If you’re off to Hogwarts this year and need some back-to-school gear don’t go looking on eBay for the best bargains on you magical supplies because in a new revision of the online car boot sale’s guidelines sellers will no longer be allowed to sell spells, hexes or potions!
Most of us muggles wouldn’t even be aware that this bizarre business was taking place between the listings of assorted bric-a-brac and unwanted gifts – but it is there and it’s now caused eBay to reassess and finally block the addition of such strange purchases on its website.
Due to the confusing nature of selling spells and the awkwardness that could come if a buyer is unsatisfied with the powerfulness of the Cruciatus Curse you’re offering on a ‘Buy it Now’, eBay has addressed the occult online stating “Transactions in these categories often result in issues between the buyer and seller that are difficult to resolve. To help build confidence in the marketplace for both buyers and sellers, eBay is discontinuing these categories and including the items on the list of prohibited items.”
Mystical items and services added to the prohibited list now include: Spells, Curses, Hexing, Prayers, Blessings and Healing Sessions. Unfortunately without the ease of online buying it seems for budding witches and wizards a visit a Diagon Alley might be the only way to pick up that new wand in time for the new term!