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"In the market for some cheap gold?, patient enough to test and unbend Pins?"

cpus-4-gold

Is that a thing people do now? Scavenging gold out of broken processors, like modern, nerdy, hunched-over-a-computer-desk rag & bone men?

To answer our own question, yes it is and it appears to be quite the grim task.

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"I believe they are still in working order or I would have thrown them away"

outdoor-spread

He really loved them, really, really loved them, hence the respectful, artistic arrangement even as he’s waving them goodbye.

That thing on the right looks like it’d be worth a drive to Stourport-On-Severn to see, if only to remember the days when dials and knobs used to have a bit of weight to their movements.

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"Rumoured to have cost £800"

orthopedic-chair-of-pure-gold

Not a receipt. Not even a link to a similar product in a contemporary catalogue. But a rumour. The seller heard it might have been an expensive one, back before it had Susan from Accounts plonking her whopping great arse on it every day for 17 years and doing in the fabric and levers.

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HUMAN ERROR SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNT TO ORIGINAL RRP

"The stickers that came on the TV are still on there"

lg 42 cracked

Most desperate selling point of the week.

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NEGLECT/MISUSE PROBABLY FIXABLE SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNT TO ORIGINAL RRP

"One black standard one and a grey one with the loop and two metal extendable rods and has a booster dial"

job-lot-electricals

This is what our lives will amount to. This is the debris we will leave behind. Our children will pillage it for spare power leads and fuses, then sell the rest for a pittance. We should keep the boxes, so they can sell it for a little more.

The lights on that stupid Philips TV box will outlast us all :(

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"Art Deco (?)"

art-dec-no

No. Just old. Not everything that’s old is also an antique, regardless of what your grandad might say about the contents of his shed. In fact, the value of sofas falls by 98% the second you sign the delivery paperwork in DFS and never goes back up.

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NEGLECT/MISUSE SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNT TO ORIGINAL RRP WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"CANNOT BE BOTHERD GETTING IT CHECKED OUT"

“I HAVE THIS TV WHICH I BOUGHT JUST OVER A YEAR AGO I STILL HAVE THE RECIEPT MANUALS AND EVERTHING FOR THE TV.”

Just over a year ago? Warranty’s run out already?
I’m sure you could still get it checked out, couldn’t you? There’s probably still the manufacturer’s warranty isn’t there?

“THE REASON FOR THIS SALE IS BECAUSE JUST THE OTHER DAY I HAD RED N GREEN LINES APPEARING ON THE SCREEN, AND CANNOT BE BOTHERD GETTING IT CHECKED OUT OR REPAIRED”

I have to say, that’s an impressive level of apathy, even by my standards.
And yet you can be bothered to do an ebay auction.
But can’t be bothered to spell ‘bothered’ correctly.

“MAY BE A SIMPLE FIX, YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK ON THE PICTURES TO SEE WHAT I MEAN.”

Have you tried percussive maintenance (i.e. giving it a thump)? That always used to work on old TV sets.
No, not on the screen, and certainly not with a wii controller.
Of course, that would most likely involve having to get up off your arse to try, so I can see why you might not bother.

“THIS TV COST ME ALOT OF MONEY AND STILL COSTS ALOT OF MONEY IF YOU TAKE A LOOK ON PRICERUNNER OR ANY OTHER WEBSITES.”

And yet you still can’t be bothered to even try getting it fixed.
You realise you’ll have to get up to post it if it sells? Oh wait, collection only.
Are you expecting people to come into your living room to disconnect it too?

“IT IS ONE OF THE TOP OF THE RANGE LCD TVS MADE BY SONY.”

Yeah, well, not like that it isn’t.

“CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS”

Any questions?
If the Earth is round, why are tables flat?
What colour is a mirror?
How do you pronounce the word ‘ghoti’?

“THE WINNER WILL HAVE TO PICK UP THE TELEVISION “

Or the binmen.

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HIJINKS SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNT TO ORIGINAL RRP

"The Rolls Royce of all musical instruments."


Ok, bit of a break from the norm today, partly because I just found it amusing but also because I just really can’t be bothered trawling through all the tat today.
No-one’s sent anything in for ages, what are you lot all up to, eh?

Ok, so it’s not actually broken, but that may because it is:

“Built to the highest quality using military and aviation spec components”

and

“(the red buttons in the keyboard are the ones designed and used in the B52 military aircraft!)”

Somewhere, there is a B-52 pilot wondering where half his cockpit has gone.

“Prior to my owning this system, it was owned by a world (very) famous musician/composer”

Mozart?
Beethoven?
Timmy Mallett?

“I guarantee that you will have heard many of the tracks it was used on, and quite probably you have heard it performing in a movie at some stage.”

Deaf people, prepare your complaints now.

“Included in the price is every music sound library made for Synclavier, by Synclavier.
(They cost 2,000 dollars EACH to buy new)

It also comes with the recent MegaMusic library for Synclavier included at no extra cost. (It cost £2,400 to buy new.)
This contains almost 17,000 musical instruments and unique sounds created on the Synclavier for the Synclavier.”

“When it was new the system cost 200,000 dollars. Yes, you did read that right. Two hundred big ones.”

See? There’s the “Significant discount” category ticked already. Stop complaining.

“You will be joining the most exclusive instrumental club in the world.”

Unless anyone wants to buy a kazoo from me for £30,000?

So, why sell something worth so much for such a (comparatively) low price?

“The Sob Story

Sadly for the Synclavier, my wife produced another child a few months back,
and while this is lovely it does mean that space is now diminishing by the day.

Please buy my Synclavier. My kids are eating me out of house and home.
(and what the hell do they do with all that toilet paper? We are always running out and it is costing me a fortune”

“I am happy to consider any sensible cash offers for a quick sale.”

For the kids or the Synclavier?
Wonder if he’ll accept payment in toilet rolls instead?

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