making money of shuttle disaster

Rally1

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I hope I am in the majority in thinking that after a situation like this you should not be trying to make money off the suffering of others.

We have all heard the reports of people selling off supposed pieces of the shuttle that fell to earth. But what do you think of an eBay auction like this: selling tiles

My opion, but I don't think that is in good taste, but i'd like to hear from people who disagree.
 

vi edit

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It's kind of in poor taste, but at least they aren't selling pieces of the wreckage.
 

boi

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I thought those tiles were expensive? On the discovery channel, it said that each tile costs over $10,000!!:Q
 

brxndxn

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I don't see why those tiles aren't mass produced... They'd be awesome put to use in industry... where you have 500 degree pipes 1 inch from 0 degree pipes...
 

illusion88

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Its not a piece of debris or anything. Its a tile that was made and maybe replaced or whatever. Not as bad as people selling pieces of the shttle. I mean hell, the auction started before the crash.
 

notfred

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Originally posted by: boi
I thought those tiles were expensive? On the discovery channel, it said that each tile costs over $10,000!!:Q

That would make the cost of tiles alone on each shuttle over $200 million.
 

Jzero

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I agree with you, however
Didn't the accident occur some hours after this auction was listed?
 

Mill

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Originally posted by: illusion88
Its not a piece of debris or anything. Its a tile that was made and maybe replaced or whatever. Not as bad as people selling pieces of the shttle. I mean hell, the auction started before the crash.

And they could pull the auction if they so wished. You would think ebay would impose a moratorium for at least a little while.
 

911paramedic

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Originally posted by: illusion88
Its not a piece of debris or anything. Its a tile that was made and maybe replaced or whatever. Not as bad as people selling pieces of the shttle. I mean hell, the auction started before the crash.

 

zippy

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Originally posted by: illusion88
Its not a piece of debris or anything. Its a tile that was made and maybe replaced or whatever. Not as bad as people selling pieces of the shttle. I mean hell, the auction started before the crash.
Exactly. There is no reason to condemn this auction.

However, according to the news (I haven't taken the time to look) there are already auctions for pieces of debris from the crash. That is shameful and in extremely poor taste.

 

BigFatCow

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Originally posted by: zippy
Originally posted by: illusion88
Its not a piece of debris or anything. Its a tile that was made and maybe replaced or whatever. Not as bad as people selling pieces of the shttle. I mean hell, the auction started before the crash.
Exactly. There is no reason to condemn this auction.

However, according to the news (I haven't taken the time to look) there are already auctions for pieces of debris from the crash. That is shameful and in extremely poor taste.

i think its illegal too...
 

ScottyB

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Originally posted by: zippy
Originally posted by: illusion88
Its not a piece of debris or anything. Its a tile that was made and maybe replaced or whatever. Not as bad as people selling pieces of the shttle. I mean hell, the auction started before the crash.
Exactly. There is no reason to condemn this auction.

However, according to the news (I haven't taken the time to look) there are already auctions for pieces of debris from the crash. That is shameful and in extremely poor taste.

I see nothing wrong with that.
 

Jzero

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Originally posted by: ScottyB
Originally posted by: zippy
Originally posted by: illusion88 Its not a piece of debris or anything. Its a tile that was made and maybe replaced or whatever. Not as bad as people selling pieces of the shttle. I mean hell, the auction started before the crash.
Exactly. There is no reason to condemn this auction. However, according to the news (I haven't taken the time to look) there are already auctions for pieces of debris from the crash. That is shameful and in extremely poor taste.
I see nothing wrong with that.

Aside from the morality issue which could vary from person to person, the fact that the shuttle is federal property should be reason enough to see something wrong with that.
 

FeathersMcGraw

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Originally posted by: ScottyB
However, according to the news (I haven't taken the time to look) there are already auctions for pieces of debris from the crash. That is shameful and in extremely poor taste.

I see nothing wrong with that.

Even if you ignore the tragedy vulturing, it's evidence, for one thing.

And there's the potential health risk due to exposure to volatile chemicals carried by the shuttle, which is why people have been warned to avoid anything they consider to be possible shuttle debris.
 

Dacalo

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like others have said, he is not making money off of the shuttle disaster. the auction started b4 the crash
 

InverseOfNeo

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Originally posted by: BigFatCow
Originally posted by: zippy
Originally posted by: illusion88 Its not a piece of debris or anything. Its a tile that was made and maybe replaced or whatever. Not as bad as people selling pieces of the shttle. I mean hell, the auction started before the crash.
Exactly. There is no reason to condemn this auction. However, according to the news (I haven't taken the time to look) there are already auctions for pieces of debris from the crash. That is shameful and in extremely poor taste.
i think its illegal too...

It is illegal.....the shuttle is federal property and taking a piece of the wreckage and selling it would be federal offences under theft and selling/distribution of stolen goods.
 

ReiAyanami

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with a winning bidder named "ShuttleManTX" the seller will get a tuff time collecting $. the auction is legit, chances are the tile cost more that $500 to acquire/make especially considering government contractors.
 

ReiAyanami

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as for the rake,
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well it is his rake and he cant use it anymore, but still. now if he has entire lot of damaged rakes...
 

MrBond

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It's amazing how many people see "certificate of authenticty" on ebay and automaticly assume it's a legit item. There's lots of places that will issue a COA for anything you want for the right price. Look at some of the auctions for golf balls signed by Tiger Woods. Most include COA's. Except Tiger Woods won't sign a golf ball...
 

DanFungus

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Originally posted by: Rally1
I hope I am in the majority in thinking that after a situation like this you should not be trying to make money off the suffering of others.

We have all heard the reports of people selling off supposed pieces of the shuttle that fell to earth. But what do you think of an eBay auction like this: selling tiles

My opion, but I don't think that is in good taste, but i'd like to hear from people who disagree.

I don't see it any different than people buying stock in the stock market right after the stocks fell just after 9/11/2001....
Same dealio...
 

thomsbrain

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they shouldn't sell pieces of the wreckage, but i don't see any problem with selling other space related stuff