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Electronic Surveillance Equipment

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.

eBay does not permit the sale of products that are designed primarily to record the private oral, wire, or electronic conversations of others without their knowledge or permission.

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

Examples of electronic surveillance equipment include:

  • telephone "bugs"

  • "wiretap" devices

  • "miniature transmitters"

  • "surveillance microphones"

Governmental laws and regulations prohibit the use of photographic devices to surreptitiously view or record individuals for sexual purposes. Listings that promote such activity are not permitted on eBay.

Member privacy is a building block of the eBay community. eBay treats member privacy rights with great respect. eBay expects community members to treat privacy with the same level of respect. Furthermore, eBay urges its sellers and buyers to comply with all governmental laws and regulations. Since the sale of electronic surveillance equipment is prohibited by law, or may cause harm to eBay or its members, sellers are not permitted to list them on eBay.

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