eBay has announced it will ban the sale of spells, hexes and magical items from its online auction site.

Yes - it actually used to allow it.

It seems that for years users have been taking to eBay to purchase love potions, artefacts with supposedly magical properties and spells for use in their daily lives.

But according to a post on its official blog, it will now be cracking down from September on "advice, spells, curses, hexing, conjuring, magic, prayers, blessing services, magic potions, [and] healing sessions".


eBay had previously banned the sale of "intangible" items, but potions and other magical whatnot had not yet fallen under the restrictions.

eBay's previous policy said it would not allow the sale of "things that people won't be able to use or be able to confirm whether they've received the items."

"Items where the value is placed on an intangible factor. For example, listings that offer someone's "soul" or a container that claims to have someone's "soul" are not allowed."

But all is not lost - for anyone wanting to stock up on magical objects before the ban, here are some of the items that as of press time were still on sale:

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  • Magical Genie Cube

    This magical cube <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/HAUNTED-AMULET-THE-MYSTERIOUS-MAGIC-CUBE-UNLEASH-THE-POWERS-WITHIN-SULTAN-GENIE-/150880004695?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2321262a57#ht_6586wt_1190">is on sale for $1,500.</a> The listing says: "Your Genie awaits you in this mysterious and Magic cube.. Once you recieve the Cube you will rub it as you would Aladins lamp to unleash him and the Powers within." "I have had this cube in my home now for 7 months studying it on my own and my experiences have been quite astonishing."

  • Haunted Desire Love Potion

    "These potions were made by the caring hands with 100% authentic, quality ingredients. They are highly potent and are NOT available in any stores," reads <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/HAUNTED-LOVE-DESIRE-PASSION-WANT-ME-POTION-COVEN-MADE-bring-your-desire-/380395882883?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58915c8983#ht_4109wt_956" target="_hplink">the listing for this magical lobe potion</a>. "These are not made with cheap low quality items like those mass produced! Each one is made with a carefully crafted blend of oils. herbs, roots, flowers, resins, powders, stones and plants." Price: $9

  • Spell Bound Magick Positive Energy Candle

    "This candle is spellbound to attract positive energy, self confidence, metal stimulation, memory and visionary powers," the listing claims. "We can help you achieve your dreams". Price: $10

  • Haunted Rosary Beads

    <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/HAUNTED-ITEM-MAGICAL-ROSARY-TASBIH-HIGH-LEVEL-EMPOWERED-PRAYER-BEADS-FROM-SUFIS-/290759693498?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b2a0d4ba#ht_5979wt_1190" target="_hplink">This listing says</a>: "This Rosary is one of the most powerful magic prayer beads with a total of 33 beads. Adept underwent intense rituals and a high level of sacred divine prayers to empower this rosary. It is very powerful prayer beads as it vibrates on a very high frequency. Those who can detect this power will be able to feel its force easily." Price: $69.99

  • Magical Ring Bag

    The listing for this <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPELL-BOUND-MAGICK-HAUNTED-WITCH-MADE-RECHARGING-MAGICK-POWER-VELVET-RING-BAG-/251067686328?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a74ccddb8#ht_8263wt_1190">magical ring bag</a> says that it holds "grandma Elva's world famous powerful recharging spell, cast upon this bag by Elva herself, that will allow you to cleanse all your magical items". Yours for $10.