Newspapers around the country are exploiting the Obama merchandising juggernaut, selling their papers as collector's items. The San Francisco Chronicle
is no exception. In fact, the Chron is apparently selling today's special inauguration edition for a flat rate of $14.95 on eBay
"Insure [sic] authenticity," the eBay listing says. "Buy directly from the San Francisco Chronicle
(Are there a lot of people in eBay-land selling fraudulent copies of the Chronicle
? Certainly the flawless feedback-rating system would root out such scammers.)
Lots of private sellers are also trying to make a quick buck off the Obama-related Chronicle
editions on eBay. Sadly, as you can see for yourself
, most aren't getting any bids.