EBay says it is monitoring listings to ensure nobody uses the auction website to profit from the Boston Marathon bombings.
“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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