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Online auction disappointing

Associated Press

ST. PAUL — Things didn’t work out as planned for a St. Paul woman who wanted to sell nearly all her possessions on eBay.

Lisa Perry, 45, had hoped to sell everything in one huge auction. She had said she wanted a fresh start, and was embracing the Buddist principles of "releasing attachment to things."

Bidding this week on eBay topped out at $880, well under her $2,000 reserve. So, she decided to break up 300-plus items into smaller lots and try selling her possessions on eBay and on Craigslist.

Perry had received a high bid of $2,325. She updated her auction Web page to say she would give proceeds over her reserve to the family of a fallen soldier. But eBay frowns on charity auctions, and pulled her sale with two days left to go.

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She put the sale back up, but then the bidding topped out at $880.

She says she still wants to get rid of her things and head west with her dog and cat.

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