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'Wizardry and witchcraft services' ban for eBay


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In a new policy update set to take effect from next Thursday, eBay has banned the sale of fortune-telling and wizard related 'services'.

The costumer-to-costumer auction site said it was "discontinuing a small number of categories within the larger Metaphysical subcategory" based on user feedback that supernatural claims "often result in issues that can be difficult to resolve."

You don't say.

Items in this category will include: "advice, spells, curses, hexing, conjuring, magic services, prayers, blessings; Psychic, Tarot, Reiki, and other metaphysical readings & services; magic potions [and] healing sessions."

But not everyone is will willing to get onboard with eBay’s new policy change and a petition against the decision (on website, if you are so inclined as to sign it) has gathered nearly 1770 signatures.

A spokesman for the company said: "It's important to note that items that have a tangible value for the item itself and may also be used in metaphysical rites and practices (i.e. jewellery, crystals, incense, candles, and books) are allowed in most cases."

Currently magical listings include services from "a genuine witch and spell caster of Irish descent", "a white magic healing spell" that claims a 100% success rate and "a black magic marriage to hell curse" to break up couples.

In a statement on its website, eBay said that people continuing to list services in this category after the 30th August deadline may have their accounts suspended.

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