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Stocks and securities policy

Most stocks and securities are not allowed. Single-stock gifts or collectible stock certificates may be listed as long as they follow our policy.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulates the sale of stocks and other security interests and, as such, they can't be sold on eBay.

What is the policy?

  • Other than single-stock gifts and collectible stock certificates, all other types of stocks, securities, investments or credit are not allowed
  • Collectible stock certificates must be canceled or represent an interest in an entity that no longer exists
  • Single-share stock certificates marketed for gift purposes must follow these guidelines:
    • The certificates are marked and advertised as non-transferable
    • The ownership is not transferred into the name of the purchaser
    • The minimum sale price is more than twice the current exchange trading price of the underlying single-share security

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.

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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