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23 August 2014 @ 06:30 pm
I don't get it.  
Can anyone explain this? Me, I got nothing. The guy has some pretty interesting books but this seems a bit, well, over the top for a jigsaw puzzle depicting two dogs.

And while on the subject of out-of-the-ordinary things, I declined a loan for this property earlier this week. Hopeful borrower was so thrilled as he'd got the price knocked down to $70000, and I think we can all see why. And as we have to consider how readily saleable a property would be in the event of a borrower default... well, couldn't see this one selling in any sort of hurry.
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a honeyed wine at night: Nude Doyle artworkmoonlightmead on August 23rd, 2014 09:20 am (UTC)
I have absolutely no sensible - or silly - suggestion on the first at all! Blackmail? Private 'piss off my friend who is bidding' game?

On the second, what strikes me is the idea that the bedroom is 'off the bathroom'. Isn't the other way round more usual?
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on August 23rd, 2014 01:40 pm (UTC)
It was just odd, that jigsaw. I wondered if he'd put the decimal point in the wrong place entirely, but it was such a precise amount, I really had no clue.

I wonder if you need to walk through the bathroom to get to the bedroom.
byslantedlight: BD bed temptation  (norfolkdumpling)byslantedlight on August 23rd, 2014 12:11 pm (UTC)
£50k for a house and land? I'd buy that place in a shot, because presumably the mortgage would be affordable... When you don't have much hope of buying your own place ever, then a place that you could gradually sort out, at a price you could manage, is something you only dream of. All very well for people who are already "on the property ladder", but for those of us who are probably never going to get there that place may have more resale value than you think... and then, of course, for people who want a home, it's not all about the resale value, it's about being able to find your own place to live. Sorry - just saying... (and of course maybe you can buy something better for the same sort of money in your area, so it isn't the bargain it looks like to me!)

The dachshund jigsaw - now that I have no clue about! Presumable a typo...? Or maybe someone's been watching the Random Shoes Torchwood ep, and they're alien dachshunds... *g*
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on August 23rd, 2014 01:52 pm (UTC)
I know where you're coming from, about the place being a good starter, and it is incredibly cheap even for its location. But what we're looking at, from a mortgage perspective, is how easily we could sell it if we ended up with it on our hands - and if the vendors needed to reduce their price by 30% then there isn't a huge pool of buyers waiting to grab it.
I lived out that way for a few years and it was brilliant, one of the happiest times of my life, just a bit cold in winter. I'd jump at the location and the land size if I was still living out there, because you could rip the guts out of the shed and start again, and turn it into something decent, for not too much money.

Not sure how familiar you are with NSW geography, but that place is a little town west of the Blue Mountains, about forty minutes back to Lithgow, an hour to Bathurst and the same to Mudgee. I reckon his best shot is to apply for a personal loan, because he won't get secured lending for it.
entropy_houseentropy_house on August 23rd, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
I've seen a lot of absurdly priced out of print (but not antique/collectable) paperback books on Amazon. Saw one for over $2000.00 the other day and as the numbers didn't include any zeros, it's fairly obvious it's not a typo. Another copy of the same book was being offered for $20, which was still more than I wanted to pay.

Google 'why are some things overpriced on Amazon' and be amazed.
miwahni: Pros Booksmiwahni on August 25th, 2014 10:05 am (UTC)
Out of print books? Yes, I've seen a few of those go for ridiculous amounts. Jigsaw featuring two dogs? It's a bit over the top....
Will google, always up for a laugh.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMO] GRINdraycevixen on August 24th, 2014 02:40 am (UTC)

My first thought was it a rare find for jigsaw collectors... and then I laughed at myself of course. :D
miwahni: Pros Private madnessmiwahni on August 25th, 2014 10:07 am (UTC)
I messaged the vendor to ask why it was worth that much money - inlaid with gold? Show-winning dogs? But he hasn't replied. *g*