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Bid boost for the 'buy-me' bride

Man sells Xbox to pay for dot-com wife...
Written by Ben King, Contributor

Man sells Xbox to pay for dot-com wife...

Another bid has been made in the auction for the right to marry controversial dot-com entrepreneur Kay Hammond. It's the first bid that Hammond has received since listing herself on UK auction site QXL, which now stands to receive £3,750 if the sale goes ahead - in addition to the 30p listing fee sellers on the site have to pay. Amorous auctioneer 'pierre_p3' has been emptying his bedroom to make room for the new bride. He has put a Dell PC, a laptop and even a copy of Metal Gear Solid 2 on the auction block, no doubt in part to raise funds for his forthcoming nuptials. Hammond previously attempted to auction her hand in marriage on eBay.co.uk, where bidding rose to £10m before the owners of the site had the auction removed on grounds of taste. A spokeswoman for Kay Hammond said she would not to talk to silicon.com unless we paid her. She appeared on Richard and Judy yesterday, and is currently negotiating to sell her story to the Sunday papers, the spokeswoman said, though she has not yet chosen to auction those rights on QXL. Hammond has consistently denied that the auction is a publicity stunt.
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