UK girl stopped from selling granny online

Thu Oct 1, 2009 8:48am EDT
 
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Internet auction site eBay stopped a 10-year-old girl's attempt to auction off her "moaning" granny online.

Zoe Pemberton from southern England put her 61-year-old grandmother up for sale on the auction website with no reserve price, describing her as "rare and annoying and moaning a lot."

But she also said pensioner Marian Goodall was "very cuddly," loved word searches and enjoyed drinking tea.

More than 20 bids were received for Goodall, but she has since been withdrawn from the site, eBay said.

"While no doubt Mrs. Goodall would have fetched a princely sum, eBay does not allow the listing of any human being on the site," an eBay spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.

"Mind you, we were impressed to see a total of 27 bids for the lady in question!"

(Reporting by Paul Casciato; Editing by Steve Addison)