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Thread started 05/31/16 8:42am

DoveofWisdom

Feelings About Prince on eBay

I know it's normal for the vultures to come out and try to make a buck off the passing of famous people, but it really bothers me to see Prince's personal items on eBay. I remember Prince mentioning in an interview with George Lopez that some of his stuff gets stolen, and sometimes I wonder if what I'm looking at wasn't stolen.

Another thing that bothers me is seeing those round boxes handed out to "fans" outside Paisley Park after his passing listed on eBay. I thought that was really nice of Prince's family, friends and Paisley Park staff (who're in their own grieving process) to do that. Then, personally coming out to hand deliver these items to "fans" as a heartfelt gift for fans that grieve with them. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that done for fans before, and seeing them on eBay just tears me up.

I realize people gotta eat, and I don't know these individual's circumstances. But still... it bothers me.

Maybe I'm being overly judgmental?

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Reply #1 posted 05/31/16 9:05am

tollyc

DoveofWisdom said:

I know it's normal for the vultures to come out and try to make a buck off the passing of famous people, but it really bothers me to see Prince's personal items on eBay. I remember Prince mentioning in an interview with George Lopez that some of his stuff gets stolen, and sometimes I wonder if what I'm looking at wasn't stolen.

Another thing that bothers me is seeing those round boxes handed out to "fans" outside Paisley Park after his passing listed on eBay. I thought that was really nice of Prince's family, friends and Paisley Park staff (who're in their own grieving process) to do that. Then, personally coming out to hand deliver these items to "fans" as a heartfelt gift for fans that grieve with them. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that done for fans before, and seeing them on eBay just tears me up.

I realize people gotta eat, and I don't know these individual's circumstances. But still... it bothers me.

Maybe I'm being overly judgmental?

Nope, you are not judgemental. To be selling those round boxes given as gifts for mourning fans is complete garbage. Tacky.

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Reply #2 posted 05/31/16 10:21am

nelcp777

I have a few items that I want to sell that I found after I moved. Last year, I sold my entire collection. Mostly what I have left are a few official t-shirts, 2 GCS 2000 beanies and miscellanous post cards. I have been waiting to list them on eBay out of respect for Prince's passing. If I was a recipient of the round boxes (which I am not), that would be 1 item I could not sell. Just for respect.

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Reply #3 posted 05/31/16 10:33am

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nelcp777 said:

I have a few items that I want to sell that I found after I moved. Last year, I sold my entire collection. Mostly what I have left are a few official t-shirts, 2 GCS 2000 beanies and miscellanous post cards. I have been waiting to list them on eBay out of respect for Prince's passing. If I was a recipient of the round boxes (which I am not), that would be 1 item I could not sell. Just for respect.

If people were touched by receiving the gifts then they should have returned the sentment by donating them to charitable organizations to raise money if they didn't want to keep them.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #4 posted 05/31/16 10:55am

nelcp777

purplethunder3121 said:

nelcp777 said:

I have a few items that I want to sell that I found after I moved. Last year, I sold my entire collection. Mostly what I have left are a few official t-shirts, 2 GCS 2000 beanies and miscellanous post cards. I have been waiting to list them on eBay out of respect for Prince's passing. If I was a recipient of the round boxes (which I am not), that would be 1 item I could not sell. Just for respect.

If people were touched by receiving the gifts then they should have returned the sentment by donating them to charitable organizations to raise money if they didn't want to keep them.

I agree with your statement.

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Reply #5 posted 05/31/16 11:07am

RiotPaisley

I thought the purple boxes were also given from a tour or something by so they might not be boxes from the day that we're given free at Paisley, but I could be wrong.
Surprise, surprise.
Another treat. Another trick.
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Reply #6 posted 05/31/16 11:08am

keenly

DoveofWisdom said:

I know it's normal for the vultures to come out and try to make a buck off the passing of famous people, but it really bothers me to see Prince's personal items on eBay. I remember Prince mentioning in an interview with George Lopez that some of his stuff gets stolen, and sometimes I wonder if what I'm looking at wasn't stolen.

Another thing that bothers me is seeing those round boxes handed out to "fans" outside Paisley Park after his passing listed on eBay. I thought that was really nice of Prince's family, friends and Paisley Park staff (who're in their own grieving process) to do that. Then, personally coming out to hand deliver these items to "fans" as a heartfelt gift for fans that grieve with them. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that done for fans before, and seeing them on eBay just tears me up.

I realize people gotta eat, and I don't know these individual's circumstances. But still... it bothers me.

Maybe I'm being overly judgmental?


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Reply #7 posted 05/31/16 11:17am

mightycow

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RiotPaisley said:

I thought the purple boxes were also given from a tour or something by so they might not be boxes from the day that we're given free at Paisley, but I could be wrong.

you're right

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Reply #8 posted 05/31/16 1:47pm

tish9311

The Purple boxes have been seen on ebay? Well, just remember not everyone that was at PP when the boxes where be given out are fans. Some people were just there to be there. So if they have no attachment and don't have a Prince fan in the family, I can see selling on ebay. James Denton from Desperate Housewives was at PP right after Prince died just to see what was going on. He lives close by and said he thought he would come out. He never said he was a fan or not, he was just there talking to the press about living close to Prince.

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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Reply #9 posted 05/31/16 1:55pm

purpleaslan

well it's there property...do what they want with it...its not gonna change the fact P is gone....

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Reply #10 posted 05/31/16 2:01pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

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All of this seems to be happening so fast. i feel bad when I see so many fo his things for sale. But I'm still mourning him.

Toast 2 the ones here 2day. Toast 2 the ones we've lost on the way.
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Reply #11 posted 05/31/16 2:08pm

UGTL

I have mixed feelings. Once people have an item they're technically free to do what they want. As already said, some of these folks don't have the connection and see the value like us fans. But if it's a situation where that item was stolen from him (as mentioned in the interview) and now they want to make a profit off of his death, then that's just tasteless

So here I sit in my lonely room
Lookin' for my sunshine
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Reply #12 posted 05/31/16 2:09pm

gollygirl

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it is hard and I would never sell one of those boxes but I am more upset when people are selling boots as "official" or "rare" items - that makes me so angry

Thank you Prince for every note you left behind 💜
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Reply #13 posted 05/31/16 2:26pm

purpleaslan

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it is hard and I would never sell one of those boxes but I am more upset when people are selling boots as "official" or "rare" items - that makes me so angry

I agree saw T's 12 inch Archive 6 disc go for silly money!!..something like £300 english Pound's...which is like $500

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