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    Unemployed Dad Auctions Himself on Ebay--IMade Just £10.50 (@ U.S. $16.36)


    From Wales Online:

    Dad auctioned himself on eBay to earn cash for daughters' Christmas gifts... but he made just £10.50
    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...y-earn-8237010
    Snippets:
    Dave Robinson, 36, from Tonteg, Pontypridd, became unemployed three months ago and, despite applying for more than 1,000 jobs, only received two replies.

    He said desperate times led to desperate measures and took to the online auction house in a bid to earn some money to buy Christmas presents for his two girls, aged one and 11 .
    . . .

    He said: “The listing proved quite popular with over 600 page views but the final sale price was £10.50.

    “I was disappointed, after all, who wants to work a week for a mere £10.50? . . ."

    Dave, who has held jobs from management level to cleaning, has completed the set task competently and professionally.

    He was employed to help edit and act in a new online time-travelling comedy webseries...
    . . .
    Dave has decided to re-list himself on eBay. This time he is hoping to make £100.

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    (Over 60 minutes later... gotta continue my post with a "reply".)

    I know little about U.K. employment in various regions, so I ask first:
    Statistically speaking, would this man have had a greater chance of finding a job if he had re-located to a different region?
    If so, which region would he have had the greatest chance of finding a job?

    Is this kind of auction legal in the U.S. and Canada?
    _______________________________________________________________


    Now for some opinion questions. (The fun part?)

    Do you think he would have gotten a higher bid in the U.S.? How much higher?
    Where in the U.S. would he have been most likely to get the winning bid?
    Same questions for Canada. And maybe also Australia. For that matter, any country a Cyburbian feels like talking about.


    Is the man in the article likely to have copycats?
    How would a copycat fare in your locale?


    Last, and certainly least, do you think that my typo "IMade" in the title was a Freudian slip?

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