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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    Grimbal
    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 11:16 AM
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    Thanks to Grimbal for starting this thread, where compulsive Rightmove browsers share their funniest finds. Scroll down for Playboy mansions, unusual extensions, toilets in wardrobes and mysterious presences under bedcovers.

    Back to the original post...

    Thought I'd start off a new thread as the other one was getting to be pretty long. The old thread can be found here.

    How about starting up a thread dedicated to the interesting properties that we come across in our searches ?

    I'm guessing these guys don't invite their granny over to watch TV


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    • nikongirl
    • By nikongirl 18th May 17, 9:19 PM
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    nikongirl
    Not to mention the part-sunken bath you'd trip into every five minutes!
    Debt at LBM 3/14: £27661 £11878 | £500 Overdraft | £2275 Council Tax | £910 CCJ | £800 Overdraft | £1800 Marbles | £7580 5283 Egg | £14735 6375 Family
    Quidco Earnings 11/06-03/15: £330
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 19th May 17, 6:58 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Wood panelling...and the lovely pink bedroom!
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59827612.html
    Originally posted by Deep In Debt

    ...and, as for the kitchen

    Yep....there's literally not one single salvageable thing in that house - even the grass in the garden has got all those yellowy patches on it.
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    • SnooksNJ
    • By SnooksNJ 19th May 17, 8:28 AM
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    SnooksNJ
    ...and, as for the kitchen

    Yep....there's literally not one single salvageable thing in that house - even the grass in the garden has got all those yellowy patches on it.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Someone would buy the furniture in the bedroom.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th May 17, 8:46 AM
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    Davesnave
    Someone would buy the furniture in the bedroom.
    Originally posted by SnooksNJ
    .....And maybe the Aga, although cream is not terribly desirable.

    I got £200 from a developer for mine. He wanted "Something that looks as if it's been there ages, so I don't have to involve the building inspector in flues and stuff...."
    Working subliminally.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 19th May 17, 9:31 AM
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    Someone would buy that furniture?! I clearly cannot recognise the point at which 'old fashioned, ghastly and cheap' turns into 'classic and retro'.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th May 17, 9:40 AM
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    Davesnave
    Someone would buy that furniture?! I clearly cannot recognise the point at which 'old fashioned, ghastly and cheap' turns into 'classic and retro'.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Never cheap.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maple-Art-Deco-Hart-Pride-Furniture-Bedroom-Suite-/152535123487

    Possibly closer to this, though hard to say from photo:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/art-deco-bedroom-suit-/162508050701?hash=item25d63c110d:g:XR8AAOSwuLZY2PS 9
    Last edited by Davesnave; 19-05-2017 at 9:44 AM.
    Working subliminally.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 19th May 17, 9:41 AM
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    LandyAndy
    Someone would buy that furniture?! I clearly cannot recognise the point at which'old fashioned, ghastly and cheap' turns into 'classic and retro'.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    It doesn't appear to be either of those things from what you can see from a single picture. I'd certainly consider buying it.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 19th May 17, 9:44 AM
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    bouicca21
    Ah, now that I like. The stuff in the house ad doesn't look nearly as solid or attractive.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 19th May 17, 10:24 AM
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    ScarletMarble
    Wood panelling...and the lovely pink bedroom!
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59827612.html
    Originally posted by Deep In Debt
    The late Dame Barbara Cartland would have loved that bedroom
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 19th May 17, 12:44 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    The last time I saw that sort of furniture was at the local refuse tip (aka Recycling Centre or whatever they were calling it). Sitting out in all weathers and obviously available for people to buy if they wanted it...

    Thought crossed my mind some people interested in crafts might want one of the items at a suitably cheap price - in order to give it the "shabby chic" treatment - with limewashing/stencilling/etc/etc.
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    • 9ja4life
    • By 9ja4life 19th May 17, 9:49 PM
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    9ja4life
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-to-rent/auction-1328079027.htm


    Picture 11 onwards
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 20th May 17, 9:52 AM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    "We have two tellies in the lounge"

    "We couldn't afford fresh flowers so we left some detergent and toilet roll on the windowsill. Smells like flowers, lasts longer"

    http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/43256152
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 20th May 17, 10:18 AM
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    ScarletMarble
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48259887.html

    In pic 4, is the red thing with 'large' in the pot a condom? You don't really want that displayed at all.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 20th May 17, 11:16 AM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48259887.html

    In pic 4, is the red thing with 'large' in the pot a condom? You don't really want that displayed at all.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Better than "small"

    And in the lounge too!
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 20th May 17, 11:45 AM
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    I vaguely remember going to a marketing seminar where we were told that male sensitivities meant that sizing for condoms had to start at 'large' because no way would any man admit to having a small !!!!.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 20th May 17, 12:08 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    "We have two tellies in the lounge"

    "We couldn't afford fresh flowers so we left some detergent and toilet roll on the windowsill. Smells like flowers, lasts longer"

    http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/43256152
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    Or, more to the point - it's a total rip everything out job - including the garden walls (those blimmin' horrible concrete blocks instead of a "proper" wall or, if you're lucky, one of those traditional stone walls). The garden is definitely the single most depressing feature of that house - between those "walls" and they were too mean to plant anything much there apart from the grass.
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 20th May 17, 12:13 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    I vaguely remember going to a marketing seminar where we were told that male sensitivities meant that sizing for condoms had to start at 'large' because no way would any man admit to having a small !!!!.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    So would that be "large", "massive" and "OUCH!" then?
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    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 20th May 17, 1:41 PM
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    Mardle
    "We have two tellies in the lounge"

    "We couldn't afford fresh flowers so we left some detergent and toilet roll on the windowsill. Smells like flowers, lasts longer"

    http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/43256152
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    Pic 3 A cat sized deck?
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 20th May 17, 6:27 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    Or, more to the point - it's a total rip everything out job - including the garden walls (those blimmin' horrible concrete blocks instead of a "proper" wall or, if you're lucky, one of those traditional stone walls). The garden is definitely the single most depressing feature of that house - between those "walls" and they were too mean to plant anything much there apart from the grass.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    For just £10k more this one comes with hedges, fences and faster broadband
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 20th May 17, 6:59 PM
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    robatwork
    Posh house for sale, in a town near me, taking a topical approach to artwork ...
    Originally posted by Quizzical Squirrel
    A house adapted both for physical and mental disabilities.
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