AIBU to think this ebay auction is offensive

(43 Posts)
LilQueenie Thu 18-Apr-13 17:08:33

or am I the one who needs to understand. I dont mean just the heading but further down in the body of the listing.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/childs-incar-safety-harness-ideal-for-children-with-behaviour-problems-/121094794125?pt=UK_Baby_CarSeats_EH&hash=item1c31cfeb8d

LineRunner Thu 18-Apr-13 17:09:58

Can you do the linky again, LilQ?

LilQueenie Thu 18-Apr-13 17:12:09

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/childs-incar-safety-harness-ideal-for-children-with-behaviour-problems-/121094794125?pt=UK_Baby_CarSeats_EH&hash=item1c31cfeb8d

Hope it works this time. Im not sure how to do it.

LilQueenie Thu 18-Apr-13 17:12:35
quoteunquote Thu 18-Apr-13 17:15:04

Why?

TabithaMcKitten Thu 18-Apr-13 17:15:46

What do you find offensive?

DiscoDonkey Thu 18-Apr-13 17:16:01

It is rather stupidly worded IMO. They could have made their point in a better way.

BlackAffronted Thu 18-Apr-13 17:16:36

Looks useful, I think the seller has a child with SN herself?

DiscoDonkey Thu 18-Apr-13 17:16:48

It's the assumption that children with those conditions specifically need restraining.

MsFlippingHeck Thu 18-Apr-13 17:17:01

I don't see a problem tbh.

It is what it is. It's a description of an item that is produced to keep children safe in a vehicle.

HollyBerryBush Thu 18-Apr-13 17:17:16

Well, if you look at the sellers previous auctions, she's cant spell basic key words, which is why all her stuff goes dead cheap.

She might be coming from the POV that she has a child with problems but isn't literate enough to expand on that.

Few people want to read through swathes of personal circumstances in ebay, they want an auction that is to the point.

LineRunner Thu 18-Apr-13 17:17:49

It's quite .... blunt.

LilQueenie Thu 18-Apr-13 17:18:18

It's the assumption that children with those conditions specifically need restraining.

Exactly.

lljkk Thu 18-Apr-13 17:18:36

yabu.

lljkk Thu 18-Apr-13 17:19:25

ffs, she's not writing a compelling essay about her POV. She's advertising a product and mentioning who might find it useful. Context is everything.

DiscoDonkey Thu 18-Apr-13 17:19:36

She doesn't have to give personal details though, but your right some people aren't very good at expressing themselves.

DiscoDonkey Thu 18-Apr-13 17:20:50

Ideal for children who require extra restraints. Simples

NinaHeart Thu 18-Apr-13 17:20:59

I think it's fine (if rather unsophisticated). My SS has ASD/SLD and ADHD and needs restraining in a car. And he is 17!
Most people with a child in these circumstances will probably find this an ok description addressing a real safety need.

She has only written a vague description, she is hardly going to write a novel for an ebay auction, its not offensive, just blunt.

LilQueenie Thu 18-Apr-13 17:23:07

Fair enough. I dont have a child with SN but when I read that auction I felt bad for those who do. Like I said maybe its me who has stuff to learn.

I thought it was a little insulting to think that a harness must be used for children with adhd/aspergers/autism. Ive never thought that way about children with these conditions.

I apologise.

DiscoDonkey Thu 18-Apr-13 17:24:35

Lilqueenie, you don't need to apologise, my DS has asd I don't want people to assume he needs restraining, he doesn't.

This has been answered/ resolved as such but just to add, my son is Autistic with SLD and ADHD and most definetly needs restraining in a car.

I dont find it offensive at all.

tazzle Thu 18-Apr-13 17:37:53

She is just saying it might suit succ circumstances not that all asd children need one.. and that its different from usually configured car restraints . The

CwtchesAndCuddles Thu 18-Apr-13 17:54:33

Thanks for the link - I could do with one of these for ds (asd and needs restraining)

It's a brief description of a very useful product - not offensive at all to me.

Snowme Thu 18-Apr-13 17:57:50

Excellent promotion idea, OP! I'm going to try that. Talk about being the mountain to Mohammed ;)

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