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Lockpicking devices policy

Lockpicking or locksmithing devices are not allowed.

The sale of most locksmithing equipment is also prohibited, but there are some exceptions. 

What is the policy?

Lockpicking or locksmithing devices are not allowed. Some examples include:

  • Bump keys
  • Slim jims
  • Devices to make or duplicate keys
  • Devices designed to pick a lock
  • Code-grabbing devices

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 sellers follow important government regulations.

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