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Neopia's Fill in the Blank News Source | 19th day of Hiding, Yr 21
The Neopian Times Week 64 > Articles > Donate or Discard?

Donate or Discard?

by kioki4000

MONEY TREE - I don't know about you, but I've seen a lot of things lately, and I've only been on Neopets four months... and the major thing that has got me annoyed right now is the Money Tree. It's a good place, I know... it's just what the Neopians are donating...

Ever since the game "Pick Your Own" came out, there have been massive donations of old boots, pieces of wool, and my least favourite, piles of dung. For those who donated these items--do you really think OTHER PEOPLE WANT THIS STUFF?? Because there are lots of poor Neopians out there... I used to be one. And so were you! And I used to rely on the Money Tree a lot (actually I still do but I'm getting off the topic). And sometimes I'd click on something that I REALLY DIDN'T NEED, and get it. That's a waste of my time--going to my inventory, bringing up the "item lookup" box on the unwanted item, and selecting discard. I could have used that time getting more useful things on the Money Tree.

Really. I've seen rotten omelettes, squashed tchea fruits, and other stuff nobody wants. Donating good food like a smoothie or an omelette is fine--people can actually benefit from those things. NP is fine too. Like I said before--there are lots of poor Neopians out there who depend on the Money Tree a lot. Now I've come up with a list of things that are rather unnecessary.

• Rotten omelettes (do you want to make other pets sick?)
• Squashed tchea fruits (any food that is squashed isn't on the Wanted List.)
• Bottles of sand (besides one Illusen quest, I've never needed these, and trying to sell them in your shop is truly a waste of time because, of course, nobody wants it!)
• Sandals, volcanic rock (you get these all the times from Tombola, you don't need more of them!)
• Neopian Times Issue 3 (nothing you can do with it, so why bother?)
• Piles of dung (truly disgusting, if you don't want it, neither will other people)
• Bits of wire, old boots, bits of wool (totally useless trash, or T.U.T.)
• Broken toys (if you want to donate toys, donate plushies!)
• Piles of sludge (see piles of dung)
• Pickled olives, toy sail boats (see sandals/volcanic rock)

All of the things above are things that people DON'T NEED YOU TO DONATE. It's not exactly nice to make a donation of poop, or a piece of food gone bad. They are all things that most people would want you to DISCARD (learn that word--it's major in this article).

On the contrary, there are several things that are welcome on the Money Tree at all times:

• Any donations of Neopoints (even though 1 NP isn't great, it's better than nothing)
• Plushies or other toys (think of goodwill, people)
• Decent food (any type of non burned, non rotten, non squashed food)
• Petpets (I've seen this a few times, and every pet needs a petpet!)
• Paintbrushes (If ANYBODY'S done this, I congratulate them!!!)
• Battledome items (good for helping not-so-great Battledomers, like myself)
• Furniture (this is expensive stuff, so if you donate this, a personal thank you)
• Dubloons (very rare & very expensive, poor Neopians WILL NOT be able to afford these)
• Plants (every home needs a garden)

This is just a simple article I wrote, and there is lots of stuff I left out, but there are just some things that cannot be tolerated on the Money Tree. Other things are welcome 24/7. People--make the right choice--after reading this, look over your inventory, and if you're going to donate T.U.T. just discard it!


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