The untimely death of king of pop Michael Jackson had led to a surge of memorabilia being listed on auction
sites worldwide. eBay - saw a surge in items related to the global superstar put on sale overnight, following
his death in Los Angeles on Thursday. Thousands of records, DVDs and one-off items were on sale, including an
original signed Fedora hat – one of Jackson's trademarks – for sale for £5,950. Indeed eBay UK's list of Popular
Search Terms shows that for memorabilia Michael Jackson items have shot into first place.
Along with the genuine memorabilia hundreds of hastily-printed "Jacko memorial T-shirts", key rings and even
computer mouse mats appeared on the popular internet auction site. In total on eBay.com over 55,000 items and
over 21,000 on eBay.co.uk were available within days of the sudden death of the singer at his rented Beverly
Fans who had purchased tickets for Michael Jackson's O2 Arena shows in London from private sellers prior to
the stars death did receive some good news from eBay. A spokesman told the BBC, "We will ensure all buyers on
the site can receive a full refund for their ticket purchase." "The sad news of Michael Jackson's death has left
fans of the King of Pop bereft." further commenting that "eBay is committed to ensuring that no buyer is left out
of pocket as a result of the unique nature of the event."
Posted: Tues June 30 14:30 GMT