Ponzi

Auctioning Off Madoff

Bernard Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme may have lost billions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a quick buck on it. On eBay, there's a host of Madoff-themed collectibles up for sale. Authentic promotional items that Madoff doled out include soft-sided coolers (currently $101), T-shirts ($20-30), caps (as much as $152), drink coozies ($10), binoculars ($50) old Christmas and business cards ($10-20). And while authentic merchandise may be "collectible," the gag gifts are plain funny, from a Madoff-themed urinal screen ($2.50) to voodoo dolls ($10 to $50,000 minimum bids) to the BernieMadoff.com domain name ($10,000 minimum).