WTF: Etsy banned body parts and now eBay bans magic potions and curses

magic-potion.jpegJust days after learning that crafty site Etsy has banned most body parts, firearms and poison from being sold by its users, eBay has announced that mystical sellers (also known as con artists) will no longer be able to flog spells, curses and potions on the online marketplace.

eBay has recently made a lot of changes to its 2012 Fall Seller Update and some of the most noticeable and just plain strange additions are all to do with the weird and wonderful world of the occult. According to the update, these items have been added to the site’s prohibited list:

“Spells; curses; hexing; conjuring; magic; prayers; blessing services; magic potions; healing and healing sessions.”

As crazy as it may seem that some people are browsing the internet for ways to curse people and cast spells, a quick peek at the comments under Mashable’s story about the changes earlier today shows that some people are pretty angry at eBay for discriminating against Wiccan or Pagan religions. However, these items have actually been added to the prohibited list to protect buyers from anything that doesn’t have concrete claims, as you’ll see that “advice” and “work from home business” information is also on there and last time we checked that had nothing to do with being a witch… or wizard… or warlock… or… oh we give up.

[Via Mashable and eBay Image via Samcatchesides]
Becca Caddy


  • EBazR recently made many changes in 2012 to the autumn of this seller and some notable additions is just weird and everything to do with the strange and wonderful world of the occult. According to recent developments, these elements have been added to the list of banned sites:

  • The iPad and the iPhone are magical and revolutionary products, Steve Jobs himself said so. Therefore they must be banned!Just as well, since they are actually iHorcruxes (ever wonder why there are so many “suicides” involved in their production, or why they must be bound with pentagram screws?)

  • Form a non-believer perspective they are protecting the gullible, from a believer perspective they are discriminating.

    But all prayers from all religions are banned, as are confessions so this is clearly not discriminating against a religion it is discriminating against all religions.

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