Another great entrepreneurial opportunity lost to the fact that I never thought of it until I heard it was gone.
We’re no wizards or witches, but if you had a few spells, potions or um, curses, on your back to school shopping list, don’t bother checking on eBay. The online auction and shopping giant is banning the sale of “magical” goods.
Effective August 30, eBay’s 2012 Fall Seller Update will prohibit users from selling the following:
“The following items are also being added to the prohibited items list: advice; spells; curses; hexing; conjuring; magic; prayers; blessing services; magic potions; healing sessions; work from home businesses & information; wholesale lists, and drop shop lists.”
Additionally, metaphysical sales of psychic tarot readings are also banned.
“Metaphysical sales of psychic tarot readings?” Oh, come on. At least half those words are just made up! So I could have been just making up words and selling them on eBay?
Wait…they only prohibited that specific nonexistent sentence. So I could just make up some other weird sentence and offer it for sale…still? And people will buy it? And really, how would you return something like that? It’s foolproof!
In a manner of speaking, that is.
Note to self: I’ve got until August 30 to figure out how much people are willing to pay for this stuff.