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To think it bad taste for people to be selling Charlie Ebdo on Ebay

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StuntBottom Wed 14-Jan-15 14:05:01

The special issue is apparently going for three figures. Seems very wrong to me that people are profitting from these deaths.

Nancy66 Wed 14-Jan-15 14:07:37

I agree. Was always going to happen though.

CleanLinesSharpEdges Wed 14-Jan-15 14:12:00

Yep its wrong.

The magazine themselves have increased their print run from the usual 60,000 to 5 million so I guess they're profiting too.

ApocalypseThen Wed 14-Jan-15 14:18:23

I don't see the problem, to be honest. It's hardly like the motive for the attack was the sale by any channel of the magazine.

InfinitySeven Wed 14-Jan-15 14:20:11

The magazine aren't profiting. All proceeds are going to the victims families.

MajesticWhine Wed 14-Jan-15 14:20:30

It wouldn't have occurred to me to be bothered by that.

BeCool Wed 14-Jan-15 14:24:16

Do you also think it is bad taste to buy it? or just to sell it?

BeCool Wed 14-Jan-15 14:27:53

what about selling the "Je Suis Charlie" t-shirts on ebay - do you think that is bad taste too?

I think YABU - a fool and their money are easily parted etc. If people want to spend their money on tshirts and overpriced magazines that is their choice. I don't think any taste is involved.

CleanLinesSharpEdges Wed 14-Jan-15 14:32:05

I didn't know the magazine were giving their profits to the victims families. That's good.

But the people that have bought a copy specifically to sell on ebay, some of which are apparently priced at hundreds of pounds, are no different to people who buy a bunch of concert tickets to flog on there for a massive profit - I just don't agree with it, and the fact that in this case they're making money out the brutal killing of numerous people makes it even more disgusting.

WillBeatJanuaryBlues Wed 14-Jan-15 14:37:13

its a key moment in history and anyone buying the magazine is buying that.

StuntBottom Wed 14-Jan-15 14:38:09

I think it's how quickly they're on eBay which has raised my eyebrow. It seems grasping and somewhat disrespectful. I don't think I'd have commented if it were a second hand copy being sold in a few week's time.

The t-shirts don't seem as bad. At least you're showing support and solidarity by wearing one of those so they have a purpose.

Marphe Wed 14-Jan-15 14:41:03

I'd be surprised if it's necessary to pay over the odds for it. Aren't they going to release another print run?

I don't really see any difference to selling any other secondhand comic or magazine though. I can see why people wold can to keep a copy for posterity but with so many in circulation and likely to be kept, I can't see it being a valuable collectors item.

MagratsHair Wed 14-Jan-15 14:41:36


curiousgeorgie Wed 14-Jan-15 14:43:42

One copy was going for 1500... It's crazy...

And if the proceeds are going to victims families then the ebay sellers should donate something..

seaoflove Wed 14-Jan-15 14:45:22

There is nothing people won't put on eBay for a quick buck.

But with a print run of (IIRC) three million, I don't think there's a chance of it being a collector's item. And if you buy it at a newsstand, at least the profits go to the right people.

CleanLinesSharpEdges Wed 14-Jan-15 14:47:32

One current on ebay ending in 30 mins, current bid £95,500... looks like some of these sales are being sabotaged.

UriGeller Wed 14-Jan-15 14:52:14

bad taste? I would have thought that Charlie Hebdo are absolutely rofling their socks off at the sheer irreverence of it. isn't bad taste what they are all about?

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