eBay banning the sale of spells, potions and general wizardry

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.

Where's a Harry Potter wannabe supposed to get his or her magical fix now? Well, if you need err, ingredients, you can count out Etsy, too, because the site recently banned the sale of bodily parts, bodily fluids, human organs, human remains, bones, etc. Strangely enough, human hair and teeth can still be sold, though.

The only real alternative to get your magic on is probably Craigslist or through any private seller. A quick search on Craigslist shows a few listings for potions and tarot card reading services available for sale.

eBay, via Tecca, via Mashable

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