Items where the value is placed on an intangible factor. For example, listings that offer someone's "soul" or a container that claims to have someone's "soul" are not allowed.
This is cut & paste directly from their policy page...
And, from the inside of eBay, it means that the "intangible factor" can mean spells, magick, haunting, or spirits that are on a vessel. And "soul" can also be defined as to mean spirited vessels. eBay employees are given, right now, the mode of discretion... they can choose whether to deem your listing in violation or not. However, eventually you won't even be able to list it if your listing contains certain keywords like "haunted", "enchanted", "spelled", etc.
They aren't officially saying that they are going to be removing listings, en masse, that are spelled or spirited, but that it MAY be coming sooner than you think.
If eBay takes this step you can expect other, large retail sites like Etsy, to follow suit. Amazon already has this policy in place and will not allow such things to be sold on their site.
I've been saying it since we opened the Marketplace, that as always, it's going to require the community sticking together, stop picking at each other & causing each other problems, for the community to have staying power and to thrive at all.
This move from eBay could come next month, or next year, regardless, it's coming. I'm told it's going to go back to the pre-2005 days when all that was allowed in that category was non-spirited, non-spelled, non-haunted items. Most of you may not know that when we & other founding members started listing spirited bindings in the Metaphysical category we had to fight eBay to keep the listings on the site and we petitioned them to allow the sale of spirit bindings.
However, it's been a constant battle for those who still have eBay as their primary source of sales because the entire category was over run in 2006 by a massive wave of new sellers & listings, and unfortunately, a lot of fraudulent activity. Since then, the number of complaints, chargebacks, etc has been such a headache for them they had to put new policies in place on eBay & Paypal to accommodate the issues. Apparently, the problems are causing them to take new steps, and those steps are going to be coming down the pipeline.