Broken-Hearted Brit Posts His Life on eBay

House, car, friends, job will all go to the highest bidder
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2008 2:58 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Good news for anyone who's ever wanted to be someone else: You can be Ian Usher of Perth, Australia. The native Brit went through a nasty divorce and has decided to put his whole life on the eBay auction block: house, friends, motorcycle, car, even his job. The total cost? Upwards of $390,000, roughly the value of the house, ABC News reports.

After considering various ways to sell off his stuff, “I was just hit with this idea, why not put it all together in one auction,” Usher says. His boss at a rug store has agreed to give the high bidder first dibs on his job, and most of his friends say they’ll welcome the “new Ian” to Perth. But his ex-wife isn't on board.  "Her last comment was, 'It seems a bit mental to me,'" he says.