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Joe Paterno Funeral: EBay Stops Sales Of Memorial Tickets

Penn State distributed all avaliable tickets Wednesday to "A Memorial for Joe," set to be held at 2 p.m. inside the Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday and it didn't take long for Internet scalpers to start trying to turn them around for a profit on EBay. As Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, auctions on the site commanded bids worth thousands of dollars. EBay is shutting such autions down, though.

"EBay's event ticket resale policy does not allow the sale of tickets to events in which all tickets are free to the public," Amanda Coffee, an eBay spokeswoman, said in an email. "In accordance with the policy, eBay will not allow the sale of tickets to Joe Paterno's memorial service."

Similar efforts to list tickets at other site, including Craigslist, were met with similar push back and were taken down.

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