When a Florida man decided to use eBay, he went all out, selling his version of the American dream. Shane Butcher listed everything he owns for $3.5 million, and plans to pursue new challenges in the days ahead. Among the items Butcher listed are three fully stocked video games stores, a two-bedroom townhouse on the beach, a rental condo, three cars, and a couple of kayaks. The deal does not include his wife and child, or his loyal dog.
The deal includes six months of training for the new owner and a year’s leases and fees for the stores. Butcher is not sure what career path he might follow next or where he and his family might go. He has one potential buyer, so he is giving all of the possibilities some consideration. He said, “If you build a castle, it’s awesome to sell it and then start building another one, hopefully bigger and better.”– Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Florida Man Selling ‘American Dream’ on eBay, By Christina Ng, http://news.yahoo.com/florida-man-selling-american-dream-ebay-212445292--abc-news-money.html ; Accessed Aug 10, 2012
Luke 12:15 (HCSB) “He then told them, ‘Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.’”