How to Collect Human Souls
When selling your business, make sure you read the Terms and Conditions on online posting boards.
There is one site, even if you do NOT find a buyer from their site, you have to pay them 3% of the sell price and there is no time limit. Two years from now, if you sell to your cousin, uncle or your children, you still have to pay them the commission on the sale of your business.
Unfortunately, I have came across some business owners that this has happened to. There are huge advantages to using online services but like any business contracts, make sure you take the time to read the Terms and Conditions for the websites that we sign up for. Back in 2010, a company based in the UK called GameStation changed their Terms and Conditions as an April Fools joke and collected 7,500 Human Souls.
“By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul,” the clause originally read. “Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamesation.co.uk or one of its duly authorized minions. We reserve the right to serve such notice in 6 (six) foot high letters of fire, however we can accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by such an act.”
Don’t give up your soul and make sure you know what you are signing up for. Although GameStation nullified their agreement for the Human Souls, it is a good lesson for the rest of us when signing up for things online.