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Payment policies

In order to maintain a safe marketplace, sellers can only offer eBay-approved payment methods in their listings.

Our payment-related policies ensure buyers and sellers have consistent access to familiar and secure payment methods, transparent information on how to pay and what to pay for, and know what to do if something goes wrong.

For more details, please see the individual policy guidelines below.

Accepted payments policy

Learn about payment methods that are easy to use, secure, and offer strong protections against fraud.

Unpaid item policy

Learn how eBay sellers are protected when buyers don’t pay for items they’ve won in an auction or bought.

Offers to buy and sell outside of eBay policy

To make sure buyers and sellers are fully protected, transactions that started on eBay cannot be completed off our site.

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn’t, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

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