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.



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:

    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.

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