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Onan the Clumsy
4th Nov 2005, 05:22
No bids funnily enough (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6574140923&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1)

4th Nov 2005, 05:29
And you found this how? :p

4th Nov 2005, 05:46
He was trying to buy a ticket to the seaside . . .

African Tech Rep
4th Nov 2005, 06:30
Well I’d bid – even if it’s a sympathy bid.

But can’t – cause Paypal don’t like SA.

Won a bid for something I actually wanted about a year ago – Seller wanted Paypal payment – everything fine until it came to Country – No SA allowed – wrote to them “Yes we take Credit cards – but not those issued in SA”.

Next three months = dozens of “you won – your breaking our terms if you don’t pay” mails – replies like “I think you should tell people you might not really take Credit Cards” meet with from e-bay “not our problem” (even when I reminded them they own paypal) and from paypal “f**k you – don’t care” (couched in nicer terms)

4th Nov 2005, 08:14
Even sadder is the fact that there are a dozen tickets on sale, and some have been bought.

Anyone want to buy a used Phonecard, or a Toyota Camry with a buggered head gasket??

4th Nov 2005, 08:48
sadder still (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6575735620&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3 Ffrom%3DR40%26satitle%3D6575735620%26fvi%3D1)

4th Nov 2005, 15:15
Well I’d bid – even if it’s a sympathy bid.

Bless you Tech Rep. :ok:

4th Nov 2005, 16:33
For sad, how about the feedback from people who have bought other tickets from the seller...

Sad Feedback (http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=transportcity1)

For example...

"superb ticket. Cheers!! 1st class job!"

4th Nov 2005, 17:11
>Sad Feedback
>For example...
>"superb ticket. Cheers!! 1st class job!"

Better than "3rd class", but not as good as many happy returns . . .

tony draper
4th Nov 2005, 17:24
How do you know, this might be the equivelent of the Penny Black for the dedicted collector of tickets.
Collectors are a weird lot, they become inflamed with lust for the objects of their quest,on another part of ebay one has seen a packet of 12 half inch phillips head chrome screws go for 60 pounds,only difference betwix those screws and a packet one could buy from any homebase,they came in a packet marked "Fender" and dated from the early sixties.

5th Nov 2005, 02:26
You should see how much a dozen Phillips screws can cost when you want an EASA Form 1 with them! :uhoh:

For non-aviation use though, I suppose it'd be worth 60 quid to restore a 1960's Fender using original parts.

5th Nov 2005, 02:33

For any dedicated PPruner to accuse any other dedicated persons or group, i.e. collectors, of being a weird lot.... well...

Howard Hughes
5th Nov 2005, 07:27

If that's the saddest item you can find on Ebay, you really have'nt looked to hard!!

Cheers, HH.


tony draper
5th Nov 2005, 09:52
Any passtime hobby ect is buggad once collectors become involved,prices start getting silly was what one was tryin to say.
In the olden days when one was a sprog every young lad in the land collected summat or other,birds eggs,stamps cigarette, cards,train numbers,ect.
collecting items to trade was vital as spoghood was a cash free society then and swops held sway.

4th Dec 2005, 10:21
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6585585354&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll %3Ffrom%3DR40%26satitle%3D6585585354%26fvi%3D1

I was looking for a christmas present for my little cousin in Toronto.


pity I can't seem to do URL's properly this morning.

4th Dec 2005, 11:50
Noisy not quite the saddest item on ebay.

The saddest item was an Air Lanka teaspoon and toothpick wrapper, I know because I sold it! :rolleyes: :p :hmm:

4th Dec 2005, 12:41
Not ebay, but we visited East Germany in 1989, and were served sugar in sachets proclaiming 40 years of communist rule (!).
Naturally we kept some (intact with sugar) to show friends and family, but some guy comes on the radio who is a sugar-sachet collector . . . .

I hadn't the heart to charge him for a couple, but he waqs effusively grateful!

4th Dec 2005, 12:46
There's a fine line between sad and interesting though.

For example:


No, I didn't buy it either..

Onan the Clumsy
4th Dec 2005, 13:56
Interesting. I just about grew up in Stanley Park. The airport was closed before I arrived, but the hangars were still there, they became part of the zoo. There were also two pillboxes nearby, one in the Woodland Gardens with the door sealed up and one in what became the carpark for the zoo that had a 180 degree machine gun position. The first was there throughout my youth, but the second was removed to build the car park.

My apologies for letting aviation creep into JetBlast there.

4th Dec 2005, 15:47
My fault Onan - I would have posted this on Nostalgia if it hadn't been for the topic of the thread.

I'd happily pay five bob for a trip in a Rapide though!

Onan the Clumsy
4th Dec 2005, 18:45
...over water? :ooh:

4th Dec 2005, 19:21
A few reportedly made it... :ugh:

4th Dec 2005, 20:24
I'm away out to take a bus trip somewhere to try and cover any potential shortfall in my pension in 30 years.

(must not put ticket in the bin, must not put the ticket in the bin)

4th Dec 2005, 22:02
I used to work for Coca-Cola and got an un-crimped drink can lid whilst on a factory tour many years ago. I sold it on eBay to a lady whose young son was crazy about Coke stuff... takes all sorts!

5th Dec 2005, 11:51
well I think the saddest thing on e-bay has to be those prepared to pay over £700 for an XBox. (retail price about £250)

ebay xbox (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/XBOX-360-CORE-SYSTEM-WITH-7-GAMES-PLUS-ACCESSORIES_W0QQitemZ8239389349QQcategoryZ112848QQrdZ1QQcmdZ ViewItem)

Thesee people are nuts, wait a couple of weeks and it will be 99p again! (sort of)