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Accepted payments policy
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Policy overview

Our accepted payments policy gives buyers and sellers on eBay convenient payment options. To help ensure a safe marketplace, as a seller you can only use our approved payment methods. You also must state in your listing which specific payment methods you accept.

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 limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Allowed

Allowed

  • PayPal

  • PayPal Credit

  • ProPay

  • Skrill

  • Credit card or debit card processed through the seller's Internet merchant account

  • Payment upon pickup

If you offer payment upon pickup, you may include this statement in your listing: "Contact me for payment methods to pay on pickup."

Restricted

Restricted

  • Bank-to-bank transfers (also known as bank wire transfers and bank cash transfers)

  • Checks

  • Money orders

  • Online payment services: Allpay.net, CertaPay, hyperwallet.com, Fiserv, Nochex.com, XOOM

You can only use these payment methods in certain listing categories. See the full list of categories that allow bank-to-bank transfers, checks, money orders, and online payment services.

Not allowed

Not Allowed

  • Sending cash through the mail

  • Sending cash or money orders through instant, point-to-point cash transfer services (that aren't banks) such as Western Union or MoneyGram

  • Mailing checks or money orders (except for items in categories specifically permitted)

  • Paying through bank-to-bank transfers (except for items in categories specifically permitted)

  • Paying by "topping off" a seller's prepaid credit or debit card

  • Paying using online or other payment methods not specifically permitted in this policy

  • Asking buyers to contact you for additional payment methods

  • Offering a payment method to some buyers and not to others

  • Discouraging buyers from using any payment method you specified in the listing

  • Asking buyers to pay using a method not mentioned in the listing

  • Paying with Virtual or Cryptocurrencies

These rules apply to all transaction-related correspondence between a seller and buyer, as well as to the listings.

In addition, you aren't allowed to make statements such as:

  • "Contact us for payment information."

  • "Contact us for other payment methods."

  • "Contact us for your preferred payment method."

  • "Buyers may request to pay by check or money order."

  • Motors > Boats

  • Motors > Cars & Trucks

  • Motors > Cars & Trucks > Collector Cars

  • Motors > Motorcycles

  • Motors > Powersports

  • Motors > Other Vehicles & Trailers

  • Motors > Automotive Tools & Supplies > Air Compressors

  • Motors > Automotive Tools & Supplies > Shop Equipment & Supplies > Brake Lathes

  • Motors > Automotive Tools & Supplies > Shop Equipment & Supplies > Auto Lifts & Frame Machines

  • Motors > Automotive Tools & Supplies > Shop Equipment & Supplies > Other Shop Equipment

  • Motors > Automotive Tools & Supplies > Shop Equipment & Supplies > Paint Booths

  • Motors > Automotive Tools & Supplies > Shop Equipment & Supplies > Tire Changers / Wheel Balancers

  • Motors > Parts & Accessories > Aviation Parts > Engines

  • Motors > Parts & Accessories > Boat Parts > Motors/Engines & Components > Outboard Motors & Components > Over 200 hp

  • Motors > Parts & Accessories > Car & Truck Parts > Engines & Components

  • Motors > Parts & Accessories > Motorcycle Parts > Engines & Components

  • Motors > Parts & Accessories > Performance & Racing Parts > Auto Performance Parts > Engine & Components

  • Motors > Parts & Accessories > Salvage Parts Cars

  • Motors > Parts & Accessories > Vintage Car & Truck Parts > Engines & Components

  • Business & Industrial > Construction > Buildings, Modular & Pre-Fab

  • Business & Industrial > Healthcare, Lab & Life Science > Imaging & Aesthetics Equipment

  • Business & Industrial > Heavy Equipment (all subcategories)

  • Business & Industrial > Heavy Equipment Parts & Accessories (all subcategories)

  • Business & Industrial > Manufacturing & Metalworking > Woodworking > Equipment & Machinery

  • Business & Industrial > Industrial Supply & MRO > Cleaning Equipment & Supplies > Sweepers & Scrubbers

  • Business & Industrial > Industrial Supply& MRO > Fork Lifts & Other Lifts

  • Business & Industrial > MRO & Industrial Supply > HVAC > HVAC Units

  • Business & Industrial > Printing & Graphic Arts > Bindery & Finishing Equipment

  • Business & Industrial > Printing & Graphic Arts > Commercial Printing Presses

  • Business & Industrial > Printing & Graphic Arts > Plotters, Wide Format Printing

  • Business & Industrial > Restaurant & Catering > Commercial Kitchen Equipment > Cooking & Warming Equipment > Ovens & Ranges

  • Business & Industrial > Restaurant & Catering > Concession Trailers & Carts > Concession Trailers

  • Business & Industrial > Restaurant & Catering > Refrigeration & Ice Machines

  • Real Estate

  • Everything Else > Adult Only

Why does eBay have this policy?

This policy helps to create a successful shopping and selling experience by encouraging online payment methods that are safe, easy to use, and offer strong protections for members.

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