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Man auctions off his life
Posted 6/30/08 , edited 6/30/08
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A man who put his life up for auction on eBay found it wasn't worth quite as much as he thought when he settled for around A$100,000 ($96,000) less than his target price.

Ian Usher, 44, held the seven-day auction of all his belongings, including his three-bedroom home in the west Australian city of Perth and a trial for his job at a rug store, after the break-up of his five-year marriage.

Bids had reached as high as A$2.2 million, only for Usher to discover there had been a glitch on eBay's system which allowed the participation of non-registered bidders who had put in bogus offers.

In the end, the winning bidder agreed to pay A$399,300 ($380,286) for all of Usher's worldly goods, which also include his friends, a motorcycle and a jetski. According to the eBay website, the mystery buyer, whose user name is "mslmcc," is in Australia and has a 100 percent feedback score.

Usher, who gave regular updates on the auction on his Web site www.alife4sale.com, now plans to travel in search of a new life.

He's not the first person to put his life on the block.

American John Freyer started All My Life For Sale (www.allmylifeforsale.com) in 2001 and sold everything he owned on eBay, later visiting the people who bought his things.

Adam Burtle, a 20-year-old U.S. university student, offered his soul for sale on eBay in 2001, with bidding hitting $400 before eBay called it off, saying there had to be something tangible to sell. Burtle later admitted he was a bored geek.

/dicuss about the point of "selling yourself"

link. . .

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080629/wr_nm/auction_dc_1
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um well um well ummmmmmmmmmmmm
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Interesting article.
Posted 6/30/08
how sad, another moron on the planet
Posted 6/30/08
Now why the fuck would I sell my soul?
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I'd rather buy than to sell myself/soul. *Go get me some coffee you soulless creature*
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lol...
so many stories from yahoo
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spinnersend17 wrote:

aha i read this on yahoo... well at least he didn't have to get on all fours for the money.


you mean prostitution?

the strippers was forced to work that way because they had no income. . .

but

this guy is retarded to sell his own "life"

Posted 6/30/08
hahaha what a stupid guy.
Posted 6/30/08
that guy... "FAILS IN LIFE!!!" period!
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@_@ weirdo..
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My god! A dude was selling everything on eBay and I didnt hear of this?!
On the subject: I think the dude's weird... Now whats he going to do?
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You know whats funny... Craig's list hookers... They're so funny to prank call.
Posted 6/30/08 , edited 6/30/08

pangemogrl wrote:

Why are you guys posting new from yahoo.....


because we want to. . .

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That's just weird.. o_o
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