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Man attempts to mock-sell wife on eBay, gets a bid of over 65k pounds

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

Apparently, there's no line between what one can or cannot do in relationships anymore.

When 33-year-old Simon O'Kane, a resident of Yorkshire's Wakefield, UK, returned home one day, he told his wife he wasn't feeling too well.

His wife and the mother of his two kids, Leandra, didn't really 'sympathise' and annoyed with her nonchalance, Simon decided to put her up for sale on eBay. What a completely rational response.

Not only did he put up a photo of his wife, with the epithet 'Used Wife' he also made a list of pros and cons of 'buying' her.

His post apparently read: "For sale one wife. Not new has been used but still got some good miles left in her. Reason for selling... I've had my fill and feel like there has to be someone me (oh dear God please let there be).

He highlighted her "decent bodywork and skills in the kitchen".

"Good points: Body work and paint work still in decent shape and has some skills in the kitchen," he wrote. "Bad points: Often makes this noise that cannot be silenced unless you order brand new shiny parts of metal," he added.

"Sometimes them [sic] skills in the kitchen result in you ending up in hospital. All in all not a bad model for the year, I'm sure some lucky guy will get lots of use. Offers welcome, may consider a part exchange for a younger model".


And it really was all fun and jokes till the bids hit nearly 66,000 pounds, and left Simon with a fuming spouse.

Talking about how she felt, Leandra said: "I was absolutely fuming - I wanted to kill him. Everyone at work saw it and were laughing their heads off. Not only did he put me up for sale but he used such a bad photo," Leandra, a beauty therapist, said. "If eBay hadn't taken the listing down, who knows how much I could have fetched."

Simon said they did get a few "pervy" messages from potential buyers asking to see more photos, but said most of the responses were funny.

"I was disappointed the listing was taken down, mainly because I wanted to see how high it would go, but it was for a laugh so I wasn't actually gutted," he added.

Wow. Husband goals, anyone?

-- With inputs from PTI

First published: 14 September 2016, 3:38 IST