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eBay Bans Sale of Harrier Jump Jet

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the this-jet-flagged-for-removal dept.

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Stoobalou writes "Internet auction site eBay has banned a UK man from selling a decommissioned Harrier jump jet. The seller, former RAF mechanic Chris Wilson said, 'It's a perfectly legitimate item to sell. It's not capable of "delivering weapons," it's not even capable of delivering a pizza.'"

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giev (1)

sg_oneill (159032) | more than 3 years ago | (#35205578)

Oh man, how cool would that bad boy be to have.

Granted it probably costs small mortgage worth of fuel to fly about (and more to get working again!) it'd be a damn fun toy to have.

Naah... Fuel would be very cheap. (2)

denzacar (181829) | more than 3 years ago | (#35206420)

From TFA:

The seller, former RAF mechanic Chris Wilson, says the one-time museum exhibit could not fly and was sold 'for display purposes only'.
According to Wilson, the outer shell of the rare 1971 two-seater T2 Harrier had been stripped of all its equipment and weaponry when it was retired by the RAF.

Re:Naah... Fuel would be very cheap. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35208214)

...So the fuel is free if you sit in the seat going WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I am flying!?

You could also get a lego harrier jump jet and get ALMOST the same experience!
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/27022

Re:Naah... Fuel would be very cheap. (1)

Evil_Ether (1200695) | more than 3 years ago | (#35271200)

Or $20 a g if you roll a fat one :)

Bah! Just a toy (2)

hoofie (201045) | more than 3 years ago | (#35229154)

You could always make these guys [vulcantothesky.org] an offer. They might be interested in offloading it.

One supersonic nuclear bomber. Excellent for doing the shopping, dropping off the kids or penetrating soviet air-defences to deliver some instant sunshine.

Well maintained, 2 careful owners. Comes with a spare set of keys and owners manual.

Pick-up or will deliver for $10,000 a mile.

Re:Bah! Just a toy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35251400)

Vulcans are subsonic. So are Harriers, for that matter.

Re:Bah! Just a toy (1)

Joce640k (829181) | more than 3 years ago | (#35259376)

Vulcans are waaay cooler though.

(...and maybe the best looking aircraft evah)

Re:giev (1)

Joce640k (829181) | more than 3 years ago | (#35259386)

Oh man, how cool would that bad boy be to have.

Probably not much. If it's been 'decomissioned' then they probably took everything out, right down to the pilot's seat (which has explosives in it for the ejection mechanism).

Ebay shot themselves in the foot! (2)

NSN A392-99-964-5927 (1559367) | more than 3 years ago | (#35218664)

This went on sale and ebay removed it. Due to publicity generated throughout the press, a private sale was arranged outside of ebay, which might I add is against ebay's terms and conditions.

I call this poetic justice. What are Ebay going to do now? complain about not getting their 10% sellers fee?

Re:Ebay shot themselves in the foot! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35258052)

Why do these companies have such fucking morons working for them?

Re:Ebay shot themselves in the foot! (1)

NSN A392-99-964-5927 (1559367) | more than 3 years ago | (#35259440)

<quote><p>Why do these companies have such fucking morons working for them?</p></quote>

I don't know and I was hoping you could have answered that question! Anon Coward | I see the point now; your point being AC; J00 work for Ebay as a Senior Dev, and are pissed off with your stupid staff and do not want to be identified.

No worries we will restore the Harrier to fly again. Paul Bonhamme will fly it from the Ex RAF and Red Bull Air Race pilot through the cracks of their arseholes.

Sorry could not resist!

So much for all my burping (2)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 3 years ago | (#35219932)

So how am I supposed to spend my 720 million Pepsi Points now?!?

Re:So much for all my burping (1)

Vinegar Joe (998110) | more than 3 years ago | (#35248750)

Re:So much for all my burping (1)

Stregano (1285764) | more than 3 years ago | (#35250512)

But I am looking to up my air defenses, my ground defense are just fine right now
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