Claim: A man listed a bells clothes on eBay via a agreeable action of arrangement that included photos of him assuming in the dress.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
Divorce armament sale
I begin my ex-wife’s bells dress in the attic aback I moved. She took the $4000 assurance arena but larboard the dress. I was absolutely activity to acquire a dress afire affair aback the annulment became final, but my sister talked me out of it. She said, “That’s such a attractive dress. Some advantageous babe would be animated to acquire it. You should advertise it on EBay. At atomic get article aback for it.” So, this is what I’m doing. I’m affairs it acquisitive to get abundant money for maybe a brace of Mariners tickets and some beer. This dress amount me $1200 that my bashed sot of an ex-father-in-law swore up and bottomward he would pay for but didn’t so I got ashore with the bill. Luckily I alone got ashore with his babe for 5 years. Acknowledge the Lord we didn’t acquire kids. If they would acquire angry out like her or her ancestors I would acquire aperture my wrists. Anyway, it’s a absolutely nice dress as you can see in the pictures. Personally, I anticipate it looks like a $1200 battery curtain, but what do I apperceive about this. We approved demography pictures of this admirable white apparel but it didn’t attending appropriate on the hanger as you can see, so my sister says, “You charge a model.” Well, absolutely bluntly my sister isn’t absolutely small, (like a admeasurement 12 is?) so she wouldn’t affectation for the picture. Seeing as I acquire affidavit off women for the time actuality and I ain’t accompany with any, it larboard me captivation the bag. I took the alternative of blacking out my face – not to assure the ex-wife but to assure me from my bar buddies and co-workers award out about it. I would never alive it down. Absolutely I didn’t anticipate my arch would fit in the close hole, but afresh I ample she got her Texas cheerleader beard through there I could get my arch in it. Though, afterwards attractive at the pictures, I anticipation it fabricated me attending fat. How do you women abrasion this crap? I alone had to airing 3 anxiety and I tripped twice. Don’t anguish ladies – I am cutting clothes on beneath it. I gotta say it did accomplish me feel actual pretty. So if it can accomplish me feel pretty, it can accomplish you feel pretty, abnormally on the best important day of your life, right? Anyway, I was told to say it has a alternation and a blind and all kinds of agleam beady things. I anticipate it’s funny that one account makes it attending like the chest bowl off an Imperial Storm Trooper. Did I acknowledgment that all I appetite is a brawl bold and beer? Cheap at alert the price. Ladies, you won’t affliction this. You may affliction the dude you ally but not the dress.
Just a little ancillary agenda – As I was putting this ad in EBay, it asked me for a color. Is a bells dress any added freaking blush than white or ivory??!! If it is it wouldn’t be a bells dress, now would it?? I acquire atramentous would work…
On Apr-26-04 at 10:38:31 PDT, agent added the afterward information:
Well, the arrangement is a little over bisected over and I am aloof amazed. This affair has taken added hits than that pothead that lives in the abutting building. Man, oh man, if hits were bucks I’d be accepting a apartment at Safeco.
I additionally acquire accustomed TONS of email. I don’t acquire the time to acknowledgment to all of them but I aloof appetite to let anybody apperceive that I acknowledge the able-bodied wishes.
Of the email I received:
Five or so were invitations to brawl amateur in added states. Two of those were for little alliance games. Do they acquire those adequate controlling boxes with the chargeless craven wings at those?
One email was from Scotland. It’s a acceptable affair he wrote it because I wouldn’t be able to acquire a chat he said. Never did get through Braveheart.
Most were thanking me for the laugh. You’re absolutely welcome. Bristles years of ache was able-bodied account the affable guffaw that was my amusement to accord you.
Oh, yeah. I additionally got three alliance proposals. Yes, you apprehend it appropriate – three alliance proposals. I feel like one of those accumulation murderers on afterlife row. I never accepted how the hell they got added breed than I did. Now I know. They awash applesauce on eBay.
On Apr-26-04 at 23:45:56 PDT, agent added the afterward information:
The hit adverse is starting to attending like the odometer in my truck! Not the new agleam atramentous full-size 4-wheel-drive American analeptic that I had to allotment with, but the somewhat older, multicolored, lumpy, tiny, 2-wheel-drive adopted analeptic that belches smoke. A little article about that vehicle, though: it’s absolutely amazing! Aback I get central it to go to the store, I am all depressed. But aback I access at the store, I’m so freaking arced from inhaling the fumes, I balloon why I went there in the aboriginal place. I’m extenuative buckets of money. Of course, I will apparently acquire to absorb it all on the tuberculosis I will acquire, but hey, you can’t acquire everything.
I acquainted accountable to amend this ad already added due to all of your emails. The aboriginal affair I acquire to say is acknowledge you all for your abutment in my time of need. It was a absolutely agonizing experience. Some of you men apperceive absolutely what I mean.
Seeing as this has angry into my little accessible forum, I aloof appetite to abode a few of the emails that affectionate of larboard me abrading my head.
I now acquire bristles alliance proposals. You would anticipate my speaking of the ones I already got bygone would acquire put a damper on it, but you women abiding are persistent. One woman absolutely said she doesn’t appetite to ally me, but wouldn’t apperception actuality my ex-wife. Hmmm. Let me anticipate about that. Nope. No thanks, already got one. (Pssst. Didn’t I acknowledgment I had one? Who wants an ex-wife that can’t read? Now, I apperceive what you guys are cerebration – “If she can’t read, afresh the annulment would be bland sailing.” Well, that would be all able-bodied and acceptable but I didn’t say her ATTORNEY couldn’t read. You afterward me on this?)
Other emails are austere buyers allurement about the dress. “How continued is the train?” and “Does the clothes appear with the chaplet and veil?” Yes, chaplet and blind are included, but the do-rag stays with me. And if the alternation was continued abundant for my ex’s caboose, it’s continued abundant for yours. You will acquire to accumulation your own baggage, though. I gave abundance to Goodwill.
There was this one woman who wrote, “You should acquire covered your tattoos. Bodies will be able to admit you, like on America’s Best Wanted.” HELLO!!! I’m a guy affairs a dress. I’m not capital for war crimes.
Some of your emails fabricated me laugh. Like the absinthian woman that admired she had her ex’s testicles to advertise on eBay. I’m not too abiding there’s a exchange for that, though. Afresh there was the guy that gave his wife’s bells dress to the Salvation Army by mistake, cerebration it was a Christmas tree. Guess he didn’t acquire any Christmas assurance that year.
This has additionally been a acquirements acquaintance for me. I got a lot of letters acclimation me about the blush of bells dresses. For Russian Orthodox, they are blue. For Chinese they are red. Mexico has consciousness-expanding ones. All I apperceive is, for my abutting bells I will be cutting a hairy, flesh-toned ensemble because I will be blade naked with a toe tag lying on a slab in the antipathy because I would acquire dead myself.
A lot of association were allurement me if I abrasion women’s dresses a lot. I can candidly say that this is the aboriginal time I acquire anytime donned changeable attire. It’s additionally the aboriginal time I’ve been central article feminine that didn’t nag me to booty out the garbage.
It seems a few bodies acquire taken breach to my answer a admeasurement 12 is big. One macho alike acicular out that Marilyn Monroe was a admeasurement 14. Now, I would accede with you that admeasurement 12/14 is baby if I lived elsewhere. But I alive appropriate actuality in the acceptable old 48 Contiguous, area binging and ablution is a way of life. American women do not appetite to be bifold digits in size. Aloof ask any woman what admeasurement they appetite to be. Invariably they will say bristles or seven. Wealthy will be the actuality that opens a abundance for Lane Bryant-sized women but sews admeasurement 7 tags on all the clothes.
On the cast ancillary of that, I acquire taken breach to some of the bodies that told me I’m animal and a loser. All I acquire to say is you’d be animal too if you had a huge white blemish on your face. And as far as actuality a loser, I anticipate you acquire it all wrong. I am such the winner. It isn’t every day an boilerplate guy can accomplish 50,000 bodies laugh. Acknowledgment to anniversary and every one of you from the affection of my bottom.
Origins: The online arrangement assertive eBay has been the ambience of abounding aberrant come-ons, some actively meant and some far beneath so. In accession to a assemblage of ardent sellers and bent arrangement hunters that common this accepted online bazaar, it is additionally busy by its allotment of crazies absorbed aloft cheating
their hoax listings into the marketplace. Consequently, one can’t consistently acquaint angle from fowl at aboriginal glance.
Over the years, our readers acquire queried us about assorted eBay auctions because they harbored suspicions about accurate listings, either due to the attributes of the appurtenances actuality tendered or because article about the angle addled them as not absolutely appropriate (e.g.; an action of a tea kettle, which displayed added articles of the seller). Yet few of the auctions so doubted acquire been asked about as generally as the April 2004 proffering of a admeasurement 12 Victoria bells gown, an account that isn’t in and of itself all that unusual. But it wasn’t the dress that set bodies to wondering; it was the seller’s comments, which appeared to allow a agreeable attending into one man’s clandestine hell. The agent wasn’t so abundant announcement a dress as he was proclaiming from a accessible discourse how abominable his wife had been. The arrangement advertisement was aloof as abundant about accepting alike as it was about bargain an account he had no accurate use for.
Or was it?
Had a gal with “Texas cheerleader hair” absolutely so angry a man adjoin alliance that he swore that “for my abutting bells I will be cutting a hairy, flesh-toned ensemble because I will be blade naked with a toe tag lying on a slab in the antipathy because I would acquire dead myself”? Herein adequate the listing’s appeal: The adventure was entertaining, but was it real?
The address was on the up and up, at atomic in absorption to the attributes of the commodity actuality vended — there was such a dress, and the action of arrangement was genuine. However, some (if not all) of the gown’s backstory was the actuality of bogie tales. The aboriginal eBay advertisement acquaint by 42-year-old Larry Star wasn’t afflictive abundant absorption amid those arcade for a bells dress, so he rewrote it to accomplish it agreeable — consistent in the announcement that has served to accomplish him famous.
The account of conjugal woe acquaint by this Brooklyn built-in both independent invented capacity and bare key $.25 of information. Admitting he has a sister, she didn’t allocution him out of the dress afire affair he had his affection set aloft by suggesting he account the
gown on eBay and so get article out of it. He additionally had an ex-wife above-mentioned to the one whose dress he allegedly was selling. (Star and his aboriginal adult were affiliated in 1994, afar in 1996, and were afar in 1998.) And adverse to his statement, “Thank the Lord we didn’t acquire kids. If they would acquire angry out like her or her ancestors I would acquire aperture my wrists,” he and his additional wife did absolutely acquire a son calm during their brief marriage. The black brace wed in 2000, afar in 2001 afterwards a calm kafuffle (which reportedly resulted in Star’s actuality answerable with calm abandon advance in the fourth amount and interfering with the advertisement of calm violence), and afar in 2003. Admitting “five years of misery” ability able-bodied acquire been account the affable guffaw he says was his amusement to accord the online community, those years weren’t spent “stuck” with the “drunken sot’s” daughter; his time cohabitating with Wife #2 amounted to aloof a bit added than a year.
It’s not accepted if the clothes in catechism alike belonged to his ex-wife, as she hasn’t alike to allege about about the matter. Also, according to the Houston Chronicle, aback asked if the dress had absolutely been hers, Mr. Star sidestepped the question, instead replying, “I got the bells dress, I capital to get rid of it. I was activity to bake it and had the abstraction of affairs it on eBay. I bare to advertise it on eBay with all the added dresses on there, and I bare to accomplish it angle out.”
And angle out it did. The arrangement of the fabulous bells clothes concluded 28 April 2004 with a client application the online handle of “absolutsth” agreement the acceptable bid of $3,850. Yet all is not advancing up roses for the audacious agent who one would acquire to be acumen a accumulation of $2,650 on the clothes he says amount originally $1,200, as the arrangement has collapsed through. According to Star, the client has backed out, claiming “I larboard my computer on and somebody fabricated the bid for me.” The association at eBay acquire told Star he can either acquire the second-highest bid or re-list the dress and authority the arrangement again. As of 7 May 2004, he had not absitively whether he would acquire the abutting accomplished accepted bid (if there alike was a accepted bid).
By the time the arrangement ended, Star’s advertisement on eBay had been beheld added than 5.8 actor times. Some of those visitors, possibly bent up in the aberration of it all, placed bids they did not intend to honor. (Officials at eBay had to edger out abounding phonies — at one point the behest accomplished $99 million.) How abounding of the actual bids were accepted is not known. And, alike if all those bids were meant actively at the time they were placed, some of those -to-be buyers may now be accepting additional thoughts, decidedly those who offered added than $1,000 for a used, decrepit dress that was alone account $1,200 aback it aboriginal came off the hanger.
The ultimate fate of the apron may booty it in a far altered administration than bottomward the alley on the aback of a budget-conscious bride. Its advertisement (which has now been beheld 11 actor times) has brought acceptance to its buyer and has possibly opened the way to a new career for this software analysis artist and part-time musician.
Thanks to the dress, Larry Star has alert been a bedfellow on both MSNBC’s Countdown and NBC’s Today Show, anniversary time cutting the unsold gown. Additionally acknowledgment to the dress, he has fabricated his admission as a actor actor at the Punchline Ball Club in Atlanta. He has said he would like to accompany a ball autograph career, and all this absorption ability able-bodied assignment to get that going.
Though there are abounding actor comedians on the circuit, we apperceive of none that accomplish their amusement outfitted in bells regalia. Could this clothes do for Star what a sledgehammer and a watermelon did for Gallagher?
Barbara “smash hit” Mikkelson
Last updated: 3 July 2007
Sources: Brodeur, Nicole. “Fact Is, There’s Some Fiction to Man’s Angle to Advertise His Ex-wife’s Bells Dress on eBay.” The Seattle Times. 29 April 2004 (p. B1).
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