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No item listings policy

All listings on eBay must offer either a physical item or a service for sale.

To help avoid confusion for buyers, want ads, place holders, or offers to trade can’t be listed on our site.

What is the policy?

A listing must offer either a physical item, which includes digitally delivered goods, or a service for sale. Want ads, place holders, or offers to trade are not allowed.

Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

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Visit Seller Help to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

This policy helps keep eBay a safe and enjoyable place to buy and sell, as listings that don’t offer an item or service for sale can be confusing for buyers.

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