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To think we are building a nation of spivs

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AgaPanthers Wed 26-Feb-14 22:27:12

Evening Standard article on 'why I'm so smug', by various estate agents:

The secret apparently is to borrow shitloads of money and use it to speculate, and in about 15 years you, Rodney, will be a millionaire.

Welcome to spivland!

(Spivs may lose as well as win. Losers unlikely to volunteer for smug articles in newspaper, opportunity only available in London, Northern would be spivs should get on their bikes.)

The future for our kids it seems.

MyNameIsKenAdams Wed 26-Feb-14 22:28:17

Whats a spiv?

AgaPanthers Wed 26-Feb-14 22:33:46

FoxesRevenge Wed 26-Feb-14 22:44:40

The first guy was earning 50/60k plus and then his wife's salary. I'm sure he could afford to play in the house market.

Salmotrutta Wed 26-Feb-14 23:04:18


I just knew there would be young 'uns who didn't know what a spiv was grin

They were/are wide boys who bought and sold on the "black market" - it was certainly in use back in WWII because I remember my folks talking about those days - so profiteers selling dodgy goods really.

For a cartoonised spiv example think Mr Fox from Peppa Pig. smile

Joysmum Wed 26-Feb-14 23:16:29

I'm a spiv then. As a SAHM I've bought property to fit around my responsibilities in the home.

I'm afraid I'm not flash and don't wear a medallion though.

AgaPanthers Wed 26-Feb-14 23:18:04

Mumoftwoyoungkids Wed 26-Feb-14 23:21:03

Joe Walker on Dad's Army is a good example of a spiv..

AgaPanthers Wed 26-Feb-14 23:24:39 documentary

ManOfScience Thu 27-Feb-14 15:44:47

"In 2006 Shaun and Hanni spent £140,000 on an ex-local authority flat..."

" 2007 the flat was worth £225,000..."

Great, so all I need to do is find an area where property prices are rising 60% per annum and I'm sorted hmm

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