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Opening Arguments

What's your life worth?

Sure, sometimes you just want to start all over, but this is silly:

 SYDNEY, Australia —  A man who auctioned his life — his house, his car, his job, even his friends — on eBay said Monday he is disappointed with the selling price: almost $384,000.

Ian Usher, a British immigrant to Australia, put everything he owned as well as introductions to his friends on the online auction site after a painful breakup with his wife prompted him to want a fresh start.

The really intriguing question is: Who's the idiot so unhappy with his own lot that he was willing to bid $384,000 to take over someone else's life, a life that was not exactly full of promise?

Posted in: Current Affairs


Harl Delos
Mon, 06/30/2008 - 1:00pm

I'm curious as to how this works. Does the new owner bear any responsibility for crimes Usher may have committed, for unpaid taxes, for alimony and child support, for college loans?

I'm thinking there are probably a lot of American men who'd like to walk away from their lives and start afresh. They wouldn't insist on $384,000; they'd be willing to settle for the clothes on their back, and enough money to cover food and rent for a couple of weeks while they get a new job.

Mon, 06/30/2008 - 5:12pm

Then there is the lady in Florida who is trying to sell her house on Ebay to her next husband-to-be for $340,000 and is adding a $500,000 shipping fee to include her companionship. Very attractive lady, Leo.