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February 04, 2003

Sadly, it's not uncommon in these tough times for people to auction off some of their possessions on eBay. But a dozen website producers who were recently laid off by CNET Networks took a more positive approach by advertising something else on the auction site: themselves.

Bidding reached $610 before eBay pulled the plug on the auction. ''Members cannot legally sell human beings,'' the site notified group leader Lee Schlesinger of Framingham, Mass.

The Boston Globe reports that in just one day, more than 1,600 people visited the auction listing for Schlesinger and his friends, and 24 bids poured in to view the resumes of the dozen workers, who were laid off from CNET's Cambridge and San Francisco offices in July and January.

''Some seem like they have legitimate interest in our skills,'' Schlesinger said.

Source: The Boston Globe

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