Swapping items via our Forum

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  • Plus it clogs up the forum pages for those who are looking for bargains and don't wanna get involved with the swap thing!!! ;)
  • veruccasalt
    veruccasalt Posts: 1,465 Forumite
    ....and there is more detail on the 'no-swap' policy in the forum rules:

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/site/forum-faqs#giving
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  • Could you not set up a "swap" page? I've given up reading some of the Tesco threads now due to it been full of "swap me! swap me!" post :D
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  • Could you not set up a "swap" page?

    I don't think you quite get the point here - swapping isn't allowed, period. So setting up a swap page on MSE would be in total contradiction of the rules.
  • wantsajob
    wantsajob Posts: 705 Forumite
    wannasave wrote: »
    I don't think you quite get the point here - swapping isn't allowed, period. So setting up a swap page on MSE would be in total contradiction of the rules.
    Direct them to ebay where most of the stuff ends up anyway, lol.
    Wanted a job, now have one. :beer:
  • wannasave wrote: »
    I don't think you quite get the point here - swapping isn't allowed, period. So setting up a swap page on MSE would be in total contradiction of the rules.

    I'm fully aware that swapping is not allowed, but it doesn't stop it from happening does it? The fact that people are swapping contradicts the rules in the first place.
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    Grocery challenge 2017 JAN: £5.56/£350
  • I don't think its a good idea to set up a swap page as it is against the rules anyway , but totally agree it puts people off from reading the threads as I gave up on the T toy thread ages ago which defeats the object of finding bargains and am glad it has been stopped personally! ;)
  • shegirl
    shegirl Posts: 10,107 Forumite
    It also highlights the fact that people are just buying things because they are cheap not because they want them and that kinda sad and unfair tbh
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  • shegirl wrote: »
    It also highlights the fact that people are just buying things because they are cheap not because they want them and that kinda sad and unfair tbh

    TOTALLY agree!!!
  • Zaradean
    Zaradean Posts: 1 Newbie
    edited 24 March 2012 at 6:23AM
    I think it is OK to set up a swap page.
    Just makes life easier.:T
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