Not another online auction

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Auctioning off more than your old items is nothing new. Just recently there was the Tag auction for a date with Carmen Electra, creatives for sale, and all those forehead and bump ad space. And now a Winnigpeg man has put himself up for auction on eBay. Why? Because he's tired of seeing so many stupid online auctions. Aren't we all.

"I just thought -- this is getting so stupid -- people offering their kids for advertising, offering to change their names. I just thought, why not offer to do absolutely nothing and see who wants to send me money. When the bidding hit $1.50 I was thrilled -- it's the most I've ever been worth," says the man, identified only as canadanewsman.

Bidding ends next Friday (May 20th.) And here's the descrption for the "item":

I won't have my head tattooed. I won't wear your logo or use your products for a year. I won't rent you my children, or be your best friend. I am tired of seeing these items on E-Bay, so I have decided that if you are the winning bidder, I'll spend your money and send you a lovely thank you note. If you'd like to adopt me or put me in your will, that would also be appreciated. Thanks.

Currently the price is at $20.50 USD.

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Comments (7)

  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    I wish we could hope for that one being the last silly eBay auction...... But I'm afraid that they will only keep coming. Argh.

    May 12, 2005
  • James_Trickery's picture
    James_Trickery

    And when the very last auction happens, someone will auction off a screendump of the last auction.

    May 12, 2005
  • Robblink's picture
    Robblink

    I'm thinking that the winning bidder will receive a lot of publicity....more than covers the cost of the auction. Good stuff!

    May 12, 2005
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Ten bucks says the winner is going to be Goldenpalace.com.

    May 12, 2005
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    YesButNoButYes has an auction up promising to make the winning bidder FAMOUS. The price right now is 90 USD. Ebay Auction link

    Are you looking for your 15 minutes in the spotlight? Do you watch the constant stream of bachelor-dating, island-voting, simon-wooing rejects, and ask yourself...why not me?

    Well, WHY NOT YOU???

    My name is Jellio, and I write for a blog called YesButNoButYes.com, proclaimed by almost all our writers to be the greatest pop culture blog on the net. We've been around for about six months now, and the response has been amazing. At this point, you might not call us wildly successful, or even moderately succesful. The thing is, we have huge potential.

    Now here's the deal...if you win this auction, I will write about you (anything you want*) for FIVE DAYS STRAIGHT!!! That's right, I will post five articles about you, or any subject you wish, once a day for an entire week.

    May 14, 2005

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