How many brides-to-be would bid on a wedding dress scented with “the stench of betrayal?” A British woman is betting there are plenty in the market to fund her sweet revenge, and she’s listed her petite size 6 wedding dress on eBay. The auction will pay for her divorce from a cheating husband who supposedly is not only having an affair but living with the other woman.
The 28-year-old soon-to-be divorced Samantha Wragg will even throw in the veil for the highest bidder.
“If you want a dress that is full of bad memories and shattered hopes and dreams then this is the one for you,” she writes. “I hope this dress brings you a lot more happiness than it brought me in the end.” She lists the dress as in “great condition but needs dry cleaning before wearing to get rid of the stench of betrayal.” Ouch.
Like her marriage, the dress is a little bit stained.
“As it reaches the floor, it is a little dirty around this area and so will need a dry clean before it’s worn for your special day,” says the description. “I didn’t have time to get it dry-cleaned myself before my cheating scumbag of a husband decided to call an end to our marriage.”
Otherwise, the strapless dress designed by Art Couture and originally priced at U.S. $2,600 is in perfectly good condition.
“Mainly selling as I need to pay for my divorce which my ex-husband has left me to foot the bill for!” writes Wragg in her eBay listing.
Typically, sellers who list on eBay include several thumbnail images of the item they’re putting up for bid. In this case, Wragg posted two pictures. One depicts the glowing bride in her wedding dress (which is absolutely beautiful} and surrounded by happy wedding guests. The second captures her and the Cheating. Scumbag. Husband. closely entwined in a wedding slow dance.
The bride offered an explanation sure to elicit sympathy from any woman who has gone through a bad breakup.
“Sorry that there are only two pictures but when I found out my husband was living with another woman, I pretty much burned/permanently deleted everything with his disgusting face on it.”
The bright idea for her attention-grabbing ad came from an unlikely source after Wragg saw little response to her initial eBay post. “I had my wedding dress on eBay for two weeks with barely any views so I decided with a little help from my brother (ok it was all his idea!) to make it funny,” she revealed on her online website.
The auction for the dress started at 600 British Pounds Sterling, which is the equivalent of about $780 in U.S. money, and so far has attracted 63 bids from nine bidders for an astronomical U.S. $85,469 If you want to check out the ingenious bride, the dress and the winning bid, go to her post on eBay.
If you ever got sweet revenge on a cheating spouse in similar innovative style, please let us know!