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Neil Wyatt01/09/2014 20:36:54
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This new topic was suggested by a member who has helped out several other forum members with gifts of small tools, materials etc.

It's a more formal place to offer or request assistance in the form of surplus tools, materials, advice, loans of use of specialist machinery or tooling, or even a practical helping hand.

The only rule is that this MUST NOT BE FOR FINANCIAL GAIN!

  • Private sales of good  should be made using the free classifieds.
  • Commercial sales must be through proper adverts

Any posts appearing to break these rules will be deleted.

Now this does not mean you can't:

  • Cover postage/copying/mileage costs or other genuine expenses if someone helps you out.
  • Buy someone a pint or lunch as a thank you.
  • Make a donation to a charity agreed with the person who helps you (or to REMAP or TAD, for example) in lieu of payment.

If you don't have your location in your profile, please give a rough idea in your posts, also, please use PMs to exchange emails and telephone addresses, and do use common sense when sharing your details with strangers.

Please feel free to continue this thread to discuss this idea and how it might develop, but do start new threads for any offers or requests for assistance.

Neil

Edited By JasonB on 21/12/2017 07:30:51

Neil Wyatt05/09/2014 16:29:28
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Just a note to say that the same rules apply to 'wants' as well as sales.

If you need a set of plans or a specific tool, for example, please place a wanted classified as this would normally be something that is sold.

This is more a place to borrow things and expertise or give away surplus items, such as Oompa's incredibly popular plastic!

Thanks

Neil

JasonB22/03/2015 07:47:23
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Sealey drill motor posts moved to here

Lambton22/03/2015 09:54:00
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Mat I ask that anyone who requests and then receives help and advice be courteous enough to acknowledge the receipt of the help and also thank the kind person providing it.

This may sound a "given" but believe me I have offered and provided help to quite lot of forum members who do neither.

Brian Wood22/03/2015 10:06:28
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I'd like to echo Lambton's comment, I have had the same discourteous treatment many times and I sometimes wonders why I bother.

It is paricularly irksome when you have taken the trouble to post something as a gift and there is not even a 'thank you' even after asking if it got there.

Brian

Neil Wyatt09/09/2015 11:15:56
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Enquiry moved to new topic: **LINK**

Please don't post actual enquiries in this thread, just in the topic.

Neil

OuBallie10/09/2015 10:33:29
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Neil,

Good idea this Thread!

Consider making a Sticky, as it will get lost in a day or two seing how active this Forum is.

Geoff - Doors off of the Ruby today, then off comes the body. Hooray!

Jeff Chilver17/10/2019 23:57:42
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does anyone have the G.A drawing of Harry Clarksons Steeple engine . And if so could they photo copy it . I believe it could be done with 4 sheets of A4 ..I have acquired the drawings and castings but the G.A has faded to unreadable .Will happily pay matl's postage etc . Thanks Jeff C.

larry phelan 118/10/2019 10:37:59
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Brian,

I for one hope that you continue to bother, since I have found you to be both courteous and helpful in the past.

Sad to say, I have experienced the same thing ,although not from Members of this Forum. People simply don't bother to say Thanks !

As my Mother used to say "Once they get their arse covered, they forget where they came from"sad

Howard Lewis19/10/2019 12:02:04
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Recently, I gave some unwanted bits to another poster, who wanted to help an impecunious friend in his village. He kindly made a donation to our club funds. So it was a win - win for both of us!.

Yes, donations to the donor's favourite charity, or to their M E Club funds is a splendid idea, and nice way of saying Thank You..

Howard

JasonB19/10/2019 13:05:18
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Jeff check your inbox

Robert Butler27/02/2020 21:58:59
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Classifieds: I responded twice to the advertisement for the Myford turret but can't be certain they were forwarded to the seller as they are still advertised. Is there any way of checking as i am still interested. Robert Butler

Neil Wyatt27/02/2020 22:45:18
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Posted by Robert Butler on 27/02/2020 21:58:59:

Classifieds: I responded twice to the advertisement for the Myford turret but can't be certain they were forwarded to the seller as they are still advertised. Is there any way of checking as i am still interested. Robert Butler

I'm afraid not, your emails will be sent direct to the seller.

Make sure you are not accidentally deleting the pre-entered text in the reply box, as if you do the seller won't know your email and will be unable to reply.

Neil

Robert Butler28/02/2020 11:26:38
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Dear Neil

Thank you, i will try again. Robert Butler

Howard Lewis28/02/2020 11:38:24
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If I have ever omitted to Thank those who have provided help or advice, please accept my apologies and Thanks.

We all learn a lot from other posters, for which we should be grateful., in person, or in public on here.

Howard

ega28/02/2020 11:56:19
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It's rewarding to be thanked for help but even better when the recipient tells you how they were able to make use of it.

Robert Butler28/02/2020 21:07:09
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Dear Neil I have successfully made contact with the vendor. thank you. Robert Butler

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