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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 actively addressing 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.

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 on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn’t, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

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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