Been 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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