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Last ooorders!… We’re sorry but for now, due to resources, we need to close the Money Savers Arms including Discussion Time.

It’s not easy to write this. We love the forum, but we also have a job to do to protect it, our users and MoneySavingExpert, and at the moment, with all our resources focused on Coronavirus information, and all the team at home, we don’t feel we have the resources to do a good enough job.

For four months, we’ve been struggling to cope with the huge volumes of messages we’ve been getting from Forumites – many of whom are in desperate and dire straits with their finances. The team have been working all hours to try and keep on top of it. At first we thought it’d be a short sharp spike, but it isn’t, it’s continuing, so we have had some difficult choices to make about prioritisation.

Unfortunately in, and likely because of, these stressful times, the Forum team have also been receiving an increasing number of complaints about posts made on the Money Savers Arms and Discussion Time. The team have done what they can to try and walk the tightrope of balancing all the various interests, but for now we need to draw a line under this and temporarily close this Board, so we can keep the key, MoneySaving boards – where people are supporting each other through this crisis - running smoothly.

We know this board is important to you, but as the MSE stance has been forbearance throughout this crisis, now we ask that of you. We’re sorry. Of course you can post on other boards, but we’d ask you to stick to the subjects of those boards, and not use them as a surrogate Money Savers Arms or Discussion Time. And as always please be kind and friendly to each other, especially any newbies.

Thanks
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Last thing you bought?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • Bogof_BabeBogof_Babe Forumite
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    Wetherspoons ‘Steak Night’ dinner :beer: .
    :D I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe :D

  • joansgirljoansgirl Forumite
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    The mystery parcel turned out to be vaping liquids :o
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  • Bogof_BabeBogof_Babe Forumite
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    I am on one of my mini breaks, picnicking in my hotel room. Popped out earlier to Tesco Express to get something for my dinner, came back with a bag of five custard donuts :o . Only three left now... :o:o
    :D I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe :D

  • joansgirljoansgirl Forumite
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    Bogof_Babe wrote: »
    I am on one of my mini breaks, picnicking in my hotel room. Popped out earlier to Tesco Express to get something for my dinner, came back with a bag of five custard donuts :o . Only three left now... :o:o

    Sounds perfect to me :rotfl:

    Wish I could still eat doughnuts :(
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  • Mrs_RyanMrs_Ryan Forumite
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    Two return train tickets from Coleshill Parkway to Birmingham New Street
    A pair of pyjamas from Victoria’s Secret (present for mum) and a body spray (present for me :D)
    Four t-shirts, three pairs of trousers and six pairs of socks from Yours Clothing (work clothes- meh)
    Otex ear wax stuff from Boots
    Two Subway sandwiches, crisps and drinks for me and OH
    Two boxes of tea from T2 (Irish breakfast for OH and strawberry flavoured fruit tea for me)
    A Lush gift box (birthday pressie for my sister)
    A men’s hoodie, some men’s socks and boxers, all for OH from Jack Wills (Hoodie was in the sale and will be put away for Xmas, socks and pants were also in the sale and will be put away for him to wear under his suit for our civil partnership ceremony in Feb)
    Three t-shirts (for me) a mug, 2 body sprays and a pair of pyjamas (birthday pressie for my friend) bridesmaid kit (for my sister) all from Primark. I also bought OH a cup of coffee and me a can of San Pellegrino in their cafe
    Aircraft mag for OH, paper and wedding magazine for me from Smiths
    Book for me from bookshop in Grand Central
    2 x reduced sarnies and a bottle of water from M&S food
    Indian takeaway for me
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  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    £52 worth of Coffee :cool: Saved £22 :beer:
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    Cup of Coffee from Greggs :cool: no cakes were bought in the process of this purchase
  • DigForVictoryDigForVictory Forumite
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    Online, a set of paints that only someone who routinely paints at 1:300 & other blisteringly small sizes could love. (I married a good mate who could cook & had a few hobbies.... Long as they aren't gambling & other women, we're good.)
  • MurphybearMurphybear Forumite
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    Mrs_Ryan wrote: »
    Two return train tickets from Coleshill Parkway to Birmingham New Street
    A pair of pyjamas from Victoria’s Secret (present for mum) and a body spray (present for me :D)
    Four t-shirts, three pairs of trousers and six pairs of socks from Yours Clothing (work clothes- meh)
    Otex ear wax stuff from Boots
    Two Subway sandwiches, crisps and drinks for me and OH
    Two boxes of tea from T2 (Irish breakfast for OH and strawberry flavoured fruit tea for me)
    A Lush gift box (birthday pressie for my sister)
    A men’s hoodie, some men’s socks and boxers, all for OH from Jack Wills (Hoodie was in the sale and will be put away for Xmas, socks and pants were also in the sale and will be put away for him to wear under his suit for our civil partnership ceremony in Feb)
    Three t-shirts (for me) a mug, 2 body sprays and a pair of pyjamas (birthday pressie for my friend) bridesmaid kit (for my sister) all from Primark. I also bought OH a cup of coffee and me a can of San Pellegrino in their cafe
    Aircraft mag for OH, paper and wedding magazine for me from Smiths
    Book for me from bookshop in Grand Central
    2 x reduced sarnies and a bottle of water from M&S food
    Indian takeaway for me
    Successful day :D

    You forgot the partridge in a peartree :rotfl:
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    Well I am thinking of writing a book about the latest company purchase for me, going to call it "Of Mice and Keyboards"
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