Graham Dwyer ‘letters’ withdrawn from sale on eBay
Letters appear to have breached ban on sale of items connected to violent crimes
Letters which it is claimed were written by convicted murderer Graham Dwyer to a woman he is understood to have befriended while in prison have been withdrawn from sale on eBay.
The nine letters were put up for sale on the auction site over the weekend and within a matter of hours had received multiple bids from at least five interested parties.
The starting price was put at €1.49 but by Monday afternoon, after 44 bids, the price had climbed to over €100 with nine days remaining in the auction ended.
Most of those bidding on the lot appeared to have registered with eBay for the expressed purpose of making bids on the letters and had no previous history of using the site.
However, the lot has now disappeared after apparently violating eBay’s “violent materials” policy.
The company has a rule which prohibits the sale of items connected with anyone convicted of violent crimes.
In the past, it has blocked the sale of “memorabilia” from the site of the 9/11 attacks as well as crime scene photographs and pieces of art and letters from violent criminals.
Ebay said it has adopted the policy to protect the families and victims of violent crimes.