Monthly Archives: September 2010

UNKNOWN INCIDENT

"It might work for 30mins or just 2mins"

“It does come on without any dead pixels but will turn off at random intervals, It might work for 30mins or just 2mins”

Ah yes, we’ve seen this before, haven’t we?
So if you missed out on that one and fancy playing Productivity Roulette or maybe a slightly more random version of the Pomodoro Technique, now’s your chance!

“Heavy so should really be pick-up only”

If it’s that heavy then you should really avoid trying to pick it up. But I suppose, if you must, remember to bend at the knees.
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"EIGHT SAMSUNG PHONES FOR SPARE OR REPAIR ONLY."

“SOME PHONES HAS SCRASHES.”

Are they included or are they extra?

“THESE ARE FOR SPARE OR REPAIR ONLY,PLEASE CHECK THE PCITURES BEFORE BIDDING,WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.”

And if you bid, you’ll get what you deserve, no doubt.
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"GAS COOKER PARTLY WORKING!"

Can you smell something?

“GASS COKER, HAS BEEN GREAT UNTILL NOW AS THE FLAMES WONT STAY ON SOMETIMES!! “

Well, I can’t think of a single instance where that could be a potentially deadly fault, so where’s the harm in that, eh?
eBay’s “Item specifics” description is particularly good:

Condition:
Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

Obviously the flame going out at random intervals was part of the original design, a feature added to keep you on your toes and aware that every second you live could be your last so you should live life to the full. It must be part of Creda’s “Carpe Diem” range, yes? Or is it a Belling Blasé?

“COULD BE A SMALL PROBLEM THAT CAN BE FIXED “

Or could be a problem that leads to an explosion that destroys a home or asphixiates an entire family.

“BUT WE JUST GOING TO GET A NEW ONE “

Yes, that’s probably for the best really, isn’t it? Good advice there.

“SO DONT MIND HOW CHEAP THIS GOES WEATHER YOU WANT IT FOR SCRAP OR SPARES OR TO USE AND FIX HAPPY BIDDING!! “

So you wouldn’t mind if you got nothing for it? So you could take it to your local tip (sorry, ‘Civic Amenity site’) and get rid of it for free and you’d be ok with that?
Or you don’t mind as long as you get something for it, even if that then puts someone at risk?
Ok, that person is either so desperate or so dim that they’d consider buying a faulty gas appliance but still, I’m not sure I’d be able to sleep at night knowing I’d just passed on something so potentially dangerous to another human being (even if they were a bit blasé when it came to safety) just for the sake of a small amount of money.
Honestly. Some people.
(Of course, if it was sold to Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan, Paris Hilton or Chris Moyles I’d be more sympathetic as I don’t think they’re really classed as human beings, are they? Unfortunately, I don’t think they’re generally looking in the second-hand gass coker/deathtrap market. Although, obviously Chris Moyles might be at the moment, being so strapped for cash. Fingers crossed, eh?)
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"the nicks are about the size of a grain of sand and the line is vertical"

apple cinema line

READER SUBMISSION:

“I guess if you are a high end graphic designer, or the kind of person who needs a 30 inch screen, the opportunity to have a line down the middle would be really unmissable. It can act as a ruler to keep the shapes in line. Or something” – James.

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Hey, that looks like it’s in good nick, can’t be much wrong with that, surely?

“we can confirm that this unit will not read any UMD discs nor will it hold its charge.”

Oh, Ok…

“Features:
* The Sony PSP (PlayStation Portable) is a totally unique personal multimedia system
* It’s more compact than the PS2, but just as powerful
* The Sony PSP provides unbeatable viewing comfort thanks to its large screen, on which you can play games, watch videos, listen to music and view photos
* Thanks to its wireless net working mode, you can stay in contact with other gamers, and even go head-to-head to compete for titles
* What’s more, the PSP supports UMD-format films (Universal Media Disc) and can be used to download audio and video content via its RSS mode”

Hmmm, think you may need to reword some of that. here, let me help:

Features:
* This PSP (PlayStation (Not very) Portable) is a rather broken personal multimedia system, as you have to keep it plugged in to use it.
* It’s more compact than the PS2, but just as powerful as a broken PS2
* This PSP provides unbeatable viewing comfort thanks to its large screen, on which you can play Non-UMD games, watch Non-UMD videos, listen to music and view photos, as long as you don’t unplug it.
* Thanks to its wireless net working mode, you can stay in contact with other gamers, and even go head-to-head to compete for titles. Again, as long as you don’t unplug it, rather defeating the wireless networking mode really.
* What’s more, this PSP doesn’t support UMD-format films (Universal Media Disc) and, while still plugged in, can be used to download audio and video content via its RSS mode.”
* Also doubles as a handy case for holding (but not playing) a UMD disk.

There, much better.
And to think it’s currently only going for not much more than a tenth of it’s RRP!
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HIJINKS UNKNOWN INCIDENT

We interrupt your 'normal' viewing to bring you this Public Service Announcement:

Do you live in Toronto?

Do you have broken or just plain unwanted electronic goods of any kind?

Here’s a thought – rather than trying to scam some cash out of a fellow human being like most of the cases on this site (I know, there are a lot of people with more money than sense but that’s no excuse), why not do something good for the environment and keep these guys happy too?

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Let’s face it – If they’re this exciteable normally, you wouldn’t want to put them in a bad mood, would you?
I’ll admit, I’d love to have a rummage in their warehouse (most definitely not a euphemism), especially wherever they put all the consoles…and mahogany surrounded TV’s have a certain allure to them as well…
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Oh well, maybe I can borrow the kids' glasses for now…

“As you can see from the photo the right lens is damaged and needs replacing. The rest of the glasses ate in perfect condition and have not been used. The glasses are complete with accessories and boxed as new apart from the damage.”

Oh that’s much better, this 3D’s so immersive; it’s just incredible, if a little blurry.
What’s that?
It works better with the glasses on?
No. No it doesn’t.
I might as well be a cyclops for all the depth-perception these give me.
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HUMAN ERROR UNKNOWN INCIDENT

Oh, where did I put my glasses now?

You know the ones, the ones that were so expensive they came with a free TV?

What do you mean, they were on the floor? Both pairs? What were they doing there?
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"FAULTY Altec Lansing InMotion Classic iMT320 Speaker Dock – Black – No Reserve!"

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The very definition of Sod's Law…


…Must be when your TV only decides to pack up within a month of you freecycling the old one you’ve kept as a spare in the garage for the past few years.
Obviously, I am duty-bound to state that this TV was working fine for years before this. No Nintendo wii’s were involved.
Now I just need to find a cheap replacement that doesn’t belong on this site…
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