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'''Give-away shops''' (also called '''freeshops''' or '''free stores''') are shops where you can bring things and take things away for free.
 
'''Give-away shops''' (also called '''freeshops''' or '''free stores''') are shops where you can bring things and take things away for free.
There is usually no quid pro quo barter - you don't have to bring something to take something either.
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They are not charity shops, so items are freely available, and there is no quid pro quo barter - you don't have to bring something to take something either. They are often run out of squats, or else rely on concessionary rent from landlords. Frequently, they have a social function which goes beyond exchange of goods, such as a focus of community, or offering a public space for other non-profit enterprises.
  
 
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* [http://coforum.de/index.php?UmsonstLaden list of German give-away shops] on coforum.de
 
* [http://coforum.de/index.php?UmsonstLaden list of German give-away shops] on coforum.de
 
* [http://allesundumsonst.de/ allesundumsonst.de] - online give-away shop (german)
 
* [http://allesundumsonst.de/ allesundumsonst.de] - online give-away shop (german)
 
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* [http://wiki.GiftEconomy.org/Free_Shops List of free/giveaway shop lists] on GiftEconomy.org
  
 
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Give-away shops (also called freeshops or free stores) are shops where you can bring things and take things away for free. They are not charity shops, so items are freely available, and there is no quid pro quo barter - you don't have to bring something to take something either. They are often run out of squats, or else rely on concessionary rent from landlords. Frequently, they have a social function which goes beyond exchange of goods, such as a focus of community, or offering a public space for other non-profit enterprises.

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