Many of these are based on local legal requirements, but others are based on our experience of what will help ensure a fair marketplace for everyone. So, before you bid or buy on eBay, read our policies for buyers listed below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What rules and requirements are there for eBay buyers?
When you bid on or buy an item, you're agreeing to the rules we've put in place for our community. You can find out more details on these rules in the articles below.
What kind of items are listed on eBay?
Almost anything you can think of. But there are certain categories of items that we restrict. Check out our list of prohibited and restricted items.Bidding policy
Read our guidelines for bidding and auctions and understand why when you bid on an item, you're entering into a binding contract.Interfering with a transaction policy
Learn about the rules and guidelines we've established to prevent people from interfering with the completion of transactions.Invalid bid retraction policy
Read our guidelines on retracting a bid, and why we have rules in place to prevent members gaining an unfair advantage when buying an item.Non-binding bid policy
Learn about the guidelines for participating in auctions in the motors and real estate categories.Buying practices policy
Learn about our expectations for buyer behavior on eBay.