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I hate this *&%@* trampoline!!

  • Reserve met Reserve met 
  • Closed: Tue 14 Jul 2009, 9:16 pm
Listing #: 229292154
I want it gone. That's why it has a $1 reserve. If I had a chainsaw, I would hack it into small pieces on a stormy night while cackling like a maniac.

Anyway, I got it for free from a neighbour, and thought 'bargain'. But it was odd how they wanted rid of it. I brought it home and set it up in the garden for the kids. Little did know that it would end up costing me the total amount of $742 and a house move
Here's why...

Incident 1) Tandem jumping collision. One kid jumped up, other was coming down, downward one's front teeth went into the head of the upwards one. Tears, blood, cracked teeth...
Result - $48 at A& E (kid one's head), $84 at dentist (kid two's teeth), $24 painkillers.

Incident 2) Son sneaks out at 8pm for sneaky jump. Can't see edge, falls off into tree stump...
Result - $72 x-rays, $48 at A & E.

Incident 3) Two kids decide to throw stones onto neighbour's roofs while jumping. Smash one neighbour's leadlight window. Old lady with the wobbly head next door thinks tapping on roof is demon/lava/dead husband/Jesus/Santa in May. She 'comes over all queer' (that's what she told me, hatefully, may I add) and rings ambulance in case she's dying/possessed. Ambulance man tells me off.
Result - Leadlight - $140, ambulance - $90, flowers for wobbly head lady - $38, flowers for leadlight lady - $38.

Incident 4 - After just four weeks, I decide to kill trampoline. Try to dismantle its springs. Trap finger. I'm sure I heard trampoline chuckle.
Result - $58 A & E, $78 x-ray, $24 wine and painkillers.

I gave up on moving it after that. It just sat there, while the kids peered at it through windows, half in longing, half in fear. Because the neighbours hated me, I've just moved house. I left it behind and the new occupant wants it gone. Understandably. After 6 months unused, outside, it has a few springs gone and tarp split a bit. A new tarp would make it jumpable. Or maybe you could just give it to someone you hate - alot. You have to move it. Im not going near it...

Shipping details

  • To be arranged
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Waitakere City, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

sharoo1 (460 460 positive feedback)
  • 99.8% positive feedback
  • Member since Jul 2002

Closes: Tue 14 Jul, 9:16 pm. 2009 This auction used auto-extend.