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Hell Buys Man's Soul On Trademe

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Fuseworks Media

3 July 2008 - "Sold to the man dressed as the Grim Reaper." It's not your everyday sale. Following an auction for Wanganui man Walter Scott's soul on internet auction site Trademe, HELL Pizza have offered Mr. Scott $5001.00 in return for his soul, which he has duly accepted.

Scott decided to sell his soul because he felt it was of little use to him; however the auction was pulled down late this morning after it received a staggering 32,000 hits and over 100 bids. Bidding was at $5000 before the auction was taken down.

HELL, who had been following the auction, after seeing it on local television, felt sorry for Scott and decided they should find a home for his soul. HELL tracked Scott down and offered him $5001 for his soul.

``The soul belongs to HELL; there is simply no better place for it! We always strive to embrace the very personality that has made us loved by so many pizza eaters, and this is great. The idea of selling your soul fits well with our brand. It's what we're all about,'' says Rachael Allison, Head of Marketing HELL Pizza.

HELL will hand over $5001 to Scott in Wanganui tomorrow. In return Scott will give HELL a contract outlining details of the ownership and a signed certificate.

``If a person's game enough to sell their soul then it deserves a good home,'' says Allison.

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