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Selling with Classified Ads

When you list an item through an eBay Classified Ad, you state a price, the buyer contacts you, and together you finalise the transaction outside of the eBay platform.

The Classified Ad format is available for listings in select categories. The fees for your ad will vary depending on the category and duration of the listing.

How to sell with eBay Classified Ads 

Here's how to create an eBay Classified Ad:

  1. Go to the advanced listing tool - opens in new window or tab or select Sell at the top of any eBay page.
  2. Enter your item's details.
  3. In Format, select Classified Ad.
  4. Duration will be set to 28 days automatically.
  5. Select List item.

Tip
You can select Best Offer on your Classified Ad listing if you're willing to listen to offers from potential buyers.

Rules for listing Classified Ads

Our rules for listing a Classified Ad on eBay differ from other selling formats on eBay. With a Classified Ad, we'll send you the contact information of any interested buyers.

You're not then allowed to share that information with third parties or use it for any reason other than to get in touch about the item you're selling – please make sure you're familiar with our User Privacy Notice.

Sellers who don't take care of buyers' information could have their buying and selling privileges limited, or their eBay account suspended.

Remember, although Classified Ads are posted on eBay, purchases aren't covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee. You won't have access to services such as Feedback, and can't open unpaid item cases if a buyer doesn't pay.

Our rules for listing a Classified Ad on eBay differ from other selling formats on eBay.

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