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Underage user policy

Because listings on eBay involve entering into a contract, we require all our members to be aged 18 years or older.

This is to help protect our community, as well as underage users.

What is the policy?

You must be at least 18 years old to be an eBay member.

If you think another member is under 18, please report them by contacting us. You should include their username and any messages or email you've received from them. Make sure to include any relevant information about why you think the member is underage.

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.

Why does eBay have this policy?

When eBay members agree to buy or sell items, they are entering into contracts with each other. In most countries, you must be at least 18 years old to enter into a contract.

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