Category Archives: NEGLECT/MISUSE

NEGLECT/MISUSE

"Elf AM radio"

joblot-electrics

Even in the pages of the 1986 Argos catalogue, this little spread of gadgetry wouldn’t have got too many people excited. Two hours left and no bids. 26 views, but one of them was me and deeply ironic so doesn’t count.

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DISTURBING NEGLECT/MISUSE

"Good used condition apart from lack of eyes"

dam-troll-no-eyes

You can’t blame a child for poking its eyes out. Sleeping with that monster on your drawers and gurning at you can’t be easy, especially it it didn’t originally come with any clothes.

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HUMAN ERROR NEGLECT/MISUSE

"I tried cleaning it with an aquavac, but I made it worse and the fabric is now waterstained and yellow in places"

mamas-papas-butterfly-rocker
Currently at £0.99 which is pretty good value for a punchbag.
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NEGLECT/MISUSE PROBABLY FIXABLE

"SANTA'S ARMS DO NOT MOVE THIS MAY BE DUE TO IT BEING LOCKED IN PLACE DO NOT KNOW WHY "

moving-santa

Not only selling a broken Santa, but selling it in the middle of May for the lowest possible impact. We don’t know much about “SEO” and its workings, but suspect May is one of the slowest months in terms of people putting “Christmas figure” into search boxes.

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NEGLECT/MISUSE

"No idea of its value but could be great for someone who enjoys restoring these things"

armchair-restoration

He’s selling it out of kindness, basically. This could bring joy into the life of a bored lady or a directionless teenager looking to learn a trade. God bless you, hpjarvis888.

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DISTURBING NEGLECT/MISUSE

"I dont want to go back in that loft again"

hubert-the-self-selling-bear
Rare example of a listing written from the perspective of the item. Poor item. It’s bad enough having your eyes and nose bitten off then spending 25 years going bald in a loft as moths slowly eat your flesh away, and then, when you are finally allowed out, some idiot puts poorly-written words in your mouth and tries to extort money from strangers in return for your freedom.
Who sells their childhood teddy anyway? What sort of ANIMAL would do that?
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NEGLECT/MISUSE PROBABLY FIXABLE

"THE SCREW ON THE LEFT SIDE NEEDS TIGHTENING UP WHICH CAN EASILY BE DONE WITH ONE OF THOSE TINY SCREWDRIVERS"

rayban-wayfarer-brokeded

And the most important part needs a large amount of fixing from a professional with one of those very big lens-making machines, unless you happen to have a lazy right eye that needs toughening up.

Do children still have lazy eyes these days, or is that sort of thing all fixed with a jab at birth now? It’s been a while since I last saw a poor, poor child having stones thrown at it because it had a plaster over half of its glasses.

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HUMAN ERROR NEGLECT/MISUSE

"As I said, apart from the 'cloud' the TV is in working order"

sharp-aquos-cloud

Obsessive-compulsive relative wore a hole in the display. Fantastic explanation of events in the listing, too:

It belongs to my father in law who kept rubbing the screen and a white cloud sort of thing has appeared on the screen. I couldn’t find the exact image of the TV, so I found a very similar TV and added in what the cloud looks like and its size and location.

Obsessive-compulsive father in law, artistic son in law. Christmas must be rather tense.

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DISTURBING NEGLECT/MISUSE

"No ears, no eyes, balding and a pad thats leaking sawdust"

dead-teddy

He’s gone, Timmy. He’s gone. There’s nothing they can do. He lost too much stuffing when his paw became trapped in the tumble dryer mechanism. No, we can’t take him to the vet. No, the vet won’t be able to… he’s not a real… OK, we’ll take him to the vet.

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DISTURBING NEGLECT/MISUSE RAGE

"…part limb missing chewed hand"

blonde-doll-pile-up

The photographer had a little bit too much fun taking these shots. Picture #4 is bordering on the NSFW.

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