Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Artisanal Or Not, You Can't Sell Your Witches Spell On Etsy (ETSY)

From Quartz:

Etsy infuriates the witch community with its ban on selling spells
Etsy, the online marketplace for buying and selling all things quirky and handmade, is also home to a vibrant witch community.
 Listings for fertility spells on Etsy
Those witches are fuming over Etsy’s new policy of rigorously enforcing its existing ban on sales of “metaphysical services,” which is to say spells and hexes. As The Daily Dot reported, previously witches and other purveyors of the supernatural got away with selling such services as long as they didn’t guarantee results and also offered the buyer a tangible product. You could sell a spell offering (but not guaranteeing) better sex, for instance, if you included actual photos of the spell being cast as part of the purchase. Evidently that’s no longer the case.

“Any metaphysical service that promises or suggests it will effect a physical change (e.g., weight loss) or other outcome (e.g., love, revenge) is not allowed, even if it delivers a tangible item,” Etsy’s policy reads.
In response, a small group of witches—no, not a coven—has taken up an online petition to stop what it views as a new ban on its merchants....MORE
Previously in our Sorceress series:
Attention Market Pontificators: Witches to be Fined, Jailed if Predictions Don't Pan Out
Tax Policy Debate, Romanian Style (witches, mandrake, cat poo, the usual)
Market Prognosticators Rejoice! Federal Judge Strikes Down Anti-Fortunetelling Law