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Chance listings policy

Listings that offer an opportunity to win an item by chance or contest are not allowed on eBay.

Giveaways and contests are strictly regulated, so we don't allow listings that sell a chance to win a prize.

What is the policy?

Listings that offer an opportunity to win an item by chance or contest are not allowed. This includes mystery boxes, giveaways, lotteries, sweepstakes, random drawings, raffles, and contests.

Case breaks, box breaks and pack breaks may only be sold by pre-approved sellers under the following conditions:

  • When the buyer makes their purchase, it must be clear which slot they are selecting and no element of chance can be involved to determine which slot the buyer will receive
  • Buyers receive the entire pack, box, or slot they purchased

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn’t, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

Visit Seller Help - opens in new window or tab 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 ensure that important government regulations are followed.

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