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|Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:05 pm Post subject: Whose Life Is It Anyway?
|An Australian man who agreed to sell his "life" on eBay for 7,500 Australian US dollars (US$5,875; euro4,500) said Wednesday he is prepared to go through with the deal if the buyer pays cash.
Earlier this month, 24-year-old Nicael Holt posted his life for sale on the Internet auction site, saying the deal included his name, phone number and all of his belongings.
"New life for sale!!" Holt's entry on eBay read.
He said he would also introduce the buyer to all his friends and "potential lovers (around eight which I have been flirting with)." The buyer would also "have access to a cruisy job in March delivering fruit."
Also part of the sale was a repertoire of six jokes, a fractured relationship with an ex-girlfriend and a four-week training course in becoming Holt, including surfing, doing handstands and fire-twirling skills.
Bidding for Holt's life started at A$5 (US$3.90) and ended late Tuesday at A$7,500 (US$5,875; euro4,500). The winning bidder was identified as "ridderstrade."
Holt, a philosophy student from New South Wales state, said he was prepared to complete the sale, and make a documentary about the process, if any of the top five bidders turn out to be genuine.
"If any of them are real I'll definitely do it and do this documentary because I think it would be really interesting," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Wednesday. "But if the next five bids aren't serious I think I might be just about ready to give up."
The auction site did not comment on the sale, but allowed it to run its course
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