Blue stones, green fingers & purple mould – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Give your scrolling finger a stretch and get amongst this week's MSE Forum highlights.

Want to volunteer as an MSE Forum Ambassador?

You've probably encountered some of our MSE Forum Ambassadors. They're the vital volunteers who help us keep the MSE Forum a safe and supportive space for Forumites to discuss MoneySaving matters.

Are you well acquainted with the boards? Do you spend a fair amount of time trawling the community? Maybe you'd be a fine Ambassador yourself.

The Ambassadors programme runs one year at a time. Applications are now open for this year (March 2023 - March 2024). Find out more on our Site Feedback board announcement: Want to volunteer as a Forum Ambassador?

Money Moral Dilemma

Every week, the Money Tips email features a real-life Money Moral Dilemma (MMD for short). They're intended to encourage debate and, as such, they're usually among the most discussed threads each week.

Is it OK to sell items from pound shops online for a profit?

Over the last few months, I have made over £2,000 selling things online thanks to MSE's eBay & second-hand selling tips. One thing I've been doing is selling £1 items from discount stores for as much as £9.99. While this has made me a decent sum, I've received messages accusing me of profiteering. Is that fair? After all, I'm not forcing people to buy things from me.

You can find out what our MSE Forumites think and add your own two cents on the Money Moral Dilemma discussion thread. Heed the MSE Forum rules: keep it kind and keep it clean. Remember, there's a real person behind every Money Moral Dilemma.

Got a Money Moral Dilemma of your own? Email us at and it could be featured.

Latest comping wins

One of our most popular boards, Competitions Time is where compers come to find and share competitions. There is no shortage of success stories. This week, nikanika0 won an Oral-B electric toothbrush (and even got to pick the colour).

Your two cents

Started in 2013, The Great 'shrinking food and other items' Hunt thread takes a look at the diminishing sizes of products over the years, while the price stays the same or rises. If you've spotted anything noteworthy lately (shrinking Easter eggs? 'Less packaging' as euphemism for less product?), add it to the discussion.

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