Rules for sellers
Learn what items you can sell, what's allowed in your listing, and other guidelines for selling.
Rules for buyers
Buyers have obligations too. Be sure to bid responsibly, always pay for purchases, and follow our buyer guidelines.
Rules for everyone
These policies apply to all eBay members.
A-Z index of policies
Top 10 policies
Invalid bid retraction policy
Did you bid on an item by mistake? Learn when you're allowed to cancel a bid.
Unpaid item policy
We require buyers to pay for items that they commit to purchase.
All about Feedback policies
Our guidelines are designed to encourage open and honest Feedback about experiences with eBay members.
Prohibited and restricted items
Before listing an item for sale, make sure it's allowed on eBay. Get an overview of items that are prohibited or subject to restrictions, or click a link below to learn about items we're frequently asked about.
Rules for listings
These guidelines cover how you describe your item, what you can include in your listing, and other listing practices.
Seller performance standards
When selling an item, buyer satisfaction is important. Learn about our seller performance standards and what you can do to stay in compliance.
Learn which payment methods sellers are allowed to accept.
Search and browse manipulation
Make sure your listing is accurate and don't include information that might misrepresent your item.
Avoiding eBay fees
Techniques that avoid eBay fees, such as offers to sell items outside of eBay, aren't allowed.
Learn when it's OK to link to content outside of eBay, such as additional photos or descriptions of your item.
How to report inappropriate buying and selling
Find out what we can investigate and the actions we'll take.
Creating legally compliant listings
These general guidelines can help you create listings that are legal and don't infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
Appealing unpaid items
Find out how to appeal an unpaid item.
Selling practices policy
Sell with confidence—learn about selling dos and don'ts.
Trust and Safety tutorials
These interactive tutorials can help you comply with eBay policies, stay safe when buying and selling, and increase your overall knowledge of eBay.