lol! This is the first I've heard of the Savekaryn.com website. I don't get it, what is the big deal?
She doesn't give anyone some sob story in an attempt to get money, she basically comes right out and says she managed to get herself in debt because she bought anything and everything she saw and wanted, and the nature of her explanation is a 'mea culpa', not attempting to mislead anyone by telling some horrible story about her childhood or something.
She does mention that she lost her job and was unemployed for 4 months, but she does NOT blame her debt on that. In fact, she admits she racked up her debt BEFORE losing her job, she just states that being unemployed for 4 months made it more difficult to pay her debts.
Sure, its an electronic form of beggary, but at least she isn't rubbing dirt all over her face and putting on torn clothes to make herself appear desperate or something. She is essentially saying "Hey, I need some money to pay my bills. If you will send me a contribution, great! If not, that's great, too!"
However, the creators of Don'tsavekaryn.com cannot claim to be as honest:
"Don't Save Karyn dot com! We too are Internet panhandlers, but unlike Karyn and the guy who comes up to you on the street about how his car broke down and he has no money for gas, we make no pretenses...if you give us money, in the true spirit of Karyn, we are going to waste it all on stupid stuff!"
Bob and Ben engage in a bit of dishonesty in comparing Karyn's request for money with a street panhandler who DOES try to solicit money with some 'sob' story which they imply is false. Karyn explicitly states the opposite!
Q: HOW COULD YOU HAVE GOTTEN YOURSELF INTO SUCH A "PIG WALLOW?"
A: Again another good and well-worded question. I just couldn't stop buying things. It's as simple as that. I'm going to be honest here... I wasn't out saving the world. I was just at Bloomingdales.
Q: DO YOU EXPECT US TO PAY ALL OF YOUR DEBT WHILE YOU SIT BACK AND DO NOTHING?
A: No I do not. I am simply asking you to help if you can. If you can't - no big deal.