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Stocks and securities policy

Most stocks and securities are not allowed. Single-stock gifts or collectible stock certificates may be listed as long as they follow our policy.

The sale of stocks and other security interests is regulated and, as such, they can't be sold on eBay.

What is the policy?

  • Other than single-stock gifts and collectible stock certificates, all other types of stocks, securities, investments or credit are not allowed
  • Collectible stock certificates must be cancelled or represent an interest in an entity that no longer exists
  • Single-share stock certificates marketed for gift purposes must follow these guidelines
    • The certificates are marked and advertised as non-transferable
    • The ownership is not transferred into the name of the purchaser
    • The minimum sale price is more than twice the current exchange trading price of the underlying single-share security

Activity on eBay is required to:

  • Follow all applicable laws
  • Respect the rights of third parties
  • Follow the eBay User Agreement
  • Follow this eBay policy

If activity doesn’t meet these requirements, 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: administratively ending listings or cancelling transactions, hiding or lowering the placement of listings in search results, lowering seller rating, restricting buying or selling, forfeiture of fees, loss of buyer or seller protections, restricting access to member communication and rating tools, removing feedback, and account suspension.

Visit Seller Help - opens in new window or tab 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?

This policy helps sellers follow important government regulations.

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