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05-05-07, 02:04 PM #1
Anything for a buck
Man offers to sell wife for $50
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- The government has ordered an Internet auction site to remove an advertisement in which a Brazilian man offered to sell his wife for about $50.
The Secretariat of Public Policies for Women announced late Friday it had ordered Mercado Livre, partially owned by eBay Inc., to remove the ad and warned it was violating a law banning the offer or sale of "human organs, people, blood, bones or skin."
The advertisement was no longer visible on the site Saturday.
It was posted by a man who gave his name as Breno and said: "I sell my wife for reasons I prefer to keep short ... I really need the money."
The described his wife physically and listed her qualities as a homemaker and companion. He reportedly said she was 35 and "worth her weight in gold."
The Estado news agency said it wasn't clear if the ad was meant as a joke. It said Mercado Livre told it the ad hadn't been noticed earlier because of the large number of products offered on the site -- nearly 1 million.
There was no answer Saturday at phone numbers for Mercado Livre or its public relations agency.
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05-05-07, 02:09 PM #2
He could have rented her out for more.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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05-05-07, 02:18 PM #3
Wish I could get 50 bucks for mine.
Hell, come to think about it, I'd PAY somebody 50 to take her.
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05-05-07, 02:35 PM #4
There ya go ducky, rent to own with all the fees etc .... lol
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