Go Fund Me

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  1. keywordpk

    keywordpk Perpetual Geek Gold

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    What is it with the Go Fund Me accounts these days? It seems like literally daily a new one will pop up in my FB newsfeed or on one of the boards I frequent. I have yet to donate to one but I have considered it. I just wonder if the person is running some sort of scam. I'm a little jaded at times, I admit. Most of them seem medically related but I've seen some that weren't. No offense, but I don't feel like financing someone that wants infertility treatments or a trip to Disney.

    What do you think?
     
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    Anfkid Blue Banner Mafia Staff Member

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    It's the new pan handle without leaving your house.
     
  3. Neesie

    Neesie Princess Parliaments VIP Gold

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    It's basically the same as Lever posting his Amazon wish list.

    Go Fund Yourself, I say :pie:
     
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    The infertility ones annoy me. If you don't have enough saved to cover that then what are you gonna do when something happens after you have the kid? Especially if I know the people and am aware that they go out all the time, have 3 dogs, 2 car payments, etc. Just dumb.
     
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  5. Chigs

    Chigs The finest in the Nation Gold

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    :snicker:Lever had a GoFundMe as well:snicker:
     
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    HelloCleveland! Well-Known Member

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    What Go Fund Me site are you starting for us? :munch:
     
  7. keywordpk

    keywordpk Perpetual Geek Gold

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    Back in the day, if I had medical expenses for one of my kids, I paid the deductible and sucked it up. If I could not pay it all at once, I made monthly payments. I never even asked my parents for money, let alone strangers.
     
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    keywordpk Perpetual Geek Gold

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    The Amazon wish list is another pet peeve of mine. I have one but I wouldn't post it here or on Instagram or FB - it's for my husband and for me to keep track of stuff I want to buy for myself.
     
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    Someone at my office started one to pay for a relative's funeral. I googled the name and shockingly enough the deceased became deceased under dubious circumstances. Needless to say they didn't get anything from me. :c
     
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    keywordpk Perpetual Geek Gold

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    Are you serious?!?! LOL :jj:
     
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    Chigs The finest in the Nation Gold

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    my girlfriends aunt made one the other day, and she was livid. She just made it sound as big of a sob story as possible, so that you feel guilty if you dont give.
     
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    The world owes these entitled brats.
     
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    My wish list is private. I don't need you freaks knowing what I want. :c
     
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    God bless the innerwebz.
     
  15. Chief2Kick

    Chief2Kick I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    Only you can make my wish come true. please donate to my cause. Buy Chief a Chief.
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    Thank you and God bless.
     
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    Babs Well-Known Member VIP

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    :derp:
     
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    Chief2Kick I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    Well yeah. :D
     
  18. keywordpk

    keywordpk Perpetual Geek Gold

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    HC & PK need central air? :bigthink
     
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    My niece has one for adapting a baby. Funny, they post pictures of them at restaurants, concerts and on vacation all the time.
     
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  20. Chief2Kick

    Chief2Kick I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    in a house that doesn't already have central air?