The Cock Mobile

A Cock Mobile

Ah Foxtons. Surely anyone who’s ever rented or bought houses in London must have come across this delightful branch of estate agents and their funky green minis. Not many people like estate agents and while idley browsing through photos tagged with ‘London’ last night, we discovered the Foxton Cock Mobiles group on flickr – a group of people who are possibly on the anti estate agent slant.

The group states:

Those of you dwelling or working in London will, I’m sure, be aware of Foxtons.

This hard-selling group of estate agents have made the already stressful pursuit of moving house, even more so with their don’t take no for an answer attitude and daily pressure calls informing you of their ‘expert’ view on the current state of the housing market.

Their dubious business practices have even made a Watchdog special on the BBC. Despite this they continue to be extremely successful and consequently offer their new recruits an incentive package that includes a Foxton’s branded mini complete with it’s own issue number.

I have decided then, to start a group where we try and collect as many ‘Foxtons Cock Mobiles’ (as they will henceforth be deemed) as possible.

We don’t really want to encourage angry stalking of Foxton’s employees, particularly as there’s a man called Tom Evans who works at the Shoreditch branch who is H.O.T. (ladies, make sure you ask for him) but we couldn’t help but find this hilarious. Gotta catch’em all!

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  • Bruno

    Thanks for the tip, I’m looking for something in Shoreditch at the moment… (and no need to be a lady to ask for cute male estate agents)

  • Bruno

    (Unless that was a diguised Find Him A Girlfriend Attempt, of course.)

  • http://www.karinski.net Talia

    Haha. No it wasn’t. I’ve just never had him dancing round my dj booth at Ghetto.

    This was two years ago anyway. He might have moved on and left Shoreditchers heartbroken although last time I was in the Old Blue Last (the pub next to their office) I did hilariously see some graffiti saying ‘TOM EVANS IS FIT’. Whether this was the same man or not I don’t know!

  • alex

    My friend Nick has made some very clever stickers, made to look like the ‘punky’ decals already affixed to the cars but bearing the word ‘cunt’. He’s worked out that slapping them near the passenger side door handle works best.

  • Seb Brennan

    As well as looking like berks, they also drive like a bunch of total knob jockeys. I’m sure I’m not the only London cyclist who leaps for safety at the sight of one of their ‘funky’ prickmobiles.

  • Tim J

    I’ve lived in London all my life, and I’ve rented several flats and bought a house too. And whilst I’m aware of this weasel company and their swaggering bunch of shyster employees I’m glad to say never crossed the threshold into the buring pit of hell that is one of their branches. One big clue has to be the ridiculous banks of refrigerators holding Perrier water that each of their premises contain, along with the multitude of flat screen televisions. The money to pay for these wholly unneccesary extras doesn’t fall out of the sky, it falls out of their increasingly unwilling and brow-beaten customers pockets. Avoid like the black plague. It’s that easy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B47LVFO4Y6OVMG2LKL4EJXGNA4 Clare Wallace

    I’m also looking to move house prefererably to an area like Wandsworth and I’m not looking forward to all the estate agents!