06/06/2013 03:19 pm ET

Man Sells Parking Ticket On EBay, Says He Will Use Money To Pay Fine


A British man is hoping one benevolent consumer will purchase his parking ticket on eBay.

The optimistic entrepreneur, who identifies himself as David, says he is a performer who can't afford to pay the parking fine he received in Birmingham, England.

The listing's description reads:

I don't dispute either the ticket or my fault but am in a bad financial state and was only stopping at the custard factory in Birmingham to collect half a meter of cloth! It destroyed our day and is still worrying me as I'm not sure where to get the funds for this from.

There must be one person who has done well in life and can relate to this very small horror story who would like to buy it from me and smile for several days knowing they did a great thing. At the same time it would help me (a stranger to you) out enormously. The world is full of darkness and people who are quick to take advantage and whilst this plight is my own fault, it would be a wonderful thing to know that someone out there cared enough about a total stranger to buy this ticket from me.

The ticket, which David notes is in "good condition," will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, and the funds from the auction will pay for the fine. The winning bidder will also get a letter of thanks.

So far, at least 50 people have taken David up on his offer. As of Thursday afternoon, the ticket was going for £110 (about $172), which is £45.50 (about $71) more than the original fine. Though David originally said he would use any excess money for a weekend break, he now says he will donate the funds to a family in need of money to pay for medical bills.

Bidding on the ticket ends June 10.

(h/t MSN)