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Friday, 4 July 2008

New Zealand Man Auctions Soul

A New Zealand man put up his soul for auction on a New Zealand specific auction marketplace and received over a hundred expressions of interests. Surprisingly, there was a winner and the auction closed at USD189. His auction was approved by the auction site as there was something tangible that exchanged hands: The deed of soul ownership.

According to this New Zealander, he has no use for his soul but he could sell it and sold it he did. However, the new owner will have no hold on him except to the deed of soul ownership. This guy is pretty much still the same person, sans soul, and US$189 richer.

If you have read my other blog, an Australian man recently placed his entire life on eBay for auction, including his home and a trial at his job, because he wanted to start life afresh after a failed marriage. That auction closed at US$383,200.

On the other hand, eBay halted the auction the soul of a 20-year-old university student in 2001 when bidding reached US$400. I guess he should auction off a "deed of soul ownership", instead of just his soul.


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