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Irritating car sales descriptions?!

Irritating car sales descriptions?!

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ge0rge

Original Poster:

1,648 posts

110 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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Not sure why but this one always bugs me:

NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED..

tim0409

1,476 posts

64 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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eBay - "Here we have....."

seriously annoying.

hardcorehobbit

1,097 posts

100 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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I hate the classics....

one careful lady owner
first to see will buy
only £10 to fix

Most of all... anyone who tries to hide the fact that the car is written off by hiding it in a mass of capital letters at the bottom of an ad. It should be right at the top, front and centre.

Edited by hardcorehobbit on Sunday 29th April 17:53

forsure

1,644 posts

173 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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You are bidding on

Up for grabs

Grab a bargain

Drives mint

Too much to list

Best colour


Negative Creep

14,728 posts

132 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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PRICE IS £2999 NOT £299 AS STATED IN TITLE

If I become PM, this will be a shooting offence, along with putting single digit mileages
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GAB4R

27 posts

49 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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For me, its not so much the description - but its the ones who can't spell in their adverts.


Fox-

12,151 posts

151 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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THIS 330I IS FULLY LOADED

<advert shows a completely base specification 330i with zero options at all>

SlimRick

1,694 posts

70 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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Will pass an MOT no problem.


Well, put it in for an MOT then!!!

Heartworm

840 posts

66 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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SlimRick said:
Will pass an MOT no problem.


Well, put it in for an MOT then!!!
That I am not sure about, My Smart Roadster the MOT ran out in December, thinking of selling it but not sure if I should get it MOT'd now, or say it will come with 12 months MOT and get it done for the buyer, so it has the full year on it.

steve singh

3,995 posts

78 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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SHOWROOM CONDITION


MINT


Yes, I'm sure your 110k miles motor looks just like it came out the factory...

Tophatron

333 posts

126 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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On a 205 GTi advert many years ago:

"IF THIS CAR WAS A FRUIT IT WOULD BE A PEACH"

I'm sure "Lemon" would have been more accurate...

GreaseNipple

226 posts

146 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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pretty much this whole advert

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C128673

Mattyvole

266 posts

58 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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'112 miles' - commonly found on Auto Trader.

No, it's done 112,000 miles!

McHaggis

19,941 posts

60 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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Heartworm said:
That I am not sure about, My Smart Roadster the MOT ran out in December, thinking of selling it but not sure if I should get it MOT'd now, or say it will come with 12 months MOT and get it done for the buyer, so it has the full year on it.
But 4months+ without MOT will not help your sale... just put it through the MOT, and for the sake of £50 on the sale, offer to put it through again?

speedtwelve

3,164 posts

178 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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tim0409 said:
eBay - "Here we have....."

seriously annoying.
My pet hate also. "Here we have for sale..." You're a builder's mate selling a Mondeo, not some bird on the fecking shopping channel.

'Stunning'. Aaaaaagh! furious

'Drives superb'.

Dealers listing 'driver's airbag, Isofix seats' and other cut 'n' paste drivel when selling a 1986 Mk2 Golf.

speedtwelve

3,164 posts

178 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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GreaseNipple said:
pretty much this whole advert

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C128673
I've always wanted a service history finished in cream.

Unfortunately it seems the window-licking Del Boy selling this car has managed to produce... [HarryEnfieldMode]offspring[/HarryEnfieldMode].

UnluckyTimmeh

2,880 posts

118 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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I always hate when people write 'no reserve' on a vehicle or whatever but start it at £9,000 or something.

So basically there is, it's £9k isn't it? You fking idiot.

No reserve means you're starting it at 99p. Not im not taking any less than £xxxx

ADM06

1,068 posts

77 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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ABS, power steering, central lock etc on a thoroughly modern car. Well, DUH.

Wafflesmk2

1,347 posts

59 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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FOR PICS & INFO EMAIL ME : (insert bullst e-mail here). I CANNOT TAKE CALLS AT THE MOMENT. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TOO. THIS CAR HAS TOO GO NOW IT IS A GREAT CAR £5000

On a 12 plate C-Class merc with 10k on the clock.

fk off.

Mastodon2

11,825 posts

70 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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"Great spec"

then listing everything the car came with as standard, even stuff like...

"*Isofix points
  • Glovebox light
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Ash tray
  • Luggage net
  • vanity mirror