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.


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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