Post # 1
Has anyone heard of this website? If you haven’t it is basically a passive way for people to ask for money. Forget being on the street to beg now you can beg money from people via Facebook from the comfort of your home!
Today I logged in to find a friend asking people to fund her 30th birthday party. Seriously? No, really…seriously? This person is going to a popular party spot (LV) and is asking for assistance with the costs as “birthday presents.”
About a week ago another friend was asking for money to fund a new hobby that she was starting. She included a cost analysis of the items she “needed” for this new hobby and asked for anyone to help her pay for it.
Whatever happened to only spending what you could afford!?!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
Lol. I would have a major eye roll if I saw this on my FB feed.
Post # 4
@Treejewel19: I totally disagree. Sure, some people are taking advantage of it, but my family did not. My nephew had a rare colon disease….like one in 100,000 babies and his medical treatment WITH insurance cost us $10,000 out of pocket. So I raised $5,000 using go fund me. I think it’s an amazing site and know that many people really have benefited from it.
Post # 5
@Treejewel19: People are always asking for something in some way. I dont understand how people ask for ANYTHING. Many of my friends have no issue asking for (plenty of!) free favors that they know would cost them hundreds if not thousands if they asked a professional. I find it very annoying and I will eventually stop talking to them as much.
NO, I’m not going to be your taxi service, free MUA, donate all my clothes and $1000+ shoes to you, pay for your dinner, help you move all day, etc.
Post # 6
@Treejewel19: I’ve seen a lot of good be done with that website, but there will always be the entitled people that take it too far.
Post # 7
They have a wedding & honeymoon section. Yes, people are asking strangers to help fund their wedding & honeymoon.
Post # 8
@Meant2Bee: I think the OP meant that people are using for ridiculous, unnecessary things. Using it to ask for help with medical treatments is a totally different story.
Post # 9
@Treejewel19: I do think that it is ridiculous when people use it for that; however; it was really invented to be used for rasing money for people, animals and causes.
I know several dogs who have been able to to have life saving surgeries because of gofundme.com And the ALL of the owners who received more than they needed for their pets surgery passed the remaining funds on to someone else in need.
Ive personally donated a couple of times (it does rely on complete trust that you are not getting scammed).
Post # 10
@gelaine22: I understood what she meant. But OP also asked if anyone heard of Go Fund Me…
Post # 11
I’ve only ever seen it used as a convenient way for people to donate when someone is raising money for charity, I’ve never seen it used for personal gain! How odd.
Post # 12
Seeing as OP’s personal experiences are only from people trying to fund personal things, I think she’s more talking about those situations.
For that stuff, absolutely absurd.
Post # 13
I don’t really see anything wrong with it — we are all free to ignore these requests if we want. You certainly don’t have to fund your friend’s 30th birthday party or hobby (I wouldn’t!).
Post # 15
Wow! When its for charity..yes but for frivilous spending..Hell no!!
Post # 16
I saw someone on FB asking for donations so she could turn her photography hobby into a business – she was asking people to help pay for camera upgrades, software, etc. With no promise of cutting those people who donate a deal on photography down the road, or free sessions, or anything – just “please give me money!”
I can be used in great ways! But yeah this one made me go…really?