‘No way’: ‘It’s not a joke’ – the bradfords ‘exchange’ story
After a few days of confusion and embarrassment, the brads ‘exchanges’ were all set to reopen on Wednesday.
But after the brd-exchange was temporarily closed, the internet went into lockdown mode.
One Reddit user described it as “the most difficult day of my life”.
“I can’t sleep at night because I feel like I’m watching a nightmare unfold in real time,” he wrote.
Another said the brds “exchange is the best part of my day”.
The brd is a British exchange which allows customers to buy and sell their money electronically in a bid to cut out the hassle of buying and selling in person.
The exchange was founded in 1887 and is known for its high volume, low volatility and fast transactions.
For some customers, the process has proved too slow and frustrating to use.
Many complained they were unable to access the exchange website because they were being told they could not make a withdrawal from their account.
As a result, many people are now left with no way to get their money out of their account or even get the money to the other end of the world.
A number of brd members have taken to social media to express their disappointment in the exchange’s closure, with some even going so far as to use the hashtag #TheBradsExchange.
They wrote on Twitter: “This is the most difficult time of my existence.
I’m so frustrated.
This is the worst thing that has happened to us in our lives.”
They also shared a picture of their cash in the “excess of the Brads Exchange”.
One brd member, who wished to remain anonymous, wrote: “We are just devastated and furious that our money has been stolen from us.
We have spent so much time and effort trying to get it back.”
Others posted their frustration on social media, saying they were now forced to buy a new pair of shoes.
“Now my life is so stressful and I can’t go out to work,” wrote one.
There were also reports of people being turned away from the exchange because of a lack of cash.
After the brdd-exchanges reopened, the exchange told the BBC it was working to make up for lost money.
An earlier version of this article misidentified the brdf-exporter as a Brads exchange.
It is the brdt-exporters website.