Here, Take My Life ...

@Ldyjarhead (10157)
United States
June 29, 2008 9:11pm CST
[i]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.[/i] Read the rest of the article here http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080629/wr_nm/auction_dc_1 Isn't this bizarre? Can you imagine just up and selling all of your possessions in one fell swoop, EVERYTHING, even your friends? LOL I wonder what my life would be worth. No wait, I don't want to know ...
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
30 Jun 08
Yeah,I'd heard of this Ebay Auction in progress,and It was reported on the News that there had been a winning bid...I didn't know there had been bogus bids made,though!sounds like a good way of making a clean break with the past and making a fresh start,though!
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
30 Jun 08
It did sound odd at first, but if he had already put aside anything of value, it sounds like a pretty good idea. I've lost so much several times in my life, it would have been nice to have been paid for it instead!
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@kosstr12 (245)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I saw a new story about this on CNN. It's a really crazy idea! It's interesting how creative some people are. This story was being grouped together with the woman who was selling the maid of honor spot in her wedding. As for how much my life would be worth, probably not much at all. Considering I'm 14 years old and live at my parents house, I would estimate it at around $200.00. The only valuable thing I have is my extensive knowledge of over 10 different scripting languages. Luke
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I read something about this some time ago but didn't think it was real. Guess I was wrong. lol I sure won't do this. I value my family, friends, home, and life.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 Jul 08
When I see things like this I can't help but think that some people would do anything for a buck. But in this case I guess he just wanted his bad memories gone anyway, and why not make something positive out of it? No way I could do something like that, but to each his own I guess, as long as it's not illegal and no one gets hurt.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
30 Jun 08
Wow I would have a hard time doing that - even thinking of doing that. I'd be worried about under or over valuing my life and the other person being disappointed..or me wanting it back!
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I think it was pretty silly too. I know there are some things that I just could never part with willingly, not for any price.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
7 Jul 08
I doubt that anybody would want my life, the would be paying me and getting nothing back in return except many a bunch of fleas because that is what I am dealing with at the moment.