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Hove man who tried to sell himself on eBay

The Argus: Michael Elliott from Hove put himself on eBay in a bid to find love and somebody to share his life with Michael Elliott from Hove put himself on eBay in a bid to find love and somebody to share his life with

A lonely heart looking for love on eBay has had his dreams cruelly crushed by the internet giant.

Michael Elliott from Hove put himself on eBay in a bid to find love and somebody to share his life with.

The 47-year-old had attracted ten bids peaking at £5.50 when eBay pulled the advert just 20 minutes before the auction closed.

In his item description, Mr Elliott told potential bidders that he had been single for four years and had described himself as “a loving and giving man”.

Mr Elliott, who started the bidding at a lowly 99p, also informed eBay users that he came with his own two bedroom flat, a car and “no baggage”. He also promised to refund the money to the winning bidder of the item he described as “single man 47, looking for a woman to spend the rest of my life with”.

He is not the first Brighton and Hove resident to give web bargain hunters an unusual offer.

Last month, Brighton-based poet Chris Parkinson offered users of website Gumtree the chance to live for free in a Queen’s Park flat if they dressed up as a walrus for two hours a day.

The unusual offer is now set to be transformed into a film by cult US director Kevin Smith with filming set to start in Los Angeles next month.

Describing himself on eBay, Mr Elliott wrote: “A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the book cover but the book is still completely intact.The binding may be slightly damaged around the edges but it is still completely intact.”

Mr Elliott added: “I have been single for four years and have tried dating sites. I want to meet a woman who I can love each day.”

An eBay spokesman said: “eBay does not allow the sale of personal relationships.”

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5:42pm Tue 6 Aug 13

RaveyDavey says...

No wonder he's single..............
No wonder he's single.............. RaveyDavey
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6:06pm Tue 6 Aug 13

clubrob6 says...

He should have gone to the BEAR tent at preston park pride tent on Saturday he would have been snapped up.
He should have gone to the BEAR tent at preston park pride tent on Saturday he would have been snapped up. clubrob6
  • Score: 5

6:13pm Tue 6 Aug 13

Take it Personally says...

clubrob6 wrote:
He should have gone to the BEAR tent at preston park pride tent on Saturday he would have been snapped up.
but he doesn't look smelly
[quote][p][bold]clubrob6[/bold] wrote: He should have gone to the BEAR tent at preston park pride tent on Saturday he would have been snapped up.[/p][/quote]but he doesn't look smelly Take it Personally
  • Score: -1

6:42pm Tue 6 Aug 13

Rollin Hand says...

This sounds suspiciously like prostitution ...
This sounds suspiciously like prostitution ... Rollin Hand
  • Score: -4

7:38pm Tue 6 Aug 13

sussexram40 says...

clubrob6 wrote:
He should have gone to the BEAR tent at preston park pride tent on Saturday he would have been snapped up.
Good point. That goatee beard would have driven the bears wild. Not sure on this man's body hair status but the bears at Pride aren't discriminating. As you say, a missed opportunity.
[quote][p][bold]clubrob6[/bold] wrote: He should have gone to the BEAR tent at preston park pride tent on Saturday he would have been snapped up.[/p][/quote]Good point. That goatee beard would have driven the bears wild. Not sure on this man's body hair status but the bears at Pride aren't discriminating. As you say, a missed opportunity. sussexram40
  • Score: -5

10:27pm Tue 6 Aug 13

Take it Personally says...

sussexram40 wrote:
clubrob6 wrote:
He should have gone to the BEAR tent at preston park pride tent on Saturday he would have been snapped up.
Good point. That goatee beard would have driven the bears wild. Not sure on this man's body hair status but the bears at Pride aren't discriminating. As you say, a missed opportunity.
...and he's gotta drop that smile, they wouldn't like that
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clubrob6[/bold] wrote: He should have gone to the BEAR tent at preston park pride tent on Saturday he would have been snapped up.[/p][/quote]Good point. That goatee beard would have driven the bears wild. Not sure on this man's body hair status but the bears at Pride aren't discriminating. As you say, a missed opportunity.[/p][/quote]...and he's gotta drop that smile, they wouldn't like that Take it Personally
  • Score: -6

10:30am Wed 7 Aug 13

Mel@cityclean says...

OMG really!!!!
OMG really!!!! Mel@cityclean
  • Score: 0

11:13am Wed 7 Aug 13

Minion says...

Please stop going on about the walrus thing. It got boring 5 lines into the original article. The movie they're making is ridiculous. No need to keep dragging it up at every opportunity.
Please stop going on about the walrus thing. It got boring 5 lines into the original article. The movie they're making is ridiculous. No need to keep dragging it up at every opportunity. Minion
  • Score: 2

1:29pm Wed 7 Aug 13

Wiggsy says...

RaveyDavey wrote:
No wonder he's single..............
That presumably makes two of you then.
[quote][p][bold]RaveyDavey[/bold] wrote: No wonder he's single..............[/p][/quote]That presumably makes two of you then. Wiggsy
  • Score: 1

2:14pm Wed 7 Aug 13

RaveyDavey says...

Wiggsy wrote:
RaveyDavey wrote:
No wonder he's single..............
That presumably makes two of you then.
Well, I was - until I advertised myself for sale on Craigslist. I was inundated - have 3 wives and 6 children now. Much better than eBay!
[quote][p][bold]Wiggsy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RaveyDavey[/bold] wrote: No wonder he's single..............[/p][/quote]That presumably makes two of you then.[/p][/quote]Well, I was - until I advertised myself for sale on Craigslist. I was inundated - have 3 wives and 6 children now. Much better than eBay! RaveyDavey
  • Score: 3

4:17pm Wed 7 Aug 13

Andy R says...

Not quite getting the point of Ebay, methinks.....
Not quite getting the point of Ebay, methinks..... Andy R
  • Score: 1

5:43pm Wed 7 Aug 13

Minion says...

Is it Minty, from Eastenders?
Is it Minty, from Eastenders? Minion
  • Score: 0

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