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The things that you find.... when you are not really looking.

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The things that you find.... when you are not really looking.

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Re: The things that you find.... when you are not really looking.

As sales pitches go, that's really taking the biscuit, if not extracting the urine too. Roll_eyes

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Re: The things that you find.... when you are not really looking.

I tried to sell three brand new, empty, Quality Street tins, a few years back....

Bet the collectors wish they had bought them, back then.... ! !

 

( No sales, so I binned them ! ! !   .......  er... no... I did not intend to be a collector of empty tins... and don`t miss the fortune they COULD have generated ! ! )

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Re: The things that you find.... when you are not really looking.

I remember seeing empty Playstation boxes for sale.

However it was allegedly a good move as a purchaser of the box would have a Playstation console for sale and their console in a Playstation box could be advertised for more then a console without a box.

Still sounds crazy to me though.

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@198kHz wrote:

As sales pitches go, that's really taking the biscuit, if not extracting the urine too. Roll_eyes


Crumbs, you forgot to say crumbs. 🤣

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Re: The things that you find.... when you are not really looking.

I remember a while back a story about someone who was apparently selling the chewing gum that came from an alleged 'celebrities' mouth, and if memory serves me right the item was sold!

There's no accounting for taste (no pun intended).

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Re: The things that you find.... when you are not really looking.

It’s free so what could you possibly have to lose? Cheesy Although I’m lactose intolerant so I’ll pass. 

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Re: The things that you find.... when you are not really looking.

Grrr .. I go on eBay but not very often. The people who sell on there even make politicians seem honest.

In my younger years I grew up with a Commodore 64. My original one was broke so wanted another. I hate it when sellers say "Sold as seen, not tested". Translation to me is "It doesn't work, and you have no come back". One seller tried that nonsence on me (would say a stronger word than that but the swear filter would catch it!). So I said "You have all the equipment there, why haven't you tested it?". Response "Well if I tested it I could sell it for a lot more".

That answered my question anyway. You don't exactly need an Accountancy degree to realise then test it and sell it for a lot more.

So I gave that auction a wide birth and found another which worked.

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Re: The things that you find.... when you are not really looking.

I think there was a similar thread on here some time ago and the almost inevitable 'Fart In A Jar' for sale emerged.

This time around when I looked on eBay there appeared to be very few*** available, no doubt stocks were cleared out in the Brown Friday sales.

So if supply and demand has anything to do with prices, this one is probably a bargain ... Fart In A Jar

 

*** Edit:  proper farts, i.e. genuine non commercial joke type  Wink

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Re: The things that you find.... when you are not really looking.

Fart in jar?

But then I did buy a tin if fresh air when on my honymoon in Scotland years back. More of a joke of course and funny at the time, but still. 😊

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@Strat wrote:

I remember seeing empty Playstation boxes for sale.

I understand that if you buy a mobile phone on line, an empty box is all you get.  I never knew they had a resale value though.

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@Jonpe wrote:

I understand that if you buy a mobile phone on line, an empty box is all you get. 


Well, that won`t work....  however.. if you bought two,.... and a ball of string........ perhaps you could make them work.... !  ( smirking chiinese smiley)

 

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@198kHz wrote:

As sales pitches go, that's really taking the biscuit, if not extracting the urine too. Roll_eyes


More than urine maybe? It could be a custurd cream.

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