eBay seller mocked after listing run down 1980s caravan with no wheels for £525


A RUN down 1980s caravan has caused a stir online after being advertised on eBay for £525 and described as “may have some signs of cosmetic wear”.

Reddit users believe the seller may be a “tad optimistic” for his price point on the four berth “classic” caravan due to its extreme wear-and tear.

Images show the rusty caravan laying in an open field near Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear with a door off the hinges and no wheels.

The run down caravan for sale
Ian Boiston remains hopeful he’ll find a buyer.                                                                                           (C) Ian Boiston

Black tape hangs off one of the back windows despite the advert stating that the caravan has “unbreakable poly carb windows”.

The inside of the discoloured caravan shows a vehicle full to the brim of junk.

While a battered and beaten cooker can be seen in the midst of the chaos inside.

Reddit users on Monday poked fun at the hopeful seller’s advert, with some suggesting he should pay someone £525 to take it off his hands.

User @dasterdly posted images of the ad, writing: “I think someone is a tad optimistic.”

The post gathered over 250 likes and over 80 comments from humoured social media users.

@widdrjb said: “Sprite Musketeer, my parents had one. They sold it in 1980 and this one looks old enough to be it.”

@SavageParrot wrote: “It’s probably also on Airbnb as a bijou glamping experience.”

@WoganWanderers stated: “Oh that’s a classic all right.”

@TheJ_Man added: “Why the f*k would I want a caravan that’s got no f*kin’ wheels?!”

@let_that_duck_out commented: “T-cut and an exorcism and it’ll be sound.”

@AlfonsoBonzoThe1st said: “Maybe the seller is offering £525 to take it off their hands.”

The full eBay advert, listed at £525, reads: “This is an old caravan crying out for renovation. 

The cluttered inside of the caravan
The listing noted there may be some cosmetic wear.                                                                               (C) Ian Boiston

“14’6. 4 berth. It is more or less an original which has unbreakable poly carb windows.

“It has been used as a shed and will be cleared out. 

“It is a barn find but I can arrange delivery.”

The condition is stated as: “Used: An item that has been previously used.

“The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or shop return that has been used.”

Speaking today, seller Ian Boiston, 71, said: “I don’t mind people talking about it online, it’s good and could help me sell it. 

“I just have the caravan on a field in between Sunderland and Durham at the minute. 

“I’ve had a bit of interest but nobody has really matched my valuation that I listed the caravan at. 

“I bought it quite some years ago for my two children to use as a playhouse but they have long since grown up and flown the nest. 

“I am without doubt that it would be a good fixer upper.”