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Ian Usher Sells His Entire Life On eBay

by | 29th, June 2008

WHAT am I bid?

A Briton living in Australia has agreed a bid of more than £192,000 after putting his “entire life” up for sale following a split from his wife.

Ian Usher, 44, who left Darlington six years ago, included his house, car, job and friends in the online eBay auction, in an effort to make a fresh start.

The lot attracted a peak offer of 399,300 Australian dollars (£192,276) when bids closed early on Sunday.

Despite expecting higher bids, Mr Usher said he had “no regrets”.

At one point offers on the “life lot” rocketed to over two million Australian dollars (£1m) within hours of the sale’s start last Sunday.

However, Mr Usher and eBay were forced to introduce a registration system to weed out what were revealed as hoax bids, many of which were from the UK.

Up for auction was his three-bedroom home, in Western Australia’s capital Perth, and everything inside it, including his Mazda car, motorcycle, jet ski and parachuting gear.

What will he do with the money?

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