Category Archives: NEGLECT/MISUSE

NEGLECT/MISUSE

"Things do move and turn on it but it needs some tlc to make it like new"

rusty-bmx

It needs a little bit more than TLC. It would require a 12-part TV series hosted by Sarah Beeny to make this rusted mess anything even remotely resembling new.

Thanks to Morgan for the find.

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HUMAN ERROR NEGLECT/MISUSE UNKNOWN INCIDENT WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"i tried to repair but broke it"


(This beauty sent in by “MiltonsStapler”, heaven only know what he was looking for in order to find this.)

“Windows had stopped working, so i tried to repair but broke it.”

Never a good sign when you manage to break hardware when trying to fix software

“The dvdrom had also stopped working, so i removed it,”

O-kaaaayyyy…I suppose if it’s broken you might as well…

“and so had to rip the keyboard off.”

…but not like that, surely?

“It does not power on, but used to, so maybe the battery is dead.
The screen is intact.”

Didn’t smash the screen to bits trying to remove the battery, then?

“Sorry no returns.”

Y’know, I’m not sure you are sorry.
The ‘successful’ bidder, who won this for £34.68 (plus p&p), now THEY might know the meaning of the word…
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DISTURBING NEGLECT/MISUSE

"HAS QUITE A FEW MOTH HOLES"

mechanical-monkey

It’s a victorian mechanical monkey. We shall be dreaming about this one tonight.

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HIJINKS HUMAN ERROR NEGLECT/MISUSE NEVER WORKED IN THE FIRST PLACE RAGE

"I have tried to change one of the pieces by hitting it with a hammer"

play-centre-hammer

That swing looks too high as well. Did you have to make the rope “fit” with a knife? And should it be sitting over concrete slabs like that? We’re no experts in child safety, but we can imagine seeing this scene in black and white in a local newspaper, two days after some sort of head/neck/spine tragedy has unfolded.

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NEGLECT/MISUSE RAGE WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"Our little boy hit it with a toy"

Samsung-UE40D5520-broken

The trick is to bend one of their fingers back as far as it will go if the child looks like going near the TV screen. They soon learn. You can make them cry simply by turning to the TV pages of the Argos catalogue after a few “lessons.”

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DISTURBING NEGLECT/MISUSE

"Sindy also has chewed Toes. Maybe of some use to someone."

titian-sindy

Could be used as a dog toothbrush.

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NEGLECT/MISUSE RAGE

"NONE OF THE ITEMS IN THIS LOT ARE NI WORKING CONDITION!"

controller-s-broken

We got through quite a few game controllers during our formative, more aggressive years, when every failure to complete a “level” was accompanied by a frustrated whimper, sometimes even a self-inflicted dead leg, and the controller, or the “stick of joy” as they used to be known, flying through the air from the frustration of having some 8-bit brain defeating us time and time again.

But we knew the value of things. The controller would fly through the air towards the sofa or the pillow. That’s the difference. Kids today know they can have another one tomorrow and won’t be told they have to wait until Christmas. So they can throw them at the brick work. Nasty little shits.

But 26?

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NEGLECT/MISUSE

"Would suit student accommodation"

student-sofa

…or any location where people tend to sleep on sofas, slowly choking on their own vomit (right).

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HUMAN ERROR NEGLECT/MISUSE UNKNOWN INCIDENT WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"Tinkering fan might be able to sort socket out."

“TAPE PLAYER IS DEAD
RADIO WORKS ONLY
AUDIO SOCKET IS SENSITIVE TO MOVEMENT”

So, unable to play cassettes and you can’t move about while you’re listening to it.
Not really much of a Walkman, is it?

“Worked fine until recently.”

One of these days we’ll find an auction that ticks ALL the category boxes.
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DISTURBING NEGLECT/MISUSE

"Once his head is fixed he will measure approx 20 inches in height"

decap-teddy

Who wants to join my teddy torture revenge vigilante group, in which we seek out the now-42-years-old perpetrators of these crimes and give them the same severity of beatings they gave the likes of poor old Mr Fluff here?

And has “Teddy Bears That Look Like Hitler” been done yet? I can’t check myself as Googling the word “Hitler” would be in violation of my parole terms.

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