Reading the rules are compulsory, before asking for any items. Please don’t use “I didn’t know the rules” as an excuse to break them as we have to delete posts and sometimes members for breaking them…. and we wouldn’t want you to miss out. If you have any questions please just ask any of our friendly Moderator team.
ASKING FOR AN ITEM – When asking for an item, “May I please be considered” is all you need to type.
No reasons are allowed eg “Can I have this for my daughter”, “I’m in the area and I can pick this up now”, “I’m a single Mum and really need this item”. This is seen as trying to sway the person into selecting you and isn’t fair for others who is doing the right thing. Also do not message the person to try to sway them, this is seen as unfair/sneaky and you could be removed from the group for it. Also please don’t state NIL after a person has been selected. If the person doesn’t collect, all the people who have asked to be considered will be the ones that are selected. Stating NIL is considered quite rude. Only ask for an item once. And Please don’t put extra smileys and kisses or anything else to make yours stand out more.
NO SALES – Everything on Pay it Forward is free. Anything put up for sale will be deleted. Also please don’t put up willing to buy when asking for something.
NO ON SELLING – Anything you receive from Pay it Forward is not to be sold. Any person caught doing this will be deleted. If you have an item that you no longer want, please contact the person you received it from to see if they’d like it back, if not then you can Pay it Forward onto someone else.
SELECTION IS UP TO GIVER – People giving away items have the right to pick who gets it. Either through first comment or luck of the draw. All items must state who they are going to, ending with this has been collected is not on.
PUTTING UP AN ITEM – Please State your suburb first, then the name of the item in the header. Once you have written who you have selected to receive the item, please add to the title -SELECTED- so others won’t keep asking.
COLLECTING AN ITEM – You have 24 hours to get in contact with the giver to collect an item to arrange for pick up. Please do not ask for an item if you have no way of collecting it. It is up to the collector to get the item, not the giver. If you don’t collect the item the giver can Pay it Forward on to someone else and you will receive a strike against your name for non collection. Also, collect at a decent hour, a lot of people don’t like people searching their yard late at night for an item as the persons asked for it to be left outside. It’s not safe for either person.
NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS – Is your comment going to be kind, is it going to be helpful. If it’s not, please don’t post it on to the group. Like attracts like, so we only want positive things on the group. If you have a problem, with the page, or a member please contact Admin or Moderators privately! Please note, swearing and complaining will be deleted. F bombs or worst will be immediate banning!!
NO ASKING FOR OTHERS – Please don’t ask for collections for others except your immediate family… that is living under one roof this includes sisters/brothers….. If outside then they must join to be considered. NO Buddying up with hubby/friend/sister /mother to request same item to increase chances will get you deleted. If you want to ask for someone else, or a charity you must contact Admin or Moderators first and they have to approved it, before you ask. We need to make sure it’s a real charity and that it’s not going to be lining someones pocket.
RESTRICTED ITEMS – There are somethings that are not to be given on Pay it Forward. These are Animals, Weapons or Explosives and Drugs (this includes pharmaceutical, prescribed, illegal and Alcohol)
WANTED ITEMS – Please don’t ask for expensive items for free. You can ask if anyone knows where to get cheap ones from or suggestions. But if you ask for a car/motorbike/computer/iphone…..etc you post will probably get ignored or deleted.
GIVING THANKS – Please remember to thank the person you receive from. It makes it nicer for them when they see they’re being appreciated for helping. You can also, if you like, pop up a picture of the item being used and a thanks in CHATTERBOX …. this not only makes the giver smile, but everyone else smiles who see’s it too.
DUPLICATE ACCOUNTS – There’s only allowed one account per person on Pay it Forward. Any duplicate accounts will be deleted, so to prevent this please only use one account.
NO BUSINESS ADVERTISING – If you are a business and wanting to do something good for your community, then PLEASE Check with an Admin BEFORE posting, we will now be posting on your behalf. Also free services or items from a business will run through Admin to prevent telemarketing.
RESPECT THE MODERATORS – If you are rude/aggressive or abuse the Moderators, please note you will be removed from the group instantly. This goes for on this group or any other groups. The Moderators work extremely hard on Pay it Forward to keep things honest and running smoothly and anyone caught running them down will be removed. If you need to contact a Moderator, please message them…..sometimes we miss the “can someone contact me” on the page.
SPIRIT OF PAY IT FORWARD – Please remember that this isn’t a free for all, grab as much as you can, public forum. You don’t have to give on the group to Pay it Forward, if you see someone in need, not just financially, help them. Volunteer your time, your strength, your ear, your sympathy, your smile. A little bit of help can completely change someones life. You might not have items you can pay it forward, but when you see an opportunity…… Please remember to Pay it Forward
Thankyou and keep Paying it Forward!!!