Kobe Memorial Service Items Are Banned From Being Sold On eBay

Written by on February 26, 2020

eBay is taking action against its users trying to make a quick buck off of reselling the exclusive Kobe Bryant memorial t-shirts and programs that were given to attendees at the public memorial service on February 24th. Each person got a special edition t-shirt and program, both featuring memorable pictures of Kobe and Gianna Bryant.

These shirts and programs were up on eBay almost immediately after the service ending. One person got more than $2,000 for the Kobe Bryant t-shirt. Some people were selling bundle packs of the t-shirt and program starting at $3,000 and ranging up to $5,000.

TMZ reports that all of memorial Kobe items have and will be pulled off of the site. An email to a seller from eBay said this: “Please note, due to sudden and tragic passing of Kobe Bryant – eBay has made the decision to prohibit the sale of merchandise, images and mugs relating to their passing. We do not allow listings that attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering.”

The amount of merchandise being sold for a high dollar amount since the basketball legend’s passing is outrageous. Soon after news of his tragic death, Nike sold out of their Kobe gear and the prices for anything with his name or number on it skyrocketed.

eBay is still allowing merchandise and memorabilia are allowed to be sold, but anything that has to do with the memorial service is prohibited. This is a good move, and it’s honestly sad that people have already made so much money from these sentimental things.

Featured photo credit to Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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