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    can anyone help??

    seen a very sad ad today on freecycle and i was wondering if anyone had any idea of where to look for one of these beds cheap....this is the ad

    i have checked locally on ebay but nothing here local to conwy

    I was wondering if anyone might have a working adjustable bed they which they no longer need. It is for a young woman who is suffering from terminal cancer and is finding laying flat increasingly painful. I have to admit this woman is me. My husband will travel anywhere. Thank you for reading, I have my fingers crossed.
    Peaceful xx

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    Be wary about ads like that. If she is terminal then the social services/cancer services will provide a bed for her.

    Ive seen these ad's before.

    On freecycle and gumtree.

    Scam

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    choc1969;6062519

    Be wary about ads like that. If she is terminal then the social … Be wary about ads like that. If she is terminal then the social services/cancer services will provide a bed for her.



    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ totally agree

    got to agree with jaybizzle ed

    she should get 1 through her cancer unit + or contact mcmillan nurses -

    so many places out there you can go for help - you have to look

    dont fall for the sob stories most people want it to sell on

    full of greedy people, see loads of adds similar

    ie

    flat screen tv no smaller than 32 inch for ill/partially sighted/dead, child/husband/guinea pig etc etc

    ilovepink;6062614

    dont fall for the sob stories most people want it to sell on full of … dont fall for the sob stories most people want it to sell on full of greedy people, see loads of adds similarieflat screen tv no smaller than 32 inch for ill/partially sighted/dead, child/husband/guinea pig etc etc



    a guinea pig wanting a 32" :?, thats so obviously a scam :x

    choc1969;6062631

    a guinea pig wanting a 32" :?, thats so obviously a scam :x



    :oops: i was extracting the urine a little with the guinea pig choc:-D

    ilovepink;6062614

    dont fall for the sob stories most people want it to sell on full of … dont fall for the sob stories most people want it to sell on full of greedy people, see loads of adds similarieflat screen tv no smaller than 32 inch for ill/partially sighted/dead, child/husband/guinea pig etc etc



    Pretty poor swap there :lol:

    Banned

    http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/photos/2007/10/book-of-lies_subway.jpg

    yup when my mother was ill (glan clwyd hosp!?!) they gave her an adjustable bed and chair which were delivered and then picked up when she passed on

    yep total scam and so shocking that ppl do this, as my father passed away at 41 and he was given one of those beds to make him more comfortable i his last days and to think how much we and him appreciated that and yet ppl try to make a scam out of this.

    I think its lovely of you to care, but I cant see it being genuine, as already said things like this can and will be given to sick patients to make them more comftable. I would certainly ask more questions but I suppose you never know, maybe they are just unfortunate and have not been offered anything.

    these beds cost thousands and thats probably why they are scamming, as said before when ppl are genuinely ill they are given this type of bed/help when needed and then returned as they are so expensive so yes it is nice to care but unfortunatley there are vultures out there waiting to prey on this.

    Original Poster

    do they get these things quickly though?
    im sure when my friends little girl had terminal cancer it took a while for her to get a special chair,and i know for a fact she didnt have a bed because she slept with her mum or in a cot but maybe that was through my friends choice,im sure a bed was mentioned but it couldnt be upstairs and would of gone in the front room

    i did send the lady a link to a bed on ebay which was on the wirral and i recieved and email back

    Thank you for your kind email. I've received some lovely emails and I will certainly keep an eye on the ebay link you sent. Many thanks again

    maybe i just dont like to think that there would be people willing to lie about having cancer

    Maybe i'm gullable but i believe it could be true, why would they bother emailing back?

    there are lots of ppl willing to lie unfortunately, ppl do get this stuff from different places when they are terminally ill but i would be totally aware of scams as there are lots of them most do involve cancer or children.

    wulshaz;6063972

    there are lots of ppl willing to lie unfortunately, ppl do get this stuff … there are lots of ppl willing to lie unfortunately, ppl do get this stuff from different places when they are terminally ill but i would be totally aware of scams as there are lots of them most do involve cancer or children.


    In that case, don't tempt fate is all i can say!

    Lulu'sMammy;6063978

    In that case, don't tempt fate is all i can say!


    dont tempt fate did you read my post earlier? and apart from that you know nothing about me so please dont say that as that is not called for.

    wulshaz;6064000

    dont tempt fate did you read my post earlier? and apart from that you … dont tempt fate did you read my post earlier? and apart from that you know nothing about me so please dont say that as that is not called for.


    I wasn't on about you, i was on about the potential scammers....i thought that was obious :? wow, just wow!

    Lulu'sMammy;6064034

    I wasn't on about you, i was on about the potential scammers....i thought … I wasn't on about you, i was on about the potential scammers....i thought that was obious :? wow, just wow!


    i think it was because it was in a quote.

    wulshaz;6064047

    i think it was because it was in a quote.


    Ok, i honestly can't see how you thought i was referring to you, but ok, i thought it was simple what i was referring too, you didn't actually say anything for me to be funny with you :?

    Lulu'sMammy;6064034

    :? wow, just wow!



    +1 on that :lol:

    wulshaz:
    there are lots of ppl willing to lie unfortunately, ppl do get this stuff from different places when they are terminally ill but i would be totally aware of scams as there are lots of them most do involve cancer or children. "
    Lulu'sMammy
    "In that case, don't tempt fate is all i can say!"
    it was in this one when you quoted with mine thats why i took it that way, but apologies if i was wrong and have misinterpretted it.

    Original Poster

    i think the proper hospital beds do cost alot of money
    but i have seen these normal adjustable beds go cheap or even not sell on ebay in the past

    i personally dont think the lady is lying,maybe there are reasons why she hasnt been provided with a bed or maybe she wants one sooner rather than later

    i myself have put an appeal on freecycle in the past when i wanted to decorate my friends house for her especially her little girls bedroom,whilst they were in hospital,we were not offered any help so me and my sis did it all(she had let the house go since finding out about her daughters cancer)

    unfortunatly she didnt get to come home

    maybe thats why we had no offers of help as people might of thought it a scam,it never occured to me until this thread

    It probly is a scam, but if its isnt we should all feel bad saying it is,

    you will just never no.

    1 more thing, a terminally ill woman with cancer, who cant lie flat, but can sit at a computer typing ad's ? :whistling:

    Original Poster

    where we live its quite a small community and alot of the freecycle people know each other and im sure this lady is not afirst time poster

    only takes a min to write an ad,im sure it would be painful laying flat in bed for approx 8hrs especially if she has poor mobility

    maybe im wrong and she is a liar,we have no way of knowing

    Original Poster

    well i have emailed the lady back suggesting the macmillan nurses for help funding a bed so will see if i get a reply,feel awful for doing it,it was a nice email i sent to her so hope she doesnt think im accusing her of being a fraudster

    have you heard anything back yet?

    Banned

    edjaned;6063249

    do they get these things quickly though?im sure when my friends little … do they get these things quickly though?im sure when my friends little girl had terminal cancer it took a while for her to get a special chair,and i know for a fact she didnt have a bed because she slept with her mum or in a cot but maybe that was through my friends choice,im sure a bed was mentioned but it couldnt be upstairs and would of gone in the front roomi did send the lady a link to a bed on ebay which was on the wirral and i recieved and email backThank you for your kind email. I've received some lovely emails and I will certainly keep an eye on the ebay link you sent. Many thanks againmaybe i just dont like to think that there would be people willing to lie about having cancer



    Time to wake up and smell that coffee

    Or why not add it to your list of irrational worries

    Original Poster

    wulshaz;6074132

    have you heard anything back yet?



    nope :whistling:
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