Etsy Bans Sale Of Metaphysical Items

In an effort to protect buyers from products that don’t do what they say they do, online marketplace Etsy has instituted a new policy banning spells, hexes, potions, and “[a]ny metaphysical service that promises or suggests it will effect a physical change (e.g., weight loss) or other outcome (e.g., love, revenge).” What do you think?


“Good. I’m tired of spending hard-earned money on a love charm only to find out it’s really an amulet of protection.”

Lula Gordon • Video Game Exchanger

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“First eBay bans Nazi memorabilia and now Etsy bans black magic. How is a guy supposed to make a living anymore?”

Andy Durgen • Morning Hall Monitor

“Something tells me their attitude will change after the next full moon.”

Doug Woodward • Unemployed

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