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24 June 2008 :: 14:06:23 pm 29112

Lovelorn Brit Sells His Entire Life On Ebay Auction

A jilted, heart-broken Brit from Darlington,UK, who emigrated to Australia six years ago is taking a leaf out of his friend?s book. He?s going to sell his "absolutely fantastic life"- "All of it - the house, ... the lifestyle, everything," including his job and even his friends.?This he is currently doing via eBay, the internet auction site, with the closing date of 29 June at midday (Western Australian Time - GMT+8); after a 100- day countdown.
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Why is Ian Usher, 44, taking such a bold step, which he’s unable to decide is “inspired madness, complete foolishness, or just some sort of mid-life crisis,”as he puts it? He’s selling his great lifestyle because he sorely misses his wife who forsook him and whose memory haunts him every day he continues to live in his custom-built house. Ian and Laura, his wife of 5 years, parted a year ago, but details of the breakup are only available to those who pay a fee on Usher’s Web site: http://www.alife4sale.com. “Despite my life being busy and fulfilled,” Ian says, “I still miss my wife so much. Everything in my home is a reminder of the wonderful past we shared.”

And he maintains, “On the day it is all sold and settled I intend to walk out of my front door with my wallet in one pocket and my passport in the other, nothing else at all, and get on the train, with no idea where I am going or what the future holds for me.”

Included in the job-lot are a three-bedroomed house in a fashionable part of Perth, a Mazda car, 140 mph Kawasaki motorcycle, jet-ski, and spa, body-boards, mountain bike, projector television, DVD player and six-foot screen, amongst other things. His lifestyle includes skydiving, snowboarding, diving, jet-skiing, and kite-boarding. With the ocean, city and the bush, all within a half hour drive of his home. His employer, Jenny Jones, owner of Perth rug store where Ian worked as a shop assistant is even prepared to give the auction winner a fortnight’s trial.

The successful bidder is expected to pay at least A$500,000 (Bt 14,490,000), although he’s only currently asking A$300,100, to completely don Ian Usher’s ready-made sun-drenched Australian lifestyle. By 1530 GMT on Monday, bids had reached almost US $285,000.

But he’s not suicidal, far from it. “I am looking forward to moving on, and shedding the past… I love the adventurous nature of the project, and am excited about a new start,”Ian concluded.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : World News

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