Best Story.. err Trademe auction EVER!

By Michael Marneros, in , posted: 12-Jun-2009 08:34

Comment by stevonz, on 12-Jun-2009 11:56

That really is funny!  Although it loo long ot read all of the comments...

Comment by Tony, on 15-Jun-2009 11:12

Can I ask why would anyone want to pay over $2000 for a broken washing machine??

Author's note by kinsten, on 15-Jun-2009 12:59

@ Tony
Yea, not sure who would pay over $2000 for a broken washing machine, I guess they are hoping to get on TV, possibly a business, maybe even a washing machine repair business, who want some publicity & 'expensive' advertising.

@ Stevonz
Yea, way too long, flick through a few when I see other people looking this thing up haha.

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Michael Marneros
New Zealand

What do I do?
I work for a Software Development company teaching people how to use our amazingly simple & yet complex software.  I also test the software for bugs, and help come up with ideas for improving our software for our customers.

What do I do when i'm not working?
Usually at home enjoying my wife's company or enjoying time with friends, & playing games or watching tv/movies. I love most kinds of movies.

I love computer games and music. I have taught myself Piano, and created my own style and sorta tinker from there. Compose my own music & currently working on some Electronica projects. You can download and listen to some of my works for free from here.  Or check out my soundcloud here.

Yes, they are terrible inventions, sent to make peoples lives supposedly easier. So far I get enjoyment out of the ease of communication (I hate hand writing letters) & how close it has made the world. Constantly called upon by friends to help with somewhat simple tasks (removing viruses, installing applications, hiding the material they want hidden from their partners).

Web design & Hosting:
I dabble in web design, getting the occasional contract via friends or through word of mouth.  Here are some of my projects. 

Trott's Garden - Internationally recognised garden design, Alan & Catherine Trott are my first customers

Container Waste - Recent project presented to me by their graphic designer

The Cheshire Cats Grin - My wife was diagnosed with cancer & she REALLY needed an outlet.  So I setup this wordpress blog to express herself.  We also decided to trial those Penguin Cold Caps to help prevent her from losing hair during the Chemo.

Darjon Vineyard - A venue for weddings or events.