There were no bidders, but lots of watchers when eBay yanked Dante Knoxx’s listing for his “used” soul today. Knoxx told the Press Association, “You cannot sell anything that is not physical. That includes ghosts, souls and spirits which is funny.”
Musicradar.com reports the starting bid was for £25,000.50 – or a Buy It Now price of £700,000. Knoxx, 24, said he received lots of emails from non-eBayers asking to buy his soul and he also heard from religious groups insisting the selling of one’s soul was not possible.
Knoxx wanted to use the money to get his band Paradigm into the limelight. So what does being the owner of a 24-year-old wannabe rock star get you? According to the listing, Musicradar.com reports the winner would get
“a legal contract entitling the new soul’s owner to a percentage his income for the rest of his life, with a guaranteed minimum of £1,000 per year. Another clause entitled the owner to 10% of any intellectual works of Paradigm. A final clause also stated Mr Knoxx could buy back his soul for £100 million.”
To be clear, Knoxx was technically pawning his soul. You can give his music a listen on MySpace here. I would call it I-Just-Got-A-Keyboard-For-Christmas music, but that’s just me.