EBAY won't let man sell his soul online

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Things that are funny and sad at the same time:

(For educational purposes only) (or however that goes)

EBay Won't Let California Man Sell His Soul in Online Auction, DPA Reports By James Gunsalus

San Jose, California, Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- EBay Inc., an Internet auction site, banned a California man from selling his soul to the highest bidder because there was no proof the item for sale actually existed, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported. The man's asking price of $5,000 wasn't matched with a bid before being removed by the auctioneer. In the past, several sales of souls got through the eBay system unhindered, with prices ranging between $1 and $10, DPA said, citing a ZDNet report.

In February, San Jose, California-based eBay agreed to provide information to the Federal Trade Commission to be used by law enforcement agencies to combat Internet auction fraud.

(prices ranging between $1 and $10...? Is that all a soul is worth nowadays?)

-- kritter (kritter@adelphia.net), February 25, 2000


I've sold my soul several times personally. I don't really believe that I have one, so every time I've sold it, I've made out like a bandit.

-- Atheist (atheist@nogod.nosoul.com), February 25, 2000.

Well, I've heard it all now. :-\

Thanks for the post kritter.

-- Dee (T1Colt556@aol.com), February 25, 2000.

How long will a soul last?

-- (giapetto@NIKE.size15), February 25, 2000.

"The Simpsons" did an episode a few years back wherein Bart sells his soul. Antics ensue.

-- eventually he believes that (he@has.one), February 25, 2000.

If you could buy a soul what would you do with it?

-- canthappen (n@ysayer.com), February 25, 2000.

Cook it and make soul food?


-- Y2Kook (Y2Kook@usa.net), February 25, 2000.

LOL, Kook..

-- canthappen (n@ysayer.com), February 25, 2000.

Hmm...EBAY was selling a thermonuclear device earlier this week....supposedly bought from a someone in the russian rocket forces......it was quite a good joke-but it only stayed up for an afternoon before someone pulled the plug....still, they did receive several bids!

-- raisa (wishi@hadone.com), February 25, 2000.

I've heard that body parts do well in auction, when they slip through. Good working kidneys are always in demand.

In purchasing a soul, do you receive the soul in "as in" condition, or is it refurbished for you? If you happen to have sold your soul under other circumstances, getting a new one for $1 is a very good deal, IMHO.

-- kritter (kritter@adelphia.net), February 25, 2000.

If I bought another soul than I would not have a sole soul.

-- ,-, (comma@dash.comma), February 25, 2000.

A very sensible move by E-Bay. As the main acquisition entity for souls, I simply will not pay for what's being given away. My imitators feel the same!!! I am intrigued by the legalese of the declination, however. I do believe this is what is popularly known as spin-says nothing, keeps everyone satisfied and achieves the purpose.

Your Humble Servant, etc.

-- The Devil (devil@hell.org), February 25, 2000.

Good one Kook, I really stepped into that one.

-- Guy Daley (guydaley@bwn.net), February 25, 2000.

Re body part selling -- how about renting them instead? :o)

-- A (A@AisA.com), February 25, 2000.

For sale - 40 lbs of body fat. Buyer must remove. Will pay shipping.

-- kritter (kritter@adelphia.net), February 25, 2000.

I could imagine the grabber line for such a sale:



-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), February 25, 2000.

Maybe the guy did it just for the *soul* purpose of making a point. ;-)

-- Dee (T1Colt556@aol.com), February 25, 2000.

I heard on the news that the guy is an atheist. EBay said that if the soul does not exist, it is a fraudulent auction, and if the soul does exist it is illegal to sell body parts. The other guy who was trying to sell his kidney on ebay last week, before they pulled the plug on him, had a high bid of $10,000. Strange times.

-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), February 25, 2000.

I sold my soul for the company coal.

-- (TennesseeErnie@16.tons), February 26, 2000.

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