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Gift cards policy

While gift cards may be sold on eBay, certain types of gift cards aren't allowed.

There are restrictions to the sale of gift cards on eBay in order to reduce the risk of fraud and to protect both buyers and sellers.

What is the policy?

  • Sellers can list the following types of gift cards:
    • eBay gift cards that are sold by authorized sellers
    • Collectible gift cards with no redemption value, as long as the listing specifies that there's no monetary amount on the card
    • Gift cards must still be valid and unexpired. If there's an expiration date, it must be specified in the listing
  • The total face value of all gift card listings from a seller at any given time must be $500 or less
  • The following types of gift cards aren't allowed:
    • Electronically delivered gift cards from sellers who engage in high-risk activities
    • Prepaid credit cards (or money cards) from American Express, Discover, Mastercard, or Visa
    • Store or merchandise credit in the form of a receipt

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 prevent money laundering and other illegal activity.

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