A man has reportedly put up his wife for sale on online auction platform, eBay.
Simon O’Kane, from Yorkshire, England posted a picture of his wife Leandra, 27, on eBay.
In mock irritation with his wife’s “unsympathetic attitude”, he put her up for sale on eBay in an ad for used cars.
Within hours, bids were said to have hit nearly £66,000 and his wife declared that she wanted to kill him.
It all started last Wednesday evening when 33-year-old Simon returned home and said he was not feeling too well.
His wife, a mother of two, apparently wasn’t much concerned. According to Simon, She said he was ”burning the candle at both ends” and was ”basically just whining” at him, and so he thought to himself that he was going to put her up for sale.
The telecom engineer went on to post a picture of Leandra on the auction site alongside an advertisement titled “used wife”, detailing his reasons for selling her and the pros and cons of the “purchase”.
The post 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 even 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 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.
He was stunned when the bids hit £65,880 within two days and his wife said she “wanted to kill him” when she discovered what he did the next day.
“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.