A Life for Sale

March 24, 2008 at 9:20 am | Posted in Around the World, Newsflash | Leave a comment
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Self Help has just stepped up to a new level.  Yahoo News posted about Ian Usher’s bold move in Australia last week.  He put his life and belongings up for sale claiming that he wanted to start a new life.  On his website, www.alife4sale.com; he explains the Who, What, Why, How, When and Where.  He’s even got a 100 day countdown weblog going for all those who are contemplating the idea before the 7 day auction in June.


SYDNEY (Reuters) – A man in Australia is auctioning his life — his house, his job, his clothes and his friends — on eBay, after his marriage broke up, saying he wants to start a new life.

It’s time to move. A completely fresh start. I want to see where life takes me,” Ian Usher, 44, told Australian television on Tuesday from Perth in Western Australia state.

Usher said he was auctioning his life as “a package” with his house in Perth valued at around A$420,000 (US$385,000).

“Hi there, my name is Ian Usher, and I have had enough of my life! I don’t want it any more! You can have it if you like!,” reads his Web site www.alife4sale.com, which has a link to eBay for bidders.

Usher said his life auction, which starts on June 22, included not only his house, a car, a motorbike, a jet ski and a spa, but also an introduction to “great friends” and a job at a rug shop in Perth for a trial two-week period.

“When it’s over, I will just walk out the front door, take my wallet, my passport and start a new life,” he said.

Usher said his ex-wife had heard of his auction.

“Her last comment was, ‘it seems a bit mental to me’,” he said.


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