Last week’s Wall Street Journal article by Jessica Mintz noted that over 8 million yellow bracelets have been sold, each contributing $1 for cancer research.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation is facing a million back orders.
And now there’s eBay, as always, to sell you what you want when you can’t get it anywhere else.
Over 1,000 bracelets have been sold thus far on eBay, at prices ranging up to $10 apiece.
There’s no rule against reselling bracelets for a profit.
However, the foundation is dismayed that its suddenly chic wares have cropped up on eBay.
A spokeswoman said some of the sales are “just pure capitalism.”
OK. And her point?
I mean, so what?
$1 went to cancer research – by default – when the bracelet was originally sold.
Getting bent out of shape because somebody does something you don’t like with what they’ve bought is ridiculous.
The best definition of ownership I’ve ever seen is, “You own something only when you’re free to sell it.”