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Offensive material policy

 

Listings that promote or glorify hatred, violence, or discrimination aren't allowed.

In order to promote trust and respect among our diverse community of members, eBay does not allow items that promote or glorify racial, sexual or religious intolerance, or promote organisations that hold such views.

What is the policy?

Listings that promote, perpetuate or glorify hatred, violence, or discrimination, including on the grounds of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender or sexual orientation, aren't allowed. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Slurs or epithets of any kind
  • Slavery items, including reproductions, such as tags, shackles, documents, bills of sale, etc.
  • Items with racist, anti-Semitic, or otherwise demeaning portrayals, for example through caricatures or other exaggerated features, including figurines, cartoons, housewares, historical advertisements, and golliwogs
  • Black Americana items that are discriminatory
  • Confederate battle flag and related items with its image
  • Historical Holocaust-related and Nazi-related items, including reproductions
  • Any item that is anti-Semitic or any item from after 1933 that bears a swastika
  • Media identified as Nazi propaganda
  • Listings that imply or promote support of, membership in, or funding of a terrorist organisation

The following items may be listed:

  • Media such as historical photos, magazines, books and art, provided that such material doesn't perpetuate or glorify violence, intolerance or racial stereotyping
  • Items related to the Civil Rights Movement
  • Stamps, letters, and envelopes displaying Nazi postmarks
  • Currency issued by the Nazi Germany government, including military scripts
  • Historically accurate WWII military model kits that have Nazi symbols
  • Historical and religious items that bear a swastika if they are made before 1933 and are not related to Nazism

When offering delivery to other countries, make sure to first check our International trading policy to verify that the item is allowed.

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.

Why does eBay have this policy?

In order to promote trust and respect among our diverse community of members, eBay does not allow items that promote or glorify racial, sexual or religious intolerance, or promote organisations that hold such views.

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