eBay removes listing selling three ex-Cold War nuclear cabins for £15,000 each that promised the ‘ultimate protection’ from coronavirus
- eBay removed listing as it was against the company’s disaster and tragedy policy
- Three cabins were said to give ‘full protection’ against viruses such as COVID-19
- They were listed on eBay for £15,000 each, as collection only from West Wales
- The advert claimed they were originally built as military command-post cabins
Three ex-Cold War nuclear cabins that offer ‘full protection’ to those living in fear of catching coronavirus have been removed from eBay after being listed for £15,000 each.
The listing was against the company’s disaster and tragedy policy, which bans members from selling items that ‘attempt to profit from human tragedy of suffering’ or are ‘insensitive’ to victims of such events.
The biological green-coloured, aluminium cabins were said to protect against viruses including COVID-19.
Three ex-Cold War nuclear, biological cabins from Pembrokeshire are being listed for sale on eBay as the ‘ultimate protection’ to those living in fear of catching coronavirus
The inside of the aluminium cabins, showing a bookshelf, plugs, surfaces and storage space. The advert claims the cabins are fully operational and can accommodate two people
The inside of one of the green-coloured cabins from a different angle. They are said to offer ‘full protection’ against viruses and are being advertised on eBay for £15,000 each
The advert claimed the NBC Marconi cabins, which were listed as collection only from Pembrokeshire, are chemical-proof, fully operational, accommodate two people and also protect against EMP (explosion of electromagnetic energy).
They were said to be originally built as secure military command-post cabins and cost the Government £250,000 each before being sold off.
They have previously been used for storage and limited research use for RN projects, according to the old advert.
The seller’s father is thought to have bought them from the MoD’s surplus company ‘Ramco’, unused, around 12 years ago at £200 each to use within her father’s old company as ‘weather-balloon’ test chambers.
The woman, who asked not to be named, said: ‘I’ve even used one as a mobile recording studio!
‘They boast a ‘positive’ air pressure system which allows totally charcoal and dust filtered air in, no dust, no viruses, no radiation, using the same system as Porton Down’s research labs.
‘They are even protected from incoming radio emissions to ‘Tempest Codeword’ standard!
‘Comfortable, air conditioned, big enough for two adults – and totally secure – just what the person who has everything needs in the virus-laden world of the future. One potential buyer even wanted to ship them to his island home in Scotland!’
The NBC unit (left), a filter which protects against contamination, and a door opening to one of the bunkers (right). They were said to be bought from at an auction house around 12 years ago
The seller said she has even used one of the cabins as a ‘mobile recording studio’, adding that one potential buyer wanted to ‘ship them to his island home in Scotland’
A Magnehelix pressure controller, pictured. The seller said buyers must view the items before bidding and will be subject to strict pre-ID clearance conditions and a no return policy
The advert’s description says the three cabins are in ‘good condition’, need ‘cleaning externally’ and are ‘made to last’. At the time of writing, five people were watching the item
It was claimed the cabins are ex-Phoenix UAV programme 1998 – 2008 (Royal Artillery) and are based on a cold war NBC design which was then updated to the Army’s spec for UAV use.
They were said to be unused and new when bought from Ramco UK Ltd, an auction house in Skegness.
The seller previously said buyers must view the items – currently stored near Cardigan, West Wales, before bidding and visitors were warned they will be subject to strict pre-ID clearance conditions.
Fitted with positive pressure carbon filter systems and Magnehelix pressure controllers, they were described as used, in a good condition but needed cleaning externally and made to last.
It comes as shoppers have been panic buying houseware essentials such as toilet roll and anti-bacterial hand wash as well as face masks in the fight against COVID-19.
An eBay spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘These items are banned from eBay’s platform.
‘The listings have been removed and we have taken necessary enforcement action against the sellers.’
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