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Old 03-17-2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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offensive Ebay ad

While perusing Ebay today looking for possible parts for our AS, I saw this ad for a scale model Airstream. While I think the model is nice, the guy's term "O SCALE 50s AIRSTREAM TRAILER~WHITE TRASH VACATION CRIB" irritated me as an AS owner. I'm not overly offended or anything, but come on, that's just plain wrong, right?

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Old 03-17-2008, 01:14 PM   #2
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He's just showing his ignorance.
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:21 PM   #3
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I sent the seller the following:

Dear macs2468,

1) This is a Hallmark Christmas ornament, not a train model accessory; 2) you have the era wrong, it is a '70's era composite of different models of Airstreams; and 3) "WHITE TRASH VACATION CRIB" is offensive to RV'ers who own any brand.
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:22 PM   #4
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Don't get upset by little people. Put the pink flamingos in the silver blivit and lets go camping.

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Old 03-17-2008, 01:38 PM   #5
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He's just showing his ignorance.
That's a fact.

from the ad :
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beautiful paint ala 50s style era
I don't think so.
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:45 PM   #6
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If they want to think all of us Airstream owners are "white trash"...that's fine. The joke's on them!

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Old 03-17-2008, 01:50 PM   #7
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If they want to think all of us Airstream owners are "white trash"...that's fine. The joke's on them!

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Yes - considering that it's often RV buffs that buy this stuff... s/he's pretty busy alienating the market.
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What do you mean mean 'not trash'?
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Okay, the eBay ad is inaccurate. Trailer trash though? Anybody can have fun with that ... http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ozy-18697.html
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Why, you OUGHT to be offended... why anyone can clearly by the "D" windows and striping that's not a '50s vintage white trash crib, its a '70s vintage white trailer trash crib.

C'mon guys... lighten up.

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The "seller" is just jealous because all they can afford is an ornament
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:28 PM   #11
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Ok, everyone who jumped on the bidding wagon for this one.... I have a 100 acres of "waterfront" property for sale!
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I notice that the ornament hanger is missing in the air-conditioner. Can someone who has an ebay account ask the seller why it's missing?
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The seller didn't print my e-mail, but s/he did print someone else's and apparently we aren't the only ones offended:

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I take offense to the term White Trash Vacation Crib. Maybe you need to check out the prices of Airstreams. Living high on the hog in Tennessee.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:40 PM   #14
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My sons (who are bonefied rednecks) say that I too am a redneck (I actually grew up on Chicago's South Side) because I own an Airstream!!! I happened to fall in love with a farmer (of all things) and moved out of the city--thus the redneck sons. I have tried to tell them that it's a Yuppy thing--true rednecks can't afford an Airstream! They just love to get my goat! (Like the ebay guy did to Briez!)
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