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Used clothing policy

Used underwear and socks are not allowed. Other used clothing must follow our policy.

We have a used clothing policy so buyers can be confident they'll get clean, stain-free items when they buy on eBay.

Health and hygiene is also one of our top priorities, so our policy outlines why certain items can't be sold on the site.

What is the policy?

  • Used underwear and socks are not allowed, even if they are clean. Examples include boxer shorts, panties, briefs, nappies, and athletic supporters. Bras are not considered underwear
  • Used clothing must be properly cleaned 
  • Listings for used clothing can't include language or images that fetishise the item, such as statements about the person modeling the item

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.

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 maintain a professional marketplace while allowing some used items to be offered for sale.

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