'10 years since I was first called "Money Saving Expert"' blog discussion

This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.


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  • You are doing a wonderful job with this site. Thanks for putting it together.
    Live each day as if it was your last, because one day it will be and nothing else would really matter.
  • Did you register the moneysavingexpert.com domain right at the beginning or did someone snap it up and offer to sell it to you at an extortionate rate later on? Or did it actually sit unpurchased until you decided to set up the site (difficult to imagine with all the opportunistic domain squatters out there!).
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Pmarmalade wrote: »
    Did you register the moneysavingexpert.com domain right at the beginning or did someone snap it up and offer to sell it to you at an extortionate rate later on? Or did it actually sit unpurchased until you decided to set up the site (difficult to imagine with all the opportunistic domain squatters out there!).

    It just wasn't really a term used by anyone so no one had snapped it.

    From memory (though it may've been earlier) I got it somewhere around 2002 when i set my first home page up on it (i never count that as the site launch) which turned into the site in aug 2003.
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  • NileNile Forumite, Board Guide
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    Blimey, August 2003? I thought I joined quite a while after the site started:

    Join Date 28-08-2003

    It is second nature for me to try to get the best deal and cheekily ask for a discount whenever possible. My motto is 'If you don't ask, you don't get'................but I always ask nicely and smile.:D

    Thank goodness I found your website Martin and signed up for membership, when I heard you talking so passionately on BBC Radio2 all those years ago.

    MSE has saved me shed loads of money over the years and I've met some lovely people who have become good friends, thanks to the wonderful community in the forum.

    Who would've thought all those years ago (when Martin used to personally send naughty members to the Sin Bin:o) that the day would come when 5 million people would be signed up to receive the MoneyTips email every week.

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  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Sorry Nile - that should be Feb 2003!
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
    Please note, answers don't constitute financial advice, it is based on generalised journalistic research. Always ensure any decision is made with regards to your own individual circumstance.
    Don't miss out on urgent MoneySaving, get my weekly e-mail at www.moneysavingexpert.com/tips.
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  • Thanks for the reply, Martin.

    I just thought opportunists might have registered it when you were given the the title on the TV. It's amazing how quickly these guys can snap them up, though it's worse these days!
  • I'm an avid member of MSE and have recommended the site to all my friends and family. I'm £1000's richer thanks to the PPI reclaiming and wouldn't have known where to start if it wasn't for this site.

    My Mum is 61, with no internet and has never seen the site, but does watch Martin when he's on telly. (And will phone me to remind me in case I've forgotten to watch!) Whenever I'm making a big purchase, buying insurance, a holiday or even a meal out, she'll say:

    "Have you checked with Martin?" :rotfl:

    like he's a member of the family!


    It makes me giggle every time


    Thanks Martin and the whole team for the site!


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  • GemmzieGemmzie Forumite
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    It's like that in our house too CherryPie. He's known as the finance god, so anytime he's on TV my mum is like God's on.

    Hope that doesn't offend anyone, none intended!
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  • edited 11 September 2010 at 5:42PM
    Geoff_n_NatGeoff_n_Nat Forumite
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    edited 11 September 2010 at 5:42PM
    Hi Martin, thanks for a great site!!! Always listened to you on the Jeremy Vine show!!!! Only recently started to use this site and found it very useful ( if only I had used it earlier ). I recently had to go bankrupt, and this site has been a godsend. The people in the BR forum have been great, full of support and information, a real rock, and I`ve not felt as alone as I did. I will continue to use this forum and help others ( if I can ) as others have helped me. Keep up the good work Martin as we need money saving tips more than ever now!!! Thanks, Geoff
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    Wishing Martin and all moneysavingexperts continued success! :beer:
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