Items, banned for sell on the eBay
Before you put up lot for sale it is recommended for a Seller to look through the list of items, the sale of which is either prohibited or limited on eBay. This will help to avoid many potential problems.
The systematic violation of the rules of sale may lead to the following sanctions on the eBay:
- The lot`s removal from the auction (possibly without compensation eBay Fees).
- Limiting of the account functionality (for example, blocking the possibility of the product to be sold).
- Loss of PowerSeller status.
- Account suspension.
If a violation of the rules is discovered, the Seller and users that made bets will get an e-mail, which contains information about the removal of the lot from the auction. Anyone may report on a product that violates the rules of the auction, using the form “Contact us”.
List of goods, the sale of which is either prohibited or limited on eBay
By clicking on any of the links, you will get to the auction site, where you can get more detailed information about a particular product category.
- Pornography and “Adult Only” products are prohibited for sale on the eBay auction items.
It is allowed to place only in the special category. A significant number of limitations.
Auction prohibits selling any alcoholic beverages, up to non-alcoholic beer. It is allowed to sell rare vintage wines.
- Animals and wildlife products
Exceptions – nutrition (worms, crickets). It is strictly limited to sell products from parts of wild animals (bone, skin).
Only authorized (legal) sales.
It is forbidden to trade the products, the sale of which is restricted by various US federal laws. For example, cave formations and fossils, found in the United States. The remains, urns, gravestones, etc.
- Catalytic converters and test pipes
Sale is permitted, except the ones that are prohibited by the Government Agency of the US Environmental Protection.
- Cell phone (wireless) service contracts
Sale of such contracts is permitted only with permission of the Seller or the status of the official dealer of the company, providing the service.
- Charity or fundraising listings
Lots that are exposed in order to collect funds and donations must have all the documents attesting to their unprofitability, and the fact that the direction of funds in the specified price and meet all other requirements of eBay.
- Clothing, used
It may be offered for sale only in its pure form; sale of used underwear is prohibited.
- Coins and paper money
The description should be as complete and truthful. Selling copies of coins and paper money is allowed, if it subjects to certain rules.
Sellers should avoid selling goods, which are the subject of contractual obligations to a third party.
- Used cosmetics and perfumery
- Fake banknotes, stamps, facsimile
As well as equipment for their production. Copies of coins are allowed to be sold, with a clear and truthful description.
- Credit cards
Only debit cards are allowed to be put up for auction, and only under the condition that passed at least 10 years from the date of expiry, the sale is not prohibited by the treaty on a card, the photograph used in the sale of the bulk of the numbers and name the owner should be hidden.
- Medications and drugs
Any medicines and drugs are strictly prohibited for sale on eBay.
- Descriptions of drugs or drug-like substances
It is prohibited to indicate unusual methods of application of medications, drugs, herbs, etc., including the achievement of the drug effect etc.
- Electronic Equipment
Trade of electronic equipment that are prohibited by US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is not permitted. For example, descramblers of the satellite and cable TV signals, communications equipment operating in enclosed ranges, etc.
- Electronic equipment for surveillance
Sale of equipment designed for surveillance, listening, etc., is prohibited.
- Embargoed goods and prohibited countries
Trade with embargoed countries is banned. It relates to all goods, which are in the forbidden list.
- Tickets to various events – concerts, sports, etc.
Tickets are allowed for resale on eBay if Seller warrants that this sale does not violate the laws of their country (or the country, where the event takes place) and to put a price for tickets above their nominal value is permitted.
- Firearms, weapons, and knives
They are prohibited for sale at auction, except if the Seller and Customer reside in the United States and deliver products only within the country.
It is allowed to sell food if all requirements and federal agencies and restrictions associated with the import – export of products.
- Gift vouchers, cards, certificates
In most cases, it can be sold without restrictions, except for the denomination of $ 500, Seller must already have an exhibit in the presence, simultaneous sale of not more than 1 item and not more than 1 item in the lot.
- State and transit documents
Any official documents, intended for internal use, documents, related to the public commercial transportation (air, bus, subway, train, etc.) are prohibited for sale.
- Uniform of civil servants and employees of transport companies
It is forbidden to sell any items of uniforms of civil servants and employees of transport companies (postal workers, employees of airlines, subway, etc.)
- Government IDs and licenses
Any government identification documents (birth certificate, passport, driving license, etc.) or related to them, the US government awards are prohibited to sell.
- Explosive, flammable, toxic materials
Hazardous materials or products containing them are allowed to sell only in strict compliance with all federal laws and restrictions.
- Parts of the human body, organs, remains
Parts of human bodies and human organs are prohibited for sale in the auction. Products, made from human hair extensions (hairpieces, wigs), adapted for medical purposes skulls and skeletons are allowed to sell. It is forbidden to sell the skull bones and everything else related to the graves on the territory of the United States, as such sales violate federal law.
- Importation of goods into the United States
Members of the auction from other countries that are selling on eBay and importing goods into the United States are responsible for ensuring that such sale does not violate federal law.
- International Trade
eBay requires that during the international transactions of Customers and Sellers, living in different countries of the world is clearly adhered to the law of their countries and the countries, where they plan to operate.
- Items encouraging illegal activity
It is forbidden to sale any products, associated with illegal activities, as well as links to resources to encourage and promote any illegal activity (such as a link to a resource with the instructions for the manufacture of narcotic drugs, etc.).
- Lockpicking devices
Any device designed for opening any type of lock (lock picks, a crowbar, etc.) is prohibited for sale.
- Lottery tickets (Lottery tickets)
Tickets for various lotteries and raffles are prohibited for sale.
- Personal information
Private, personal information, email, phone numbers, etc. prohibited for sale.
- Discounts, coupons, discount vouchers
It is allowed to sell in regard to certain rules: 100% validity, do not expired, the physical (non-electronic) delivery to the Customer.
- Medical Equipment
Sale of the professional equipment used in medical purposes, which is requiring special permits, licenses permitted only in compliance with all rules and requirements of the legislation.
- Military items
Any military equipment, machinery, devices is approved for sale in strict compliance with the rules of the auction, and federal legislation.
- Multilevel marketing, pyramid, and matrix programs
Prohibited for sale in the auction, as well as to put links to resources of their advertising is forbidden.
- Offensive material
Any products that promote or relate to incitement of an ethnic hatred, extremism, racial and sexual intolerance and violence are prohibited for sale. Products, associated with such organizations are also prohibited.
Are allowed to sell with strict compliance with all norms of the legislation.
- Products, related to police work
Badges, ID badges, uniforms, horns and everything else that is related to police activity is prohibited for sale at auction.
- Memorabilia, relics, souvenirs related to politics
It is allowed to sell these items at auction exclusively in compliance with all legal norms (U.S. Hobby Protection Act.).
- Postage meters
Postage meters that are used for applying to e-mail correspondence are prohibited for sale.
- Prescription drugs
Any pharmaceutical drug is released only by prescription of practiced doctor is prohibited for sale at auction.
- Prohibited services
Any services that are prohibited by law (including sexual) are forbidden to implement at auction.
- Real Estate
It is approved for sale on eBay, in compliance with all legal norms (Property for sale in the presence of absence of the owners without their permission is prohibited).
- Recalled items
This product, which has been withdrawn from sale by the manufacturer and determined by the Commission on Consumer Product Safety (CPSC), as “dangerous” is banned for sale.
- Slot machines
Any slots that provide gambling for money are prohibited for sale. Their implementation is severely restricted or banned in many states.
It is banned to sell counterfeit stamps and equipment for their manufacture. If one or the other mark is a copy, it should be clearly stated in the description.
- Stocks and other securities are prohibited for sale on eBay.
- Stolen property, goods with erased serial numbers, is strictly prohibited to implement at auction.
- Textbooks and manuals for teachers
Any guidelines, manuals, instructions for use by teachers are prohibited to implement at auction. We sell only authorized textbooks for pupils and students.
- Tobacco and tobacco products
Are prohibited for sale at auction. Exception: collection kits (cigar, etc.), provided that the Seller ensures that Customer is, at least, 18 years old.
- Products related to transport and transportation
The documents, manuals, uniforms and any other items related to the transport and traffic are prohibited for sale.
They are allowed for sale at the auction, subject to all the rules of eBay and legislation.
- Malicious weeds and seeds are prohibited for sale at auction.