Evanesco! eBay bans magic spells
It has been widely reported that eBay will be banning the sale of magic spells and the like from August 30th. Banned listings will now include tarot readings, magic spells, curses and psychic consultations. Piff paff poof. Good riddance.
Here is eBay’s rationale: “We want customers to have great experiences on eBay, and we regularly review categories and update policies to deliver the best shopping and selling experience possible. Based on our long-standing policy restricting the sale of intangible items on eBay, we are discontinuing a small number of categories within the Metaphysical category, as transactions in these categories can be difficult to verify and resolve. We believe this update will enhance the experience on eBay and benefit our customers.”
There was an interesting discussion on Tuesday with Paddy O’Connell on Radio 2 including input from a tarot reader bemoaning the policy change. Click the link here to listen (it will be available for the next week or so in the UK only, according to my runes). The chat starts at 1:31.07
What do you think? I’m rather at a loss that these mystics are complaining. Didn’t they see the policy change coming?