TORONTO – The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo, featuring cartoons by four of the cartoonists killed in the Paris terror attacks, is garnering massive bids on sites like eBay.
One copy of the issue sold for US$570 (approximately CAD$680) on eBay early Wednesday morning. The seller set the starting price at US$500 and received six bids from three different users.
The latest issue of the magazine sold out before dawn in Paris, with scuffles at kiosks over dwindling copies of the magazine.
Charlie Hebdo produced three million copies – more than 50 times the usual circulation – to meet the demand of people around the world eager to buy the issue in support of the publication.
Only 1,500 copies of the issue will be available in Canada on Friday.
The satirical magazine is usually only available in Quebec and one store in Toronto, but the Canadian distributor said distribution will be more widespread this time. However, the company said the increased production likely won’t meet the demand in Canada.