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What are your favourite worthless auction phrases?

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Tony_G:
Who's up for a bit of poking fun at auctions?

My personal ones are:

"Pulled from a working environment"
"Powers on, unable to test further" (double value for a test equipment seller)
"Used but sold-as-is" (what part of 'parts not working' don't you understand)
"Used, in good condition" (with a failure code shown in the photo)

What else have you seen?

Personally I vote for the "Pulled from a ..." as the all-time most worthless phrase.

TonyG

station240:
"May be good source for parts"
Because trying to trick you into not thinking "May be bad source for parts", and give them an out if it's been fried by a voltage surge.

"Was working before being put into storage"
Implies it isn't working after being dig out.

ModemHead:
Not exactly a phrase, but I find it annoying when something with a display screen is listed as "works perfectly" but none of the photos even show it powered on.

grumpydoc:
My favourite peeve - blurry photos, especially when all you get is just just one blurry photo.

tszaboo:
Not showing the back of the instrument, where there could be a lot of options, or you could decide if it is a 110V or 230V equipment.
Or worse, showing the back, and all the options have been stripped out, leaving gaping holes.

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