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Disaster and tragedy policy

Listings or items that portray, glorify, or attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering, or that are insensitive to victims of such events, are not allowed.

We're aware of reports that some sellers are charging unfair or unreasonable prices for certain items on eBay. We encourage our community to report any listings they suspect of unfair pricing to us. See our page on Reporting price gouging on eBay for more information and details on how to start a report.

Showing respect and sensitivity to our global community of members is very important to eBay. We don't allow members to sell items that are hurtful to the victims of tragic events such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters.

What is the policy?

  • Listings and items that graphically portray, glorify, or attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering, or that are insensitive to victims of such events, are not allowed
  • Items and media related to natural disasters or human tragedies that have substantial social, artistic, or political value, such as newspaper clippings or documentaries can be listed in some circumstances

Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or cancelling 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.

 

Why does eBay have this policy?

This policy helps ensure that eBay remains a safe and respectful marketplace, and that important government regulations are followed.

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