Someone Nearly Sold Tickets to Joe Paterno’s Memorial Service for $98K on eBay

| by Alex Groberman

A pair of tickets to Joe Paterno’s memorial service nearly sold for $98,100 before eBay pulled the plug on the auction.

As first noted by the good folks at Lobshots (via The Big Lead), a seemingly legitimate sale of two tickets to attend Thursday’s service at Bryce Jordan Center showed up on the world’s foremost auction site yesterday. Because all of the free tickets to the event have reportedly been dispersed at this point, bidding for this particular set of tickets got up to nearly $100,000 with a lot of time to spare.

Unfortunately, shortly after news of this hit the web, eBay promptly removed the auction. Nobody seems to know precisely why it was removed, but there is speculation that because eBay prohibits sale of tickets to free events, this particular auction violated terms of use. Others have suggested that maybe there was something wrong or fishy with the bidding process. Once again, though, at this point in time, a reason for the removal of the auction has not been given.

Here are some screenshots of the auction page before its eventual removal (via Lobshots):




(Kudos to Lobshots via The Big Lead for the find)

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