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Part-Worn Human For Sale
Part worn human!
Brighouse Echo

A PRACTICAL joke landed Brighouse engineer Paul Pattinson in hot water with mighty online retailer ebay. Describing Paul as 'a part-worn human, in need of a good home', the ebay notice sought bids for the 45-year-old employee at Flow Technology Ltd. Within days hundreds of people had viewed the item and more than 35 had put in bids, the highest being for £82. But on Tuesday ebay removed the item, only 24 hours before the bidding was due to close, because it breached the online company's rules. One of Paul's colleagues, David Clark, decided to put his friend up for sale as a practical joke to see how many bids he would attract. Paul, it was said, 'required exercising three times a day' and his moving parts 'needed oiling with Newcastle Brown'.
Categories: eBay
Posted by The Curator on Mon Apr 09, 2012
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