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I've just had a visit from an old friend who wants to start a new business
She said she's going to employ me. I was interested until it became clear she's completely barking. She wants to buy clothes from charity shops, wash them, then stick a label in them saying "designs by Debbie " and sell them on as designer clothes. I tried to explain that this is basically fraud, but she believes that if she buys them, she can call them whatever she wants.
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:12, archived)
That's a shit idea.
Why would anyone think that worn old tatty clothes would be designer?
All clothes from charity shops do not look new...

She'd be better off taking them to a place where they pay you per kg
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:21, archived)
I hadn't seen her in years
Didn't realize she'd gone utterly tonto.
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:26, archived)
Is she at least well dressed?

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:27, archived)
Not any more

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:30, archived)
By Debbie you say?
*throws money at the screen*
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:22, archived)
I'm going to take a leaf out of your friend's book.
I'm going to go through all the small ads for cars for sale, buy up the shittiest old lemons for tuppence ha'penny, stick a 'Porsche' logo on each one and open a Porsche dealership.
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:24, archived)
No, not Porsche
"yes, this is a Debbie Focus next to the Debbie C3 without an exhaust and a Debbie Clio."
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:25, archived)
That is arguably a better analogy.
Then again, if I'm buying them, I can call them whatever I want.
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:27, archived)
You could buy a Yeti Yeti

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:28, archived)
I'm not sure how much money there is in those m8.

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:30, archived)
you used to be able to make decent money buying the cars in freeads,
washing them and relisting them for double the price. Until the DVLA cracked down on people owning more than 10 cars a year.
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:28, archived)
Really? You'd have to have a good knowledge of what was underpriced because it looked crap in the pics

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:32, archived)
we're talking sub-1000 shitters here
as long as you make 100 pounds per car, all it cost you was the stamp to send the V5 off.
Sometimes even the tax disc was the sole value of the car, but even that's non-transferable these days :(
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:38, archived)
She said it'd work
I asked her how and she just said "I'll make it work ". She has an appointment with her bank manager next week as she wants a loan. I told her to give me a call after she got it. Doubt I'll be hearing from her any time soon.
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:29, archived)
You know what, keep in touch
the downward spiral of a friend into a mental health crisis is really good comedy material. You could get a BBCIII show out of it...
(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:34, archived)
I really regret giving her my number

(, Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:38, archived)