Of course, any potential buyer would need to believe such humorous nonsense as haunting pains and bloody scratches in the night. They, presumably, would also require an itchy Paypal trigger finger.
The kind that leads you to bid on a used toilet brush at 3 in the morning.
Click. "Booya! Who's the wild man now?"
With the mirror, it was all about finding that absolutely perfect buyer, and the sellers noted that they "would ideally like it to go to somebody who has experience with the paranormal/supernatural and knows what they are getting themselves in for."
Amazingly, thanks to the powers of the interwebs, there was no shortage of interest. And for everyone's amusement, a few potential bidders began asking entirely reasonable questions of the sellers:
"I'd like to buy this as a present. If I win the auction is there any way you could deliver it to my ex for me?"
Eventually, the mirror sold for £100, or a little over $150. So, good on them. Well-played.
As a result, I plan to list everything I sell in the future as potentially haunted.
"But this isn't just any Bell Biv DeVoe CD. It's a *haunted* Bell Biv DeVoe CD."
In the end, it doesn't really matter whether the mirror was evil or if their stories were even mildly believable. What matters is that somebody paid for the simple possibility. And I love that. It's important to have a few good conversation pieces sitting around the house, and nothing sounds better than explaining how you bought a haunted mirror off two random guys on eBay.
The story counts.
Which is why, if anyone's interested, I now have some leftover Super Bowl cheese dip for sale.
It comes with a free Bell Biv DeVoe CD.