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
Purchase additional items or quantities from a listing
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)
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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