A Life for SaleMarch 24, 2008 at 9:20 am | Posted in Around the World, Newsflash | Leave a comment
Tags: Australia, Bid, Life, Life for Sale
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 inis auctioning his life — his house, his job, his clothes and his friends — on , 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 fromin .
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.