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Bali and Go-fund me

Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby TreeGuy » Nov 30th, 2017, 7:45 am

Not too often we see so many in the forums agree on a topic. :130:

And sorry if so many of my posts I relate to my accident this summer, it’s been kind of a big deal and game changer for me. Set up a go fund me page for me and when it reaches $5000 I will stop bringing it up. LOL

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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby soupy » Nov 30th, 2017, 9:39 am

I truly was expecting some people defending the Go-fund me approach! I am glad so many people agree.

However, I do believe it is also irresponsible of Castanet to support a direct link to this page as well. They are helping promote the abuse of this.

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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby Hmmm » Nov 30th, 2017, 11:19 am

I hope they have Airbnb there. Oops, I brought that into the ring. Ding!
I thought you said your dog doesn't bite....That's not my dog.
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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby bernie428 » Nov 30th, 2017, 11:28 am

Even Steven wrote:You don't want to help out? Don't donate then.

You want to help out somebody in the bind? Donate then.

Easy peasy.


I agree with you to a point, but there's a problem with having no barriers.
This waters down the good that go fund me might accomplish with worthwhile things.
*bleep* like this makes people go sour on go fund me, or ignore someone/something that might be totally legit.

I'd be embarrassed, myself, to ask for a hand out in their case.
However, maybe they didn't ask?
Maybe Castanet shouldn't publish begging such as this?

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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby maryjane48 » Nov 30th, 2017, 11:44 am

TreeGuy wrote:Not too often we see so many in the forums agree on a topic. :130:

And sorry if so many of my posts I relate to my accident this summer, it’s been kind of a big deal and game changer for me. Set up a go fund me page for me and when it reaches $5000 I will stop bringing it up. LOL

Your situation and going to known volcano island are not the same . You actualy deserve some help

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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby Bman » Nov 30th, 2017, 12:23 pm

Im trying to go fund me to a new Bentley.
Gotta have wheels to get around don't ya know.
Is the world getting stupider, or is it just getting easier for stupid people to have their thoughts heard?

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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby jcow84 » Nov 30th, 2017, 12:31 pm

Well, someone may have been reading these posts as the Go Fund Me has been made inactive - it got to $275 only.

https://www.gofundme.com/get-mackenzie-and-family-home

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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby the truth » Nov 30th, 2017, 2:54 pm

say's it all [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby bjsilent » Nov 30th, 2017, 2:58 pm

Maybe they can use that $275 for their in flight meals ( you want chicken or fish? ) No i'll have the Volcano special and a Gofundme Martini
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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby Old Techie » Nov 30th, 2017, 4:19 pm

I've got my eye on one of those Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcats, someone want to tutor me on how to set up a go fund me page, so I can have someone else pay for it? :raspberry: :biggrin:
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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby lensbaby » Nov 30th, 2017, 5:09 pm

Hmmm wrote:I agree, the gofundme for these people is or should be an embarrassment to them. Three week dream vacation and now need help to come home. I guess they will come home when the planes can fly again. Just suck it up buttercups. Really, its disgusting. I bet they ask their mommy and daddy for loans too. Please, may I have a little more sir? Grow up, man up or shut up.


It was a Go Fund Me?
I guess I was speed-reading and accidentally read Fund as something else!

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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby Piecemaker » Nov 30th, 2017, 5:21 pm

Apparently this little family is on their way home! Planes able to leave Bali.
In their defense, it was a friend and not them who started the Go-fund me.
It's possible to do all the right things and still get a bad result.
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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby jasond_71 » Dec 1st, 2017, 6:59 am

Yes maybe the couple requested it be taken down.
Had another situation where a colleague had a grandchild born disabled so someone started a GoFundMe for the young couple which to me was a good cause.
The thing is the colleague was building a 1.5 million dollar house at the time.
It almost felt like if I donated I was paying for their house as they could more than afford to help their children.
What did people do before GoFundMe?
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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby TreeGuy » Dec 1st, 2017, 7:13 am

TreeGuy wrote:Not too often we see so many in the forums agree on a topic. :130:

And sorry if so many of my posts I relate to my accident this summer, it’s been kind of a big deal and game changer for me. Set up a go fund me page for me and when it reaches $5000 I will stop bringing it up. LOL


maryjane48 wrote:Your situation and going to known volcano island are not the same . You actualy deserve some help


I really appreciate that MJ. However the point of my post was that I didn’t require help because as a responsible adult I had measures in place to look after myself and family.
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Re: Bali and Go-fund me

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 1st, 2017, 10:21 am

bjsilent wrote:Why on earth would someone travel without travel insurance?

Because it costs money upfront.

Most travellers simply hit the "decline" button when they book their travel, granted, many already have travel insurance on their credit card (if they're using that card to purchase the trip) but people want the cheapest deal - and when something goes amiss, well, then its up to everyone else.

However, travel insurance may not even cover their expenses - it all depends on the policy - so read the fine print carefully. In most cases, if travellers simply booked a higher fare class or choose a specific airline, by reading the fine print before they hit the "buy now" button, most travel "poor me" situations could be avoided :up:
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