local Buy Nothing group? What Is a Buy Nothing Group? A Buy Nothing group is a Facebook group hyper-localized to your town (or if you live in a big city, your neighborhood), where locals can post items they want to give away or are in need of — for free. The founders of the Buy Nothing Project call their Facebook groups a “gift economy.”
Is the Buy Nothing app free? Free. On Buy Nothing, you can post three things: GIFTS of items or services that others can use. ASKS for things you could use.
Do you have to be on Facebook to join Buy Nothing? People can be in both the app and in a Buy Nothing Facebook group. It’s all good! All sharing is welcome, no matter where it is. The mission of the Buy Nothing project has always been to make our network of Buy Nothing gift economies as inclusive and accessible as possible.