Going Once? Twice? Sold! To the Psychic in the Back

After a two-month whirlwind tour of the world, Northeastern University student Josh Minney was out of money and stranded in Rome. His genius idea? Sell himself on eBay.

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After a two-month whirlwind tour of the world, Northeastern University student Josh Minney was out of money and stranded in Rome. His genius idea? Sell himself on eBay.

Lucky for him, Minney did not end up as centerpiece for a Dateline story on human trafficking. His post, titled "Help! I'm Stuck in Europe," garnered the attention of thousands of potential owners, but the winning bidder was a benevolent Boston psychic, writes the Northeastern News. She paid $935.01 to fly him back to Beantown in exchange for a week's worth of labor in the clairvoyant's psychic tearoom, where he will serve as greeter. She also wants to share her craft with the fun and fancy-free jet-setter. "He's reiki trained," said the psychic, referring to a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, "so he's got good qualifications for this kind of work." —Christina Mueller and Alison Go