While there has been much publicity about how the city of Boston has come together after Monday's marathon bombing, some Bostonians wasted no time in putting memorabilia from the race and tragedy up for sale on eBay, only hours after the explosions, reports HuffingtonPost.com.
Boston Marathon Race jackets are selling from $50 to $90, while marathon medals given to participants are selling for over $100. One medal was selling for $306, while another sold for $266.
It's not clear if these items are being sold by looters or actual participants. A video (below) was linked to the social media site Reddit.com showing looters stealing marathon jackets after the explosions caused chaos.
One t-shirt listed on eBay states: “RARE Martin Richard Boston Marathon bombing support tee tribute white t-shirt.” Richard Martin was the 8-year-old killed in the bombings.
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ABC News notes: "Some eBay sellers have said they are auctioning the items to donate the money to charity, such as the One Fund Boston, the official charity set up to raise money for families of bombing victims. Others don’t specify."
A spokesperson for eBay released a statement, which read in part: “Out of respect for victims, eBay does not allow listings that graphically portray, glorify or attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering."
"...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. Anyone can report an item to eBay for review by clicking the ‘Report Item’ link on the listing.”