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Funny things on ebay

Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by buistd, Feb 27, 2012.

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  1. buistd

    buistd Active Member

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    Was just browsing ebay for estate pipes and came across this classic:

    "Stem has a very nice pattern of olive yellow and black".

    Err, I think you mean "Stem is heavily oxidised and is in need of a serious clean".

    I have also seen a few adverts where people refer to the stem as the handle.

    Anyone seen anything else like this?
     
  2. shadow

    shadow Active Member

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    Hahahahaha!!!! That's a good one!!!!!:haha: Some ebay descriptions really are funny!
    I once read a great description for the stem: "The thing you put in your mouth!":bing:
     
  3. buistd

    buistd Active Member

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    It's funny - when asking for dimensions I sometimes have to say, "the thing you put in your mouth". I had a good exchange with a guy last week who was selling some Savinellis.
    Me: "Does this pipe take a filter?"
    Him: "I don't know."
    Me: "Can you have a look?"
     
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    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    :haha:
     
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    Police officer: "Sir do you have any warrants?"
    Driver: "I have their first album, but I'm sure as hell not giving it to you."
     
  8. Elwin

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    The only thing on the 'bay that just kills me are all the pics of pipes with bent stems that are turned 180 degrees backward.
    I look and think, "Really? You don't know that the stem is in exactly the opposite position? Umm, that's not a pipe - that's a snorkel!"

    And then I wonder - did they do it on purpose?
    After all - they got me to look...

    :msty:
     
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  9. SmokeyJoe

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    That's called Marketing. Just like "New and Improved" usually isn't, a stem like that "Displays a lovely Patina"
     
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    Saw a Meerschaum with a huge crack being sold as a fixer upper.
     
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    "Estate Fresh" is my favorite. Or "Lovingly Smoked".
     
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