Last week we wrote an article about the eBay auction of the Nikon D4 that Usain Bolt famously used to snap the paps after winning a gold medal in the 200m at the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer.
Well it was all going swimmingly, bidding for the camera had gone up to $11,600 – with the proceeds of the sale set to go to educational and cancer research charities. Bolt had carved his name into the camera after taking the pics that were beamed across the globe, making the product entirely unique!
Then the item simply vanished. Scandinavian photojournalist Jimmy Wixtrom whom Bolt took the camera off at the Olympics had set up the auction and was informed by eBay that the item had been removed because it violated eBay’s charity auction policies. Apparently eBay don’t much like when you auction stuff on their site for any charities other than the ones they endorse.Continue Reading