An unemployed salesman who is desperate to find work put himself up for sale on eBay on Monday.

Determined David Wood, 45, has spent every day for the past two years writing up to 30 job applications and scanning newspapers and websites to find a job.

But despite his efforts, David is still jobless and has had to ask his father for a loan to prevent him losing his home in Bristol.

It was when he found himself contemplating suicide last month that he decided to place the advert "For Sale an Experienced Sales Representative" on eBay. The ad goes on that he comes with 25 years' of sales experience covering a wide product base.

"It finally came to a head and I had nowhere else to turn. This is a last-ditch attempt to get an employer's attention," David said.