To make sure buyers don't confuse a test listing with an actual listing, follow these guidelines:
Use the Everything Else > Test Auctions category only.
The word "test" must appear in both the listing title and the listing description.
You can only have 10 test listings at a time.
Listing fees apply to all test listings.
For test Feedback left or received for a test listing, follow these guidelines:
Create an account that you can use to leave or receive Feedback for a test listing. Don't use the account you have for buying or selling. If we see an account that breaks this rule, that account may be subject to suspension.
Make sure the test Feedback is used for testing purposes only. (If something looks amiss, we may remove test Feedback to avoid problems.)
Listings that serve as want ads, where you post that you're looking for an item.
Trades – listings that tell buyers you'll accept a trade or a partial trade as payment.
Why does eBay have this policy?
This policy helps keep eBay a safe place to buy and sell. Listings that are blank or don't offer any items or services can be confusing and aren’t beneficial for buyers.
Contact Customer Service
You can contact Customer Service to report a listing you think violates this policy. Go to that listing, and then click the Report item link on the right side of the page.
We'll review your report and take appropriate action.
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