PHOENIX (CBS5) – If you want your own so-called piece of “history” from the murder trial of Jodi Arias, her eyeglasses are for sale.
Arias’ attempts to make money off her notoriety are not new; she’s been selling art on her website. Now, the infamous glasses she wore will go to the highest bidder.
Bidding began midnight Sunday, starting at $500, and goes until next Wednesday at midnight. One would have to put down $250 as a deposit to even make a bid.
The website claims proceeds will go to a Phoenix nonprofit but doesn’t specify which one.
We talked to an appraiser who said these items can go for a couple thousand bucks.
“There’s a whole subculture out there that buys this type of stuff, and they’ve come up with a name for it, memorabilia,” said Erik Hoyer, owner of EJ’s Auction and Consignment. “As for me, it’s not something I’d be interested in buying or representing, for my company to represent. It’s not something we would want to do.”
The Maricopa County Sheriffs Office tells us while they doubt these glasses are even hers they can’t stop her from selling them because they aren’t associated with the actual crime.