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Misleading Titles

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.

Make sure your title accurately describes only the actual item or items you are offering for sale.

eBay Guidelines:

  • If your title contains a word or phrase that does not seem to belong, make sure it is clear from your description why you included that word or phrase in the title.

  • If a bidder can't tell what items you are offering from the title of the listing, the title is misleading and is not permitted on eBay.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

  • Listing or Want It Now post cancellation

  • Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings

  • Limits placed on account privileges

  • Loss of PowerSeller status

  • Account suspension

Spend a few minutes taking eBay's tutorial on Search and Browse Manipulation.

The title "11000 Hudson, Hidesign" is inappropriate and not permitted on eBay (even if a Hidesign item is included as a bonus gift with purchase of the handbag) because it is unclear as to whether the seller is offering one or two items from the title.

If a seller lists an auction simply as "Apple iPod", the seller must be selling an actual Apple iPod - not accessories to an Apple iPod - or items related to or unrelated to an Apple iPod.

Listings containing misleading titles may be ended early by eBay. Multiple violations of eBay's Misleading Title Policy could result in the suspension of your account.


  • For Mp3 and Mp4 players listed in the MP3 players and accessories category, only the physical memory capacity should be mentioned in the title.

  • For these items, compressed capacity - if applicable - should be mentioned only in the description of the item listing.

  • Physical memory capacity must be stated in the listing

  • Listing Guidelines for including VAT: Effective 5th May 2008 (listings starting 00:00:01 hrs IST) any seller charging VAT has to necessarily mention the VAT percentage charged by the seller on the item in either Item Title or Item Subtitle.

eBay has this policy in order to support an efficient shopping experience on eBay for all members by ensuring that listing titles accurately describe the item being listed.

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