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Reporting price gouging on eBay

Increasing the price of items to a level that is much higher than is considered fair or reasonable is not allowed on eBay.

We're aware of reports that some sellers are charging unfair or unreasonable prices for certain items on eBay, which risks taking advantage of buyers in this time of uncertainty. To ensure the safety of our community, we're blocking or removing many of these items from our marketplace.

During this unprecedented time, we're committed to ensuring our marketplace remains a safe place for buyers and sellers, so listings that exhibit unfair pricing behavior are not allowed. You'll find more information in our Price gouging policy.

How to report an item

We encourage our community to report any listings they suspect of price gouging to us. We take these reports very seriously and will take action as necessary. To get started, choose an item from the list above, select Report an item below, or to report directly from the listing, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the listing and choose Report item, which you'll find next to the description and shipping and payment options.
  2. On the File a report page, select Price gouging in the Report Category field.
  3. In the Reason for report field, select Price gouging.
  4. Select an option from the Detailed Reason field and then Send.

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Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions for sellers 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.

During this unprecedented time, we’re committed to ensuring our marketplace remains a safe place for buyers and sellers, so listings that exhibit unfair pricing behavior are not allowed.

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