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Postage meters and franking machines policy

Under Singapore law, it is an offence to sell, offer for sale, import or export any ‘franking machine’ without the written approval of the Postal Authority (which is the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore).

Accordingly, the listing of postage meters or franking machines are not permitted on eBay.

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

  • Listing cancellation
  • Loss of eBay fees
  • Limits on account privileges
  • Account suspension

Some Examples

  • Franking machine
  • Postage meters

Additional Information

A franking machine is a device that automatically stamps letters or packages passing through it and computes the total charge. It prints an impression of the required value of postage on the mail, which is accepted by Singapore Post as a form of pre-paid postage.

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Why does eBay have this policy?

eBay urges its sellers and buyers to comply with all governmental laws and regulations. Since the sale of postage meters is prohibited by law, or may cause harm to eBay or its members, sellers are not permitted to list them on eBay.

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