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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
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    Grimbal
    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 10:16 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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    Last edited by Former MSE Andrea; 15-06-2016 at 1:02 PM.
    "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it" Einstein 1951
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    • Oxon
    • By Oxon 23rd Jun 19, 12:51 PM
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    Oxon
    “Although the property has double glazing it would now benefit from some cosmetic improvement”

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63143124.html
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 23rd Jun 19, 1:06 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    Ok, so I know that the following is going to sound (and is) incredibly geeky and everything, but... that phone isn't an original one either.

    At the very least it is a chimera. The model number on the bottom (pic 3) is 8722G but that is the number for the Snowdon Collection black & grey rotary dial Trimphone. The Snowdon Collection push button Trimphone in two tone red - which the top of the phone is - should be model 8766. So most likely someone has cobbled two phones together to make one. It is possible that BT themselves messed up the bases but as the workings of the two phones were different, rather than just the colour, I think it is unlikely.

    I'm not a phone buff or anything, honestly, I just happen to know about the last (1982 Snowdon) model trimphones. Anyway, I'm now going back to sitting in a darkened room to listen to my collection of late 20th Century ring tone LPs.

    Also, just noticed that the paper number insert is wrong too - when that model of phone was released (1982), the GPO had been rebranded as British Telecom for 2 years.

    SP
    Originally posted by StumpyPumpy


    The phone says "BT Rented" so can't originally have been a Snowden Collection Phoenixphone 8722 as they were all sale-only with no rental option.

    The (8)766 was a second-generation press-button Trimphone with no batteries and that was not the same as an 722. So it's been updated and the labels not changed.

    Personally I prefer a Tele 782 working off a Plan107A myself.
    Last edited by Owain Moneysaver; 23-06-2019 at 1:17 PM.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • Halfie
    • By Halfie 24th Jun 19, 1:38 PM
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    Halfie
    Is pic 3 a different house? https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-80899226.html
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 24th Jun 19, 1:44 PM
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    lincroft1710
    No, definitely same house. Check ceiling decor and edge of brown sofa, same as in other pic of lounge
    • Halfie
    • By Halfie 24th Jun 19, 1:55 PM
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    Halfie
    Can’t take credit for this one as it’s been forwarded to me... https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/fullscreen/image-gallery.html?propertyId=58414377&photoIndex=0
    • SallyDucati
    • By SallyDucati 24th Jun 19, 2:28 PM
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    SallyDucati
    “Although the property has double glazing it would now benefit from some cosmetic improvement”

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63143124.html
    Originally posted by Oxon
    And boasts that it's the cheapest 2 bed house in Leeds on Rightmove!
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 24th Jun 19, 3:19 PM
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    “Although the property has double glazing it would now benefit from some cosmetic improvement”
    Originally posted by Oxon
    like floorboards.

    Actually it's not in that bad condition. And we know the letterbox works.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 24th Jun 19, 3:30 PM
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    GDB2222
    Originally posted by Halfie
    I don't like the decor but is there something else wrong?
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
    • Halfie
    • By Halfie 24th Jun 19, 3:33 PM
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    I don't like the decor but is there something else wrong?
    Originally posted by GDB2222
    It was the suspended ceilings and weird pole in the kitchen that made my eyebrows raise...
    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 24th Jun 19, 3:35 PM
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    GDB2222
    It was the suspended ceilings and weird pole in the kitchen that made my eyebrows raise...
    Originally posted by Halfie
    The pole holds the breakfast bar up.
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 25th Jun 19, 8:10 AM
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    Dandie89
    Originally posted by Halfie
    The constant instructions in every room telling you how to act/feel must make life simpler and act as a bit of antidote to the exhausting d!cor
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 25th Jun 19, 9:48 AM
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    Davesnave
    The constant instructions in every room telling you how to act/feel must make life simpler and act as a bit of antidote to the exhausting d!cor
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    I didn't see: "Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." - Mahatma Gandhi
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • AFF8879
    • By AFF8879 25th Jun 19, 9:21 PM
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    AFF8879
    I’m not sure there is enough lighting in the bedroom/ living room...

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65842931.html
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 26th Jun 19, 7:38 AM
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    They appear to have a throne room
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 26th Jun 19, 7:40 AM
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    Originally posted by Halfie
    Jeez, that wallpaper, great way to create psychosis in your child.

    The pole holds the breakfast bar up.
    Originally posted by GDB2222
    Oh, I thought it was for 'dancing'.
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 26th Jun 19, 8:47 AM
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    Jeez, that wallpaper, great way to create psychosis in your child.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    Perhaps it was Mowgli's choice, though?
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/fullscreen/image-gallery.html?propertyId=58414377&photoIndex=0
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 26th Jun 19, 8:47 AM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    I’m not sure there is enough lighting in the bedroom/ living room...

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65842931.html
    Originally posted by AFF8879
    The flannel on the bidet is such a nice touch too. I guess it's not for washing your face.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • freddielover
    • By freddielover 26th Jun 19, 8:50 AM
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    freddielover
    rightmove [dot] co [dot] uk [slash] property-for-sale [slash] property-70635499 [dot] html

    (sorry can't post link as a new user, hopefully someone else can?)

    you'd think you'd know how to spell your own child's name? pic 9 (it changed lol)
    Last edited by freddielover; 26-06-2019 at 9:12 AM.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 26th Jun 19, 8:52 AM
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    Davesnave
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70635499.html


    Pic 10 dyslexia rules, KO!
    Last edited by Davesnave; 26-06-2019 at 1:40 PM.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • Yalpsmol
    • By Yalpsmol 26th Jun 19, 4:35 PM
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    Yalpsmol
    Poor Penelpoe.
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