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The 10 craziest items you can't sell on eBay - Yahoo! News

1.Partially-used cosmetics
Do you have a massive collection of nail polish that you've used once, but simply don't want anymore? What about an expensive facial kit that you sampled but just don't have the time to try again? Well don't try selling those items on eBay — the company has a policy that 100% of the cosmetics sold via its auctions have to be brand new.

2.Prison uniforms
Ok, we can understand a restriction being placed on official law enforcement gear, but prison uniforms? Who in their right mind would attempt to usurp trained guards by waltzing into a prison from the front gate? This rule gets even more odd when it comes to Halloween costumes — "⊗⊗⊗⊗" prison uniforms are just fine. How you'd ever be able to tell a ⊗⊗⊗⊗ striped jumpsuit from a "real" one is anyone guess.

3.Eyeglasses
Prescription eyeglasses can be mighty expensive, so it seems logical that savvy online shoppers would want to save a few bucks by finding a used pair with the prescription optics they require. However, thanks to a strangely-worded policy that lumps eyeglasses in with medical devices like defibrillators and pacemakers, eBay simply won't allow them to be sold.

4.Cave artifacts from federal land
Do you have a neat rock or cool stalagmite from a spelunking adventure that you'd like to pass on to a new owner? Well, if that chunk of rock came from a cave on protected federal land, you better not mention that in the item description. As removing items from federally protected caves is against the law in the first place, this rule makes a good bit of sense — though whether or not anyone could determine just which cave system you obtained a rock from is another question entirely.

5. Magic potions
Selling things on eBay that aren't actually real is an interesting phenomenon that may be more common than you think. So common, in fact, that as of August 30, eBay is taking action to ban services that may not even be real. One casualty of this new rule is the selling of magic potions — which currently have a rather large presence on the site. Small vials of liquid being sold for the purposes of defeating "demons" or improving your luck are abundant, but not for long.

6.Prayers
Regardless of what religion — or non-religion — you favor, you've probably never considered the act of praying as something you could actually sell. Well, apparently some intrepid eBayers have monetized the act of speaking to a deity, and ask for real, actual money in order to pray for you or someone you care about. As of August 30, that will no longer be allowed. Thank God.

7.Lockpicks
Okay, okay, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking that banning lockpicks from eBay makes perfect sense, because they — in theory — would allow you to commit a crime. But have you ever seen a lockpick? It's essentially a long, thin piece of metal with any number of oddly-shaped points on the end. There's really nothing that separates a typical metal lockpick from just a random piece of thin, pointed metal. But honestly, sellers could probably just label them "metal pointy thingies" and avoid any problems.

8.Replica coins
Selling replica money seems like a bad idea in general, but did you know that replica coins are officially banned from eBay? It's true, but that's not even the weirdest aspect of this odd rule: Replica paper currency is perfectly fine. That's right, you could buy ⊗⊗⊗⊗ paper notes all day long, but don't try to get a handful of ⊗⊗⊗⊗ change — That's against the rules.

9."If I Did it" by O.J. Simpson
The strange, pseudo-confessionary tome by acquitted murder suspect O.J. Simpson almost never made it to book stores at all, but after rights to the book's profits changed hands — as did the publisher — it finally made it off the printing press and into readers' hands. However, eBay has placed the book under the umbrella of "items related to violent felons," and therefore cannot be sold on its site, making it the first book to receive such a ban.

10.Psychics readings
Speaking of getting money for nothing, psychics readings have really hit mainstream popularity in just the last 15 years or so. Whether or not you believe in a person's ability to sense things about you, you have to admit it would be a great way to make a few bucks. And while you'll still be able to walk downtown and have a curiously-dressed individual read your past and future, as of August 30 you won't be able to buy the service using eBay.
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Haha great article.... never knew about 3), am always astonished when I stumble across 5) just how many there are if you look for that kind of thing, and 1) is rubbish: there are huge amounts of people selling nail polish just used once, perfume bottles only half full, etc.
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MM I am sorry but you are very wrong. I have never been suspended for selling my magic potions! I also sell virtual prayers without a problem, my shipping states they are not sent via pdf but they are sent from above
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MM I am sorry but you are very wrong. I have never been suspended for selling my magic potions! I also sell virtual prayers without a problem, my shipping states they are not sent via pdf but they are sent from above
I usually send my prayers on a CD.
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yotano i'm not sure but the 5 cent cd might be worth more than the prayer lol
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why dont u just say them yourself

google prayers
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I have some magic potions if anyones interested.

My other half says I can be a real witch at times so I might as well make it pay

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yotano i'm not sure but the 5 cent cd might be worth more than the prayer lol
Not really, have you seem the amount of money people put in the baskets at church.

I was 10 the last time I went and the basket was full of $5s.
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I have some magic potions if anyones interested.

My other half says I can be a real witch at times so I might as well make it pay

My other half (when I had one), always said I was the "devil".

I am selling my devil spells on ebay before they get banned.
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hahahaha yotano that is very true.
granny if it makes you feel any better that is very nice compared to what me n my other half call each other
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Voodoo dolls still OK?

Still have a few dozen to move

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granny if it makes you feel any better that is very nice compared to what me n my other half call each other


I call him Porky Pig and he calls me Pinky Pig - you can tell what we're like can't you?

He's been very very ill lately and I thought I was going to lose him

I'm not sure how I would cope without my Porky Pig

I cannot imagine why he calls me a witch though
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Voodoo dolls still OK?

Still have a few dozen to move

I'm gonna need 1 voodoo doll for the following:

Everton
Fulham
Southampton
Wigan Athletic
Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur
NewCastle United
Stoke City
Chelsea
Arsenal
Aston Villa
Norwich City
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NewCastle United
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There is 2 types of witches, good and bad.

Maybe he just forgot to tell you are you the "good witch" type.
very funny though
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Hey GreenBean, can I get 5 voodoo dolls. 1 for each of my ex "other halves" multiple personalities.

Send the invoice to my stealth paypal
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For sure, just let me take the Meg name tag off them........

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I'm wondering who is this "Meg" person.
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I have sold replica coins and used make-up before, and did not get stopped??

yeah they sell spells on ebay, which are intangible to the max - go figure.

I could have made a fortune in health and beauty section with coloured contacts as I found great supplier, was not allowed to sell them dang.
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You can add any type of DNA to this list., ie teeth....even though DNA is over everything.
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granny - i hear ya, it's all love. people don't understand. i call her chubby and she calls me puny. all this is done in front of her parents and they just laugh. i am blessed. don't know what i would do without her
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