Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judge Orders eBay to Pay Montrealers $86,700 after Cancelling Sneaker Auction

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judge Orders eBay to Pay Montrealers $86,700 after Cancelling Sneaker Auction

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Judge orders eBay to pay Montrealers $86,700

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MONTREAL - A judge has ordered eBay to pay two Montreal brothers more than $86,000 after the online auction giant took down their advertisement for a pair of highly prized Nike sneakers.

Kevin Mofo Moko and Sandrin Thierry Mofo Moko received a $98,000 offer for a pair of Nike "Air Foamposite Galaxy 1" sneakers they auctioned on eBay in February 2012 after paying $320 for the shoes from a Montreal vendor.

Two hours before the auction's deadline, however, eBay took down the ad from its online platform.

The brothers said eBay informed them there was a problem with their ad and the auction had to be cancelled.

Sandrin Thierry said an eBay employee told him by phone he could re-upload the sneaker advertisement and call for a new round of offers, which he did. …

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