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Dam don't wana be this guy!! Wife sold his Lotus on ebay for $.50...

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  1. horsmanp

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    Angry Wife Gets Revenge Via eBay
    Wednesday, June 22, 2005

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,160390,00.html

    Heaven Helps a Fool
    April 27, 2005
    Tim Shaw has gotten in trouble again — and this time it counts.

    In February, as previously reported in Out There, the obnoxious British shock jock was suspended "indefinitely" from his radio DJ job for the on-air trashing of his boss' house.

    Last Thursday night, he was doing his usual 10 p.m.-to-1 a.m. shift at Birmingham-based Kerrang! 105.2 FM — here's his bio page — when he told pin-up girl Jodie Marsh (search) on air that he'd be willing to leave his wife and two kids for her.

    Unfortunately, his long-suffering wife was listening — and quickly put up his Lotus Esprit Turbo sports car for sale on eBay.

    "I need to get rid of this car immediately — ideally in the next 2-3 hours before my cheating [jerk] husband gets home to find it gone and all his belongings in the street," Hayley Shaw wrote on the eBay description page, which as of Wednesday afternoon was still up.

    "I am the registered owner and I have the log book. Please only buy if you can pick up tonight," she added.

    The auction lasted exactly five minutes and three seconds. The car, estimated to be worth $45,000, sold for 50 pence (90 cents) and was soon driven away by a buyer who wishes to remain anonymous.

    "I am sick of him disrespecting this family for the sake of his act," Hayley Shaw told a Birmingham newspaper. "The car is his pride and joy, but the idiot put my name on the log book [registration], so I just sold it. I didn't care about the money. I just wanted to get him back."

    Last July, according to The Independent of London, Shaw upset his then-pregnant wife by saying on-air that he fantasized about sex with her sister. When she tearfully called to complain, he put her on air as well.

    A month later, he nearly choked to death when a sausage he was simulating a sex act on broke in half.

    A Kerrang! 105.2 spokesman said Tuesday that Shaw had taken a few days off to try to patch things up with his wife, who told newspapers "there is no hope for a reconciliation."

    — Thanks to Out There reader David N.
     
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  3. Kieron

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    Publicity stunt.
     
  4. judoug88

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    Maybe not. I was talking to one of my Mom's friend's who is from South Africa, and he said that one time the Porsche dealer down there put out a 911 and a price of $1 (in south african money though) on it. The car sat there for about 6 months, with everybody thinking it was a joke. Finally some guy went in and bought it for $1.
     
  5. darth550

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    Uh huh....

    Remember "The Guy" whos' wife found the secretary's love note and sold his Benz at the garage sale for $500?

    My brother's friend's sister's neighbor's dog walker was there so it REALLY HAPPENED!!!!
     
  6. RacerX_GTO

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    Mean is the fist of a man,
    Evil is the heart of a woman
     
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  8. SrfCity

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    Yes. "hell have no wrath as that of a woman scorned" and more importantly "a shock jock will go to no end to improve ratings"
     
  9. nsxnick

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    total publicity stunt.
    see her previous auctions.
     
  10. stardoc

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    Agreed, just another stupid stunt. Her previous transactions looked real phoney as the dude with zero feedback who bought the car.
     
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  12. PeterS

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    Maybe Art can chime in on this. Several years ago in Vegas, a lady was in the same mindset and sold her husband's new 911 for $.25! He took it to court and got his car back in a week. There are some laws on the books that prevent sales such as this (At least in Nevada there were).
     
  13. Tomf-1

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    dave, wtf

    i thot we agreed my identity and profession will not be revealed...
     
  14. PMDDMD

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    Ok, here's a real life story from my own family archives. Back in the early 70's my uncle and his wife built their dream home on 12 acres in central Maine. The house was a new-construction 20+ room Victorian, 4 floors..beautiful. Detatched 4-car garage with apartment above-it..1 acre pond and an apple orchard on the property...bottom line...idyllic. Cost of construction back then was around $250K (translate that into 2005 dollars=pretty big bucks). By 1980 they went through a contentious divorce and she got the house and just about everything else but his 1975 Datsun 240Z(which he still drives!). This house was my uncle's pride and joy, killed him to lose it. Very soon after the divorce, she sold the property (spitefully some might say) for just over $30K, the balance of the mortgage at the time. She was independently wealthy and didn't need the bucks..just wanted, apparently, to devalue the only thing he he held dear at the time.
     
  15. amenasce

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    yep

    If u look at the pic of the lotus , u can see its a fake.
     
  16. TimN88

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    wow, over 300,000 views for that auction!
     
  17. crazynova23

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    its funny, because i dont know about europe, but if it was america, and his name was on the title, and she did that, he could take it right back from the buyer because it wasnt her property, and his name only was on the title.
     
  18. XR4Tim

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    She says "I am the registered owner" in the ebay ad. Which doesn't make sense to me why she would take such a loss on a car that she technically owned anyway.
     
  19. Schatten

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    interesting story Pete. hmmmm.
     
  20. mchferrari

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    £0.50 may be stretching it. I'd say £0.40 tops.
     
  21. SefacHotRodder

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    Yeah. Looks like some sort of lotus kit car. Definatley a p-s'd pic
     

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