Psst! Want a genuine Olympic Torch? One owner. Yours for only £150k (plus P&P).
It’s been argued that entrepreneurs will sell anything. Even their grandparents. But making money isn’t the preserve of the budding Steve Jobs clones as the Olympic Torch bearers have proven.
Olympic flame carrier Andrew Bell posted his torch up for sale on eBay shortly after completing his leg of the relay in Cornwall. Apparently, he has no use for the torch and, “It is nearly a metre long and looks weird on the mantelpiece.”
One official have been given a pretty cool response stating that, “They’re theirs.” i.e. they can do what they want with the torch once their job is done. Others aren’t so impressed.
Torchbearer Andrew Bell, 32, took down his eBay advertisement after receiving mounting criticism over the sale. When the news first broke on the Daily Mail website the story received an avalanche of comments criticising the sales.
Personally, I’d like to see the money made from any sales donated to charity or at least a part of it. What I don’t want to see if an second-hand Olympic torch being sold on eBay for over £100k plus P&P!!