eBay is great for selling stuff you no longer have use for — a piece of furniture an old roommate left behind, your ex’s Under Armour collection or your girlfriend.
Dale Leeks from Essex, UK, did exactly that.
Yup, folks — he tried to SELL his GIRLFRIEND.
Okay, okay — I may have over exaggerated. Leeks posted the ad as a joke, but serious bids came into play. Leeks compared his girlfriend of almost a year, Kelly Greaves, 37, to an old car, in his posting. He also warned buyers that she makes a ‘constant whining noise’ and has no ‘serious damage but you can see she’s been used.”
Leeks also posted Greaves’s bodywork as ‘fairly tidy but close up shows signs of wear’, and that ‘the rear ends leaks a bit but nothing that can’t be plugged’.
The ad’s creation was to get back at Kelly after she hit Dale on his back end with a horsewhip (whoa nelly this escalated quickly) at a bridal shop.
Like one does…
At first, the ad only got a few bids from Dale’s friends but in 24 hours, the posting had been viewed over 8,000 times and more than 100 bids had piled up.
The highest bid?
Try a cool $91,800.
Dale shared: “After I put it on eBay I just kept laughing about it and she asked what I was laughing about. I told her I’d put her up for sale on eBay and was like, ‘gotcha’. But we went out for dinner that evening and I was being bombarded by messages from all over Europe, and places as far away as America and Australia. I kept looking over the table at her but I wasn’t really telling her the scale it had gone.
But from there it just majorly spiraled out of control. The bids started going mad. I was like, ‘Wow, what have I done?'”
And as you can imagine, the prank became weird when potential bidders messaged Dale, asking about ‘service history,’ ‘test drives,’ and….*gulp* ‘hard revving.’
Dale said: “At one point I was getting a message every 30 seconds. I received hundreds of messages. We had a lot of funny messages on eBay from people – but some of the messages I found the funniest, you probably couldn’t repeat.”
eBay took down the ad but Kelly said she would have been happy to see the sale through.
Dale added: “Kelly turned round and said to me, ‘So what price would you actually have sold me for? Would you have been upset if someone actually bought me?’ I said I would have been upset but I would have been crying in either a Lamborghini or a Ferrari, which makes it a whole lot better. She said if the new owner had that kind of money then she was going to have a better quality of life. So it could have backfired.”
Okay, that’s pretty cute. I think they are going to make it.
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