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Time is running out in perhaps the most exciting online auction of the year. EBay is selling a British Male, Ian Harris, to the highest bidder. When we first wrote this, the bidding has reached a staggering $5.00. Surely someone out there can beat that, we said. And we were right. Last time we checked, 12 bidders had frenzied up the bidding to an astonishing $31. Truly, this shows the power of The Register. Ian describes himself as "slightly used", but says that he has had various careful owners. His built-in compliments feature must be a winner, but don't overlook a limited artificial intelligence, the ability to buy drinks and use a wallet. Rare talents indeed. All parts are, allegedly, accounted for although this reporter has not verified this in person. The British male can be installed on a couch near to a television. We did not inquire about an uninstall feature. Oh, it is indeed the silly season. If you fancy bidding for Mr. Harris, surf your way here. You have six days. ®

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