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Violence and violent criminals policy

Listings that promote or glorify violence or violent acts, or are associated with individuals who are notorious for committing violent acts, are not allowed.

What is the policy?

Sellers can't list the following types or similar types of items or information:

  • Items that promote or glorify violence towards humans or animals
  • Films, images, or devices that contain or claim to contain real acts of violence, rape, execution, torture, crime scenes, morgues, dead bodies or body parts of dead persons
  • Items closely associated with or that benefit violent felons, their acts, or crime scenes within the past 100 years

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?

Out of respect for victims of violent crimes, this policy helps ensure that our marketplace promotes safety, trust, and respect, and follows government regulations.

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