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Haggling Over Madoff's Riches

A personalized Mets jacket went for $14,500, Cartier earrings sold for $70,000, and a diamond bracelet cost $50,000 in Saturday's auction of Bernie Madoff's personal items. The auction was held in the hopes of raising half a million dollars for the victims of the imprisoned investment manager. The sales brought in $1 million instead. Duck decoys taken from the Madoff's Montauk, New York, vacation home went for $11,500 while being valued at less than $80—a markup that only a Madoff could love. One woman bought a pair of Ruth Madoff's Chanel boots. "I'm going to walk one day in her shoes and then judge her," she told The Wall Street Journal.