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eBay Employee Trading and Community Content Policy

If you intend to sell on one or more of eBay's international sites, you will need to accept, and we encourage you to carefully review, the User Agreement, policies, and other requirements of that site. You can continue to reach out to the relevant customer service teams on the respective eBay site of your listing or transaction, as may be applicable to the nature of your query.

The following are the rules that all eBay Inc. company employees must follow to use an eBay company Web site:

  • Any offer to buy or sell items by a company employee is made solely for the employee's own personal use and not on behalf of the eBay company.

  • Employees of the company are held to the highest standards of conduct on our Web sites. Employees are to abide by the terms of the eBay company Web site.

  • Employees are subject to all fees and policies for using the services of all eBay company Web sites.

  • eBay company employees must use a personal, non-company email address to conduct business on eBay company Web sites.

  • When eBay company employees bid on or purchase an item on eBay, the eBay company employees must identify themselves as eBay employees and email the link to this Web page to the seller.

  • When eBay company employees list an item for sale on eBay, the eBay company employees must identify themselves as eBay employees and include the link to this Web page in their listing.

  • When eBay company employees submit Community content as members, not as employees, they must identify themselves as eBay employees and state that the content reflects their personal views and is not written on behalf of eBay Inc.

  • Content posted by eBay employees acting in an official eBay capacity will normally be identified by a different treatment from content published by members; for example, a pink bar highlighting the User name.

  • eBay company employees who have access rights on the eBay system to hidden reserve prices cannot bid on reserve price items, until one of the following conditions has been met:

    • the reserve has been met

    • they choose to purchase via Buy It Now or other fixed price methods.

  • eBay company employees who have access rights on the eBay system to Best Offer amounts cannot submit a Best Offer on items if at least one Best Offer has already been submitted by another member.

  • eBay employees must update their profiles on ebay to reflect that they are indeed employees

 

Why does eBay have this policy?

eBay’s marketplace is built on a foundation of trust and transparency. As a courtesy to our Community, we believe that our members have the right to know when they are interacting with an eBay employee on our site, even when the eBay employee is participating as a member of the Community.

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