Hundreds of thousands of people are said to have created Pilgrimage to the UK capital to see the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall, where it was laid in state a few days ago Funeral of the late king on Monday.
Participants lined up to enter the Hall and pay their respects to the late monarch who were given bracelets as “a record of the moment”. [they] joined the queue. “
The bracelets, released by the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, come in different colors every day.
As noted by eBay for sale listings, a number of used wearables have been sold in recent days. According to the filing, one sold on Monday morning for £45,100 ($51,323), while others also sold for tens of thousands of pounds.
It’s not clear if all of the items sold for this amount or if they were removed by eBay moderators before the sale could be completed.
However, one of the wearables that records say sold for £25,000 on Monday was actually removed by eBay and no payment was made for the item, the company confirmed. take.
“These items violate our policies and we are removing them from our site,” an eBay spokesperson said. Luck in Monday.
There are still several listings for active bracelets on the online auction site during the Queen’s funeral.
One of them, seen by Luck. It soon appears to have been removed from the site.
Another wearable listing, which has also been removed, raised multiple bids making it more than £40,000.
Earlier, Guardians reported that some listings attracted bids of up to £70,000 ($79,700) before being removed.
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eBay policy prohibits the sale of most event tickets — including tickets to concerts, festivals, sports matches, and theatrical performances. The rules generally apply to events that are free to attend, such as the Queen’s country.
Some sellers have tried to find a way around this policy.
A seller of a wristband with an asking price of £14,000 has forewarned the delisting of their “rare” product.
“This could be taken down by eBay,” they said, before revealing their email address and phone number.
“If you are interested in email… and we can arrange this sale another way,” the seller added.
Many of the listings advertising wristbands from state queues touted items as memorabilia or souvenirs rather than tickets.
People are also using eBay to cash in on other marked items The death of the queen and the state of lying in stateincluding newspapers and posters displayed on London’s public transport network – although the amount being sought for these is much lower than the asking price of the wearable.
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