“Out of respect for victims, eBay does not allow listings that graphically portray, glorify or attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering,” the company said in a statement. “EBay’s teams are monitoring related listings to ensure they comply with our policies and also taking into account reports from our community members. When a listing is brought to our attention that may go against our guidelines, we carefully consider the context and all of the details, and decisions to remove items are made on a case-by-case basis.”
There was a 2013 medal for sale Wednesday — but its proceeds will go directly to charity. Jonathan Resnick, an accountant in Southern California, had read on a runners’ discussion board about medals being sold.
“I’m not attached to material things,” he said. “The least I could do was make something good from something bad.”
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