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Fun Stuff / Re: Washer and Dryer for sale
« Last post by Sorastro on March 15, 2019, 09:13:42 PM »
That takes me back..... The adverts that used to appear in the papers and magazines, remember Tit-bits and Reveille.
Some adverts were out and out cons, but at the same time most didn't really lie most were just economical with the truth, for example:-

 "Forty cigarette lighters only 15/- "{75p} turns out you got a box of matches!
"Have music in every room in the house for only £10, when you opened the reply up it just said "Whistle" {not sure if genuine advert}

But the one that really took the biscuit, in the mid to late sixties, was "X RAY SPECS" you know the one, the advert had a drawing {everything was drawn then} of a bloke wearing these specs apparently looking at the silhouette of a woman undressing through a brick wall, they were priced at, I believe, £10.
and before anyone asks......NO I DIDN'T!!
The guy that thought that up was obviously a cross between Alan Sugar and Del boy. As was pointed out to me, by the lad I worked with at the time, the glasses man advertised a full refund if not completely satisfied, just return the glasses, the glasses must have just cost pennies to produce and he obviously relied on the vast majority being too embarrassed to return them, so made a fortune.

It would be interesting for someone to track him down, if he {or she} is still with us.
Fun Stuff / Washer and Dryer for sale
« Last post by Alsatian on March 15, 2019, 04:10:39 PM »
General Discussion / Re: 8 year old girl threatens PCSO
« Last post by Fly on March 14, 2019, 06:55:21 PM »
I bought a junior hacksaw from poundland yesterday, the assistant had to come over to the self serve till and give consent for the sale.
What is the world coming too indead !
Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Highland Cattle
« Last post by Old Cruser on March 14, 2019, 06:31:53 PM »
We have some in our village on the nature reserve. I don't think people walk through the area they are but they always seem oblivious as we walk past - they don't seem to be challenging cattle at all. Some people should stick to the cities and towns >:(
We have one.
It is purely a convenience for me. It means I don't need to send my readings every month or get 'sorry you were out cards' through the letter box which results in an estimated reading. 
General Discussion / Re: Ambuchannel
« Last post by Old Cruser on March 14, 2019, 06:21:43 PM »
Many of our roads and pavements are in a terrible state.
Reporting them does very little to get them repaired - they send a little person out with a tape measure to see how deep they are - if they are not big enough to swallow a car they are left  ::)
General Discussion / Re: Nuisance phone calls
« Last post by Old Cruser on March 14, 2019, 06:18:49 PM »
We rarely get any these days
General Discussion / Re: 8 year old girl threatens PCSO
« Last post by Old Cruser on March 14, 2019, 06:13:17 PM »
Its getting really bad now.
I'm wondering what has set off this latest trend, it is going to be difficult to stop.
Banning sale of knives in shops is a start but again we are battling with the internet sales
Chesterfield Discussion / Re: choosy beggar
« Last post by Old Cruser on March 14, 2019, 06:09:04 PM »
ebay - never use it
General Discussion / Re: It's the end of the world . . . . . .
« Last post by Old Cruser on March 14, 2019, 06:06:32 PM »
Has it been down ????
Didn't miss it  ::)
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