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What Can’t be sold on eBay?

eBay Restrictions and Prohibitions on the Sale of Certain Categories of Items

Before listing your item, make sure it’s allowed on eBay and find out if there are specific rules and conditions on how it should be listed. See the list of prohibited and restricted items below and click the product category for information about the policies. You also need to make sure that the sale of your item complies with regional laws.

In addition to items that are prohibited or restricted by law, eBay does not permit listing certain other types of items.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn’t, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, or account suspension.

Categories of products that are restricted or prohibited on eBay

  • Firearms and accessories
  • Government items

  • Prescription devices
  • Offensive material

  • Animals and wildlife products
  • Used clothing

  • Pesticides
  • Plants and seeds

  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Food
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