Just when you thought you'd seen it all... (eBay)

Old Feb 12, 15, 11:00 am
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Just when you thought you'd seen it all... (eBay)

So every now and then I check eBay, eBay now tracks previously searched items and today this popped up... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-Ai...item2a4c1a835c

I know gold cards sell sometimes on eBay for 20 or 30 but who pays 80 for the welcome pack? YOU DON'T EVEN GET THE CARD...
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Old Feb 12, 15, 11:05 am
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No, but there are some who think they give you lounge access etc by just having the tags for your bags.

Whilst those around FT are well aware of how this works, there are more naive travellers out there who know no better and make no effort to find out. They think that is a reasonable price to enter the land of milk and honey on your annual trip.

There was a thread about this here a few years ago.
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Old Feb 12, 15, 11:05 am
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who pays 80 for the welcome pack? YOU DON'T EVEN GET THE CARD...
Probably no-one, that is just the Buy It Now price the seller has listed.
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Old Feb 12, 15, 11:07 am
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Wouldn't the cards be embossed with the FF name and number? I know it can't be used for lounge access without a matching boarding card but why sell it in the first place if it allows the original person to be identified?
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Old Feb 12, 15, 11:08 am
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(Sorry, by cards I meant luggage tags)
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Old Feb 12, 15, 11:10 am
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Wouldn't the cards be embossed with the FF name and number? I know it can't be used for lounge access without a matching boarding card but why sell it in the first place if it allows the original person to be identified?
That wont stop you selling them if somebody wants a set at that price. In fact I can let you have a set for say 50 . I am pretty sure I can get a brand new replacement set for the price of an email
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Old Feb 12, 15, 11:14 am
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Just looked at the seller and I can see he's selling the Silver welcome pack for 30... The photos are taken so the strap for the tags are covering the FF number/name
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Old Feb 12, 15, 11:52 am
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The seller also has 100% positive feedback.
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Old Feb 12, 15, 12:02 pm
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I can imagine some would regard the Gold luggage tag, connected to a briefcase or laptop bag, as useful when turning up to a job interview.....
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Old Feb 12, 15, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by HarryKUK View Post
(Sorry, by cards I meant luggage tags)
You know you can edit posts right...?
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Old Feb 12, 15, 12:44 pm
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These kind of offers always amaze me. I wonder if people buy them for real because it's quite unbelievable.
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Old Feb 12, 15, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by HarryKUK View Post
Wouldn't the cards be embossed with the FF name and number? I know it can't be used for lounge access without a matching boarding card but why sell it in the first place if it allows the original person to be identified?
The purpose of Gold luggage tags is to enable you to physically jostle other people and have three pieces of cabin baggage on an Embraer. Or, at least that's been my experience at LCY this evening.
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Old Feb 12, 15, 12:48 pm
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He has his full name, address and mobile number on the listing too
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Old Feb 12, 15, 12:51 pm
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dammit, I recyled my pack when I could have got 20 for the bloody envelope!
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Old Feb 12, 15, 12:52 pm
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They are also selling F PJs for 30!
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