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    OR - Teacher tries to sell child's coat on E-Bay

    Just when you think you have seen everything! Now I wonder about the new sweater my child wore to school in second grade and was never seen again. Hmmmm!!! Oh, they didn't have E-Bay back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie View Post
    Just when you think you have seen everything! Now I wonder about the new sweater my child wore to school in second grade and was never seen again. Hmmmm!!! Oh, they didn't have E-Bay back then.

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    That's just nuts!
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    That really is crazy being the jackets aren't even selling for much, if anything on ebay. I did a search and Columbia Sportswear isn't really that pricey for this teacher to try and resell on ebay and make much. Heck, she probably has stuff lying around her house that she could sell on ebay and make more money than this jacket. She was making almost $70,000 a year, yet the article stated that she has an extensive and long history of selling on eBay and would scour Goodwill for underpriced trinkets and sell them on the auction site. Whatever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahskye View Post
    That really is crazy being the jackets aren't even selling for much, if anything on ebay. I did a search and Columbia Sportswear isn't really that pricey for this teacher to try and resell on ebay and make much. Heck, she probably has stuff lying around her house that she could sell on ebay and make more money than this jacket. She was making almost $70,000 a year, yet the article stated that she has an extensive and long history of selling on eBay and would scour Goodwill for underpriced trinkets and sell them on the auction site. Whatever!
    I actually went through an obsesseive Ebay selling period where I would scour Goodwills and re-sell. It was more about the fun than the money and it can be VERY addictive. I'm sure that's what played into what this teacher did!
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    Wow, that's a weird one.
    Just thinkin' out loud....


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    What a Moron!!!!

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    I noticed she was put on leave with pay!!! She got a paid vacation out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    I actually went through an obsesseive Ebay selling period where I would scour Goodwills and re-sell. It was more about the fun than the money and it can be VERY addictive. I'm sure that's what played into what this teacher did!
    I should have thought about it being more about the fun than the money. I LOVE making extra money on eBay. I think what's more exciting for me is seeing how high some of my auctions go. I go in spurts selling on eBay, mainly due to time. I've got rubbermaid tubs stacked in storage of stuff that I plan to list . . . someday. I've also bought several items marked down 75% or more and resold them. It is fun, and it can be addicting. I just can't imagine going so low as to steal something to sell it. I couldn't live w/ the guilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahskye View Post
    I should have thought about it being more about the fun than the money. I LOVE making extra money on eBay. I think what's more exciting for me is seeing how high some of my auctions go. I go in spurts selling on eBay, mainly due to time. I've got rubbermaid tubs stacked in storage of stuff that I plan to list . . . someday. I've also bought several items marked down 75% or more and resold them. It is fun, and it can be addicting. I just can't imagine going so low as to steal something to sell it. I couldn't live w/ the guilt.
    You and I definitely understand each other!

    I've never stolen to sell on Ebay either, but there have been times when I have eyed something and thought - hmmmm, wonder what thay would fetch on Ebay?

    Perhaps this teacher was in that zone and thought the coat was lost and on it's way to Lost and Found....who knows? Obviously, if she stole the coat from a student in her class with the express purpose of listing it on Ebay, her online auction addiction has progressed WAY further than it should and she needs to get help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    Obviously, if she stole the coat from a student in her class with the express purpose of listing it on Ebay, her online auction addiction has progressed WAY further than it should and she needs to get help!
    Actually, she needs to be fired.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    Actually, she needs to be fired.

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    I couldn't get the story to open but the title of the article says that the teacher was charged with two felonies so the coat must have been expensive and not ever in the lost and found. To take a coat from child and then be able to keep a job with pay is ridiculous. Most people can't get away with such behavior on their jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    Actually, she needs to be fired.
    I agree that if she stole the coat, she needs to be fired. According to the article, she also tried to rig the auction - another dishonest behavior. This leads me to believe that honesty may not be a defining trait of her character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txsvicki View Post
    I couldn't get the story to open but the title of the article says that the teacher was charged with two felonies so the coat must have been expensive and not ever in the lost and found. To take a coat from child and then be able to keep a job with pay is ridiculous. Most people can't get away with such behavior on their jobs.
    I don't know much about the school system, but I suspect they are investigating. Hopefully, they'll get to the bottom of this quickly and deal out fair punishment.
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    I'd bet the coat isn't the only thing she'd lifted from a student and sold. It would be interesting to see her past auctions and see how many other young childrens items had been auctioned.

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