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> Brit who emigrated to Australia sells his ENTIRE life on eBay after being jilted by his wife
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post Mar 17 2008, 08:28 PM
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saw this on the news last night kinda unreal


A Briton who emigrated to Australia six years ago is selling his life as job-lot on internet auction site eBay - for the starting price of one Australian dollar.

After splitting with his wife of five years, Ian Usher, 44, is offering a ready-made life in Perth, Australia - including his custom-built house, Mazda car, 140 mph Kawasaki motorcycle, jet-ski, job and even access to his friends.

Brit Ian Usher, a skydiving fan who lives in a leafy Perth suburb, is auctioning his 'life package' on eBay after splitting with his wife because he wants to start afresh
Included in the package is a host of gadgets which will help the successful bidder - expected to pay at least A $500,000 or 230,000 - live Mr Usher's sun-drenched Australian lifestyle to the full.
The package includes a set of kite-surfing gear, bodyboards, a mountain bike and even a complete sky-diving outfit as well as an a projector television, DVD player and six-foot screen that can be viewed from the spa in the garden of his open-plan house.

Also included in the deal is the two-bath three-bedroom house, situated a 30-minute train ride from Perth city centre in the leafy suburb of Wellard, and its entire contents.


Mr Usher is selling his three-bedroom home in Western Australia - he is hoping to net 230,000 from the sale

"My life here is absolutely fantastic," said Mr Usher, who is originally from Darlington and became an Australian citizen in 2006.

"But I just want to make a clean break and start again, so I am selling everything lock, stock and barrel, from the contents of my wardrobe to my kettle, and from my cutlery to my car.


"Laura and I chose the house together and intended it to be our family home. Despite my life being busy and fulfilled, I still miss my wife so much. Everything around me is simply a reminder of the wonderful past we shared."

Mr Usher, who lived in Scarborough during the 1990s, will also provide the person who buys his life access to all his friends and details of his favourite bars, restaurants and places to go.


Mr Usher emigrated from Scarborough six years ago. His jetski is among the items he is selling

The auction winner will even be given a fortnight's trial with his employer, Jenny Jones, who owns a Perth rug store.

The bidding opens on June 22 and lasts for seven days, but potential bidders can get an advance preview of his life on a website complete with blogs and videos detailing exactly what is up for grabs.

Mr Usher said the idea came from one of his friends, who after a bad day, came up with the idea of selling his life as a job-lot by advertising in The Sunday Times. Although his friend never went through with the idea, Mr Usher always remembered it.

"My aim is to walk away at the end of the eBay auction with my wallet in one pocket and my passport in the other, go to the airport and just jump on the first available plane to anywhere," he said.


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post Mar 18 2008, 08:58 AM
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Wow...are you gonna bid on it? Haha. Plus you can work at a rug store! Yippee!


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post Mar 18 2008, 08:42 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Mar 18 2008, 08:58 AM) *

Wow...are you gonna bid on it? Haha. Plus you can work at a rug store! Yippee!


hahaha laugh.gif no i not going to bid plus he lives in western australia and i could never live there


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post Mar 19 2008, 02:29 AM
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post Mar 19 2008, 06:16 AM
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I think anyone that would even consider purchasing someone else's life

1. has serious issues
2. more money than sense

Is he also selling the clothes of his back? Great...
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post Mar 19 2008, 06:34 AM
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QUOTE(sianeth @ Mar 19 2008, 06:16 AM) *

I think anyone that would even consider purchasing someone else's life

1. has serious issues
2. more money than sense

Is he also selling the clothes of his back? Great...


I have to agree, selling it is not so bad but buying it crazy.gif not right in the head, if ya know what i mean.


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post Mar 19 2008, 08:48 AM
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Whatever, if it was a good deal, I'd do it.
Doesn't look like it would be quite a bargain though...


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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Mar 19 2008, 08:48 AM) *

Whatever, if it was a good deal, I'd do it.
Doesn't look like it would be quite a bargain though...


i agree with you louise id buy it if it was a good deal but id immediately sell it as his life is not something i want - i love my own smile.gif


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Well he's not really selling his life is he...just his stuff...like one massive garage sale. If I bought his life, I'd expect him to do what I said, because I'd own him wouldn't I?..."fetch me some coffee!" "do my laundry!" etc...now THAT I would bid on.


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QUOTE(vagabonderz @ Mar 19 2008, 10:55 PM) *

Well he's not really selling his life is he...just his stuff...like one massive garage sale. If I bought his life, I'd expect him to do what I said, because I'd own him wouldn't I?..."fetch me some coffee!" "do my laundry!" etc...now THAT I would bid on.



hmmm yes thats true to some degree but you would have his house, car, clothes even his job and friends so every aspect except him you get so it is in a way his life but what your talking about is more like a form of maid service


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He's selling his friends too?! Great! A whole team of maids...


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his not selling his friends laugh.gif you just get the chance to meet them and possibly end up friends with them


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Those better be some kickass friends...who would pay just to "meet" people?

Well...I guess people do it every day...paying lots of money just to be a member of an exclusive tennis club, etc. etc.

Yeah, I get it...


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