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    New members that ask for handouts through private message stop it

    Hello to all you new members out there,

    Now I am not trying to upset any one here or get any one in trouble (you will all remain nameless)

    I can tell you now when I joined this forum I received some great advice, help and in my time of need I received a few donations ( when I was broken into) I still thank you all to this day and if you should ever need anything you know where I am.

    Now I am here today because enough is enough from some of the new members to our community.

    This forum has some great members who donate items for give away, competitions and some members who sell items well under retail that are in awesome condition, most members here are willing to take a little loss on items when they know they’re going to a new member to help them find their way.

    With this being said I must say that I am starting to get sick and tired of getting private messages from new members asking for free
    Hand-outs over the last few months I have just ignored them but there seem to be more and more happening & I know I’m not the only one that gets them, after speaking to a few people here I know they receive these requests as well.

    AVF is a wonderful family and yes most people will help you when you need it but the private messaging of other members asking for free stuff is not on. THIS MUST STOP

    When someone has something they wish to donate you will see a competition pop up or give away in the title - something that has how the giveaway will occur.


    ok now i have had my say i feel a little better


    **MODS NOTE** if this is in the wrong section feel free to move it.

    thanks for reading
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    That's just not cricket.
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    We seriously need a *Village Idiot* section round here...

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    Anyone soliciting for free stuff without being offered is just a leech as far as I am concerned Connor , I would urge ALL members to report people soliciting freebies thru the PM system .

    If you are a new or old member doing this , SHAME on you !!! We all KNOW the cost of smoking , if you can afford to smoke ( or COULD afford to smoke) then you can CERTAINLY AFFORD to start vaping .. A brand new starter kit from any of the local vendors will set you back a little over three packs of smokes .... if you cant do that , then vaping is not for you ...

    It is parasites and greed that will kill off the generosity we take for granted around here .... if this is you , then leave , we dont need you here ! Plain and Simple

    AVF is NOT anyones begging ground , if you need a hand and ask for it , you will probably get it , but random solicitation thru the system is just NOT ON !

    It shits me to tears when someone thinks receiving a charitable act is their "right" rather then the privilege of having it bestowed by the giver
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    I was about to list a few items for free but decided against that there are some greedy people on here
    Human nature i suppose.
    FFS guys if someone list something at a bargain price just pay it dont haggle
    its an insult to this fine community

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUCKITIN View Post
    I was about to list a few items for free but decided against that there are some greedy people on here
    PM sent.

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    I have not personally received any PMs asking/begging for free gear but I can assure you if I do, whoever PMs me begging will be ignored & become less likely to receive any further help from myself personally, including helping to answer questions in their threads/posts.

    If you are new & have problems, then post a new thread in the newbie section.
    If you are really struggling to afford gear, you can post that in the newbie section too(just don't post a thread begging for free stuff), someone may be willing to send you stuff cheaply or free or (more likely) you may be directed to a vendor that has the items you need at the cheapest possible prices.

    Vaping is cheaper than smoking & even the start up costs of a new kit is going to cost you less than you'd be spending on smokes for 1 or 2 weeks. Eventually you will save $ by vaping & start up can cost less than $100 for more than a month's worth of supplies. There is no need to BEG other members for free gear.
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    Wow really??
    Thankfully I haven't copped this either.

    But since joining an American vape group a few months ago, the practice has become rife. And I hate it so much, I left it
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    Not much more to add to what has already been said. It would seem unless the person was unemployed, using a library computer and the address is at a caravan park the person isn't really a candidate for free stuff.

    If you don't have much income coming in an spending more than your cigarette allowance is a problem put a wtb thread in the classifieds, I'm sure most members would be happy to offload their older cigalikes and egos dirt cheap.
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    wow haven't received messaging myself but i guess if i was to ask someone it would be someone more established. @conner83 think it could be due to you running the pay it forward? i hope not i sent a parcel your way with some items that may get use at a better home.

 

 
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