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Lockpicking devices policy

Lockpicking or locksmithing devices are not allowed.

The sale of most locksmithing equipment is also prohibited, but there are some exceptions. 

What is the policy?

Lockpicking or locksmithing devices are not allowed. Some examples include:

  • Bump keys
  • Slim jims
  • Devices to make or duplicate keys
  • Devices designed to pick a lock
  • Code-grabbing devices

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?

This policy helps sellers follow important government regulations.

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