English 'Lord' puts life up for sale on eBay
Ebay is becoming right market place for all kinds of idiosyncrasies. Earlier a British citizen had auctioned off all his worldly things but didn't get a decent deal. Now a British lord has advertised for life as well title. The British lord has already experimented with this kind of popularity. In the similar fashion he had advertised for his wife.
An eccentric British millionaire has put his entire life up for sale on the Internet - including his title of Lord of the Manor of Warleigh - in the hope of converting his assets into cash.
David Piper, a hotelier who made headlines six years ago after advertising for a wife to become his "lady of the manor", wants to sell his west of England existence on the auction site eBay and move to London to be closer to his children.
He is selling two hotels, two Bentleys, a collection of paintings and his title of Lord of the Manor - which he bought along with a large estate for one million pounds ($2 million).
"This sale is brought about as the present lord has been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer," the advertisement for the sale explains.
"For sale as a whole or in part... can include David, the existing eccentric lord of the manor, physically as well to a suitable purchaser."
Piper, who is well known in his hometown of Plymouth for his antics, is hoping to raise up to 4 million pounds, although he estimates that the total value of the estates was as much as 6 million before property prices fell.
More than 100 bids have been received so far, with the current offer standing at 1.3 million pounds. Bidding closes on August 11.