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Dale Leeks, from Essex, England, decided to list his girlfriend, Kelly Greaves, on eBay in an act of revenge, after she whipped him across the bum in a riding shop.
He posted an advert on the site in which he listed her condition as "for parts or not working" and said there was a "constant whining noise".
Dale listed her bodywork as "fairly tidy but close up shows signs of wear", and wrote that "the rear end leaks a bit but nothing that can’t be plugged".
He also added "No serious damage but you can see she’s been used."
However, the joke backfired a bit when her listing quickly gained traction and racked up 81,00 views in 24 hours - attracting more than 100 bids to reach £70,200 ($92,100).
Hundreds of messages from potential buyers were received. A lot of them asked if they could "take her for a test drive" or how many "previous owners" she has had.

Dale took great joy in the entire thing, and, luckily, Kelly was able to laugh at it too.
"After I put it on eBay I just kept laughing about it and she asked what I was laughing about. I told her I’d put her up for sale on eBay and was like 'gotcha'."
"At first, she thought no one would see it and thought it didn’t matter. But we went out for dinner that evening and I was being bombarded by messages from all over Europe, and places as far away as America and Australia."
"I kept looking over the table at her but I wasn’t really telling her the scale it had gone. 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. But from there it just majorly spiraled out of control. The bids started going mad."
"I was like “wow, what have I done? And Kelly turned around and said to me 'so what price would you actually have sold me for? Would you have been upset if someone actually bought me?' "
"She was less impressed that I had done it at first. But as it went along she said she wondered how much she was going to go for and said she was actually quite happy that I was selling her. She said if the new owner had that kind of money then she was going to have a better quality of life. So it could have backfired. Something I should say is I wouldn’t sell her and love her to bits."

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