How much is a soul worth?

A down-on-her-luck freelance writer in Albuquerque, N.M., tried to sell her soul on eBay.

The listing appears to no longer be up, but KOB reports that the starting bid for Lori N's soul was $2,000.

Lori was in a car accident in 2007, after which she entered a coma for three weeks and woke up suffering from a stroke, a broken hip, broken pelvis, leg, collarbone, sternum, ribs, and a collapsed lung, according to KOB.

She told the station her advertisement was a cry for help.

"I guess you could say that. I'm at the point now, I'm tired," Lori said. "I don't feel good. I'm near the end of my rope. I really am."

As Business Insider notes, eBay has a strict policy for selling human remains.

From eBay:

We don't allow humans, the human body, or any human body parts or products to be listed on eBay, with two exceptions. Sellers can list items containing human scalp hair, and skulls and skeletons intended for medical use.

A University of Washington student tried a similar stunt when his soul went for $400 on eBay in February. But, as ABC News reports, the listing was taken down and the student's eBay account was suspended.

Hat tip: Fark