Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Boiling hot boiler suit?

Sex sells or so they say, but when browsing for used clothing online would you rather see a dummy or a scantily clad female in your potential purchase?

One lady who isn't shy about wearing ill fitting clothes (even men's clothing which is far too large for her) uses this tactic, but we never see the mystery lady's face.

She likes to leave something to the imagination I suppose.

Are online auction site's an exhibitionist's dream or is stripping down and jumping into a big ass boiler suit all in a days work for a sole trading auction seller?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Genuine Maharishi Coat....or is it?

A seller on eBay was auctioning off a genuine Maharishi ladies jacket, or so she says. This seller has 97.1% positive feed back, 102 positive, and 3 negative in the last 12 months. Would you trust this person?

Apparently it from the seriously expensive range:

awesome mhi jacket made from genuine leather and Sheepskin wool lining. This was given as a christmas gift and although there is no marking or sign it is maharishi (odd i know) i promise it is!, its from the seriously expensive range where they dont even need to put a label on it!
I don't know if this is true or a false, but if you are asking people to pony up for a super expensive designer jacket, it would be a good idea to post a link or two to a site which verifies the story of no labels on the garment. Whether they are lying or telling the truth, their story is less believeable when they post:
... this is RARE!, and wont be on ebay again, RRP £500+ and this wont be going for anything less than three digits so bid early as once 12 hours is left i will cancel auction if price is not met, buy it nows are welcome and pls check other items.

Hurry, hurry give me your money, that's what I'm hearing. Rather than espousing the plus points of the jacket, how heads will turn towards you, how you will instantly become really cool, or even how warm it is, the seller tells us they will cancel the listing if they don't think they are going to get enough for it. Hello? That's what a reserve bid is for! It's a fine line between marketing something and using the same language that a scammer would use. "Buy it nows are welcome?" Why didn't they stick a buy it now option on the listing then with how much they would be prepared to take for it then?

More information like sizes from collar to hem, shoulder to cuff would have been most welcome in a listing like this. Coupled with all that, they chose the cheapest possible layout to showcase this outstanding coat. Please, if you want top dollar on auction items you are selling, see them from the perspective of a buyer and don't make the mistake of selling yourself short.

Would you gamble on this?

Monday, November 19, 2007

POS operating system

Thinking of getting a new operating system? Check out this chap's original sales pitch to sell the latest Microsoft operating system:

This is a Full Version of Windows Vista Home Premium. NOT the upgrade. It has never been opened. Why you would want this POS operating system is beyond me, but if you're determined to get it I'm willing to take your money for it. I would recommend that you just stick with Windows XP, or perhaps try Linux. I hear Ubuntu is easy to use and it's free. If you STILL want to buy this ...

I wonder why he bought it in the first place?
See the listing here

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

1K for a Knife?

This may look like a little like a transformer but it's a useful hunting tool.

How much would you pay for a knife? This beautiful knife made by Peter Atwood has not quite reached a grand but $910. With 3 hrs 30 mins to go will it break the 1K barrier. Obviously at that price it's not your ordinary run of the mill knife but a custom made job, here are the stats:
Blade length: 2 inches
Blade material: 5/32" thick CPM 3V tool steel, 59 rockwell, flat ground both sides
OAL of Knife: 4 7/8"
Handle material: 1/8" thick 6AL4V titanium
Handle length: 3 inches
Pivot: hardened 440C from Ken Onion
Tip Down Pocket Clip
Satin etched Snakeskin pattern on the handles scales and clip
Antique Satin finish on blade is a great working finish
Nice lockup
Strong detent
All screws hand shaped and satin finished
Hex shaped thumb opener
Hex shaped custom rear spacer
Hardened steel stop pin
Torx and allen screw construction
Comes with a lined zippered pouch

If you wan't to bid do it soon. Ideal Christmas present for a special dad out there.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Star Wars Replica Shadow Stormtrooper Helmet

More Star Wars geekery for you. This Replica helmet from Master Replicas isn't actually available, but the auction here is for a pre-sale order. Only 500 are being made.

Stormtroopers are usually in a white livery. The reason for the black as seller Scrapbookingbutterfly explains is that:

For much of the Galactic Civil War, a mysterious agent of the evil Sith Lord Emperor Palpatine, code-named “Blackhole,” carefully gathered intelligence data for the Galactic Empire. Blackhole had an impressive arsenal of weapons available to him, including a Star Destroyer, the signature vessel of the Imperial Starfleet. The Stormtroopers under Blackhole’s command were known as Shadow Stormtroopers. Their armor was cast in black stygian-triprismatic polymer which had increased sensor-stealth capabilities, allowing them to move about the galaxy undetected.

With a starting bid of $649.00 you would be forgiven for thinking that the helmet really is made of black stygian-triprismatic polymer, but it's probably made of plastic. It is wearable though, with a padded lining. Pretty cool, but at that price only for serious SW geeks. [link]