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Unwelcome and Malicious Buying
Buyers who do not meet the seller’s terms as outlined in the item listing are not permitted to bid on or buy the item. Furthermore, buyers are not permitted to place bids or purchase items with the primary intent of disrupting a listing.
Sellers are permitted to exclude bidders at any time prior to the listing close and are free to cancel unwelcome bids. After a seller has cancelled a bid, the bidder may not place a new bid without the seller's permission.
Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:
Failure to meet a seller's terms
Report a buyer who participated in a listing without meeting the listing terms.
Buying with the intent to disrupt a listing
Report a buyer who bid with intent to disrupt a listing.
Note: Buyers who fail to respond or who back out of a transaction do not fall under the Unwelcome Buying policy. These listings should be reported as Unpaid Items.
Preventing Unwelcome Buying
In addition to reporting a user to eBay, there are several steps sellers can take to prevent unwelcome buying including:
This policy protects the marketplace by enforcing the contractual obligation entered into between buyer and seller made with the placement of a bid or Buy it Now. It also protects sellers from buyers who do not honour the seller’s terms of sale.
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