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Used clothing policy

Used underwear and socks are not allowed. Other used clothing must follow our policy.

We have a used clothing policy so buyers can be confident they’ll get clean, stain-free items when they buy on eBay.

Health and hygiene is also one of our top priorities, so our policy outlines why certain items can't be sold on the site.

What is the policy?

  • Used underwear and socks are not allowed, even if they are clean. Examples include boxer shorts, panties, briefs, diapers, and athletic supporters. Bras are not considered underwear
  • Used clothing must be properly cleaned and include a statement that the item has been properly cleaned
  • Listings for used clothing can’t include language or images that fetishize the item, such as personal statements about the person modeling the item

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 maintain a professional marketplace while allowing some used items to be offered for sale.

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