Selling Your Soul on eBay: Fail December 17, 2008

Selling Your Soul on eBay: Fail

Everytime someone asks me about my book, I tell them it’s called I Sold My Soul on eBay.

I then have to tell them, “… but that’s not really what I did.”

I have to explain that you can’t sell your soul on eBay. They won’t allow it. If you try, they’ll yank the auction. I didn’t even have the word “soul” in my original auction.

That message still hasn’t gotten through to everyone.

A musician fed up with his life was today barred from selling his soul to the highest bidder.

Dante Knoxx, 24, offered the “used” item for a starting bid of £25,000.50 or a buy it now price of £700,000 on the internet auction site eBay.

But eBay pulled the listing today with about two hours to go and no bids because it breached one of the firm’s policies.

£25,000.50?!

Absurd.

Everyone knows you can buy atheists’ souls at bargain prices. We’ll even leave you positive feedback.

At least Knoxx’s soul wasn’t the only thing he was offering:

The auction included a legal contract entitling the new soul’s owner to a percentage of Mr Knoxx’s income for the rest of his life, with a guaranteed minimum of £1,000 per year.

A final clause also stated Mr Knoxx could buy back his soul for £100,000,000.

Now, if only sales of my book would skyrocket every time this happened…

(Thanks to Jim for the link!)


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  • If you want your soul to sell at a higher price, you need to invest in it! Take it to church at least once a week, make sure it gets at least 3 hearty prayers a day, and make sure you never ever expose it to anything as cynical as this comment.

  • JimboB

    Back when I went to Catholic grade school, I picked up a few extra souls the Bart Simpson way:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Sells_His_Soul

    I got at least 8 young souls at rock bottom prices (I’m talking lunch money prices!) Seriously, I still have those papers locked away somewhere safe. I’m sure they’ll come in handy someday.