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December 18, 2001 5:17 AM   Subscribe

This unsettled me more than this. Or maybe it's a case that she has flushed any true happiness down the toilet by being so devoted to work, that it's a good thing. The jury is out for me, but not for some rapscallion who has bid a quarter of a million.
posted by Frasermoo (31 comments total)
 
A little more description in your post would be helpful. For whatever reason, some of us won't click "This" unless we have a clue what's behind door number one.
posted by jpoulos at 5:26 AM on December 18, 2001


F*ck. I've been busted.

March me straight to Matt. It's a fair cop guvnor.

*yawn*
posted by Frasermoo at 5:38 AM on December 18, 2001


She listed it on Ebay originally but they pulled it.

I think she's using it as a bit of promo for her company, as it was on yahoo, etc, about it.
posted by ajbattrick at 5:38 AM on December 18, 2001


Buyer pays shipping? ......yes

I've heard of mail order brides but...
posted by MarkC at 5:50 AM on December 18, 2001


You know me, I'll pay a 1/4 of a million for an average looking materialist workaholic without enough social skills to meet someone to date. I can't think of a better recipe for a great marriage.
posted by skallas at 5:56 AM on December 18, 2001


Matching vaginal scapulae?
posted by Frasermoo at 5:58 AM on December 18, 2001


they bid on slaves too in the good old days...check her teeth before making offer: if they are false and come out, she is Great for your needs
posted by Postroad at 6:22 AM on December 18, 2001


Ah, the woman of my drea...


Inspirations: ... Bill Gates ...


Urp. If only she were in a community property state like California, where you would get half of it back in the divorce.


posted by anewc2 at 6:32 AM on December 18, 2001


Arranged marriages have a better rate of survival than the 'pick your own mate' dating pool ones do. More power to her for arranging her own, then.

I don't get where the speculum fits in to this, though, as an unsettling thing - I am not sure how your being unsettled by objects meant to touch a vagina fits in with a woman advertising for marriage.
posted by kristin at 6:36 AM on December 18, 2001


All bids will be taken seriously, and I will marry the winner.

Does man the guy will have to PAY his bid before he gets anything ? Damn. And someone already bid £250000.

Reserve Price met

And there is a reserve price too ? Wow.


Anyway, Skallas, I love your comment on this =)
posted by XiBe at 6:40 AM on December 18, 2001


check her teeth before making offer: if they are false and come out, she is Great for your needs

Ick. Postroad, sometimes you take the crass bit too fucking far.
posted by rodii at 6:57 AM on December 18, 2001


Arranged marriages have a better rate of survival than the 'pick your own mate' dating pool ones do. More power to her for arranging her own, then.


Huh? This isn't some feminist empowering strategy. I'm sure a lot of marriages would last longer if being disowned from your own family was the consequence of breaking tradition by getting a divorce. You're confusing finding a partner with being stuck with one through religious tradition.
posted by skallas at 6:59 AM on December 18, 2001


*yawn*

Maybe we can just start copying all the wacky auctions from here.
posted by dogmatic at 7:12 AM on December 18, 2001


Look at it this way. You pay her a quarter million, marry her then the money becomes community property. You get half back! Then wine her and dine her (she pays of course), drive her Porsche into a lake, go on shopping sprees, double tip everyone, buy lavish gifts for everyone and in no time she will be rethinking her strategy for a mate when she sees her first bank statement. Just a theory of course.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:13 AM on December 18, 2001


you take the crass bit too fucking far.
priceless!
posted by quonsar at 7:14 AM on December 18, 2001


I wouldn't buy that for a dollar.
posted by fleener at 7:14 AM on December 18, 2001


am not sure how your being unsettled by objects meant to touch a vagina fits in...
that was coy. does it really have to be explained to you? certainly it's not what it's meant to touch that's disturbing, and you know it.
posted by quonsar at 7:27 AM on December 18, 2001


Assuming for 69 seconds that this isn't a little advertisement trick, why should a man pay her because she wants to get married ? She should pay the man who will marry her :D If she is an enterpreneur, she surely doesn't know the laws of demand and supply.
posted by elpapacito at 7:36 AM on December 18, 2001


I wouldn't buy that for a dollar.

Robofleenerization?
posted by y2karl at 7:46 AM on December 18, 2001


Did anyone visit her web business and check out her "real" pic under the Press & PR link? Doesn't look at all like the pic in the auction
posted by waffleboy at 8:12 AM on December 18, 2001


The auction says you have to pay by credit card. Maybe her criterion isn't just that you spend a lot for her (when you're married, you get half back anyhow, right?) but that you have a credit card with a high enough limit.

Visa. It's everywhere you want to be. Everywhere.
posted by kfury at 8:29 AM on December 18, 2001


Can someone say "glamour shot?"
posted by aacheson at 8:44 AM on December 18, 2001


Wait. Is she suggesting that finding a husband through online auction because she's been too busy with her dot.com for seven years is a way to "hopefully prove that the Internet is not full of cyber-geeks"?
posted by sixfoot6 at 8:55 AM on December 18, 2001


I know that we've mentioned her teeth previously, but given that she's British, there's a good chance that her closed-mouth in the photos is there to do more than make her look pensive.

As we say in New England, "Caveat friggin' emptor, brothuh!"
posted by Harry Hopkins' Hat at 9:03 AM on December 18, 2001


Is QXL Amway's ebay? or am I getting confused...
posted by gen at 9:34 AM on December 18, 2001


Caveat friggin' emptor, brothuh!

Yuh!
posted by yerfatma at 9:54 AM on December 18, 2001


Is QXL Amway's ebay?

Ixnay on the igpay atinlay, engay!
posted by rodii at 11:45 AM on December 18, 2001


Looks like the ad was pulled.
posted by rodii at 12:25 PM on December 18, 2001


She's just been interviewed on Richard and Judy. She didn't say anything terribly interesting, except that someone had bid 10 million for her already.

Oh and Harry Hopkins' Hat is quite right about the teeth.
posted by esquilax at 12:40 PM on December 18, 2001


Sound like people are just trying to buy her company. Do they have pre-nups and property laws in Britain, or is she going to risk loosing her business when this guy comes in, takes over the company and divorces her?
posted by rich at 12:58 PM on December 18, 2001


Ixnay on the igpay atinlay, engay!

ROTFL
posted by rushmc at 5:57 PM on December 18, 2001


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