Gumtree takes anti hunting to the extreme...........

re'M'ington

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I had a couple of Ferret carry boxes to sell,one triple bow back and a apoachers bow back and I thought all was well when I got a phonecall for the triple which sold immediately.....well I had an email an hour or so later telling me that they had deleted the single bow back as it was associated with hunting......I was gobsmacked! So much so that I actualy found a way to actually speak to them about it,which is definitely not as easy as it seems,but they would not back down even when I asked if they would ban an ad for green wellies as they are associated with hunting!!They would not listen to sense though!
 

nick.308

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#3
gumtree is a pain!
If I were you I would advertise it as an animal carrying box so it is not then associated with hunting and there is nothing they can do
 

EMcC

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#4
Not every ferret is used for hunting .. in fact I`ll wager that there`s more pet ferrets than there are hunting ones now.
You're probably correct John, I used to carry my pet ferret, the one I used to take to Barn dances, or much later Discos, in my pocket. It really pulled the girls once I explained what the smell was !!
Incidentally, I still have a small green ferret box with a shoulder strap and box divider with a price tag on of 10/6d bought from Youngs of Misterton.
 
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basil

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#5
You're probably correct John, I used to carry my pet ferret, the one I used to take to Barn dances, or much later Discos, in my pocket. It really pulled the girls once I explained what the smell was !!
Incidentally, I still have a small green ferret box with a shoulder strap and box divider with a price tag on of 10/6d bought from Youngs of Misterton.
What`s that .. fifty two and a half pence? it wouldn`t even buy the screws for the box in this age!
 
#6
I advertised my ferrets on gumtree last week and they charged me £9:95 for the privelage they took the advert off after about ten seconds Still waiting for a refund. Assholes
 
#7
Yeah did the same with me when I advertised a Plastic stock once. Oddly though , not sure if they still do? But don't they allow adverts for clap ridden escorts on there?

Maybe you should advertise your ferrets as de clawed....:D:D:D....Now all the ex forces guys on here will now be recalling the declawed hamster story that circulated many a NAAFI bar in the 90s.....though that of course that was with a Hamster with a certain my Gere who apparently had one of the blighters wedged somewhere they don't normally go......That's it ....Google will be overloaded in a few mins :lol:
 

EMcC

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What`s that .. fifty two and a half pence? it wouldn`t even buy the screws for the box in this age!
John you wouldn't believe the half of it. Everybody had ferrets in those days and you were lucky if you could get 2/6d for one.
AYA shotguns had just started to show on the UK market and the lead in model, the Yeoman I think, were going for £30.10.6d.
Their best gun, a No 2 side lock modelled on the best UK made guns were £112.12.6d, Cartridges were 12/6d a box.
Mind you, in those days, I was working 60 hours a week for £3.12.6d and a pint of milk a day !!
 

Eyefor

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John you wouldn't believe the half of it. Everybody had ferrets in those days and you were lucky if you could get 2/6d for one.
AYA shotguns had just started to show on the UK market and the lead in model, the Yeoman I think, were going for £30.10.6d.
Their best gun, a No 2 side lock modelled on the best UK made guns were £112.12.6d, Cartridges were 12/6d a box.
Mind you, in those days, I was working 60 hours a week for £3.12.6d and a pint of milk a day !!
Monty Python- Four Yorkshire Men - YouTube

(Sorry, couldn't resist it!).
 
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You're probably correct John, I used to carry my pet ferret, the one I used to take to Barn dances, or much later Discos, in my pocket. It really pulled the girls once I explained what the smell was !!
Incidentally, I still have a small green ferret box with a shoulder strap and box divider with a price tag on of 10/6d bought from Youngs of Misterton.
Ah Youngs of Misterton, what an emporium,absolutely full of everything you could want from ferrets and nets to a cupboard/room literally stacked full of guns.
A definite forerunner for the internet with Mr Young in his brown cowgown and a very personal service. Memories are good to have.
 

EMcC

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They are taking the micky and going a bit too far but there is some truth in it as many of my generation will know but we didn't realise it at the time.
I personally don't find it funny at all.
Youngs of Misterton with the cartridge burglar alarm set by the front door and god knows what else round the back by the pigs.
If you looked closely at the front door burglar alarm you would have noticed it didn't have a short body like the ones that took blanks, it was full length and able to take a proper 12 bore cartridge and able to be swivelled to point, knee high, in any direction !!
With the two sisters upstairs making nets and weaving baskets and eel traps all day long.
Yes, for a young lad like me it was a real 'Alladins Cave'
 
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basil

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John you wouldn't believe the half of it. Everybody had ferrets in those days and you were lucky if you could get 2/6d for one.
AYA shotguns had just started to show on the UK market and the lead in model, the Yeoman I think, were going for £30.10.6d.
Their best gun, a No 2 side lock modelled on the best UK made guns were £112.12.6d, Cartridges were 12/6d a box.
Mind you, in those days, I was working 60 hours a week for £3.12.6d and a pint of milk a day !!
Memories Eddy ... You can`t beat them!
I bought my first shotgun out of a mail order catalogue and my cartridges came from Doel`s gun shop in Teignmouth in Devon.
My first shotgun was a Baikel S/S sadly lost when my mate bought it from me then committed suicide with it. :(
I can`t fault my youth .. where I went wrong was I took an interest in females. :old:
The cost went from shillings to lots of ££££`s.
 

EMcC

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John, I carried a .22 rifle with me when I was courting, hanging over the kissing gate snogging but was often interrupted by a bunny popping out to see what was going on, stupid bunny.
So when I took my girlfriend home, I not only presented her to her awaiting father in one piece, I was also able to give him a fresh rabbit !!
I think that was what swayed him in my direction as later on he invited me in for a glass of cider, he used to get a firkin once a week.

I think it is about time I apologised to Martin for hi-jacking his thread, sorry Martin :oops:
 
#16
Memories Eddy ... You can`t beat them!
I bought my first shotgun out of a mail order catalogue and my cartridges came from Doel`s gun shop in Teignmouth in Devon.
My first shotgun was a Baikel S/S sadly lost when my mate bought it from me then committed suicide with it. :(
I can`t fault my youth .. where I went wrong was I took an interest in females. :old:
The cost went from shillings to lots of ££££`s.
My grandfather use to tell me when I was younger, a women will drag you further than gun powder will blowie.
 

re'M'ington

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#18
John, I carried a .22 rifle with me when I was courting, hanging over the kissing gate snogging but was often interrupted by a bunny popping out to see what was going on, stupid bunny.
So when I took my girlfriend home, I not only presented her to her awaiting father in one piece, I was also able to give him a fresh rabbit !!
I think that was what swayed him in my direction as later on he invited me in for a glass of cider, he used to get a firkin once a week.

I think it is about time I apologised to Martin for hi-jacking his thread, sorry Martin :oops:

No way Eddie,I am enjoying all our yesterdays being as I am so young I find it incredible .....lol
When I was growing up we lived in a lock keepers cottage as my Grandad was the lock keeper and there was no running water,electric or even a bathroom,we had a well outside the kitchen that my Mother fell down,and that is when the British Inland Waterways and Railways as it was then dragged a main across a large field to our cottage and we had running water....wehay they even put a bath in the kitchen(believe it or not)and then put a removable worktop on the bath so we then had a proper kitchen....well I say proper.But you are right Eddie the youth of today just wouldn't believe there would be a house without electricity.....happy days walking down the towpath with a .410 shooting the plentiful rabbits for Nan to cook up for tea,and climbing trees to pick Squabs out of the nest if they had wing feathers and tying them with a bit of thread to the tree if they didn't so they couldn't fly off before I went back for them a few days later and popping down to one of the pounds to catch a Pike for dinner.It was a 3 bed cottage with me and my sister,Nan & Grandad Uncle and Auntie and their 9 kids.....yes I know it was a squeeze but it was very cosy and no-one went hungry,and it was very warm in a bed with 5 boys side by side(once you were in that was it until the morning unless you were on the outside hahahahaha)
Anyway I digress.......the ferret box is now sold on here.
Thanks for the meories though.

Martin
 

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