Profiteering off of tragedy is the American Way. It may be egregious, but it's still the American way.
How are Ambulance companies, burglar alarm companies, auto repair shops, and so on operating?
If there was no crime, death or disaster, then there would be little reason for these businesses to exist (except maybe for the man who has a heart attack while watching The Golf Channel)
And let's be honest folks. You know as well as I do that if you had some obscure piece of whatever laying around that could suddenly net you an extra [tax free] ten or twenty thousand dollars, and you'd never miss the item, you too would jump on that bandwagon.
So don't even try and give that cock-n-bull High Moral Ground BS.
You're just jealous.