EBay Stops Selling Magic Spells & Witches Everywhere Are Sad

love potionBeen getting your spells, hexes, and love potions from eBay? You might want to stock up, because the company is now banning the sale of a whole slew of supernatural goods and services from its website; or perhaps, more accurately, they're "discontinuing a small number of categories within the larger Metaphysical subcategory." Some of the prohibited items? Oh, advice; spells; curses; hexes; conjuring; "magic services"; prayers; blessings; Psychic, Tarot, Reiki, and other metaphysical readings & services; magic potions; healing sessions.

You know what, I think it's time for eBay to just pack it up and call it a day. What's the point anymore?

I kid. If eBay ever decides to close up shop and call it a day, I will be woefully understocked in the Fifty Shades of Grey jewelry department. But I digress.

The reason the retail site is discontinuing the enchanted goods and services is because the transactions usually end in a dispute. eBay spokeswoman Johnna Hoff said such business dealings "often result in issues that can be difficult to resolve." In other words, people are getting ripped off.

Now, look, I'm not saying that spells and hexes and "magic services" and the like are completely bogus, but why get them online? They seem like one of the easiest ways of scamming a person out of money. If the spell doesn't "work," the seller can just say the person is doing it wrong or they're using the wrong rosemary leaves or something. It's too risky of a business. eBay should discontinue their sale, not just for the protection of themselves, but for the protection of their customers. Once you're screwed out of your money, there really is no getting it back. Unless you, you know, know a spell for that.

Do you think eBay is right to discontinue these types of sales?


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nonmember avatar jamiejohnson

I assume they'll still sell christian paraphenalia...hypocrites.

Meg Moore

But what about haunted dolls?

Meg Moore

honestly,i feel they should leave it to the discretion of the buyer.

Lila Bennefield-Lowrey

Since everything that goes on in this Universe is subject to God (s) and Norns, depending on what you believe, Some spells, charms or what have you don't work because you can't change fate or destiny.Free will pretty much dominates like if you're destined to go from Washington to Washinton DC, You can take any which route you want but you end up in the place you are suppose to. Don't matter the precise location, just that you are in DC. That being said, there should be warnings or disclaimers so people will understand what they're dealing with.

Kathy Bundy Darealist

i think ppl should be able to buy and sell what we want

kintop kintop

I love the above comment!! 

nonmember avatar Wedding Invites

Hilarious! people actually buy this thats the funny part of it all. Shocking ebay didnt stop this sooner!

Janet Roberson

But holy water is just fine...if you are going ban such things, the potions of Christian myth should also be included.

Haley Marie Skaines

I think one of the big reasons they are choosing now to discontinue the purchases of supernatural items is more based on the movie The Possession.  Why, you ask?  Because it's based on a true story of a small cabinet sold on ebay that supposedly almost killed like 3 of the owners.  No one really heard of that story but with the movie coming out, people are checking out why it's 'based on a true story'.  Now, Ebay isn't featured in the movie, but it is in the book 'The Dibbuk Box' by Jason Haxton.  And lets not turn this into a religion debate please. There are tons of christian things that sound like it should come from fairy tales.  If they want to ban supernatural services and ban all nonchristian commentary, then the same should be said for christian services and commentary.  

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