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To think this was just a joke with a bad outcome?

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TheLadyEvenstar Wed 20-Jul-11 20:55:28

ebay sale

WhipMeIndiana Wed 20-Jul-11 20:58:02


squeakytoy Wed 20-Jul-11 20:58:44

I would say so.... although I have been tempted to sell the husband at times....

TheLadyEvenstar Wed 20-Jul-11 20:59:56

grin squeaky, how muh do you think he'd bring?

lenak Wed 20-Jul-11 21:01:29

No - it happens.

We had a genuine case of a couple trying to sell their kid on eBay locally.

IIRC it triggered a child protection visit (previously unknown to SS) where loads of issues were uncovered - they had also tried to pass it off as a joke.

There was also a lot of work done to identify who had bid although it was taken down quite quickly.

DontCallMePeanut Wed 20-Jul-11 21:01:36

I actually wrote a mock advert to put my mother up for sale once grin got a few chuckles from my colleagues

TheLadyEvenstar Wed 20-Jul-11 21:02:39

Lenak - wow really? shock

DCMP - I can imagine it did raise a few giggles.

lawnimp Wed 20-Jul-11 21:02:41

what category would you list a child on?

i do like that website, should you photoshop your baby? grin

catgirl1976 Wed 20-Jul-11 21:03:00

Clearly a joke that got out of hand.

TheLadyEvenstar Wed 20-Jul-11 21:04:09

lawn, have not read that article yet!

lawnimp Wed 20-Jul-11 21:07:37

blimey, am shocked at the bedales sandpit and whisky from waitrose story

thefirstMrsDeVere Wed 20-Jul-11 21:14:09

I dont usually laugh at spelling because I am rubbish but 'distinquish' made me smile

I would have just said 'cant tell the difference'.

lenak Wed 20-Jul-11 21:19:26

TLE - Yes, really.

Also, according to the police at the time, it happens more than you'd think - it's just that it gets taken down really quickly before the press find out about it.

SouthGoingZax Wed 20-Jul-11 21:22:57

I put a small ad up for someone to date a lovely guy at Uni (the man was my friend but inexplicably single and I thought he should have an 'other half) on the uni internet for a joke.

I got a serious knuckle rapping from the University.

But I ended up marrying him (our 8th anniversary this weekend) grin

SoupDragon Wed 20-Jul-11 21:23:40

I once took BabyDragon to the baby clinic to get her weighed purely so I could calculate the postage cost grin

Obviously I didn't tell the HV this.

TheLadyEvenstar Wed 20-Jul-11 21:40:40

hahaha grin

youarekidding Wed 20-Jul-11 21:43:26

soup My laptop is now covered in pepsi max I laughed so hard at that. grin

The end of term bad mood my DS is in atm I could be tempted to put him up for sale. I think he'd get returned as 'faulty' though. wink

kiwimumof2boys Thu 21-Jul-11 02:45:22

Man, what is this world coming to ? we can't do anything anymore - smoke inside, drink, sell our kids on ebay . . .


Morloth Thu 21-Jul-11 05:11:02

Has to be a joke, this is my favourite 'threat' when my two are being toe rags.

InTheNightKitchen Thu 21-Jul-11 06:21:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Tee2072 Thu 21-Jul-11 06:43:32

I've never attempted to sell him but I have threatened to put postage on his bottom and post him to grandma in the States!

unpa1dcar3r Thu 21-Jul-11 13:22:38

I would defo love to have the guts to put husband up for sale but no one would buy him and it'd cost me more for placing the ad so I might just push him down the stairs, Much cheaper in the long run grin

TheLadyEvenstar Thu 21-Jul-11 13:25:35


wicketkeeper Thu 21-Jul-11 14:36:21

My mother used to tell me that she would never sell me, but there were times when she would quite happily give me away...

SoupDragon Thu 21-Jul-11 15:37:53

Good lord... I actually offered her free for postage on Mumsnet. The postage costs were accurate at the time!

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