I want to help people who have a legitimate item for sale to sell their item with minimum hassle. To avoid some of the traps about listing an x-rated item please follow these suggestions.
Ebay does not make this catagory easy for people to use!or find!
If you are having difficulty listing an item under the above catagory try these solutions: Follow to the letter all instructions on listing your item under the Everything Else/Mature Audience guidelines help page.
First of all know that anyone wanting to list or buy or browse the adult content site will have to submit credit card verificaton, so the site staff will know that they are 18 or over before a sale is transacted.
No pictures of sexual acts, with body parts especially.
No words that pertain to a sex act even if it is in the Title re: Hardcore, XX, XXX. Only ONE "X" is allowed in the description. Derriere might be acceptable if used correctly for example, (but) the common name of the body part is not,so maybe use the word "but" with just one "t". Sometimes you have to play with spelling or words, and sometimes even that won't wash.If you want to use the box picture but the pic is too graphic, or the title is too graphic, then I suggest covering up the un-acceptable part on the box with a piece of paper, or masking tape,then take the pic.
You cannot block/screen the un-acceptable parts with an editorial mask.
Even if your picture is okay, remember that in the description you cannot use those words either!
Talk to the "Help" staff before listing to find out beforehand what will and will not be allowed pertaining to your listing. Send them a copy of your ad and ask if it is okay before listing it.If you still cannot list with a picure, just list it without. Try giving out clues in your description that describe the title without actually saying the un-acceptable words.
Do not add links to un-acceptable sites re: EBAYS POLICIES
You cannot use PAYPAL to complete the transaction or even the name in your ad or description, even if it is to say that PAYPAL is not accepted.You must go to the paypal site and dis-engage it for this sale, because it will still come up as being offered even if you have not actually offered it. Most of all expect some hassle in trying to list, and persevere.Sometimes it is a matter of trial and error.
When it comes to payment options, they are few.Old fashioned paper checks, cashier checks are best. If you want to sell a great deal of items I suggest setting up an escrow account with a reputable firm for just this purpose.Don't ship until you have the payment first of course, so I suggest you tell your buyers that shipment upon receipt of payment is the only option.There are other companies out there that provide this service other than PayPal, however they may have the same policies, so read the fine print.
If you have classic films to sell, or old Playboy Magazines, there is also a place for that under the listing of Everything Else. There are choices for where your article belongs.