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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Rip-Off Reply with quote
I'm starting a new thread for folk to post what they regard as the most eye-watering rip-offs they come across (should be amusing hopefully) with this example:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223095454030?ul_noapp=true

Looks just like my old Series 3 (a runner) which I sold in 2012 for £600. You don't even get a new galv chassis for that Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Whoa, there! I've bought houses cheaper than that.

Good grief, my eyes are still watering.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I've bought houses cheaper than that.


Me too - two - as in both together cost less - mind you, it was a while ago - nowadays, any house costing anything like that probably wouldn't be much bigger than that Land Rover! - perhaps they should market it as a mobile home - it does say the price "allows you to build the car to your personal specification" including "an interior of your choice" - I would like a billiards room in the TARDIS' basement for my money please Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You can get a fully 'tricked up' Kahn Defender for 20K less than that one.

Some people must have more money than sense.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm also not sure on what basis they call this a "fully restored RARE ... 3.5 V8" - well, no, actually I am sure - they're lying - it is obviously not an original V8 (Stage One) - they actually state it was originally a 6 cylinder model, which might at a stretch be described as relatively rare, but they're not restoring it to that (though who would, if the 6 cyl engine was already gone?) - really on the border of the Trade Descriptions Act somewhere.

You would hope that even someone rich, if they aspired to own a classic vehicle and professed some actual interest in same (?), would take the trouble to do a little research before parting with their money. As I've seen this listing before, maybe they do, but then I often wonder why stuff gets listed at prices they can't possibly achieve (can they??) As an inveterate Land Rover spotter, I miss the time when old Land Rovers in everyday use were a more common sight on the roads rather than apparently the currency of speculators!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Geoff Che wrote:
You can get a fully 'tricked up' Kahn Defender for 20K less than that one.

Some people must have more money than sense.

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The Defender works V8 is nearly twice as much as this one! Shocked Still, my Series might be worth a few quid judging by the description of this one! Itís the rare 200Tdi model! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think there are one too many number 9 in the price.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
knappster wrote:
Geoff Che wrote:
You can get a fully 'tricked up' Kahn Defender for 20K less than that one.

Some people must have more money than sense.

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The Defender works V8 is nearly twice as much as this one! Shocked Still, my Series might be worth a few quid judging by the description of this one! Itís the rare 200Tdi model! Very Happy


How much do you reckon a 'rare' 200tdi S3 is worth then Rich? As there are at least 2 of them out there - yours and mine - does that mean we can't call them unique?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Either of you thinking of selling then, and entering my 'rip-off' stakes? (you might win Smile )
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Paul,

Going by geoffís Link, theyíre worth the price of a small house! Shocked

We could all be property tycoons without realising it! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
5 litres of petrol (had to be precise for the 2 strikes in my life) at £1.319 per litre cost £6.60. Correct price is £6.595. No change given!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
By my reckoning Alan, you should have received two farthings in change. Now we are talking rip off!

You could have taken Mrs Alan out for a small Dubonnet and a trip to the local Palais on that.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
In my early childhood days I could go to the village shop with a real penny buy a chew and get 2 coins as change. That penny (1/240th of a pound) would keep me in sweets for 4 days. I've still got a 1947 farthing.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
A bit before my time, Alan! Wink

I remember buying 1p sweets though! And the £1 note. Smile

You could probably get a couple of pints of otter for a £1 note when they were legal tender... Smile or a couple of gallons of petrol.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
When I first took to the road you could buy 4 gallons of petrol for £1 and in relation to my income then and now petrol is cheaper now.
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