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#918185 - 12/04/04 06:47 PM An Easier Way To Sell Your Soul
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Registered: 02/14/03
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Boy. You used to have to go straight to the Prince of Darkness himself, but now E*bay wants a piece of the action.

I wonder what other "non-items" could be sold on E*Bay. I wonder how much people would pay to come live my life for one day . . .

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Woman auctions father's ghost on eBay

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HOBART, Indiana (AP) -- A woman's effort to assuage her 6-year-old son's fears of his grandfather's ghost by selling it on eBay has drawn more than 34 bids with a top offer of $78.

Mary Anderson said she placed her father's "ghost" on the online auction site after her son, Collin, said he was afraid the ghost would return someday. Anderson said Collin has avoided going anywhere in the house alone since his grandfather died last year.

In a description titled "This isn't a joke," Anderson told Collin's story on eBay:

"I always thought it was just normal kid fears until a few months ago he told me why he was so scared. He told me 'Grandpa died here, and he was mean. His ghost is still around here!"'

Lest the boy's fears scare off potential bidders, Anderson added, "My dad was the sweetest most caring man you'd ever meet."

Some of the prospective buyers have posted their own messages.

"Your story brought tears to my eyes," one bidder said. "I just wonder how this will turn out for your son. I'm sure his Grandfather loved him very much."

Anderson also put her father's metal walking cane up for auction so she would have something to actually send the winning bidder. The proceeds from the auction will go to buy Collin a special present, she said.

Anderson makes one special request of the winner bidder: "I would like to ask you to write a letter after you've received the cane (and the ghost) to my son letting him know that he's there with you and you're getting along great."

The bidding is due to close Monday afternoon.

A message left with San Jose, California-based eBay Inc. in San Jose, California, was not immediately returned Saturday.
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#918186 - 12/04/04 06:49 PM Re: An Easier Way To Sell Your Soul
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I saw that...nutty!
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#918187 - 12/04/04 07:19 PM Re: An Easier Way To Sell Your Soul
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Registered: 09/15/04
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And I can't even sell a REAL saxophone! No bidders. \:\(
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#918188 - 12/04/04 07:30 PM Re: An Easier Way To Sell Your Soul
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Where's your sax ad, Jerry?
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#918189 - 12/04/04 07:52 PM Re: An Easier Way To Sell Your Soul
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Registered: 08/29/03
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See if you can buy a ghost from somewhere else, CHEAP, then repackage that ghost into your saxophone and relist.

Good luck.
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#918190 - 12/04/04 10:03 PM Re: An Easier Way To Sell Your Soul
Jerry Luke Offline
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Registered: 09/15/04
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Loc: Tillamook, Oregon
Cindy-

[url=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3765269626&ssPageName=ADMEEOAS:US:3]Sax ad[/url]

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Great idea! \:D
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#918191 - 12/04/04 10:07 PM Re: An Easier Way To Sell Your Soul
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Registered: 04/18/04
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Loc: New York
Jerry - Why are you selling the sax - it looks nice. Do you play?

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#918192 - 12/05/04 08:56 PM Re: An Easier Way To Sell Your Soul
Jerry Luke Offline
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Loc: Tillamook, Oregon
Jeffrey-

I don't play. My 13 year old son does. Or, I should say did. He took one year of band in school and decided it was too much 'work' to have to do all that practicing. So now I've got all this equipment and nothing to do with it. We bought the sax off Ebay 2 years ago, so I thought we would try selling it the same way.
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