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Item condition by category

Being clear and accurate about your item's condition lets the buyer know whether they're getting something new, used, or something in between. On the listing form, you can choose from one of several preset item condition options, which vary depending on the category that you list your item in.

To make it easier for buyers to find and buy what they want, we’re introducing a new product-based shopping experience powered by the eBay Catalog where all listings for the same product are grouped together.

Select the dropdown menu to see the categories we’ve added to the catalog so far. If you’re selling in any of these categories, you should use our product catalog to create your listings.

Categories in our catalog

Consumer Electronics

  • Audio Docks & Mini Speakers
  • Smart Speakers
  • Media Streamers
  • TVs

Heating, Cooling & Air

  • Space Heaters
  • Air Purifiers
  • Humidifiers
  • Portable Fans
  • Programmable Thermostats

Small Kitchen Appliances

  • Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machines
  • Coffee Grinders
  • Coffee Roasters
  • Espresso & Cappuccino Machines
  • Filter Coffee Machines
  • French Presses
  • Milk Frothers
  • Other Coffee, Tea & Espresso Makers
  • Parts & Accessories
  • Percolators, Moka Pots & Turkish Coffee Pots
  • Pod & Capsule Coffee Machines
  • Tea Infusers
  • Tea Makers

Major Appliances

  • Dishwasher Parts & Accessories
  • Dishwashers
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Microwave Parts & Accessories
  • Other Major Appliances
  • Ranges & Cooking Appliances
    • Cooktops
    • Other Cooking Appliances
    • Parts & Accessories
    • Range Hoods
    • Ranges & Stoves
    • Wall Ovens
  • Refrigerators & Freezers
    • Kegerators
    • Mini Fridges
    • Other Refrigerators & Freezers
    • Parts & Accessories
    • Refrigerators
    • Upright & Chest Freezers
    • Wine Fridges & Cellars
  • Washers & Dryers
    • Dryers
    • Other Washers & Dryers
    • Parts & Accessories
    • Washer Dryer Combinations & Sets
    • Washing Machines

Sporting Goods

  • Ellipticals
  • Exercise Bikes
  • Gliders
  • Machine Parts & Accessories
  • Other Cardio Equipment
  • Rowing Machines
  • Ski Machines
  • Stair Machines & Steppers
  • Treadmills
  • Vibration Platform Machines

See Listing with the eBay Catalog to learn more.

 

It's important to select the right item condition as it also helps ensure you're following our selling practices policy. Find out what each item condition means in a particular category by reading our list below.

Note that some sub-categories have a different set of item conditions from their main category. To get more details, review the Item Condition Look-up Table - opens in new window or tab.

Baby, Health & Beauty, Sporting Goods

  • New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See the seller's listing for full details.
  • New other (see details): A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing the original packaging, or in the original packaging but not sealed. The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • For parts or not working: An item that does not function as intended and is not fully operational. This includes items that are defective in ways that render them difficult to use, items that require service or repair, or items missing essential components. See the seller's listing for full details.

Books

  • Brand New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. See the seller's listing for full details.
  • Like New: A book that looks new but has been read. Cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket (if applicable) is included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May have very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • Very Good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May have very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • Good: A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • Acceptable: A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover but integrity still intact. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. Possible writing in margins, possible underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

Business & Industrial, Cameras & Photo, Cell Phones & Accessories, Computers, Tablets & Networking, Electronics, Home & Garden, Musical Instruments & Gear

  • New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See the seller's listing for full details.
  • New other (see details): A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing the original packaging, or in the original packaging but not sealed. The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • Manufacturer refurbished: An item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer or manufacturer-approved vendor. This means the product has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to meet manufacturer specifications and is in excellent condition. This item may or may not be in the original packaging. See the seller's listing for full details.
  • Seller refurbished: An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer. This means the item has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition. This item may or may not be in original packaging. See the seller's listing for full details.
  • Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • For parts or not working: An item that does not function as intended and is not fully operational. This includes items that are defective in ways that render them difficult to use, items that require service or repair, or items missing essential components. See the seller's listing for full details.

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories: Clothing and accessories, Jewelry & Watches

  • New with tags: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) in the original packaging (such as the original box or bag) and/or with the original tags attached.
  • New without tags: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) that is not in original packaging or may be missing original packaging materials (such as the original box or bag). The original tags may not be attached.
  • New with defects: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item. Possible cosmetic imperfections range from natural color variations to scuffs, cuts, or nicks, hanging threads or missing buttons that occasionally occur during the manufacturing or delivery process. The apparel may contain irregular or mismarked size tags. The item may be missing the original packaging materials (such as original box or tag). New factory seconds and/or new irregular items may fall into this category. The original tags may or may not be attached. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • Pre-owned: An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories: Shoes

  • New with box: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) in the original packaging (such as the original box or bag) and/or with the original tags attached.
  • New without box: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) that is not in original packaging or may be missing original packaging materials (such as the original box or bag). The original tags may not be attached. For example, new shoes (with absolutely no signs of wear) that are no longer in their original box fall into this category.
  • New with defects: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item. Possible cosmetic imperfections range from natural color variations to scuffs, cuts, or nicks, hanging threads or missing buttons that occasionally occur during the manufacturing or delivery process. The apparel may contain irregular or mismarked size tags. The item may be missing the original packaging materials (such as original box or tag). New factory seconds and/or new irregular items may fall into this category. The original tags may or may not be attached. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • Pre-owned: An item that has been used or worn previously. Please see the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories: Underwear

  • New with tags: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) in the original packaging (such as the original box or bag) and/or with the original tags attached.
  • New without tags: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) that is not in original packaging or may be missing original packaging materials (such as the original box or bag). The original tags may not be attached.
  • New with defects: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item. Possible cosmetic imperfections range from natural color variations to scuffs, cuts or nicks, hanging threads or missing buttons that occasionally occur during the manufacturing or delivery process. The apparel may contain irregular or mismarked size tags. The item may be missing the original packaging materials (such as original box or tag). New factory seconds and/or new irregular items may fall into this category. The original tags may or may not be attached. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

Collectibles, Crafts, Dolls & Bears, Pet Supplies, Toys & Hobbies

  • New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items). See the seller's listing for full details.
  • Used: An item that has been used previously. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

DVDs & Movies, Music, Video Games

  • Brand New: An item that has never been opened or removed from the manufacturer's sealing (if applicable). Item is in original shrink wrap (if applicable). See the seller's listing for full details.
  • Like New: An item that looks as if it was just taken out of shrink wrap. No visible wear, and all facets of the item are flawless and intact. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • Very Good: An item that is used but still in very good condition. No damage to the jewel case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches cracks, or holes. The cover art and liner notes are included. The VHS or DVD box is included. The video game instructions and box are included. The teeth of disk holder are undamaged. Minimal wear on the exterior of item. No skipping on CD/DVD. No fuzzy/snowy frames on VHS tape. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • Good: An item in used but good condition. May have minor damage to jewel case including scuffs or cracks, or to the item cover including scuffs, scratches, or cracks. The cover art and liner notes are included for a CD. VHS or DVD box is included. Video game instructions are included. No skipping on CD/DVD. No fuzzy/snowy frames on VHS tape. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • Acceptable: An item with obvious and significant wear but is still operational. May have tears or holes in VHS/DVD box. The video game instructions and box may not be included. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

Food & Beverages

  • New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item. See the seller's listing for full details.

Motors: Cars & Trucks

  • New: A vehicle is considered new if it is purchased directly from a new car franchise dealer and has not yet been registered and issued a title. New vehicles are covered by a manufacturer's new car warranty and are sold with a window sticker (also known as a “Monroney Sticker”) and a Manufacturer's Statement of Origin. These vehicles have been driven only for demonstration purposes and should be in excellent running condition with a pristine interior and exterior. See the seller's listing for full details.
  • Certified pre-owned: To qualify for certified pre-owned status, vehicles must meet strict age, mileage, and inspection requirements established by their manufacturers. Certified pre-owned cars are often sold with warranty, financing and roadside assistance options similar to their new counterparts. See the seller's listing for full details.
  • Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

Motors: Parts & Accessories

  • New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See the seller's listing for full details.
  • New other (see details): A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing the original packaging, or in the original packaging but not sealed. The item may be a factory second, or a new, unused item with defects. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • Remanufactured: A properly rebuilt automotive part. The item has been completely disassembled, cleaned, and examined for wear and breakage. Worn out, missing, or non-functioning components have been replaced with new or rebuilt components. It is the functional equivalent of a new part and is virtually indistinguishable from a new part. See the seller's listing for full details.
  • Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • For parts or not working: An item that does not function as intended and is not fully operational. This includes items that are defective in ways that render them difficult to use, items that require service or repair, or items missing essential components. See the seller's listing for full details.

Tires

  • New: A brand-new, unused tire that has never been mounted on a vehicle.
  • Retread: A used tire that has had its old tread professionally buffed away and replaced with new rubber tread. Retread tires are significantly cheaper than new tires and are widely used in the trucking, busing, and commercial aviation industries. See the seller's listing for full details.
  • Used: A tire that has been previously used, but remains in good working condition. The tire may show visible signs of wear and must have at least 5/32" of tread remaining. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
  • Damaged: A tire that is not operable and may require repair or service. These tires must have at least 4/32" of tread remaining. See the seller's listing for full details.

Specifying your item's condition accurately lets the buyer know what to expect and helps set up a successful transaction.

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