eBay cancels auction of man's soul

Dec. 15, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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LONDON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Internet site eBay has canceled a British man's auction for his soul.

Dante Knoxx, 24, had offered the "used" item for a starting bid of $37,600 or a "Buy it now" price of just more than $1 million, The Daily Mail reported Monday.

The site canceled the listing Monday with two hours to go before the auction's end, said Knoxx, adding he had "a lot of interest but no actual bidders which is a real shame."

The listing apparently violated an eBay policy against "selling anything that is not physical," said Knoxx, a musician from Bournemouth who said he was fed up with his life and lacked creative jobs.

The eBay listing included a legal contract entitling the new soul's owner to a percentage of Knoxx's income for the rest of his life with a guaranteed minimum of $1,500 per year.

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