London: A 33-year-old man in the UK has put his wife up for sale on eBay after he claimed she was “unsympathetic” when he was unwell following which the bids hit a whopping 65,880 pounds.
Simon O’Kane from Wakefield, Yorkshire posted a picture of his wife Leandra, 27, on the auction site eBay last week alongside an advertisement entitled “used wife” detailing his reasons for selling her and the pros and cons of the “purchase”.
He highlighted her “decent bodywork and skills in the kitchen”.
The father-of-two made the listing after he claimed Leandra was not playing the role of a devoted wife, the Daily Express reported.
He was stunned when bids hit 65,880 pounds within two days – though his wife “wanted to kill him” when she discovered the next day that she was “for sale”.
O’Kane, a telecom engineer, said: “I came in after work feeling a bit tired and unwell – my wife was doing the usual concerned bit but said I was burning the candle at both ends and was basically just whining at me.”
“I thought ‘right I’m going to put you up for sale,” he said.
The post, which reads: “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 ha sto be someone me (oh dear God please let there be).
“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.
“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,” he wrote.
“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 would have got?,” she said.
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 laugh so I wasn’t actually gutted.