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Because of potential health and safety issues, the sale of pesticides is regulated by the U.S. government and by eBay.
Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
What are the guidelines?
Pesticides intended for use
You can sell a pesticide on eBay if it meets all of the following conditions:
Also, the buyer must be eligible to purchase the pesticide under federal and state law.
Remember that the seller is responsible for making sure the listing is lawful and safe. For this reason, if you're listing a pesticide on eBay, you need to include the following statements in your listing:
1. I will follow all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and ensure that the buyer satisfies all applicable laws and regulations.
2. I won't accept bids from, sell to, or ship to states where the pesticide is not registered as a general-use pesticide.
We recommend copying and pasting this text directly into your listing. Be sure to use the same font size as the rest of your description.
Collectible pesticide containers and devices
You can sell collectible pesticide containers or devices if the container or device is empty and rinsed, and you include this information in the item description.
Important: Don't dump the remaining contents of a pesticide container down the drain, into the garden, or into the sewer. Instead, check with your local government to find out if there is a pesticide collection program in your area. Most places have programs to collect and dispose of pesticides in a safe and simple way at little or no cost to the participants. To find out about programs in your area, call 1-800-CLEANUP.
It is the seller's responsibility to ensure that the pesticide container or device is empty and rinsed before listing it on eBay. However, the buyer should verify the information provided by the seller before completing the sale.
Because pesticides are potentially dangerous to people, animals and the environment, we have specific rules about selling them on our site.
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