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ATTACK ON THE U.S.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006

DEATH AUCTION - eBay bans sale of items from attack
SAN JOSE, CALIF., Bloomberg News
Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Internet auction company eBay Inc. has banned the sale of items related to the World Trade Center attack after several auctions for videos and debris from the tragedy appeared on its Web site. The on-line auction service cancelled the auctions and instructed its customer support teams in Salt Lake City, Utah, to monitor the site for similar sales, said spokesman Kevin Pursglove. He said the company is monitoring its site for auctions attempting to exploit the tragedy.

Among the items up for bid were a World Trade Center Bombing Video, with a $10.50 (U.S.) opening price, and debris from the explosive aircraft crashes, beginning at $9.99. Users trying to access information on the items were linked to a message saying the item was either invalid or no longer in eBay's database.

"We wanted to take steps immediately," Mr. Pursglove said. The auction service also posted a message on its main Web page yesterday saying that the day was a "terrible day for the United States and many people in the eBay community. The thoughts of everyone at eBay go out to the victims of today's tragedy and their families." The auction service earlier this year tightened restrictions on the sale of so-called "murderabilia" and hate-related merchandise, such as items linked to Nazi Germany.






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