Lori Enos' story regarding eBay's Charity Auctions omitted one other bogus move by the mega-corp.
They initially said that no items were to be sold on site with regards to this tragedy. If auctions were reported, they were immediately cancelled and the following letter was sent out to the bidder:
"Please be aware that auction:
Item # - Item Title
in which you were a bidding participant, has been ended early by eBay.
Out of respect for the many members of the eBay community personally affected by the tragedy at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, eBay has temporarily suspended the trade of Pentagon, World Trade Center, and all related items.
September 11, 2001 has been 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 and their families.
Because the auction was ended early, you as a bidder are not required to complete the transaction.
We thank you in advance for you cooperation and understanding."
Now, however, if the SAME items are re-listed under their "Auctions for America" Listings, they will be permitted to be sold!!
Why? Because letting them remain will raise the number of participants in their twisted "charitable" attempt. In my opinion, there couldn't be any corporation with less scruples than eBay, Inc.