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What is not allowed on eBay Classifieds?

Solution The list below details a partial list of what can't be posted on eBay Classifieds. eBay Classifieds reserves the right to remove an ad at our discretion, and to alter this list at any time:
  • Ads asking for donations unless from a registered charity

  • Ads offering or looking for human adoption

  • Ads that are adult in nature (including, but not limited to: adult toys, adult magazines, adult services, escort services, adult massages, adult job postings, dating websites, and personal ads)

  • Airline tickets that restrict transfer and tickets of any kind which you are not authorized to sell

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Animals/pets that are on our prohibited pets list

  • Animals traps that could be deemed inhumane

  • Blood, Bodily Fluids and Body Parts

  • Burglary Tools

  • Cell phones being offered for sale, or offering a service to unlock or jailbreak phones that violate the recent change in US laws

  • Counterfeit Products, replicas or knock-off brand name goods

  • Coupons or gift cards that restrict transfer, and coupons or gift cards which you are not authorized to sell

  • Cribs (new and used) unless they meet the new federal safety standards issued by the CPSC. Only cribs that were manufactured in 2011 are permitted. If your crib was manufactured in 2011 and meets the required safety standards, you must specifically state in your listing that the crib was manufactured in 2011 and does meet these standards (please visit the CPSC website for more information)

  • Electronic Surveillance Equipment designed or used primarily to illegally intercept/record the private actions or interactions of others without their knowledge or permission

  • Embargoed Goods

  • Endangered or protected species, or any part of any endangered or protected species (including bone/ivory, taxidermy, shell, pelts, etc)

  • Expired food/products (expiration date must be clearly stated, unless product is homemade)

  • Fireworks, Destructive Devices and Explosives

  • Gift cards of any kind

  • Government and Transit Badges, Uniforms, IDs, Documents and Licenses

  • Hazardous Materials including but not limited to radioactive, toxic and explosive materials

  • Identity Documents, Personal Financial Records & Personal Information

  • Illegal Drugs, controlled substances, substances and items used to manufacture controlled substances and drugs, & drug paraphernalia

  • Illegal Services

  • Illegal telecommunication and electronics equipment such as access cards, password swiffers, any type of jamming device, traffic signal control devices, satellite/cable descrambler, or any device prohibited by the FCC

  • Items issued to United States Armed Forces that have not been disposed of in accordance with Department of Defense demilitarization policies

  • Items marketed inappropriately with an intolerant regard toward religion, sexual orientation, race, or ethnic background

  • Items that restrict transfer (such as tickets or coupons) and items you are not authorized to sell

  • Items which encourage or facilitate illegal activity

  • Liquor licenses

  • Lottery Tickets, Sweepstakes Entries and Slot Machines that requires money to operate

  • Massage Services - ads that include any of the following are not permitted on eBay Classifieds: gender, age, ethnicity, physical description, sexual orientation, offer of massage only to a specific gender, or inappropriate photos. Anything more than a legitimate massage service is not permitted. If your ad is unclear as to the legitimacy of service(s) you offer, eBay Classifieds reserves the right to remove at our discretion.

  • Material, artwork, and/or photographs that are obscene, contain nudity (partial or full), pornographic, adult in nature, or harmful to minors

  • Material that infringes copyright, including but not limited to software or other digital goods which you are not authorized to sell

  • Modded gaming items and modification services

  • Nonprescription drugs, drugs that make false or misleading treatment claims, or treatment claims that require FDA approval

  • Offensive Material

  • Pesticides or hazardous materials

  • Pictures or images that contain nudity

  • Plants and insects that are restricted or regulated

  • Prescription Drugs and Devices

  • Products being sold by representatives of companies that violate our jobs/services policies

  • Prostitution or ads that offer sex, sexual favors or sexual actions in exchange for anything

  • Recalled items (please visit the US recall information website for more information)

  • Stocks and Other Securities

  • Stolen Property

  • Tobacco and Related Products (including, but not limited to: nicotine patches, nicotine gum, e-cigarettes, etc)

  • Used bedding and clothing, unless sanitized in accordance with law (used undergarments, swimwear and socks are never permitted)

  • Used cosmetics or toiletries (items must be new and sealed)

  • Weapons and related items (including, but not limited to firearms, magazines and all parts and accessories, ammunition, BB and pellet guns, tear gas, tasers, stun guns, knives, swords, airsoft guns and all accessories, crossbows, archery bows, and martial arts weapons)

 
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