Girl's bid to sell gran thwarted by eBay

A CHEEKY schoolgirl's bid to sell her grandmother on auction website eBay has been thwarted by regulations on human trafficking.

Annie Davidson

A CHEEKY schoolgirl's bid to sell her grandmother on auction website eBay has been thwarted by regulations on human trafficking

Zoe Pemberton, 10, described Marion Goodall as “rare and annoying and moaning a lot” - and received bids of more than �2,000 for her.

But eBay bosses removed the advertisement because the site does not allow humans to be bought and sold.

The Great Clacton CoE Junior School pupil advertised Mrs Goodall, 61, with no reserve price and said she was “very cuddly and loves word searches.”

She also helpfully added that the pensioner's favourite food was curry and she enjoyed drinking tea and coffee.

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Explaining her drastic solution for some peace and quiet, Zoe said: “Well, she was annoying me. She was moaning at me when I wrote down that her favourite food was curry - she said could I change it to Chinese.

“Apart from that she didn't seem to mind.”

A total of 27 bids were received for Mrs Goodall.

Zoe was visiting her father Thomas Pemberton, and her grandmother at their home in Old Road, Clacton-on-Sea, when she made the mischievous online offer.

Mr Pemberton said: “It was all her own words and I just went along with it really.”

An eBay spokeswoman said the advert was “quite amusing” but had to be taken down.

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