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Catalogue Sales

Listings of catalogues from which buyers may directly order are not permitted.

Old and collectable catalogues (from which you can no longer place an order) are permissible. However, the title or description may not contain extensive lists of specific items included in the catalogue. Sellers wishing to list these catalogues should review the ‘Additional Information’ section below and adhere to its policies.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

  • Listing cancellation

  • Loss of eBay fees

  • Limits placed on account privileges

  • Loss of PowerSeller status

  • Account suspension

  • “Current Spring Catalogue, Buy It Now (BIN) for $0.99” is a violation because it is a current catalogue from which a buyer may directly order.

  • “Catalogue from 1939” is permitted because it is an old or collectable catalogue where items can no longer be ordered, and the listing does not contain an extensive list of brand names, items, categories, or prices.

Requirements for selling catalogues
Old and collectible catalogue listings must abide by the following guidelines:

  • The seller of old and collectable catalogues may not benefit from any subsequent sales from suppliers.

  • No extensive lists of specific brand names, items, categories or prices may be used in the title or description of the item listing (eg: Sony, Prada, Gucci, Handbags for $29.95). Any additional information or categories sellers wish to provide should be provided through a “further information” link allowed on all listings. Before adding a “further information” link to your item listings page, please review the eBay links policy. Old and collectable catalogues may not be combined as a bonus item with any other listing.

Listings that offer catalogues clutter the site making it harder for buyers to find relevant items and harder for sellers to sell actual items. Furthermore, these listings undermine the trust and legitimacy of eBay’s marketplace.

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