Husband puts his wife on Ebay as a 'joke'. Prank backfires spectacularly.

A husband recently put his wife up for sale on Ebay, leading to bids of up to £65,880.

Simon O’Kane of Wakefield, Yorkshire, took to the auction site in reaction to his wife’s lack of sympathy after complaining that he was feeling ill.

The ad used tongue in cheek language comparing his spouse to a vehicle, details including:

“For sale one wife. Not new has been used but still got some good miles left in her.”

"Reason for selling... I've had my fill and feel like there HAS to be someone out there more deserving then me (oh dear God please let there be)."

"Good points: Body work and paint work still in decent shape and has some skills in the kitchen."

"Bad points: Often makes this noise that cannot be silenced unless you order brand new shiny parts of metal."

"Sometimes them [sic] skills in the kitchen result in you ending up in hospital."

"All in all not a bad model for the year, I'm sure some lucky guy will get lots of use."

"Offers welcome, may consider a part exchange for a younger model. "*T&Cs: Once bought you cannot return... EVER!"

The ad was only up for two days, but garnered bids up to an impressive £65,880 (AUD$116,502). Many bidders reacted by elaborating on the humourous prank, as O'Kane described to Mirror.

"The best one was 'has she raced or rallied?' We both liked the guy looking to exchange her for a camel, and the guy trying to work out how much bacon he could get really got us howling."


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As might have been predicted, wife Leandra was far from impressed upon hearing about the joke.

"I was absolutely fuming - I wanted to kill him," she said. "Everyone at work saw it and were laughing their heads off. Not only did he put me up for sale but he used such a bad photo."

Evidently, Leandra did not remain phased by her husband's prank, instead wondering:

"If eBay hadn't taken the listing down, who knows how much I would have got?"

In the end, O'Kane concluded that he's better off keeping his wife around.

"I'm really lucky that she's such a legend and takes all my pranks on the chin."