eBay not a girl’s best friend

Sale of crypt next to Marilyn Monroe’s goes wrong, leaves widow empty-handed

The auction of a drawer above Marilyn Monroe’s crypt at an L.A.-area memorial park made big news at the time. An unnamed Japanese bidder was said to have nabbed the space off Ebay for US$4.6 million. But when it came time to pay, the winner backed out, and as has been the case too often on eBay, the nearest competing bids proved to be bogus. That leaves Elsie Poncher, who inherited the crypt from her husband, without the money she’d planned to use to pay off her mortgage and keep her comfortable through her retirement. It also leaves eBay facing some awkward questions.

Los Angeles Times

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