Woman demands house forEUR 2.5 after internet auction

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6 August 2004 , PADERBORN - A woman who placed the top bid of EUR 2.50 for a brand-new house in an internet auction plans to sue after the seller said the price would be EUR 104,000. Achim Riesenberger, a lawyer from the northern German city of Paderborn, said Thursday, "We'll file suit to force him to build it." His client has already remitted the EUR 2.50 to the seller and is waiting for her house. But the seller, from the German region of Karlsruhe, denies the deal on eBay is valid. He says the descript

6 August 2004

PADERBORN - A woman who placed the top bid of EUR 2.50 for a brand-new house in an internet auction plans to sue after the seller said the price would be EUR 104,000.

Achim Riesenberger, a lawyer from the northern German city of Paderborn, said Thursday, "We'll file suit to force him to build it."

His client has already remitted the EUR 2.50 to the seller and is waiting for her house.

But the seller, from the German region of Karlsruhe, denies the deal on eBay is valid. He says the description on the web page stated, "House cannot be built for less than EUR 104,000."

"Then he shouldn't have fixed the minimum bid at EUR one," said Riesenberger. "The description said, 'Well build your house.' Under eBay rules, the minimum means the smallest amount you will accept."

DPA

Subject: German news 

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