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(eBay)   Man sells car on Ebay. Adds humorous replies to emails. Finds his in-tray overfloweth   ( cgi.ebay.co.uk) divider line
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61722 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Jun 2006 at 5:20 PM (10 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2006-06-06 12:57:21 PM  
Best read of the day. The British really are funny people.
 
2006-06-06 01:24:30 PM  
That was hilarious.
 
2006-06-06 01:40:16 PM  
Bob seemed to have some sort of wierd fetish.

Does owning one of these mean that you caught teh ghey? Or are homorous replies something else.....
 
2006-06-06 01:41:22 PM  
Looks like Basil Fawlty sold a car on eBay.
 
2006-06-06 01:52:14 PM  
That is comedy gold. Too bad eBay stopped him from adding more comments...
 
2006-06-06 02:09:45 PM  
No I don't think that I'm your long lost husband George from Arbroath regardless of how sarcastic I appear to be. It's called humour where I'm from. Personally I think George did the right thing where ever he is.

I lol-ed.

Thanks submitter for the laugh. :)
 
2006-06-06 03:04:55 PM  
Classic! Especially the bit about the man tending some land in the middle east. Loved it!
 
2006-06-06 05:28:24 PM  
Man great stuff.
 
2006-06-06 05:29:28 PM  
Hahaha, I love the bits about Bob and the cup holder.
 
2006-06-06 05:29:51 PM  
PSA: werewolves are really hard on minivans. Don't buy it!
 
2006-06-06 05:31:05 PM  
The only finance is: you pay me I give you the car, I'm not a bank!


Man that's the truth. Anyone that's ever sold a vehicle privately knows that you'll get at least one dumbass calling wanting to know 'how much a month' for the car.

Idiots.
 
2006-06-06 05:32:19 PM  
randomX - I was only chuckling 'til that one got a laugh out of me
 
2006-06-06 05:33:34 PM  
No I don't think that I'm your long lost husband George from Arbroath regardless of how sarcastic I appear to be. It's called humour where I'm from. Personally I think George did the right thing where ever he is.


Ah, the British wit.

/ what what
// rather
 
2006-06-06 05:34:51 PM  
I'm sorry but the very kind gent (Donald) who offered me a weekend with his wife (and him it would appear) I have a special message for you. The pictures you sent me of your wife did not, in all honesty help. Some of them looked more like a traffic accident than something that I might remotely find alluring
 
2006-06-06 05:35:26 PM  
Well stuff me sideways with a large mexican cactus...


Oh, this guy should win a vacation, or something. How can we hook him up.....?

/ I lol'd
 
2006-06-06 05:36:56 PM  
Bob sending me an email under a different name won't work either. You are the only person in the world who is even remotely interested in the cup holders

That's where I actually started laughing out loud.
 
2006-06-06 05:37:54 PM  
but those crappy glue on cup holders never work as well as the factory installed ones. When I'm buying a car the cup holders are a big selling factor.
 
2006-06-06 05:37:59 PM  
Wow, he may run away some potential buyers but the link made my day a bit better.
 
2006-06-06 05:38:18 PM  
Bwhahah. Good stuff. Bob's just crazy about cupholders! :)
 
2006-06-06 05:39:05 PM  
British humour forever. We've got the dry angle totally down.
 
2006-06-06 05:39:09 PM  
NASAM
The only finance is: you pay me I give you the car, I'm not a bank!
Man that's the truth. Anyone that's ever sold a vehicle privately knows that you'll get at least one dumbass calling wanting to know 'how much a month' for the car.
Idiots.


My usual reply: One half down, pay out the rest, with interest over the next year and keep up the insurance. Oh yeah, when it's paid for you may have the vehicle and title.
 
2006-06-06 05:39:11 PM  
Um, is it common for Brits to offer wife swaps to get a better price on a car?
 
2006-06-06 05:39:11 PM  
A++++++++++++
 
2006-06-06 05:39:39 PM  
tyguy101aa: but those crappy glue on cup holders never work as well as the factory installed ones. When I'm buying a car the cup holders are a big selling factor.

Bob?
 
2006-06-06 05:39:40 PM  
The tyres on the right hand side of the vehicle are not flat. The reason the picture of the rear seats is 'wonky' as you put it, has an awful lot to do with the fact that I was trying to perch myself between the two front seats facing backwards. There was a very interesting hand brake and gear stick threatening to change my gender at that moment. Additionally at the same time, fending off a small child wearing an eye patch and a pirates bandana who was in the process of trying to hack my left leg off with a large plastic knife; a generous donation to family harmony from Santa.

LOLnstuff.

Priceless
 
2006-06-06 05:41:13 PM  
That was ridiculous. I can't believe people questioned the authenticity of the pictures regarding the steering wheel. Why the hell would he try to fool someone into thinking that the steering wheel was on the opposite side of the car?! God bless him and Bob.
 
2006-06-06 05:41:13 PM  
I feel sorry for this guy having to deal with such stupid people. At least he's kind enough to share with the rest of us.
 
2006-06-06 05:41:43 PM  
"Well stuff me sideways with a large mexican cactus"

/beer thru nose
//HA!
///I'm stealing this one
 
2006-06-06 05:42:22 PM  
Dang work filters ebay and I can't see it :-(
 
2006-06-06 05:42:32 PM  
The stuff from/to Bob re: the cup holder is the best:

Yes Bob the cup holders work.


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On 24-Apr-06 at 13:38:39 BST, seller added the following information:

No Bob the cup holders are not broken or damaged in any way. As I said they work.


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On 24-Apr-06 at 13:41:05 BST, seller added the following information:

Well Bob I just suppose that depends on how big your cups are doesn't it. No I haven't tried them with tins. I Don't drink and drive Bob.


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On 24-Apr-06 at 13:47:14 BST, seller added the following information:

Bob haven't you got work to do or do you find that you have a problem relating to the rest of the human race? What is it with the cup holders? My suggestion is that rather than buying a car you go out and buy a cup holder. It's much safer - trust me.


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On 24-Apr-06 at 13:51:15 BST, seller added the following information:

Thanks Bob and I hope that you have a nice day too. Oh by the way Bob you are now barred from bidding. I figure that the motoring and pedestrian population of Great Britain are safer that way.


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On 24-Apr-06 at 15:10:48 BST, seller added the following information:

Bob sending me an email under a different name won't work either. You are the only person in the world who is even remotely interested in the cup holders and you have misspelled the swear words in exactly the same way as you did in your last email.
 
2006-06-06 05:42:56 PM  
muninsfire: Bob?

no, I'm his brother rob.
 
2006-06-06 05:42:57 PM  
At the very least someone needs to send him this link.


God bless you, you witty & patient soul, and have a nice day, Bob.
 
2006-06-06 05:43:06 PM  
Geez, he could have at least answered my question about the cupholders.

Jerk
 
2006-06-06 05:43:13 PM  
I wish we could see Bob's emails. Great stuff made me LOL!
 
2006-06-06 05:43:47 PM  
In all seriousness, I drive a Miata and the cupholder is shiat. I live with it but I can see where Bob is coming from.

/if Bob drives a Miata
//and is completely farking berko
 
2006-06-06 05:43:53 PM  
Yes Bob the cup holders work.

Heh, adding a comma or two would make this a perfect Fark cliche. ^_^
 
2006-06-06 05:45:25 PM  
totally..........farking............hysterical

Bravo Platothefish!
 
2006-06-06 05:48:23 PM  
2006-06-06 05:31:05 PM NASAM

Anyone that's ever sold a vehicle privately knows that you'll get at least one dumbass calling wanting to know 'how much a month' for the car.

I'm going to be selling my Mercedes this year. If I get that question, I'll tell them "$5500 a month for one month."
 
2006-06-06 05:49:53 PM  
That's a nice car.
I wonder if he'd trade my old car for it?
 
2006-06-06 05:49:58 PM  
That made my day.
 
2006-06-06 05:50:25 PM  
I love British people.
 
2006-06-06 05:50:27 PM  
Not a threadjack, I promise. Just need help. When I GIS anything, it stacks all the pix at the bottom of the page.
Help.
 
2006-06-06 05:51:58 PM  
So what did Bob want to do with the cup holders exactly?
 
2006-06-06 05:52:06 PM  
Having sold a car on eBay (A TVR) I can testify to the amount of idiotic e.mails potential bidders and watchers will send, hoping against all hope that I will trade a rare and exotic hand-built sports car, for a 4 banger ford mustang....

...or a golf cart...

...or mini-golf business...

...or (and I shiat you now) some "prime" land in Florida.
 
2006-06-06 05:52:11 PM  
ga362 - Do a search on wikipedia for "threadjack" and see what you get.
 
2006-06-06 05:52:29 PM  
Heh, adding a comma or two would make this a perfect Fark cliche.

That didn't stop "Ze goggles, zey do nothing."

Yes, VideoVader, the cupholders work.
 
2006-06-06 05:52:47 PM  
I love previewing typos...."NOT"...not "NOW"
 
2006-06-06 05:54:21 PM  
Twitch OSX
ga362 - Do a search on wikipedia for "threadjack" and see what you get.

No need to get testy. I picked a nothing thread to ask.
 
2006-06-06 05:54:54 PM  
This is so funny...I buy and sell cars (and other stuff) often on eBay, and I swear to God, nothing draws out farking morons like an online auto auction.

The guy who just bought my classic '65 Ford Galaxie 500 isn't exactly a dumbass, but he's never had a vintage car (which is all I ever drive), and the questions he has asked since the sale have been hilarious. ("Do you think it will drip anything on my new driveway?" "Well, it is forty years old." "Oh, poop.")

On the other hand, the car I just bought (locally) through eBay has turned out to be a jewel in the rough, as the young punks who sold it thought it was farked up, but the problem was A) they obviously had no idea what "ignition points" are; and B) they had the #1 and #2 spark plug wires reversed. Now I'm driving a $500 '71 Plymouth with only 65000 miles on it, getting nearly 20mpg in town, and laughing at their dumb asses. (Hey, it also has working A/C!)
 
2006-06-06 05:56:15 PM  
One of the best reads I've had all day! We should definitely send this great man a link. Kudos to him and his British wit!

/not sarcasm
//yeah, seems odd even to me
 
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