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Australian sells own life on E-Bay

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    SYDNEY (AFP) - A 24-year-old Australian surfer who sold his life, including baggage from a painful break-up, on eBay says he is still not quite sure why he did it.

    Nicael Holt sold his name, phone number and all his possessions, including clothes, CDs, a surfboard, a laptop, a wonky pushbike, childhood photos and a "nice lamp" given to him by an ex-girlfriend, on the internet auction site.

    The successful applicant bid 7,500 dollars (5,790 US) last week to become Holt, right down to spending Christmas with his parents and inheriting "some tension with a former ex from a painful break-up."

    The identity of the eBay auction winner is known only as ridderstrade.

    Holt, a philosophy student from the southern coastal city of Wollongong who has set up a website to explain his actions and ask for donations to charity, said he was unable to explain why he sold his life.

    "Im still racking my brain to come up with the answer or any answer as to why I did this?" he wrote.

    Motivating factors were boredom and intrigue as to what constitutes a life and what made him who he was.

    He added he was "hoping to make a point that the amount and type of things that are for sale in this world is insane and wasteful."

    In his sales pitch, Holt said the winner would be entitled to a four-week training course in how to be him -- including lessons on how to surf, climb, skateboard, fire twirl and do handstands -- as well as two months of on-call support afterward.

    He also promised to introduce the winner to all his friends and potential lovers, including eight people he had been flirting with.

    "Lifestyle is very social. It includes a lot of going out," he noted on his eBay advert.

    "Friends will treat you exactly as they have treated me. This includes friends who take me surfing, running, climbing and cook for me. All of these features will be transferred over to the winning applicant."

    His legal identity, passport, qualifications and future inheritance were not for sale.

    Holt's new website has raised only a modest 100 dollars for charity.

    "In the spirit of this, there are people in the world who are dispossessed and actually have nothing," he writes on the nicael.com website.

    "So I would like to make a contribution to these people by donating to a charity."
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    he he
  3. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    "Everyone is crazy except for me, and thee...and I'm not so sure about thee.."

  4. wildernessgal

    wildernessgal Backwoods is a callin'

    Aaaaaaaahhh, very very interesting!?

    Oh my, now that is very interesting!? Does this make sense???? So someone out there obviously wasn't very thrilled with THEIR LIFE &
    decides to buy another's... Who obviously wasn't that thrilled with
    his own in the first place as he decided to SELL IT ON EBAY!?!?!?!?!


  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That pretty well explains it to me. NO!! foosed foosed foosed
  6. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Not sure what this means.....but I sent this to a friend of mine who lives in Oz.....(The Howitzer lady??)

    and her response?

    "[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    He is from the 'gong ..... say no more~!"

    so, what's the 'gong??? [dunno]
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I was just glad to see his name wasn't Andy......[OO]
  8. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I think (but do not know) the reference is to the gong show a couple years back. Was popular in OZ according to the guys I worked with in Asia.
  10. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Monkey+++ Founding Member

    No folks it was NOT me.....he is a weed screwed surfer dude from "The Gong"....the gong being Wollongong a city about an hour south of Sydney....or as Mrs Andy calls it Skankville.....;)
  11. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Just wanted to let you know that you aren't forgotten.

    Now how about some hunting pics? I know that you must have some, you know with your bright shiny yellow smiling face and some meat on the hoof? [tongue]
  12. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Sad fact is I have not had a DECENT hunt since mid 05....drought is really taking its toll just now (that being said we have had around 4 inches of rain here in Sydney in the last 48hrs but sweet f**k all out in the bush. I am off away at the end of March so we shall see then.... ;)

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