UK man Dante Knoxx, 24, was stopped by eBay from selling his soul for £700,000.The internet auction site removed his article because only physical items can be sold, they said.
“The email from ebay said examples of things you can’t sell include ghosts, spirits and souls,” the 24-year-old from Boscombe told the Bournemouth Echo. He had placed a starting limit of £25,000 but hadn't received any offers although more than 400 were watching the bid.
Was he serious? And was that his real name? Knoxx, a laptop repair technician, insisted that yes, that was his real name, and no, while he had hoped to get publicity for his band, Paradigm -- it wasn't a publicity stunt but a very serious offer. He would have gone through with the deal.
"The owner of my soul would get a percentage of my lifetime earnings, 10% ownership of the band's music, and 10% of my estate upon my death.'
The Cornwall-born graduate of the Arts Institutehad received two bids via email - one apparently serious one from an American. see: