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Classifieds: The odd, the bad and the ugly

Reading about the advertised human kidney on sale for Dh200,000 on Dubizzle got Kipp wondering about what other ‘odd’ articles were up for sale on Middle East classified sites.

January 23, 2012 4:13 by

  • On Hot Classify, UAE, one can find an ad for ‘Good quality rhino horns, well preserved and kept in a dry environment’ weighing 3.5 kg.’ Ahem.  In case you are interested, note both black and white rhinoceroses’ horns are available.

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  • Where else, but in Dubai would you find a telephone number for a mobile being sold for 140,000AED? Check out this number 877 777 x, being advertised on Souq.com.

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  • Under the ‘Art & Collectables’ section of Souq.com in the UAE, one can find an ad for a rather eerie ‘skull of a crocodile original’. The skull, going for Dh500, weighs 2 kg—though we aren’t quite certain what the ‘original’ in the description is referring to.

  • Perusing through Dubizzle, Alexandria, Egypt, Kipp found this ad for an article that claims to ‘remove the toxins within the body and remove the effects of smoking.’ Even though, said ad claims the item to never have been used before, Kipp can’t think of why anyone would ever consider a second-hand foot-related hygiene product, as a value purchase?

  • Are we surprised that an ad for cheetah and tiger cubs appears in the ‘Household Items’ section on the Saudi page on Anjeer.com? Not really. After all, the domestication of wild animals, though illegal, is common practice unfortunately here in the GCC. Nonetheless we are rather shocked to note the ad features the advertisers’ phone number. (Hey authorities, it is 0023775097989, in case you are interested).

  • Would you dish out QAR 5000 (approx Dh5,040) for a number plate as clunky as ‘341 342’? Kipp wouldn’t stoop for anything lower than a single digit, if truth be told—but we all can’t afford to dish out millions and millions of Dirhams, now can we?

 

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1 Comment

  1. Sashocaine on January 29, 2012 8:55 am

    THIS IS ILLEGAL AND THE PEOPLE WHO POSTED THIS SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND FINED. SAD SAD THAT THEY CAN OPENLY POST LIKE THIS WITHOUT REPERCUSION

     

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