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While you can sell almost any item, some items are prohibited in order to protect our community and to comply with legal restrictions. We have prohibited items in the following categories: ↓ Adult items, ↓ Alcohol, ↓ Animals and wildlife, ↓ Art, ↓ Artifacts, cultural heritage and grave-related items, ↓ Autographed items, ↓ Catalytic converter and test pipes, ↓ Chance listings, ↓ Clothing, ↓ Coupons, ↓ Cosmetics, ↓ Credit and debit cards, ↓ Digitally delivered goods, ↓ Drugs and drug paraphernalia, ↓ Electrical and electronic equipment, ↓ Encouraging illegal activity, ↓ Event ticket, ↓ Firearms and accessories, ↓ Food, ↓ Gift cards, ↓ Government, transit, and shipping-related items, ↓ Government documents, IDs and licences, ↓ Hazardous, restricted, or regulated materials, ↓ Human remains and body parts, ↓ Knives, ↓ Lock picking devices, ↓ Mailing lists and personal information, ↓ Medical devices, ↓ Personal relationships and services, ↓ Police-related items, ↓ Prescription and over-the-counter drugs, ↓ Product safety, ↓ Real estate, ↓ Slot machines, ↓ Stamps, currency and coins, ↓ Stocks and other securities, ↓ Stolen property and ↓ Travel.


[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”-1″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Adult items” tab_id=”adult-items”][vc_column_text]

  • Sexually oriented materials (such as films, games or books) that contain nudity and displays of sexual activity
  • Any adult item that contains nudity and displays of sexual activity in the product listing
  • Used or unpackaged sex toys and sex accessories

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Alcohol” tab_id=”alcohol”][vc_column_text]

  • Beverages that contain alcohol

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Animals and wildlife” tab_id=”animals”][vc_column_text]

  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Exotic animals

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Art” tab_id=”art”][vc_column_text]

  • Art that contains sexually suggestive poses or sexual acts
  • Any reproduction (such as posters or exact replica paintings) that violates laws, copyrights, or trademarks
  • Exact replica paintings that are not clearly described as replicas in the product listing
  • Other artists’ work that you are not authorised to sell

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Artifacts” tab_id=”artifacts”][vc_column_text]

  • Items obtained from government or protected land, historical grave sites, or shipwrecks
  • Looted or stolen goods
  • Artifacts, fossils, and relics that don’t follow government regulations
  • Exact replica items that are not clearly described as replicas in the product listing
  • Speleothems, stalactites, and stalagmites obtained from caves on government land
  • Human remains

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Autographed items” tab_id=”autographed”][vc_column_text]

  • Autographs without Certificates of Authenticity (COA) or letters of authenticity (LOAs)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Catalytic converter and test pipes” tab_id=”catalytic”][vc_column_text]

  • Items that are designed to defeat, bypass or shut down catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, and malfunction indicator lights
  • Catalytic converters that do not meet government environmental regulations

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Chance listings” tab_id=”chance”][vc_column_text]

  • Offers or opportunities to win an item by chance or contest, including mystery items, giveaways, lotteries, sweepstakes, random drawings, raffles, and contests

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Clothing” tab_id=”clothing”][vc_column_text]

  • Used underwear, swimsuits, and socks
  • Dirty, stained clothing

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Coupons” tab_id=”coupons”][vc_column_text]

  • Expired coupons or coupons that will expire before reaching the buyer
  • Coupons for “free” products
  • Electronic “scanned” coupons
  • Coupons for recalled items
  • Coupon inserts containing other coupons

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Cosmetics” tab_id=”cosmetics”][vc_column_text]

  • Used cosmetics, sponges, or applicators
  • Cosmetics, colognes, perfumes, and lotions not in their original container or packaging
  • Homemade cosmetics that do not comply with government regulations

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Credit and debit cards” tab_id=”credit-cards”][vc_column_text]

  • Active credit, debit, or store credit cards, including prepaid credit cards
  • Non-embossed bank or store credit cards
  • Current and active money orders
  • Expired bank and store cards

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Digitally delivered goods” tab_id=”digital”][vc_column_text]

  • Software keys that you are not authorised to sell
  • Any item that infringes on intellectual property or violates copyright laws

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Drugs and drug paraphernalia” tab_id=”drugs”][vc_column_text]

  • Illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug-like substances
  • Items that claim to provide a “legal high”

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Electrical and electronic equipment” tab_id=”electrical”][vc_column_text]

  • Surveillance items that are intended to photograph, or record the conversations or activities of others without their knowledge
  • Items prohibited by government agencies, including cell phone, GPS radar, and other signal jamming devices
  • Traffic light control devices
  • CB amplifiers and radio equipment that operates in both CB and HAM frequencies
  • Odometer modification devices
  • Unauthorised equipment such as low power transmitting devices, high frequency transceivers, cordless telephones and radar detectors

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Encouraging illegal activity” tab_id=”illegal”][vc_column_text]

  • Items or information that might enable or encourage illegal activity
  • Kill switch-activated electronic devices, including smartphones and tablets

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Event tickets” tab_id=”tickets”][vc_column_text]

  • Tickets that you are not authorised to sell
  • Any ticket listing that does not follow government laws relating to ticket resales

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Firearms and accessories” tab_id=”firearms”][vc_column_text]

  • Firearms of any type
  • Parts and accessories for assault weapons, including blueprints and instructions
  • Any part or accessory in violation of local law
  • Firearm receivers, even if incomplete
  • Ammunition for firearms, including bullets, cartridges, casings, shells, and hulls
  • Firearm accessories, including frames, kits, flash suppressors, silencers, sears, high capacity magazines, magazine extenders, bump fire stocks, and grenade launchers

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Food” tab_id=”food”][vc_column_text]

  • Unpasteurized dairy products (except cheese that follows government guidelines)
  • Unpasteurized fruit or vegetable juice
  • Wild mushrooms (except for morel and shitake mushrooms)
  • Ackee fruit or seeds
  • Expired food or goods that will expire before reaching the buyer
  • Poorly packaged or stored goods

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Gift cards” tab_id=”gift”][vc_column_text]

  • Electronically delivered gift cards from non-approved third party retailers
  • Prepaid credit cards (or money cards) from American Express, Discover, Mastercard, or Visa
  • Store or merchandise credit in the form of a receipt

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Government, transit, and shipping-related items” tab_id=”gov”][vc_column_text]

  • Government, mass transit, and shipping-related items, such as uniforms and internal documents

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Government documents, IDs and licences” tab_id=”gov-docs”][vc_column_text]

  • Government, private transit, or shipping company uniforms and accessories, such as hats, pins and scarves
  • Government, transit or shipping company property such as vehicles, license plates, keys for vehicles, mail bags, company decals and transit documents
  • Fake documents, government-issued documents or official certificates or diplomas
  • Postage meters or voting machines
  • Government-issued IDs, passports, birth certificates or license plates
  • Government-issued medals and certificates for medals
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plates or rivets

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Hazardous, restricted, or regulated materials” tab_id=”hazardous”][vc_column_text]

  • Poisons and carcinogenic substances
  • Dinitrophenol (DNP) in any of its forms, either as a pure substance or active ingredient of any product (such as weight-loss supplements)
  • Fire extinguishers that contain carbon tetrachloride
  • Non-government-approved refrigerants
  • Radioactive materials
  • Combustible materials like black powder, caps for toy guns, explosive fuses, fireworks, exploding targets, flares, flash paper, red phosphorous, gasoline, Thermite
  • Explosives precursors, including aluminium powder and ammonium nitrate

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Human remains and body parts” tab_id=”human”][vc_column_text]

  • Human body parts or items containing body parts, except human hair intended for wigs
  • Used funeral items, such as urns

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Knives” tab_id=”knives”][vc_column_text]

  • Automatic knives
  • Butterfly knives
  • Dual-action knives
  • Gravity knives
  • Out-the-front knives
  • Paratrooper knives
  • Push knives
  • Switchblade knives
  • Sword canes
  • Spring-assisted knives where there is no manual movement by a thumb stud or screw clearly visible on the blade
  • Hidden or disguised knives such as writing pen knives or belt buckle knives

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Lock picking devices” tab_id=”lock”][vc_column_text]

  • Lockpicking or locksmithing devices, including bump keys, slim jims, devices to make or duplicate keys, devices designed to pick a lock, and code-grabbing devices

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Mailing lists and personal information” tab_id=”mailing”][vc_column_text]

  • Personal contact information, such as phone numbers, email lists, and addresses
  • Social security numbers, identification numbers or similar sensitive information
  • Accounts that require users to send passwords
  • Social media items, such as “accounts”, “likes”, “followers”, or “subscribers”
  • Software or tools used to send unsolicited contacts, such as text messages or email (spam), or to harvest contact details

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Medical devices” tab_id=”medical”][vc_column_text]

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines (CPAP)
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) units, and any accessories that require a prescription
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS), and any accessories that require a prescription
  • Oxygen concentrators, compressors, or conservers, and any accessories that require a prescription
  • Nebulizers and their accessories
  • Pulse oximeters that require a prescription
  • Implantable devices, such as pacemakers, heart valves, vascular grafts, ventricular bypass devices, and implantable infusion pumps
  • Needles, with or without a disposable syringe
  • Medical items that have passed their expiration date
  • Medical items that that you are not authorised to sell

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Personal relationships and services” tab_id=”personal”][vc_column_text]

  • Personal relationships, including in-person or online relationships
  • Dating, sexual contact or escort services
  • Offer to become “friends” or “followers” on social media sites
  • Personal advice or coaching
  • Website traffic-driving services
  • Multi-level marketing programs
  • Get rich quick schemes

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Police-related items” tab_id=”police”][vc_column_text]

  • Law enforcement and other government-issued uniforms, badges, or accessories, such as hats, jackets, and shirts, or replicas of these items
  • Official emergency lighting systems or sirens, including lenses or LEDs for these systems

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Prescription and over-the-counter drugs” tab_id=”prescription”][vc_column_text]

  • Prescription drugs or drugs containing prescription strength medication
  • Supplements or drugs that are banned or restricted by government agencies
  • Over-the-counter medication containing non-prescription strength drugs that have expired or will expire before reaching the buyer
  • Any drugs or regulated substances that you are not authorised to sell

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Product safety” tab_id=”product”][vc_column_text]

  • Products recalled by a manufacturer or government agency
  • Products where the sale of the product is prohibited by law or regulation
  • Products that pose a health or safety hazard as specified by any government agency

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Real estate” tab_id=”real-estate”][vc_column_text]

  • Any property that you are not authorised to sell
  • Any property listed on behalf of a third-party
  • Any property listing that does not follow local rules and regulations

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Slot machines” tab_id=”slot-machines”][vc_column_text]

  • Any slot machine listing that does not follow local rules and regulations
  • Slot machines that accept currency, are operational and not meant for display purposes

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Stamps, currency and coins” tab_id=”stamps”][vc_column_text]

  • Coins and currency that does not contain photos of the front and back of the actual item for sale in the product listing
  • Any stamp, currency or coin listing that does not follow local rules and regulations

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Stocks and other securities” tab_id=”stocks”][vc_column_text]

  • Stocks, securities, investments or credit
  • Collectible stock certificates that haven’t been canceled or represent an interest in an entity that still exists

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Stolen property” tab_id=”stolen”][vc_column_text]

  • Stolen property from private individuals, or property taken without authorisation from companies or government

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Travel” tab_id=”travel”][vc_column_text]

  • Choices of lodging locations, airlines, cruise line or cruise points of departure or destination
  • Third party travel certificates
  • Travel club memberships
  • Resale of travel-related incentives such as awards, coupons, upgrades, etc that are subject to cancellation by the travel provider if resold


Before listing your product on, make sure it is not mentioned in this list. You also need to make sure that the sale of your product complies with all laws and any other applicable restrictions. Listings that contain illegal explicit content, including child pornography, torture, snuff films or bestiality are strictly prohibited – this includes listings that contain material or items depicting such acts, whether real or fictionalised. If your product listing doesn’t comply with these guidelines, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions at our own discretion, including restrictions of your buying/selling privileges, suspension of your account or referral to local authorities.

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