34-year-old Dale Leeks put his 37-year-old girlfriend, Kelly Greaves, for sale on eBay. He’s claimed she is 'showing signs of wear,' listing her “condition” as “for parts or not working.” Within 24 hours, 100 bidders had offered more than $95,000 for Greaves. Her value has now shot up to over $119K.
The prank started from Greaves playfully smacking Leeks on the butt. He took to the auction site to write up her item description as: “Girlfriend for sale. Starts ok but after a while there’s a constant whining noise that I can’t seem to stop. Bodywork is fairly tidy but close up shows signs of wear...the rear end leaks a bit but nothing that can’t be plugged...would be interested in a part exchange with a younger model. Sold as seen no returns.”
“Item for sale” had gained immediate traction, and Leeks received hundreds of “potential buyers” asking if they could “take her for a test drive.” Comments flooded about how many “previous owners” she had.
While Leeks wasn’t kicked off of eBay, the auction site had removed the listing after 24 hours, and informed the motorbike racer and landscape gardening company owner that “human body parts and remains” were banned.
“The first few bids and messages on eBay were from friends who had seen that I'd done it and gone and bid on her,” Leeks said. “But from there it just majorly spiralled out of control. The bids started going mad. I was like ‘wow, what have I done?’”
One interested buyer questioned why there was only one picture of the couple and inquired if he was “hiding anything.” He then asked, “Does she smoke when she's being revved hard?” Another commenter asked, “What's her service history like?'
At one point, Leeks was getting a message every 30 seconds.
When Greaves finally asked, over dinner, what Leeks was laughing so hard at, he came clean, with a sheepish “gotcha.” Luckily, Kelly took it well. “So what price would you actually have sold me for?” She eventually asked. “Would you have been upset if someone actually bought me?" Leeks said he told her that he “would have been upset but I would have been crying in either a Lamborghini or a Ferrari.”
The two have been together for almost a year. Leeks warned, “no serious damage but you can see she’s been used.”
Greaves warned, there will be retaliation.