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UNKNOWN INCIDENT WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"fantastic condition"


Spotted last night by Alice – Thanks Alice!

“extremely rare Victorian stuffed miniature dog”

Rare because people kept killing and stuffing them?

“this is one of the worlds smallest dogs and stands only 10 cm high”

It was originally a great dane but things just kept going wrong and they had to keep snipping bits off.

“it was stuffed in 1866 by C Perfect”

{Insert bestiality joke here}

“the original glass was cracked and has now been replaced”

There we go. Even if you don’t think it’s aesthetically broken, I’m covered on that front.

“the dog has never been out of its case”

Not even for walkies?

“fantastic condition”

Apart from it being dead, obviously.

“one of opportunity to own a fascinating example of an early breed”

One-off opportunity to pay almost two and a half grand for a dead dog in a box.

“and a real conversation piece”

IT TALKS!?!
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PROBABLY FIXABLE UNKNOWN INCIDENT WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"IT IS THE PROJCTORY BULB"

“IT HAS WORKED PERFECT FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS”

So, if you can travel back in time you should be able to get 5 years perfect use out of it before it packs up.

“BUT NOW SEAMS TO HAVE A FAULT”

Well, it wouldn’t be here otherwise, would it?

“THE TV SWITCHES ON BUT THE LIGHTS AT THE FRONT JUST KEEP FLASHING ON+OFF”

Suitable for discos and parties then?

“I HAVE BEEN TOLD IT IS THE PROJCTORY BULB COSTS ABOUT £69 “

What the hell is a projctory bulb?

“SO THATS WHY I AM SELLING AS SPARES/REPAIR”

Rather than buying one of these mysterious ‘projctory bulbs’ and getting it fixed?
If you wouldn’t recommend doing that yourself, why would you think anyoine else should try it?

“I DO HAVE THE STAND FOR THIS TV SELLING IN MY OTHER ITEMS”

Other items which include:

Must’ve been a hell of a wedding.
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HUMAN ERROR WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"was fully working until"

“50” Phillips plasma tv was fully working until decorators knocked it over and broke the screen.”

Decorators. That’s a new one.
Worked until broke, less so.
Maybe they thought it looked better this way?

“Relisted due to non paying bidder – Please only bid if you actually want the t.v. The last person didnt make any contact what so ever.”

A perfect example of buyer’s remorse in action.
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SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNT TO ORIGINAL RRP WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"You can see dancing pixels…"

“Good working condition.”

Oh, that’s odd. Makes a change though, I suppose.

“Around 5-6 years old (original cost £2200)”

And now up for sale with a Buy It Now price of £250.
Why would you want to do that if it’s in good working condition?

“Issues.”

Should have known.

“The Ariel socket got damaged in transit so that isn’t functional. (Scart/HDMI/Component/VGA Only) again – NO ariel.”

Hence the almost two grand drop in price.
Aerial sockets are obviously very expensive components.

“Its for sale as I’m literally one foot away from TV (since moving home)”

What an odd reason to sell. Have you considered maybe stepping further away from it, if that’s a problem?
Or do you just sell anything that’s within arms’ reach?

“You can see dancing pixels…”

I’ll admit, I’ve not been following Strictly Come Dancing.
Is Brucie computer generated now?

“but I think that is because I’m so close..”

Or you’ve been sniffing glue?

“when I was in Wales…10 feet away watching sky hd, picture was stunning.”

Do I need to create a new category?
“Worked fine in Wales”
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UNKNOWN INCIDENT WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"picture is faulty like in the picture"

BSOD

“This is a Samsung LCD TV with a defective screen. I’ve had it for about 3 years.”

And you’ve not thought of replacing it/getting it fixed in all that time?

“The sound works but the picture is faulty like in the picture.”

Sorry, which picture is faulty? The picture (pictured), or the picture of the picture?

“I suppose someone might want to use it for parts or something so I’m putting it up here.”

“Or something”.
That just about encompasses anything doesn’t it?
From someone unhinged enough to want a screen ominously displaying an almost otherworldly blue glow so they can talk to God/aliens/their late Aunty Doreen (or the alien god “Lateantidoreen”, I suppose), to people confused by the idea of blue movies and pretty much any simpleton and lunatic in between, really.
Wonder where the two current bidders fit in that scale?
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UNKNOWN INCIDENT WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"CANT FIND WHAT YOUR LOOKING FOR"

“Wasp Metal Detector For spares or repair”

Does it make a buzzing sound whenever picnics are nearby?

“Was working well but just stopped, probably a minor fault, but no idea really.”

Ah, no buzzing sounds whatsoever then.
Ideal if you want to wander around, undisturbed, on coastlines and fields, but can’t be bothered with all that tedious digging malarkey, then.

“When working was simple to use, just two controls, Fine and Coarse tuning”

Is now even simpler to use, no tuning required.

“CANT FIND WHAT YOUR LOOKING FOR?
OR JUST NEED SOME TECHNICAL ADVICE ON PURCHASING?”

Here’s some advice if you can’t find what you’re looking for – Either you’re Bono or you should buy a working detector instead.
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HUMAN ERROR NEGLECT/MISUSE WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"spaire and repaire"


Forsooth! ’tis Hoopy once more, bearing yet further night soil peddlers seeking to hawk their fetid goods!
We are indeed indebted to you, Hoopy!

“The laptop is for spaire and repaire only , is faulty …. no returns accepted …”

Laptop? Alas, what strange words you speak, I understand not.
But Spaire and Repaire? A fyne traditionne indeede. Continue.

“The laptop was perfect working till get damaged ….”

Perchance you are the village fool?
Are not all things undamaged until they become damaged?
Where is thy bladder on a stick, fool?

“Display broken , need new display also the plastic cover from memory rams and fan its damaged , need changd …..”

Memory rams?
What wicked devilry is this?
Hast thou been making thyself known to the flocks in the fields?

“left henge cracked also”

It has a henge! A cracked henge but a henge, no less!

“but that dosent afect the oppening”

Nor dose it afect the rising or the setting of the sun any more.
Nor the changing of the seasons or the bounty of the harvest.
For, though once forged by the finest eastern druids, it has been handled like a bulls pizzle in the lumpen hands of a of a pictish dolt.

“the henge was broken from the begin and i use the laptop like that …. “

The henge was broken from the begin?
You take us for fools?
Perjurers, cutpurses and other wrongdoers spend time in the stocks – If you wish to avoid a similar fate I would advise you confess now that, being the beef-witted illiterate thou art, thou didst believe it to be a plough and used it thusly.

“Everythink is inside : 250 hard , 4 gb ram and others … come with battery and charger and his old battery wich hold 5 min on”

No, it’s no good, I cannot tolerate this shameful abuse of the english language any more.
Mine or yours.
I’m sorry, I’m going to have to stop before I’m seriously ill.

“The laptop was perfect working till get damaged …. no any future tests after that …”

Nnnngh! Stop it!

“READ THE DESCRIPTION BEFORE BIDDING !!! THANKS “

Yes, I did read it.
And that’s precisely why I’m not bidding.

“No returns
Happy Bidding !!!”

As opposed to No Bidding/Happy returns.
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WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"exceptional with cristal clear pictures"

“This television has been exceptional”

Hmmm…past tense, you notice?

“with cristal clear pictures and super suround sound reproduction UNTIL”

Dun dun DUUUUN!

“just recently when the picture started flicking and peoples faces changed to blue. I have been told it could be the crt and could be repairable?”

Or you could just be watching The Smurfs.
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WATER/LIQUIDS WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"water was dropped onto the iPad"


Oh dear, looks like the iPad floodgates have opened.

“Put together your laptop, iPod and iPhone – you get the dynamic Apple iPad.”

But what happens when you put together your laptop, iPod, iPhone and some water?
You get a somewhat less dynamic iPad, it would appear.
(That still can’t make phone calls, so why you’d add an iPhone into the mix to start with is anyone’s guess.)

“The Apple iPad, with a perfect blend of looks and performance is probably the only gadget you will ever need again”

Until they bring out a waterproof version, anyway.

“Apple iPad 16GB, water was dropped onto the iPad and it no longer powers on,”

Well, I suppose water’s better than the last one.”
It’s not just me that thinks that wording’s a bit off, is it?
It didn’t ‘get wet‘, it had ‘water dropped on it‘. Wonder how much?
A pallet-load? Was it moisture damage or impact damage?

“Has a few small dints to the back casing,”

Hmmm, we never saw the back of the previous one. Wonder if anyone thought to check that.
Maybe that was ok and could have been used as spares to fix this one?
That was £196 all in, ths one’s currently at £104, so that’s currently £300 for 2 broken ipads.
Providing no other lunatics start bidding.
How much is a brand new working one again?

“was working fine before the water damage.”

Apple has an app called Time Machine, don’t they?
Will that help in this instance?
Or do you still have to be able to travel back in time to before the damage tooke place in order to install it?
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SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNT TO ORIGINAL RRP WORKED UNTIL BROKE

"must just be something and nothing"

“This is a really nice TV from Samsung that was used im my bedroom but has now been upgraded to a 32 inch so is no longer needed.
Is in EXCELLENT condition.”

Really? Oh no, wait, here it comes.

“HERE IS THE PROBLEM………There is a intermittent fault;”

Figures.
Excellent condition apart from that though.

“Sometimes it will just swith off or just does not want to turn on, sometimes it is fine. This has happened a few times but to be honest the last time I turned it on, last week when taking the pictures for this ad it stayed on for over 3 hours before I actually turned if off! I have had it in a repair shop who said he couldn’t find anything wrong with it so must just be something and nothing.”

“Something and nothing.”
That’s the technical description of the fault, obviously.

“It cost over £340.00 new and has not really been used that much as it was only in the bedroom and must get switched on once or twice a week!”

And yet it still broke.

“If you win the bid the TV must be collected along with the cash within 3 days.”

You have to collect the TV and collect the cash? Now it’s sounding tempting.
How much cash are we talking about?
Oh, just £40 at the moment.
And a drive to Bradford to pick it up.
Not really sure that’s worth it, sorry.
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