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eBay Humor: The Car or the Wife?

Divorces can be brutal undertakings, as is to be expected when lives change so dramatically. They can also be adventures in financial creativity, as people scramble to hold onto what’s dear to t...
eBay Humor: The Car or the Wife?
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  • Divorces can be brutal undertakings, as is to be expected when lives change so dramatically. They can also be adventures in financial creativity, as people scramble to hold onto what’s dear to them. Unfortunately, sometimes the loss in a divorce can extend well beyond the emotional level, targeting items people have come to love, such as boss Super Sport Camaros with bitching racing stripes on them. While these situations are often bitter for the parties involved, sometimes they spill over into the Internet, providing unintentional humor for those of us who aren’t involved.

    Just ask eBay seller wyliewalczykracing and his latest auction, which stems from a nasty-looking divorce. Granted, I’m not privy to the details of the divorce proceedings, but with the description wyliewalczykracing offers on his current item up for bid — the aforementioned 2010 Camaro SS — it’s plain to see he’s not happy about the way things have played out with his soon-to-be ex-wife, and he’s sure as hell not happy about having to sell his Camaro, which is a casualty of said unhappy ending.

    The devil, as they say, is in the details, and the description for his auction item is filled with them, as wyliewalczykracing offers a biting comparison/contrast between his beloved Camaro and the woman he’s divorcing. Let’s just say the Camaro comes out looking like a gem. Not so much for his less-than-significant other. First, the introduction to his comparison:

    As much as this car & my wife are loved and will be missed. I am forced to part with both, So my loss is your gain here. The car has less than 10,000 miles on it, her- a little more-just saying. The car has never seen snow, she can be as cold as ice. The car was garage stored when not in use, she is making me move out to the garage. This car has extraordinary acceleration with the 6.2L V8, superior handling, excellent value, head-turning looks, unique interior design, great fuel economy, and a throaty boasting exhaust, which beats a bitchy mouth any day.

    Ouch, but then again, the title and subtitle for the description are as telling as anything on the page:

    HER or the CAR?

    Your Choice…

    But The Car is Better Looking & A Whole Lot Cheaper!

    There’s an awful lot of hurt feelings on display here, but the title and the description paragraph are only the beginning. The pièce de résistance of the auction is when wyliewalczykracing compares the specs between his car and the apparent bane of his existence. Some highlights:

    2010 Chevrolet Camaro – Muscle Car

    Soon To Be Ex-Wife – Pretentious Witch

    2010 Chevrolet Camaro – High Performance Motor

    Soon To Be Ex-Wife – Motor Mouth Low performance brain

    2010 Chevrolet Camaro – Precision Handling

    Soon To Be Ex-Wife – Loose on entry (Take from that, what you will – Ed)

    2010 Chevrolet Camaro – Neon Trim Lighting Color Matched To Interior

    Soon To Be Ex-Wife – Carpet does not match the drapes

    Again, the word “ouch” is applicable. Here’s a screenshot of the entire spec comparison, just in case the auction goes away:

    Her or the Car

    There’s also pictures of the car, quite naturally, although, wyliewalczykracing did not include any shots of his betrothed. Whatever the case, it appears as if wyliewalczykracing’s auction has been well received. Currently, the high bid for the Camaro is $27,201.61. Considering the description, I can’t help but wonder what the bids on his upcoming ex-wife would be?

    With that in mind, a rebuttal auction from her would be too good to be true.

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