Trading Spaces auction adds lunch with Doug; Vern consultation at $2,095.

Trading Spaces auction adds lunch with Doug; Vern consultation at $2,095.
Just over five days remain in the Trading Spaces charity auction on eBay, and a few new items have been added, including lunch with Doug. “Doug will fly to your city and have lunch with you and a friend in May 2003,” the auction’s page says; it’s current verified bid as of 8 a.m. ET Monday is $510. Vern, however, is easily winning the popularity game, as a two-hour consultation with him is presently going for $2,095. The cheapest item is Kia’s ornament based upon her hanging bed room; it’s $102.50.

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Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

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