Stranger sought for hol­i­day

Townsville Bulletin - - Front Page -

EBAY bid­ders were yes­ter­day bat­tling to win the chance to take a stranger on hol­i­day af­ter a spurned lover from Bri­tain used the auc­tion site to find a new trav­el­ling com­pan­ion.

The man, known on the site as Adam1630 from Wok­ing­ham, Berk­shire, tells bid­ders how he booked the five-star hol­i­day at a cou­ples-only ro­man­tic hideaway in Ja­maica, only to be dumped by his girl­friend.

The un­for­tu­nate seller, named by the Dai­ly­Mail news­pa­per as in­sur­ance un­der­writer Adam Croot, faces los­ing thou­sands of pounds on non-re­fund­able tick­ets if he doesn’t go.

But the re­sort will not al­low him to take a male friend so he is ad­ver­tis­ing the hol­i­day at a knock-down price with one con­di­tion — that he comes along too.

‘‘Maybe I’m just a tight wad, or maybe I just hate see­ing any­thing go waste, but I want to go to Ja­maica,’’ he said.

The to­tal cost of the hol­i­day for two is £ 2400 but Mr Croot has al­ready paid all but the fi­nal £ 600.

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