eBay to ban sales of magic spells, curses, potions
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.
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