Where Money and Mourning Mix

By Nathan Burchfiel | July 7, 2008 | 8:21 PM EDT


(CNSNews.com) - A few of the mourners filing past President Ronald Reagan's casket are making their next stop eBay -- the online auction.

On Friday morning, as the president's remains still lay in state -- commemorative "gratitude cards" handed out to mourners as they left the Rotunda were being sold on eBay -- priced at $76.01 and climbing, with several days left to bid.

eBay sellers also offered gratitude cards given to mourners as they left the Reagan Presidential Library earlier this week. Those cards were selling for about $67 as of Friday morning.

Other online sellers were capitalizing on the outpouring of affection for President Reagan by offering photographs from Wednesday's horse-drawn caisson procession to the U.S. Capitol.

And eBay carried two "pre-sales" of state funeral DVDs -- hours before the President Reagan's funeral got underway at Washington National Cathedral.

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