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General Chat Thread, Olympic Torch in General; The whole of Taunton town centre was closed today from 10am until the Torch arrives at 6pm tonight. Mind you, ...
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    The whole of Taunton town centre was closed today from 10am until the Torch arrives at 6pm tonight. Mind you, there is a nice atmosphere in town with loud music, sports games etc. Just glad I'm parked on the outside of town and walked in today so no worries about battling out of town later!

    As for the selling of torches, I'd sell mine on Ebay if I knew I'd get that much. We're in tough times at the moment and 10k+ would be a huge help! I supose it depends how sentimental you are about keeping things like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Olympic Torch madness: Bearers selling their torches on ebay for 10's of thousands and even a picture of the torch currently going for over a 1000.

    London 2012 Olympic Torch Photo | eBay

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    I wonder if the bidders realise that this is just a photo?!!

    Is it just me then who has no interest whatsoever in the torch and where it is/going? I find it tedious and boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Is it just me then who has no interest whatsoever in the torch and where it is/going? I find it tedious and boring.
    Nope, not just you... I really couldn't care less about the whole thing - torch or Olympics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Is it just me then who has no interest whatsoever in the torch and where it is/going? I find it tedious and boring.
    Not just you. No interest in the games, either.

    Mind you, had I known how much profit could have been made I may well have applied to be a torch bearer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Not just you. No interest in the games, either.
    TREASON! You *will* like the games, even if it means being forced to sit in front of countless P&G Olympics adverts describing how the latest pantyliner helps athletes go for gold until your eyes bleed and your brain bubbles.

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    Other half is a torch bearer, she is looking forward to it, not sure what we are going to do with it though as the burner part is removed before you get to keep it.

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    I think it isn't on selling the torch before you've even done the run. Just seems a bit distasteful. But considering that a lot of these people were chosen for their charity work you can't blame for selling it. A picture or video will be just as sentimental and the money can either help them out (most people who do a lot for charity end up giving most to the charity so having a bit of a donation for them is nice) or be passed on to their charities. I'm surprised the Organisers didn't think of it.

    That tackle was fairly impressive work, though I'm surprised he got so close considering he ran up along the convoy and passed one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    I wonder if the bidders realise that this is just a photo?!!

    Is it just me then who has no interest whatsoever in the torch and where it is/going? I find it tedious and boring.
    There's others on there for 50k I reported the first one to ebay and it appears to have been removed allready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    I think it isn't on selling the torch before you've even done the run.
    Selling something BEFORE you have it. What an utter banker!

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    It's photo's like this that infuriate me. Yes let people who have helped the community carry the torch, but non british celebrities shouldn't be allowed.


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