You can't take that back to Marks and Spencers
Added: (Fri Jan 12 2001)
Pressbox (Press Release) -
YOU CAN’T TAKE THAT BACK TO MARKS & SPENCER
Reckon you got some dodgy presents this Christmas? Well, spare a thought for the poor bloke who got an Ethiopian earwax scoop in his stocking.
Yes, Christmas 2000 has to go down in history for being the year when the weirdest presents exchanged hands, as the earwax scoop and even a World War II bomber were given to loved ones. But what do you do when you can’t take that unwanted gift back to the shop? Follow the example of the scoop and bomber owners and go online.
The recipients of these unlikely gifts, and others like them, have registered them as ‘up for swaps’ on the net by posting them on Supaswaps, part of the Supanet portal (www.supanet.com/swap/) So if you fancy being the proud owner of a 1932 Morgan, once owned by Stirling Moss’ mother, an executive helicopter or even a piece of the Berlin Wall, you know where to go.
Commenting on the unusual swaps, Alice Morrison, Editor of Supanet said;
"When it comes to presents, people go to extreme lengths to impress or amuse – sometimes it hits the mark, but sometimes it doesn’t as our list proves!"
TOP TEN UNWANTED PRESENTS UP FOR GRABS
1. Ethiopian silver earwax scoop
2. World War II bomber
3. Wedding dress
4. 1932 Morgan – once owned by Aileen Moss, Mother of Sterling
7. Authenticated Beatles autographs
8. Executive helicopter
9. Set of red PVC underwear, including stockings
10. A piece of the Berlin Wall
Note to Editor:
Supanet is a rapidly expanding Internet Service Provider (ISP) offering something for the whole family, with up-to-the-minute news, women’s and kids’ channels. Check it out at www.supanet.com
For further information please contact Kate Hopper on 0161 242 5112.
Issued on behalf of Supanet by Communique Public Relations, Waterside, 2 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3HE. Tel: 0161 228 6677.