Rules for everyone
These policies apply to all eBay members.
Prohibited and restricted items
Find out what items can and can't be listed.
Rules for listings
Find out what you should and shouldn't do when you list an item. For example, find out how to write a listing that accurately and completely describes your item.
Rules about intellectual property
We will remove listings that have the potential to violate certain copyrights, trademarks, or other rights. Intellectual property owners can report listings as part of eBay's Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program.
Accepted payments policy
Learn about the forms of payment that sellers can accept from buyers.
Seller performance standards
We hold our sellers to high standards on eBay. Be sure to learn about them before you start selling.
Learn how we protect sellers, and understand best practices for addressing problems that may happen from time to time.
Shill bidding policy
Bidding on an item with the intent to artificially increase its price or desirability is not allowed. (This includes bids by anyone who knows the seller, such as family, friends, roommates, employees, or online connections.)
Unpaid item abuse policy
Sellers can't request a final value fee credit on a transaction if the buyer paid for the item.
Sellers are legally obligated to pay relevant fees and taxes on their eBay sales.
How to report inappropriate buying and selling
Find out what we can investigate and the actions we'll take.
Promoting your items on other sites
All selling formats are supported for sharing listings. However, please see our shill bidding policy for more information about friends bidding on items.
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.
Selling with improved results
Find out how to create better listings that follow the rules.