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This bloke bombs Gumtree with all these ads, I can't imagine he sell any of it but he keeps it up. I when to his place once and it is just crammed full of junk and he wants top dollar for all this stuff just stacked everywhere in his yard out in the weather. Maybe it is me I'm not sure anymore.

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InterestIng scheme to get paid to have your rubbish removed.
Can't say I wish him luck.


Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!
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MF,
he usually has about 10 ads running on gumtree all the time asking stupid prices for what can only be classed as rubbish. Quite a while back he used to put in his ads "used to run" A couple of times I sent him a message saying they all used to run when they left the factory. Can't remember what his reply was.

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Hi Norm and Mf

That ad is funny Norm and so are his other items he's selling .Car number plates off a XB for $290.

2006 manaul Holden viva as u see looks good drives good call buy
All explained don't send messages don't send offers don't ask questions if need do use ph do come and buy and do bring money with u

So do bring $1000 to buy

It works real good works and drives so can be driven away

Doesant come with reg or rwc

No I cannot get any for u

So that's that need contact only to buy

Bring a battary or I can sell u one extra $150

So all up to.

Need contact only by tauk king ph call

Need come with cash pay drive away

All to easy

Buy the car if u want free bbq with the car needs clean up call no messages of any kind do u need call taulk.


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Max

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Hi maxwestern and NormK,
The only value you get out of him is entertainment and incredulity reading those ads for the prices he expects, his appalling grammar and all these conditions for contacting him he spiels as though this is Prince Charles you're dealing with crazy.

Gumtree is really bottom of the barrel isn't it? What happens when it's free to advertise.


Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!
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Hi Max,
The man is a total nut job but if he sells some of the stuff it proves I am a mug doing what I do

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Always seems like english is that guys tenth language - "tauk king" gave me a good chuckle.

Must speak halfway like Borat

Had 2 vortexes a good while ago and wanted something stupid like $400 - and I think that was each

Wants $1900 for a knackered old TJ Magna wagon with a "Reco motor haven't been use since it's been done" Probably had a rocker cover gasket 50000k ago

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Heres another one of his - 6x4 trailer

"If need pay take it away 6x4 clean as u see tow cupling is big one can fit over 50 m but loose can close the gab by rapping tape and cardboard and then tie it down or can sell u a tow ball $35 extra need call"

So I think that translates to " if the coupling is too big for your towball, just wrap it in duct tape and tie it down

And don't go over too many bumps...

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G'day Mf , Norm and Tyler,

Doesn't look like this guy is having any luck with most of his sales.

Should send him a message , laugh I buy now u see want warn out trailer still goes ,I pay now tow away
it's up to me I come down pay take away ,I want the old one used in farm I paint I be quick now u see.


Cheers
Max.

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Thanks Max, I needed a good laugh

I want to know if he speaks like that on the phone

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G'day Tyler, Max, Norm and MF
Yeah, it's funny ... grin

I always look on these ads with suspicion - because the
very poor literacy level rings ... fake.

Funny though - like a Fakari Rug sale.

Cheers
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Jack

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Hi Jack, I didn't think anyone would remember Steve Vizard and Peter Moon doing that on Fast Forward;
though its definitely memorable (though now considered wildly politically incorrect).

The Kung Fu send up and ET the extraterrestrial were good as well. Also, skippy getting sent 50 foot up in the air by an atomic bomb!

Gina Riley sending up so many musicians; playing Paula Abdul with the song 'Opposites attract' -
which finished with Humphery bear getting hit in a, ahem, very uncomfortable place.

The other one which stick in my mind was when she was impersonating Stevie Nicks singing 'Rhiannon' and replacing the
lyrics with "all your life you've never seen a woman who dresses like me" haha

And who could forget Good Morning Moscow - Victor you are a very unattractive man!

But in this case the most relevant was their send up of the Mitsubishi 'Single Blade of Grass ad', which finishes with him saying

"Advertising - what a load of ... [splat]" steps in a cow pat

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Hi Tyler, Jack, Norm and MF

I had almost forgotten how mindless some of the ads were smile





Cheers
Max.

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Hi Max, Tyler, Norm and M-F and all ODK chucklers
Tyler, that brought back many memories.
I also remember Chanell's House de Beauty.

I think the great Shaun Micallef (Mad as Hell) did
early work as Farbio (the most beautiful man in the world).

Max - you see it as it is.
If advertising had a rational basis we wouldn't fall for it.
I mean, a blade of grass morphs into a speedo needle is brilliant ..
but total BS to the rational mind. Funny though ...

Max, I just thought of a name for a self-propelled reel mower ...
'Blade Runner'. Or is that 'Brade Runner' ...?

Norm, this is a funny topic - how folks advertise.
The advertising trick is that humour gives a false sense of honesty.

Over the years I've seen a lot of weird stuff ...

Cheers
Jack

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Hello all

Thought of the other two advertising marvels of Fast forward - Brent Smythe and Barry

I liked 'Browno' toilet cleaner

The other (which appears to have been removed from youtube on copyright in the last few months) was their discussion with a fertiliser producer.

Something along the lines of:

Smythe "We need to look at targeting different groups based on their needs and wants"

Smythe "Its all about how you market it for different socioeconomic groups. For example, for lower socioeconomic groups we sell your basic 'bag of ____' and then the next tier up can be small boxes called 'Excrements of Excellence' "

Barry "Or we can put it in little bottles and call it Grande Manur'e "

Fertiliser producer "But how can you do that, theres only one basic kind of S__t?"

"Nah, its all about how you market it"


Pretty much sums up advertising

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Ha! I remember a Full Frontal skit with a crafts show and that middle aged bald guy who always played the dags says at the end "next week I'm going to make a teddy bear out of my own bodily waste". Just the way he said such a ludicrous thing like it was nothing out of the ordinary had me pissing.
I do remember the browno toilet flush ad with a toilet flush additive that made the water look like it was full of diarrhea! And Barry couldn't see what was wrong with it.
"You know what it reminds people of? S##t Barry s##t!

Do you remember one where they were advertising this all you could eat place that only served chocolate stuff with all the patrons looking sick from eating too much and then Peter Moon vomits all this chocolate against the wall ha ha ha.

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Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!
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Hi Jack,
a few years ago I went to look at the stuff this bloke had for sale, I think he is probably Greek, probably in his sixties, and from memory his english was about similar to what you would expect from an old Greek, fairly easy to understand. I'm pretty sure the way he writes these ads is deliberate to ad confusion so people think he doing them a favour selling them a pile of junk. I guess he must sell some stuff but from when I saw his place he collects a lot more junk than he sells and after an hour looking through it I walked away without buying anything. I took my trailer expecting to get a load of mowers or something

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I remember "Barry - you've got browno for brains"

Can't remember the chocolate one but how about when they were tasked with advertising a Viagra type product and Brent says he's had barry personally testing it for the last month.

Manufacturer rep "And you haven't experienced any side effects?"

Barry "Side effects - what side effects?"

rep "Oh they are so rare its barely worth mentioning"

Barry "WHAT SIDE EFFECTS!"

Rep "Well... we have had very, very isolated incidents of it, ah, turning green and, ah, falling off"

Brent "See barry, barely anything"

The look on Barrys face

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Blokes still going, can't believe he hasn't sold these 'tyers'. They look barely worn in, especially the left one...


Gives me a bloody migrane just reading it:

'Maby u need spares maby u need Tyers maby u need for rwc what ever u need them for prices start at $5 some just Tyers others just rims or. Rims and Tyers tog u decide all diffrent prices com call collect what u need cheap'

by the way, Max, the only reason I could find the thread was I remembered some of your proposed response
"I buy now u see want warn out trailer still goes ,I pay now tow away
it's up to me I come down pay take away ,I want the old one used in farm I paint I be quick now u see."

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Yes Tyler,
I still see his ads on Gumtree, I guess he must sell some stuff to wooducks from time to time. He was fairly pushy wanting me to buy something but after getting around the yard which was a bit of a challenge I couldn't find anything that was in my price range. Wasn't much there that was in reasonable condition or worth fixing

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