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Electronic equipment policy

Most electronic equipment used to transmit or receive signals or for surveillance is not allowed. Those we allow must follow our policy.

To comply with regulations and to protect the safety and privacy of our members, there are restrictions around the sale of electrical and electronic equipment.

What is the policy?

The following types of electronic equipment are not allowed:

  • Cell phone, GPS radar and other signal jamming devices
  • Traffic light control devices
  • Satellite, cable TV and digital decoders
  • CB radios in 26.1-28MHz frequency
  • Odometer modification devices
  • FM modulators
  • Cordless telephones below 853MHz
  • Videosenders in the frequency 470-854MHz
  • Radar detectors with shipping to Ireland
  • Electrical equipment that does not comply with the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU
  • Devices that fail to meet the Plugs and Sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994 - opens in new window or tab

Cameras, recorders, or other similar devices can be listed as long as the description doesn’t encourage their use for illegal purposes.

You can review the Ofcom - opens in new window or tab website, or for Ireland, from the Commission for Communications Regulation - opens in new window or tab for more information.

For additional information, see the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (2013) - opens in new window or tab.

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.

Visit Seller Help 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?

In order to comply with government regulations and help prevent privacy violations, we don’t allow the sale of certain electronic items on eBay.

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