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To think I could make money selling my battered old shoes - to foot fetishers

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DuelingFanjo Thu 19-Feb-15 13:35:57


more blergh

DuelingFanjo Thu 19-Feb-15 13:38:37

or these

sticklebrickstickle Thu 19-Feb-15 13:39:01

Wow. Selling for �10 a pair! Can't believe somebody has actually bid for that. Maybe there is money in it!

CaptainAnkles Thu 19-Feb-15 13:39:02

Yes, you probably could because there are some funny folk in the world. I don't think I like the idea of someone wanking into an old pair of my slippers, so it's not something I've done thus far.

SoonToBeMrsB Thu 19-Feb-15 13:42:52

Someone is selling old laddered tights?! shock

<makes a mental list of battered old shite to put on ebay>

BreconBeBuggered Thu 19-Feb-15 13:43:09

I am tempted to do this kind of thing every January, lying in bed at night trying to work out what I can sell. I only have books, which nobody wants, things I actually need, and manky stuff that might appeal to niche fetishists. Who am I to deny some poor perv the pleasure of a holey stocking or a worn-out bra? One of these days, I just might give in to it.

DuelingFanjo Thu 19-Feb-15 13:48:41

I have just cleared out a load of old shoes as part of my 40 bags in 40 days clear-out. The only thing stopping me putting them on ebay is the need to get them out of the house quickly. It's tempting though.

Stillyummy Thu 19-Feb-15 13:56:26

dueling- wouldn't you mind your kids shoes being brought by a perv?

DuelingFanjo Thu 19-Feb-15 13:57:51

I wouldn't be selling my kids shoes.

DuelingFanjo Thu 19-Feb-15 13:58:24

I am wondering if that was a serious comment though? It's a bit Brass Eye.

TheHoundsBitch Thu 19-Feb-15 13:58:36

No one's talking about kids shoes you bloody weirdo.

DuelingFanjo Thu 19-Feb-15 14:00:32

if a 'pervert' was into kids shoes he could buy them from the many people selling kids shoes on ebay.

Stillyummy Thu 19-Feb-15 14:00:43

Sorry, I read school shoes! My brain mis making some crazy connections today!!

HollyJollyDillydolly Thu 19-Feb-15 14:01:14

Wow I have a few pairs of old work shoea that are pretty manky. Bet theyd sell well...

DuelingFanjo Thu 19-Feb-15 14:02:28

Ah - that makes sense Stillyummy. smile

londonrach Thu 19-Feb-15 14:03:13

Had the strangest selling experience via gumtree. Sold some thomas the tank engines. Man arrived to pick it up. On seeing my feet without slippers after he bought the trains he got down on his hands and knees and sniffed my feet. I was shocked so didnt move. Luckily we moved two weeks later but i was very nervous coming home for those two weeks and havent put anything on gumtree since......

soverylucky Thu 19-Feb-15 14:05:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

meglet Thu 19-Feb-15 14:07:58

sovery but then the shoe fetishist would be seen scouring the local charity shops. presumably they'd rather keep it a secret.

TheMoralAlleyCat Thu 19-Feb-15 14:10:54

My understanding is that there is more going on behind the scenes of these listings

soverylucky Thu 19-Feb-15 14:12:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Chertsey Thu 19-Feb-15 14:16:41

Really, those are being sold to people other than because they need a pair of shoes? I feel quite ill.

My first experience of selling on ebay was when Dh and I both lost our jobs in the same week. In order to make me feel just a little bit in control of the situation I cleared out all our cupboards and listed a load of old tatt. I did rather well....especially on shoes.

I went into work (working notice) and told everyone how pleased I was with what my old shoes were fetching too blush

BigStripeyBastard Thu 19-Feb-15 14:19:24

More going on?
Come on, enlighten the uninitiated......

SilentCharisma Thu 19-Feb-15 14:19:52

Bloke's trainers too, and work boots. More trashed the better.

I've actually sold a few of mine over the years. Got £60 for worn out old rigger boots! Weird, but harmless fetish I guess. It's worth a punt you know; there's a fortune to be had from stuff you'd chuck in the bin!

CavalierQueenCharlotte Thu 19-Feb-15 14:20:46

I have a friend who gets more than 300 quid a go for her worn out BA cabin crew shoes. There are online dealers...

Hovis2001 Thu 19-Feb-15 14:25:15

Mumsnet: you learn a new thing every day.

I had a pair of those lacy ballet pumps in white - they were, I think a tenner from Primary new... hmm

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