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Test Listings

eBay permits the use of ‘test’ listings by its members only in the Everything Else; Test Auctions category. See ‘Additional Information’ for guidelines on test listings.

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

Guidelines for Test Listings

  • Listings in the Test Auction category must be clearly labelled as a ’test’, both in the listing title and description.

  • No more than 10 test listings should run at once by a single account.

  • Accounts that leave or receive feedback in the Test Auction category must be used for test purposes only. This means that members must use a different account to leave or receive feedback for test purposes than is used for buy or sell on the site. Accounts found to be in violation of this guideline will be subject to immediate suspension.

  • Any Feedback left on test listings should be clearly labelled ‘test’.

  • All 'test' feedback is subject to removal at any time, at eBay's discretion.

eBay understands that some members may want to ‘test’ some listings prior to the actual listing. The policy guidelines have been put in place to ensure the safety of the eBay marketplace for all members.

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