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I went in with some trepidation, to find my bathroom had been removed, the kitchen units pulled away from the walls and piles of rubble in and among my possessions. My toilet was in the middle of the living room.

Some of them are clearly vandalized. You’ll see several together looking violated with their inner tubes pulled out and trailing on the ground, but many others have simply broken with use due to their cheap components.

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