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Old 25th Aug 2015, 20:40
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Stupidest Misrepresented Sales

Talking with a friend today and we were talking about silly Sales that we have come across where Vendor deliberately has tried to misrepresent what they were selling.

He had an estate agent try and sell him a house that deliberately made the appointment in the evening in winter when dark, photos tippexed out that behind there was a huge electricty pylon.
Same agent then showed a house on a Saturday afternoon making sure he forget to mention noisy industrial unit that had a 5 1/2 day week from 7am.

Best I came across was late 80's when a friend of a flatmate bought a fiesta, advertised as an XR2 with the Go Faster stripes when log book came it was a bog standard Fiesta with a cheap badge. Seller said F.OFF and was brazing it out and sniggering with his mates on a wall outside his house until the guys brother turned up grabbed seller by throat and said money back or you go to hospital. Giving his rep and he had just been released from prison his money was returned rather quickly.
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Old 25th Aug 2015, 21:11
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Stupidest thing I ever heard was some chap called Milliband trying to convince punters that he had a workable government.

Thankfully, not enough people fell for it.
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Old 25th Aug 2015, 21:27
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'Sea monkeys' and 'x-ray glasses' advertised in the highbrow literature I used to read as a kid.
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Old 25th Aug 2015, 22:11
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X-Ray specs

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Old 25th Aug 2015, 22:36
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Stupidest Misrepresented Sales

Anyone offering a P2F type rating with hours course.
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Old 25th Aug 2015, 22:39
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A real estate developer bought a slab of land underneath the circuit at an air force jet base and put in the roads and such.

For the grand opening, he chose a Saturday (when there would be no flying) and foolishly asked the Base OC to ensure there was no flying that day.

Funnily enough, we scheduled a big day of flying, and everybody was told to do at least 3 noisy low-level circuits per sortie. But the land still sold, and the buyers then moved in and bleated about all the aircraft noise!
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Old 25th Aug 2015, 22:59
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"Buy a vote for 3."


And then we'll keep the 3 and not count the vote.
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Old 25th Aug 2015, 23:31
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"Buy a vote for 3."
And then we'll keep the 3 and not count the vote.
It has been suggested that membership was boosted by 600.000.
So far, 300 have been found to be members of the Conservative or Green party and have been disqualified from voting - even though the original qualification was to be anyone on the electoral roll.
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 07:22
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French Immobiliers (estate agents) should get prizes for fiction when describing properties. I am on the constant look-out for development opportunities and I could write a book on the scams, misrepresentations and downright lies they concoct to snare you. Unlike the UK, they do not publish the address of the property, just the locale, and the first time you get to know its location is when they take you there. If there are recognisable features on their website you can sometimes find the property beforehand on Google Earth, Here or the French Geoportail sites. Yesterday I looked at what appeared to be a nice farmhouse but was puzzled by a constant hissing, crackling noise. I looked up and saw three high tension lines passing over the top which were initially obscured by trees. The only thing they cannot get away with lying about is the size of apartments. They can be forced to pay compensation on a pro-rata scale if the property is smaller than described.

'stards, all of them!
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 08:56
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All the 'show biz luvvies' and Journo's peddling the unmitigated tosh that Cilla Black was a wonderful, warm, down to earth, unchanged by fame and fortune little daughter of working class Liverpool!

The gullible British public buy it hook line and sinker
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 10:02
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We're peddled so much BS on a daily basis, mostly from the 'Bread & Circuses' industry, a diversional, aspirational, happy warm front, though sometimes occluded. The instances of being offered that which is as it is purported seems to be a rarer thing than in the past, or perhaps I've just got my rose-tinted glasses on again


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Old 26th Aug 2015, 11:58
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Went to look at a garden flat which I really liked but was concerned about the noise coming from the flat opposite. I asked a neighbour about it and she said that the previous tenent had moved out because it.

Went back to the estate agents to let them know it wasn't acceptable, lady in the office rang the owner and I discovered I was the second person turning the place down for this reason.
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 16:26
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Careful vctenderness - that thread got closed pretty quickly. Wonder which mod is a Cilla fan or a scouser - or both?
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 16:44
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SHJ,
Rose-tinted glasses? No, you're just seeing it clearly.
Unfortunately, Mr & Mrs Joe Public have been convinced that's just the way it is - and they'll dance to the beat of any drum.
I say this as someone who did spend some time in marketing and advertising.

Now, don't rock the boat or someone will be around to see you about 'threatening our economy'.
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 22:06
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TTN

Have you seen what the Cabin Crew have said about Cilla? Long before her demise.
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 23:38
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Certainly did. I was foolish enough to mention them to a Scouser in our local petrol station when I was queuing to pay and he was doing the emotional Scouse thing over her picture on the paper.

Reckon I was lucky to get out without a thumping! I think I spoiled his day though
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 00:48
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I know a good Scouser joke about Cilla Black and Sean Connery, but it may not be the time or place.
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 08:34
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Go on - you know you want to !

Any opportunity to upset the Scousers and the Jocks has got to be worth taking

Btw Happy birthday to Sir Sean, 85 yesterday. Doesnt look a day over 90!
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 11:49
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Nobody does grief like Liverpudlians.
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Nobody does grief like Liverpudlians.
With their two football teams, they get a lot of practice.
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