Hated' buggy sells for £325

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Hated' buggy sells for £325

A buggy listed for sale by a father who said it signified the end of his "happy carefree low-cost child-free life" has sold for £325.

Joel Andresier, 39, put the Phil and Teds buggy for sale on eBay saying it had had "pretty much every bodily fluid known to science (and several that have yet to be discovered) chucked over it by my children. It's also absorbed its own weight in Ella's Kitchen meals, and mud".

The advert went viral with bidding going over £154,000 at one stage.

But the development manager for the Motability charity, from Sarisbury Green, Southampton, reset the price and after 74 bids the item has now sold.

The listing created so many questions, enough to fill six pages, that the advert exceeded the number of customer enquiries allowed by the online auction site.

Mr Andresier wrote: "Looks like I have hit the eBay limit for shared responses to all your wonderful questions. It doesn't look like the last 50 or so replies from today have been added to the listing. Sorry people - looks like you have broken eBay."

In his item listing, Mr Andresier wrote: "I shall be glad to see it leave my premises and never return.

"This was purchased against my wishes many years ago as I never wanted children and buggy signified my wife's intent to have children. We argued much and this buggy signified my wife's intent to have children. We argued much and this buggy signifies everything that ended my happy carefree low-cost child-free life."

Mr Andresier continued: "Anyway, as you can tell, I hate the buggy. I now have three children and a labrador and am forced to endure the school run where women I don't know try and discuss the price of center parc holidays and the benefits of the micro over the mini micro scooter. To summarise, my life is over and this green albatross needs to go around some other poor sod's neck."

The only positive thing he has to say about the pushchair is: "This buggy has never been used for dog-sledding, racing or buggy bumper cars although I once used it to concuss a randy Alsatian that tried getting amorous with my lab."

As for what he will do with the proceeds of the sale, he said: "Any money generated from this sale will be used to help me recover from children (and probably involve drugs and alcohol)."

His wife, Susan, 36, said her husband has a dry sense of humour and she could not believe the number of comments and bids the pushchair received.

She told the BBC: "I thought it was hilarious and I know that he doesn't mean it, it's all very tongue-in-cheek."

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