Saturday, May 24, 2008

Another use for eBay

OK, so don't tell me that you have never been tempted to do what these German parents did; put their baby up for sale on eBay. The ad read:
"Offering my nearly new baby for sale, as it has gotten too loud. It is a male baby, nearly 28 inches (70 cm) long and can be used either in a baby carrier or a stroller".
The only mystery is why they restricted themselves to a positive reservation price. In my mind, the optimal arrangement would be renting. Just a little peace.

The ad was pulled and the police are now baby-sitting the 7th month old. As it is clearly a joke, I guess the parents really got the rental option. If the police had taken the child in temporary custody for show, they might find a queue of willing participants.