Some guy tries to sell his soul online and, all of a sudden, I get tons of emails…
I don’t understand it
Anyway, New Zealander Walter Scott tried to sell his soul on TradeMe (a.k.a. an eBay-like website based in New Zealand).
The website pulled the auction, saying it was in bad taste.
However, local pizza chain Hell Pizza decided to buy it, anyway.
Rachael Allison, head of marketing for Hell Pizza, which has outlets across New Zealand and trades on a naughty image, said the company contacted Scott shortly after the auction was removed and offered him $3,800.
Allison said she would fly to Scott’s home town of Wanganui on North Island Friday “to pick up the soul — or at least the deed of ownership.”
The deed would be hung on a wall at the company’s headquarters in the northern city of Auckland and an image of it posted on the company’s Web site.
“We’d love to get his soul in the virtual world — to keep it immortal,” she said.
So both sides win. Scott gets a few thousand bucks. And the pizza company’s getting far more publicity than $3,800 could buy. (And their website rules. I’d totally buy pizza from there.)
Copycat auctions will begin in 5… 4… 3… 2…