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MoneySavingExpert.com® is dedicated to saving customers money on anything & everything by finding the best deals and beating the system. Full of journalistic research, giving people cutting edge tools and has one of the UK's largest web communities with lots of forums covering any topic you can think of.

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★☆☆☆☆

“DIsappointing”

Written on: 28/07/2015 by bwSullivan20 (1 review written)

The advice on the main site is, at very best, average and mostly rehashes of information available elsewhere. The forum is a disgrace. It is badly administered, often contains poor advice and panders to those looking for a free ride out of life… Read Full Review

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“the home of trolls”

Written on: 28/05/2015

i expect trolls on youtube and certain other places on the net, but after asking serious advice about medical issues and the DVLA on the motoring forum, i was extremely disappointed to find the vast majority of replies were off topic, unhelpful, spiteful and seemed to attract others of the same kind to join in. despite initially ignoring the trolling and receiving support from like minded individuals, I found that later on it started again with people who simply did not read the previous posts… Read Full Review

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“EE Orange was top deal on Moneysavingsexpert ??”

Written on: 29/01/2015 by ob1cnoby (1 review written)

I like many found the EE advice on moneysavings expert, and their review was glowing, ( it should be pointed out, that EE pay to be on moneysavingexpert and what is on offer, £132 pay up front, +30 with an offer of £100 cash voucher redeemable at Amazon after 70 days sounds great so far and thereafter £ 2-50 per month with all calls charges lower than BTs. also free weekend calls from Fri midnight to Sunday midnight Sounds too good to be true so lets all join (lets NOT - just read… Read Full Review

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“they pay Children to abuse others on their forum”

Written on: 28/01/2015 by RebekahCarr142 (1 review written)

STAY away from the MSE forum as it is clear that the CHILDREN than run the forum pay other CHILDREN to insult and abuse users that don't agree with them. It is clear they must pay the abusers as reporting them, they forum team never do anything about it apart from give you wrong for being a victim and reporting the abuse… Read Full Review

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Terryrobertson's Comment

Written on: 28/01/2015

what a JOKE, This is a reply to reporting those abusing me, it seems they can abuse me as much as they want and if i keep reporting them i will get a PPR for being the victim. this clearly shows they are being paid by MSE to be abusive

"As I have told you numerous times before, please ignore these users in question and report the posts you believe to be abusive or defamatory. As a forum we protect everyone's right to speak freely, as long as they don't break forum rules, as such we cannot remove most of the posts you report to us. Please think before you send the reports whether we can take action or not. If this carries on being a resource issue for the forum team, we will have to consider the posting privileges of those involved.

Kind Regards"

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★☆☆☆☆

“lose the forums”

Written on: 25/05/2014

great website, and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about Martin Lewis, but his forums are populated by little sad pathetic people who have been embittered too much by their debts, so they talk down at all newcomers who didn't yet make all the silly mistakes they did about money, marriage and job. Poor little people… Read Full Review

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Cerismathews12345's Comment

Written on: 31/05/2014

please sign the petition to get the MSE online forums closed, thank you.

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Terryrobertson's Comment

Written on: 28/01/2015

100% agree and the forum team ignore it when certain members clearly break the forum rules

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★☆☆☆☆

“illterate bunch of senior reviewers ”

Written on: 18/01/2014

If you want to to see the most illerate,ill-mannered, low-worth section of our society who uses internet, pay a visit to their forums. Post a few thread and pretend you are in trouble and need help. You will then see their senior members true colours. They solely exists for giving and receiving thanks and abuse anyone who challenges someone or attempts to make a point, especially if you are newbie. It appears to me that moneysavingexpert forums primary objective is not to help people, rather… Read Full Review

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Vimlesh's Comment

Written on: 24/04/2014

Thanks For advice..................!!!

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“Emails good - forum...abusive!”

Written on: 08/01/2014

I believe MSE has some great hints about well how to save money, what's going on in the world, things to look out for but go on the forum and expect abuse! And it's like their all lovin' cousins too! Not too bright after the incestual breeding that brought them into the world and no plans to stop doing it. Are they there to help? Absolutely not! You get your trollers coming through to insult you, others "Thank" them for it. If you say anything back, as a newby, they'll gang up. And the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“reclaiming ppi success!”

Written on: 10/11/2013 by claudio2656 (1 review written)

checked out site a year ago but took no further action to reclaim ppi. 4 weeks ago, visited your site and decided to contact the bank directly thanks to your telephone contact numbers. After a brief conversation with the bank who I found incredible helpful (Lloyds)I received a simple questionnaire to complete, which was followed up with a telephone call. Saturday 9 November received £4,609.59 in full and final settlement...... It was so incredibly simple!.Plus I saved 30% by not using these… Read Full Review

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“Why would anyone other than a masochist use this site ? ”

Written on: 18/08/2013 by Smarmasour (1 review written)

I was shocked when I revisited after not going on to the site for some time to see how nasty it has become. Someone posts a problem ? Let's all make sneering remarks about how WE WOULDN'T MAKE THAT MISTAKE. Someone has an opinion contrary to their mutually enabling hivemind ? Ban them. Basically if they can't bully you then they will ban you. What a load of supercilious and arrogant idiots on there ! I doubt they've noticed a decline in people posting (YET!). But you can bet they'll… Read Full Review

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Gigi72's Response to Smarmasour's Review

Written on: 08/01/2014

I found it too. Rude, rude people - and those that 'Thank' them and the volunteer people who I guess, moderate it, psh - don't do a thing about it, seem to be more critical of you for saying anything back and are fairly rude as well. The advice is even rude - it isn't advice, it is a criticism. If you don't like it, then go somewhere else (that's the advice to your problem, not their advice on their behaviour). I am glad I am not the only one to find this!

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★★★☆☆

“Useful site but it's becoming way too commercial”

Written on: 08/07/2013 by dunny_bear (1 review written)

First off, loving the idea of reviewing my favourite and not so favourite sites - go ReviewCentre! As for MSE, I've found this really useful, especially the community, for advice on managing my University debts. However, whilst the site started out as very much an independent affair, since it's sale, it's exceptionally commercial - especially their newsletters. I also don't understand Martin Lewis's recent tweets regarding politicians - perhaps he should stick to what he knows?… Read Full Review

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“Don't bother with the forums - they're abusive &...”

Written on: 18/02/2013 by Mykal66 (1 review written)

OK: So i joined to ask advice after hitting a brick wall with a creditor only to have one of the self appointed GURUS of MSE forums flame me in no uncertain terms. I asked for advice to help with a difficult situation, not for judgment by the high and mighty minority sitting on looking down on the little people. Every piece of work martins does to help the little person at the bottom of various corporate mires is completely negated by these people and will only serve to make you feel worse… Read Full Review

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Copperl's Response to Mykal66's Review

Written on: 12/08/2013

Its the moderators. Anyone posting any common sense regarding debt and money is often banned. They are biased cretins and if like me you are managing your debt without the need to rip companies off that forums will have your blood boiling within minutes at the encouragement of fraud and deception they dole out as advice. No wonder the country is in such a mess with greedy feckless idiots effectively stealing money that doesn't belong to them.!

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★★★★★

“Excellent Advise For Most People”

Written on: 15/01/2013

This site is very good and contains alot of useful information. Read the site and apply it to your "current" financial situation. By doing so you will find it very useful. Those that don't, have no hope if im honest. Best section for me is the mortgage calculators as these save £1000's each year. This alone has already saved me 25k over a 3 year period. People with some level of financial understanding will be best suited to the site as you already know and are researching how to cut… Read Full Review

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“Best Advice and Lots of Usefull Info”

Written on: 27/11/2012 by mjohno27 (4 reviews written)

I have used this website on many occasions and it's always steered me in the right direction. Whether it was finding the right utility company, car insurance, credit card, home insurance or even cheap calls abroad I've never found anywhere cheaper / with better deals after buying / getting the deal, having followed the advise on moneysavingexpert.com. What I especially like is that they don't try to break things down into little MTV generation style bits - they treat us like adults and give us… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“No refund on knifes”

Written on: 05/11/2012 by Metoyou (1 review written)

We made a purchase advertised on the money expert as a good buy, after waiting over a month for the knives they arrived Broken, we sent a photo of the damaged knives, and arrangements where made to collect, this has been over a month now with plenty of e-mails to the website, but no reply, and no refund so spent money with no good, terrible customer service. Would never use again, and can anyone tell us how to get this refund. What errors marked in red… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Disappointing”

Written on: 04/09/2012

I wouldn't recommend people to join moneysavingexpert forums unfortunately, they are extremely cliquey with older users being very sceptical about new members, to the extent where they are viewed as a troll purely on their low post count. The forums, particularly the "family" board are a place for people to be highly judgemental and smug. I wouldn't recommend anyone in need of help to ask for it there. The benefits and disability boards are a huge target for trolling, often done by quite… Read Full Review

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Bojack's Comment

Written on: 06/09/2012

I thought it was just me and maybe I was going crazy haha but I've just left MSE forums because of this blatant trolling and smug so and so's who have NO idea what they are talking about. And 99% of them are on the disability forums lol!

I recently made my last post when asking a very legitimate question regarding compensation and how you work out claim amounts. They were so rude and condescending, with no knowledge about what they were saying and I finally put up a rude message to all of them and bust out of that hell-hole. I contacted the moderators to say the website has just become a massive trolling arena and they need to sort it out cos I'm leaving. Got a very smug reply off them too and wonder if they don't all just deserve each other.

Consumeractiongroup is way better, go there for actual advice and not people's useless opinions on whether or not you're wrong or right (as if they know!)

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★☆☆☆☆

“Primus the Worst”

Written on: 24/06/2012 by twilight333 (1 review written)

I moved to Primus because of the recommendation from this site - Big Mistake i made. I have been receiving calls many from abroad ( I am sure Primus gives the number out) it is ex directory and only Primus have my number. I rang Primus that I was upset by these and wished to change my number and did ask them if i would get charged and they said no because it was my first time. The number got changed and the following month they took out £15.00 from my bank account because i pay by direct… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“money saving expert”

Written on: 05/04/2012

plenty of easy to understand money advice, covers everything i have ever needed financially. like the easy to use interest calculators and directions to other sites… Read Full Review

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“SITE OK FORUMS ARE A JOKE”

Written on: 06/12/2011

The site itself has some good advise. The forums especially the ebay one with its so called EXPERT is a joke. Very cliquey with all the regulars deferring to each other and polishing one anothers egos. Genuine queries like why am i not doing well are greeted with My sales are great, you are not trying hard enough. Arrogant self important people not really interested in helping other people. Best avoided… Read Full Review

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Bojack's Comment

Written on: 06/09/2012

Lol I call it 'ego felation' there

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★★★★★

“Good honest advise on savings!”

Written on: 11/11/2011 by coolcalmingbreeze (1 review written)

I find Martin's advise on savings products very concise and hence informative. It's a good starting point for comparing the best rates for various types of accounts and what's currently hot on the market. I highly recommend his advice pages… Read Full Review

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“Trolls with Bad Attitude”

Written on: 25/10/2011

It is a shame that a website that is based on a great idea is populated by reputation sapping trolls. Individuals with little better to do than jump on the bandwagon and punish brands left right and centre. Unless there is a deal in it or massive savings. The site(forums) is abrasive, unwelcoming and dominated by individuals with dangerous often callous attitudes. The rest of it is great, Martin is on the money. But his army of wannabes are trolls lurking in the depths of the forum, with… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 06/12/2011

I absolutely agree with this. Martins advice spot on. Went on the ebay site lorded over by some strange person, most of her advice is rubbish. She is a business seller who doesnt approve of free listings, then she does great out of the free listings on her personal account. then she has a business, knows everything, can answer nothing

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