Pay an amount beyond the final price and a reasonable shipping fee
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)
Multi-quantity 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. eBay views this as avoidance of charges because the seller pays just one insertion and one final value fee instead of paying fees for each item.
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
Although there are valid reasons for ending listings early, we'll investigate sellers who abuse this option.
Note: Posts made in eBay's Want It Now area must comply with this policy too. Want It Now posts that violate this policy may be removed. Repeated violations may result in suspension. You can report a Want It Now violation of this policy from the Want it Now policy page.
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 Support
Report listing violations or problems with another eBay member.
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