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12:25 PM -- The few, the proud, the foolish?

From the PR pile, a semi-literate press release advertising a tired tatoo stunt that I'm passing along for its comedic value (however unintentional):

Press Release:
Biddeford ME

Maine Man Sells Permanent Advertising Tattoo On Back Of His Neck

25 Year old Mark Greenlaw from Biddeford ME has ran crazy auctions since the day he started the all famous weirdebay.Com but nothing could prepare him for his newest adventure. The 25 year old has decided to offer a permanent advertising spot on the back of his nick to the highest bidder, when sitting down with Mark Greenlaw he had a smile that would make you think he was just your normal crazy guy, in reality he is a very nice guy at age 25 Mark Greenlaw has three kids ages 5,3, and 2 his exact words to me was “I am doing this auction to help support my family and if it takes a little pain and a logo on the back of my neck to do so then I will do it” When asked does it bother you that this company will be branded on you for life? He replied “Not at all I think it will be fun for both myself and the company, Just image the media exposure the company will receive.”

Mark Greenlaw’s auction can be found on the world famous auction site E-bay his user ID is maineelectronics the auction currently has one bid of ninety nine cents but the reserve has yet to been met, The auction still has 9d 12h 37m remaining as of January, 16, of 2006 and you can also search for this auction by the auction ID which is 5657013788

In the auction Mark Greenlaw has stated that a Portland ME base radio station WPOR with DJ Joe Lerman will be doing a live interview with him on Wednesday January,18 and during that interview he will tell the listeners who the highest bidder is and what their company is.

Reporters Notes: To me this has to be the weirdest yet craziest auction I have yet to come across for a father of three to get the back of his neck tattooed with a company logo or site would be insane but who am I to criticize as I am afraid of a needle at the doctor’s office. This type of advertising method is sweeping through the USA like a wild fire; Although Mark Greenlaw did state one thing the media attention this auction could get could be huge if it was in the right hands And would make for a huge marketing campaign for his winning bidder.

This Press Release was written by:
Eric Walker
317 West St.
Biddeford ME.

The auction so far has netted Greenlaw about $5,300 in 52 bids. BUT, that doesn't meet his already lowered reserve price, so the whole thing might not happen if his magic number isn't met. So I wonder: What's the real price he's putting on that kind of humiliation?

— Phil Harvey, Slow News Day Editor, Light Reading

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:08:24 AM
re: Your Ad Here I asked the esteemed auctioneer from the article above if he would reveal his reserve price -- and he did:

"Hello, Yes My Reserve Is Set For 5,300.00 It Was Originally 10,000.00 But I Lowered It So It Would Sell Better :)"

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