Ebay Introduces New Catergory - "Heathrow Baggage"

Funny story written by carina-eta

Saturday, 29 March 2008

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Heathrow Training Manual, Page 5 - "Baggage Looks Like This"

Growing popular website Ebay have today announced the opening of a brand new category entitled "Heathrow Baggage".

Capitalising on their motto that "you can always find it on Ebay" they are concentrating on the huge new market opening presented to them by the ineptitude of the new Terminal 5 at Heathrow, where 97% of the baggage is guaranteed to go missing.

It seems that the missing baggage has been turning up all over the world and is being auctioned on Ebay in such quantity that the website creators have elected to open a new category in order to reduce the number of "baggage touts" on the site.

Ebay members are logging on in their droves to try and trace lost luggage, identifiable by names and addresses on labels. However, a growing number of disgruntled users are increasingly unhappy at the postage charges they are paying to retrieve their baggage. One Ebay member "Pinkitchyrash14" today claimed that a £200.14 postage charge was a bit steep to retrieve her families cases from the Philippines.

Ebay today supported their costs, stating "Its swings and roundabouts, you pay Ryanair £5 for the ticket and some bugger in Bahrain £200 to get your luggage back. You've still only paid £205 for a family holiday at the end of the day."

Heathrow Terminal 5 manager, Martin "Smokin' Gun" Pringle today said, "What is baggage? I've not come across that yet."

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