Obviously, serial submitter “Hoopy” is feeling their territory is being threatened and is fluffing up their chest feathers and strutting about the place squawking

“See your iPod and raise you an iPad”.

I’ve got cockerels like that.
As long as Hoopy doesn’t start pecking any of the other submitters and getting on the roof of my shed I think we’ll be ok.


“It’s been dropped and damaged.”

Dropped and damaged?
Damaged as a result of the drop or just damaged as well, for good measure?
And as Hoopy wondered,

“Dropped onto what, and from what height?”

Obviously, your guess is a good as mine but I’d suspect it was with some force to bend the casing like that.
Think that’s good enough for me to tick the rarely-used “Rage” category.

“It does not seem to power on when plugged in.”

Really? Well that’s surprising.

“It does not include the original box or software and does not include the charger. “

Of course it doesn’t. They were probably sold separately, after all.
Or maybe they burnt up on re-entry to the earth’s atmosphere?
I mean, it was dropped from Low Earth Orbit, wasn’t it?

“There may be dents, scratches, or scuffs that don’t show up well in the photos.”

Is that because they’re hidden underneath all the other dents and cracks?
I don’t think you really need to worry about the unseen damage, I would have thought the damage you can see in the pictures would be enough to put you off. Having said that, it doesn’t seem to have deterred the 4 bidders so far.

“It is possible that this item has been exposed to liquid.”

Oh, just to make sure, eh?

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  • Feral Techie
    September 9, 2011 - 11:24 am | Permalink

    “Has not actually been set on fire as far as I know.”

  • anonymous[1]
    September 9, 2011 - 2:02 pm | Permalink

    What about low-level radioactivity? Has it got any of that leaking out of it anywhere?

  • Stagefrightinsteadofname
    September 9, 2011 - 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Produces fireworks when plugged in.

  • September 10, 2011 - 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Looks like the shutter fell on this one as it was being pried out of Comet!

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