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whats is 'for free' for?

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misdee Wed 13-Aug-08 18:16:15

advertising stuff you want rid off, or for asking for stuff for free?

CountessDracula Wed 13-Aug-08 18:17:13

advertising I should imagine

TheProvincialLady Wed 13-Aug-08 18:17:35

It's supposed to be the former, but almost always gets used as the latter IME.

Katisha Wed 13-Aug-08 18:25:31

And AIBU to find the phrase "for free" irritating?

For nothing - fine
Free - fine
For free - awful.

alardi Wed 13-Aug-08 18:28:12

Do you not get out very often, Katisha?

misdee Wed 13-Aug-08 18:28:42


Katisha Wed 13-Aug-08 18:29:45

But I'm RIGHT .

Katisha Wed 13-Aug-08 18:30:14

I know - I'll go to Pedants Corner!

DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 13-Aug-08 18:31:42

I occasionally ask for stuff if I need it, but I've given alot away on there so feel justified.

Mind you its only odd times like when I needed welly bobs quickly for the kids holidays and was skint.

misdee Wed 13-Aug-08 18:55:03

what are welly bobs?

DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 13-Aug-08 19:02:53

Wellington boots blush

misdee Wed 13-Aug-08 19:03:40

ah right. thought it was soemthing liker the bobinogs or whatever that programme is called on cbeebies lol.

DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 13-Aug-08 19:04:38

No, sometimes I get stuck in 'toddler talk mode', even after 7pm!

MerlinsBeard Sun 17-Aug-08 22:09:39

is thre not a wanted section anymore then?

MerlinsBeard Sun 17-Aug-08 22:15:15

actually, i have just had a quick whizz down the for free section. how blody rude are some people??!!! its like freecycle on there!!! anyone got this?, anyone got that?

MNHQ please give someone the power to delete them! esp the ones from people who are blatantly trying to get freebies to sell on ebay or are advertising.

southeastastra Sun 17-Aug-08 22:17:42

i have some reigns for free and the wrist type - that was a disaster think my son just can't be controlled

too good to bin wink

BigTech (MNHQ) Tue 19-Aug-08 16:30:22

Hey mumofmonsters,

MNHQ have the power to delete threads from the talk boards and all you have to do is flag them to MNHQ using the Report this post link (image here) and someone will take a look and see if it needs to be deleted.

Have a great day.

misdee Tue 19-Aug-08 16:33:35

can you give me that power please!

cos otherwise i;ll start a list of wanted items shortly angry

MerlinsBeard Thu 21-Aug-08 12:02:02

Thank you BigTech. I did actually know that already
Reporting is fine but not all reported threads get deleted and the ones that you comment on get you torn to shreds.

Still this is the fammous nest of vipers after all wink

QuintessentialShadows Thu 21-Aug-08 12:05:31

Oh, I thought the For Free was secret code for SWAP SHOP??

QuintessentialShadows Thu 21-Aug-08 12:05:41

Oh, I thought the For Free was secret code for SWAP SHOP??

MerlinsBeard Thu 21-Aug-08 12:10:17

QS is that what it is?? Oh thank you for clearing it up!wink

misdee Thu 21-Aug-08 12:16:49

oh right.

i thought it was for asking for freebies.

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