eBay to ban sales of magic spells, curses, potions

Online auction site eBay has announced it will ban the sale of curses, spells, potions, etc. beginning Aug. 30.
by Tiffany Gibson Modified: August 17, 2012 at 8:19 am •  Published: August 16, 2012
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In the words of Bette Midler, “I put a spell on you and … I bought it off eBay?”

OK, so those aren’t the exact lyrics from the 1993 “Hocus Pocus” song, but it is what people are apparently buying from the popular auction site these days.

According to ABC News, eBay has announced it will ban the sale of “curses, spells, hexes, magic, prayers, blessing services, magic potions, healing sessions and more.”

“EBay regularly reviews categories and updates our policies based on customer feedback,” a statement from the company read. “We are discontinuing a small number of categories within the larger metaphysical subcategory, as buyers and sellers have told us that transactions in these categories often result in issues that can be difficult to resolve.”

ABC reports that the ban will begin Aug. 30.

Harry Potter has yet to take a stance on the company’s new policy. In the meantime, enjoy the vocal stylings of Midler in the video below.








by Tiffany Gibson
News Online Editor
Tiffany Gibson has worked for the Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the digital news team. In addition to writing and web editing, she also creates multimedia features for the website and maintains social media accounts. A Tennessee...
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