Monday, January 09, 2006

Friend for life & thank you email for student loan help

Wow, sign me up!

Some sad sack out of London, Kentucky really needs to come up with $15,000 to pay off his student loan debts, so he's soliciting on the largest auction site. In exchange, he (based on the user name "shawnoandrew") is offering his lifetime friendship.

Unfortunately, there isn't anything in the way of certificates of authenticity, receipts, or the like, so I don't know if there's any way to quantify "friendship" per se. How much is friendship worth anyway?

To most people, friendship is priceless. To "Shawnoandrew," evidently, it's worth $15,000.

UPDATE, January 16, 10:05AM. This auction was actually cancelled two or three days ago, well before the auction's deadline. This seems to indicate that it may be in violation of eBay's terms of service, but then, it's no different from the naming rights for babies.

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