Specify shipping costs in your listings. It's against our rules to provide unclear or misleading shipping information, or to have unreasonable shipping charges.
Charging actual shipping costs
Including the cost of packaging materials, insurance costs, and delivery
Including delivery confirmation or similar extra services in the handling cost
Excessive shipping and handling charges
Charging more than the maximum shipping costs in categories with shipping caps
Charging a separate fee for insurance
Charging for business-related fees such as employee wages or gas mileage
Including contradictory or confusing shipping terms in your listing
You can't offer or require the buyer to:
Make an additional purchase
Pay an amount beyond the final price and a reasonable shipping charge
Sign up for a service with the purchase
Take any unrelated action (such as pay for a hotel room) as a condition for receiving the item or its benefit (such as free or discounted airfare)
Multiple quantity fixed price listings allow sellers to offer multiple, identical items in the same fixed price listing. Sellers can also offer listings with variations the buyer can select, such as a T-shirt in various colors, sizes, and styles. These are also fixed price listings.
Listing an item and then offering additional identical items for sale outside of eBay is not allowed. We view this as avoidance of fees, since the seller pays just one insertion fee and one final value fee instead of paying fees for each item.
You can sell multiple identical items if you create a multiple quantity fixed-price listing (Buy It Now or Best Offer) or list each item separately. Use these listing formats instead of single item listings to offer multiple items for the same final sale price.
Using a multiple quantity fixed price listing to offer more than one of the same item in a single listing
For example, it's okay to offer buyers a shirt in 3 sizes and 2 colors as a listing with variations
Listing multiple identical items in a fixed-price listing that offers an auction format (Best Offer)
Listing multiple identical items in a fixed-price listing that doesn't offer an auction format (Buy It Now)
Listing multiple identical items separately
Using a single item listing but offering more than one of the same item for sale in that listing
Encouraging buyers to tell you if they want more than one of the item you're selling in a single item listing
Stating that buyers can get the same price for additional similar items (such as one square foot of carpet sold at the final sale price, with the option to buy more square feet at that price)
By using listings with variations, sellers can offer variations of the same product in a single listing.
Using listings with variations to offer a choice of size, color, and material in items such as clothing and home items
Selling different brands of an item, such as jeans, in a single listing
Offering a choice between two entirely different items, such as a watch or pair of shoes
Selling items that aren't in similar condition, such as a new and a refurbished laptop, in the same listing
Listing contact information (including home page web addresses that promote websites outside of eBay) in the title, subtitle, item location, or images is only allowed when the item for sale is a domain name.
Selling old or collectible catalogs from which you can no longer place an order (such as a Sears catalog from 1931)
Listing catalogs from which buyers can currently order directly, which could result in sales being completed outside of eBay
Listings that try to avoid fees can make for a poor buying experience and put sellers who pay their fees at a disadvantage. Also, even though offers to buy or sell outside of eBay aren't always made with the intent to commit fraud, there's always some risk involved.
Items purchased through an offer made outside of eBay aren't eligible for eBay services, including:
Requests for contact information
eBay Buyer Protection
Contact Customer Service
Report listing violations or problems with another eBay member.
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