A builder from Arrowtown (in New Zealand, geography fans) ignited a small-scale bidding war on Trade Me by putting up a replica of a TARDIS.
While the replica did get 25,000 views during the time that it was on sale, the reserve price of $3500 (£1700 or so, which sounds sounds like the right price for one of these) wasn’t met, which means the piece might not be bought at all.
There is some hope for the highest bidder, however, as his daughter Sheree Carey says:
“Dad says it’s not about the money. He’s really happy to cover his costs and got a real giggle out of the popularity of it.”
Kevin Mortimer, the builder in question, has also been fielding many enquiries about the “machine”. One such question was concerned with that area of life we’ve all been in: the relationship that hasn’t quite worked out the way we hoped:
“I need to go back to 1995 so I cannot ask my stupid wife to marry me. Can this machine go to exact times?”
As that’s currently impossible, one has to feel some measure of sympathy for him and hope that someday he does change his life for the better. In the meantime, we here at the K hope that somebody does get their hands on this magnificent replica.
Failing that, we always appreciate donations of similar replicas!