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Duplicate Reviews & Guides

Members may not publish more than one identical guide or review concurrently. If a member publishes a guide that they believe is relevant to more than one category, they should alter the guide to meet the needs of each category or choose the category which has the most relevance.

Members may not use multiple User IDs to list the same guide more than once.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

  • Review or guide cancellation
  • Listing cancellation
  • Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings
  • Limits on account privileges
  • Loss of PowerSeller status
  • Account suspension

To report violations, please click the "Report this review" or "Report this guide" link located on the review or guide in question.

Some Examples 

The following are examples of reviews or guides that are not permitted on eBay:

  • A member writes and publishes a guide on how to trade on eBay. They wish to get others to view the guide, so they publish the same guide in another category.
  • A member writes a review for an Apple Ipod and then uses the exact same review for the Sony Walkman and all other personal music players

Why does eBay have this policy? 

Publishing the same guide or review more than once makes it more difficult for members to find content, potentially clutters the guide categories and doesn't provide any additional information for members.

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