Freelance writer Lori, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, decided to try to sell her soul on eBay, saying she is "at the end of her rope." She wanted $2,000 but apparently had no takers at that price; the highest bid was $405.
Now, here's what I think is odd. Well, I think a lot in this story is odd, but this issue is what I'm going to focus on. eBay says it doesn't allow the sale of human remains, human body parts, Nazi memorabilia, and other things that would shock or offend. Absolutely understandable. But do you remember those stories a few years about the folks who were trying to sell ghosts on eBay? Remember that eBay wasn't allowing that sort of sale unless the ghosts were "attached" to something "material"--a cane, for example? eBay states that it doesn't allow the sale of intangible items ("things that don't physically exist"). Undoubtedly they're worried about unhappy buyers ("This ghost is defective! Not scary at all! And within a day it left the house for the people across the street!")
So why is eBay allowing Lori to try to auction her soul?
Update: the Huffington Post notes that the listing seems to be gone. I suppose souls aren't a welcome eBay commodity.