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College Sophomore Transfers to Wharton After Selling Soul for $37.48 on Free & For Sale


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Talk about resourcefulness! 

Damian Joseph knows a thing or two about a bargain. In his apartment, he managed to get the bigger room by only offering to pay a few hundred dollars extra. And even just last week, he managed to get a Halal chicken over rice for $4, because "the guy knows him pretty well." Now, Joseph is combining his business acumen and love of bargaining to make the most impactful transaction of his life—the sale of his soul.

Reports indicate that Joseph has just succeeded in selling his soul for $37.48 on the Penn-affiliated Facebook group Free and For Sale, as a means of completing his transfer into The Wharton School. This is after posting the advertisement for his soul on the page for the past three weeks, and bargaining with numerous prospective buyers.

Franklin Go, a prospective buyer, claims he just saw better prices elsewhere. "They were selling used souls on Amazon for like $30," he remarked. "And I could find plenty of cheaper ones being sold through consulting club groupchats, so I just decided to go with those instead of Joseph's."

Joseph, on the other hand, remained rigid in his pricing and continued to insist on the quality of his product. "This soul has rarely been used before, and I swear I've never dropped it or anything. I can even deliver if you live in the Philadelphia area."

At the end of the day, Joseph was luckily able to succeed in selling his soul to Natalie Dorrel (C '21), who has reportedly just joined a social impact club and is ready to "embrace her philanthropic passions."