Monday, August 20, 2007

Magicks

So, I didn't know until last night that there are people who have successful businesses selling magical spells on eBay. You pay them money, and then they cast the spell from afar. You wait a few weeks, and then you realize that you paid money for nothing, and then you are told that it might take a little longer to work, conveniently passing whatever dispute cutoff line eBay has. A friend of a coworker showed me last night a "Haunted African SEX Voodo Vessel" or something to that effect. It sold for like $515. It looked like something that you could get at a dollar store that might contain hand soap. If I were an African shaman who was mass-producing magical containers, I'd probably make them look a little less tacky. This old lady (or someone using the picture of an old lady on all their auctions) is making a killing selling these random things in addition to her normal "cast spells from afar" business.

I'm kind of jealous that I didn't think of it first. The best part, though, is that she has 99.8% positive feedback. She got one negative feedback once, more than a year ago.

Buyer> Thanks but waiting to see outcome. Hope it's soon!!!
Seller> both men we worked on are crazy for you one chasing,it is up to you to chose : )

It's all kind of overwhelming. Now, I'll admit that I'm not the kind of person who believes in old ladies casting spells and charms to make me have more sex or make more money, but I'm pretty sure that if I were, I would not believe that they worked anonymously over the internet. It seems like I'd draw the line there.

3 comments:

nyomi said...

wow

I too, am somewhat jealous. It truly brings our service industry to a new level.

Louise said...

I am greatly disappointed that you did not include a link to the "Haunted African SEX Voodo Vessel" Now that I would have loved to have seen!

As for the other link: Ouch, my head hurts! The person who set up these auctions is using the word namaste (a clearly Hindu/yogin concept) to sell spells (a clearly Wiccan/pagan concept!) And this person is making money on this! Wow.

Travis said...

Unfortunately, the "Voodo Vessel" was marked as a private auction, and I have been unsuccessful in tracking it down now that it is over. It happened to be on that other person's watch list.