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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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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 23rd May 17, 6:14 PM
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    ScarletMarble
    'Pudding bag lane'
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    I really like these road names, also want to know the origins behind the name.
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 23rd May 17, 7:33 PM
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    Ocelot
    Reminds me of that webpage of that company years ago where most of the staff looked ["archive.is/KDtBJ"]young, female and blond.
    Originally posted by zagubov
    No wonder the (all male) senior managers are smiling in their pics!
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 23rd May 17, 9:51 PM
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    TheGardener
    If you're going to stage your house for breakfast - don't forget to reset the clock...

    (pic 8) http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66508988.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    Yeah but its cute right? Cutest house I've seen for a while
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 23rd May 17, 10:22 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    If you're going to stage your house for breakfast - don't forget to reset the clock...
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    It's lovely, but very awkward only have those small windows to get in and out of the lounge.

    The wall telephone in the dining room is an interesting way of cutting your phone bill -- incoming calls only.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 23rd May 17, 11:04 PM
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    Deep In Debt
    Retro TVs
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-45625797.html
    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 23rd May 17, 11:23 PM
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    Retro everything.

    I think people here are a bit hard-hearted about elderly folk, who may not have the money to upgrade their gear or may be unable to cope with change. We will all get there one day - unless we die young of course.
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 23rd May 17, 11:31 PM
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    Davesnave
    Retro everything.

    I think people here are a bit hard-hearted about elderly folk, who may not have the money to upgrade their gear or may be unable to cope with change. We will all get there one day - unless we die young of course.
    Originally posted by GDB2222
    I think I'm there now: Our old Sony 14" from the 1980s is used as a monitor and my 1999 mobile phone still holds its charge twice as long as my wife's 2016 model, so why change?

    I wouldn't want my 1980s car though!
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 23rd May 17, 11:49 PM
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    GDB2222
    My phone holds its charge for ages, as it's thankfully switched off nearly all the time.
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
    • grayme-m
    • By grayme-m 24th May 17, 8:58 AM
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    My phone holds its charge for ages, as it's thankfully switched off nearly all the time.
    Originally posted by GDB2222
    Did all the calls from the 1980's asking for their phone back get too much?






    (This doesn't work if it is a new phone and you just don't like speaking to people).
    Toyota - 'Always a better way', avoid buying Toyota.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 24th May 17, 9:59 AM
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    Retro everything.

    I think people here are a bit hard-hearted about elderly folk, who may not have the money to upgrade their gear or may be unable to cope with change.
    Originally posted by GDB2222

    They may not..... or they may just a little wiser to the consumer society responding to fads and fashions, replacing perfectly serviceable "gear", ripping out clean and well maintained kitchens and bathrooms (not recently in this case, admittedly ) and filling depleted land fill sites. Like you say, we may all get there one day
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 24th May 17, 11:55 AM
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    ScarletMarble
    They may not..... or they may just a little wiser to the consumer society responding to fads and fashions, replacing perfectly serviceable "gear", ripping out clean and well maintained kitchens and bathrooms (not recently in this case, admittedly ) and filling depleted land fill sites. Like you say, we may all get there one day
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    I remember the house opposite me where I used to live had a new bathroom suite fitted in Feb, house was sold and new people moved in Sept. The bathroom from the photos looked lovely and no expense spatted. Yet the bathroom was ripped out within 2 weeks of moving in - as saw the tiles, suite in the skip. Property was on the market a couple of years ago and the bathroom was a ghastly, impractical affair.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 24th May 17, 12:31 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    I remember the house opposite me where I used to live had a new bathroom suite fitted in Feb, house was sold and new people moved in Sept. The bathroom from the photos looked lovely and no expense spatted. Yet the bathroom was ripped out within 2 weeks of moving in - as saw the tiles, suite in the skip. Property was on the market a couple of years ago and the bathroom was a ghastly, impractical affair.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    I know sometimes one can look at what is obviously a pretty new bathroom (or kitchen) and think "Why on earth did they choose black or a 'colour' for those tiles/worse still for those units? It's brand blimmin' new - but most of us won't have that taste and will rip it out".

    EDIT; Don't look at me LOL - the bathroom and kitchen in current house badly needed to be replaced (whatever one's taste is).
    Fastest way to get a headache = try and make someone that thinks for themselves conform to local "group think"
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 24th May 17, 2:45 PM
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    teddysmum
    They may not..... or they may just a little wiser to the consumer society responding to fads and fashions, replacing perfectly serviceable "gear", ripping out clean and well maintained kitchens and bathrooms (not recently in this case, admittedly ) and filling depleted land fill sites. Like you say, we may all get there one day
    Originally posted by Dandie89


    We have a very, very pale pink suite (Twyford's rosewater) that we had as a reaction to everything being either white or the ugly dark colours like avocado.


    It is in good order and the bath is more expensive steel, but we had colour co-ordinated handles, on bath and toilet, from which the paint is beginning to chip and the acrylic side panel is reacting to sunlight.


    We are in our late 60s, so need to be careful about money in the future and I don't quite know what to do (husband doesn't acre provided the facilities are clean and work properly). I like the colour as it's more gentle than white, but the handles and panel are spoiling the suite.


    Do we go full circle back to white (justify the cost ?) or pay a fortune for someone to remove the bath and replace the handles with chrome (we have the handles which came with the bath ,as the pink ones were a separate order ) and install a painted MDF panel ?


    Downstairs furniture is fine, as the dining suite is retro (1940s and refurbished by me, years ago), and the three piece suite is timeless leather. However, the dressing table in our bedroom has to go (mirror beginning to speckle),but the wardrobe and chest of drawers are just early 70s Schreiber and match the more recent and expensive cherrywood headboard. So is replacing the lot justified ?


    Hard decisions, when you may need the money for something else, later on, but the kitchen definitely is being replaced.
    • SnooksNJ
    • By SnooksNJ 25th May 17, 11:58 AM
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    SnooksNJ
    Own the house of great historical significance. All 70 days.
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3145-Abington-Dr_Beverly-Hills_CA_90210_M24858-39968


    • LittleMax
    • By LittleMax 25th May 17, 5:01 PM
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    LittleMax
    Spot the EA... if I can't see myself you can't see me, right?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60011755.html
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 25th May 17, 6:29 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    Retro everything.
    Originally posted by GDB2222
    But they're probably still renting that retro phone from BT, which isn't moneysaving.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 26th May 17, 9:42 AM
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    Davesnave
    Charming "art deco" house. Apparently, the style took a while to reach Wales and the local interpretation owes more to Legoland than the Chrysler building, but at around 170k it's an affordable classic. Kitchen looks particularly original.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64471367.html
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 26th May 17, 9:53 AM
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    ScarletMarble
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58428661.html

    What are the chances are the owner has a fleece similar to this?
    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 26th May 17, 10:35 AM
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    StumpyPumpy
    Charming "art deco" house. Apparently, the style took a while to reach Wales and the local interpretation owes more to Legoland than the Chrysler building, but at around 170k it's an affordable classic. Kitchen looks particularly original.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64471367.html
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I think the EA was having a "moment" when that listing was written. The Description says: "Never Been On Market Before"; the Market Info says:
    Date Sold Sold Price
    24 Nov 1998 40,000

    Still, it is a fine example of the golden era of Art Deco: the 1960's. Err...


    SP
    Come on people, it's not difficult: lose means to be unable to find, loose means not being fixed in place. So if you have a hole in your pocket you might lose your loose change.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 26th May 17, 12:26 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58428661.html

    What are the chances are the owner has a fleece similar to this?
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble

    Dont forget a can of booze in their hand - well...that would be one explanation for the wonky border in the garden.

    It's a "rip it all out" garden anyway - including removing or disguising the eyesore wall (concrete block).
    Fastest way to get a headache = try and make someone that thinks for themselves conform to local "group think"
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