Prohibited and Restricted Items

While you can sell almost any airsoft or paintball related item on APX, maintaining the safety of our community is a responsibility we take very seriously.

For this reason, and to comply with local legal restrictions, some categories of products are restricted, or completely banned from being listed.

If you’re not sure if an item you’re intending to list is allowed or not, choose the relevant category from the list below to find out.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out what items are allowed on APX?

If you’re not sure whether your item can be listed on APX, check our list of prohibited and restricted items below.

What do I do if I see an item that isn’t allowed?

If you see a listing that violates one of our policies, report it by clicking Report item in the listing.

Used underwear and socks are not allowed. Other used clothing must follow our policy.

We have a used clothing policy so buyers can be confident they’ll get clean, stain-free items when they buy on APX.

Health and hygiene is also one of our top priorities, so our policy outlines why certain items can’t be sold on the site.

What is the policy?

  • Used underwear and socks are not allowed, even if they are clean. Examples include boxer shorts, panties, briefs, diapers, and athletic supporters. Bras are not considered underwear
  • Used clothing must be properly cleaned and include a statement that the item has been properly cleaned
  • Listings for used clothing can’t include language or images that fetishize the item, such as personal statements about the person modeling the item

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

This policy helps maintain a professional marketplace while allowing some used items to be offered for sale.

The sale of credit cards, debit cards, and money orders is restricted or not allowed on APX.

While certain types of inactive and collectible cards may be listed and sold on APX, in order to protect sensitive cardholder information and comply with government regulations, active credit, debit and store cards are not allowed.

What is the policy?

The following types of cards and money orders are not allowed: 

  • Active credit, debit, or store credit cards, including prepaid credit cards 
  • Non-embossed bank or store credit cards 
  • Current and active money orders
  • Expired bank and store cards

The following types of cards are allowed:

  • Blank plastic cards with or without magnetic strips

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

This policy helps sellers and buyers follow government regulations while also protecting sensitive cardholder information. 

Illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug-like substances are not allowed

The sale of prohibited drugs and drug paraphernalia violates state, federal, and international law, so it’s forbidden on eBay.

What is the policy?

The following items are not allowed to be listed on APX:

  • Narcotics, steroids, and other controlled substances (including any substance listed in Schedules I, II, III, VI or V of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.)
  • Items that claim to provide a “legal high”
  • Pipes, or any item marketed as for use with marijuana or illegal drugs
  • Tobacco pipes, and other smoking accessories not intended for drug use, are allowed
  • Vaporizers intended to be used with alcohol, marijuana, or illegal substances

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

To help keep our community safe, we require that APX users comply with all federal and state laws and regulations when using eBay. Because the sale of controlled substances is illegal, we don’t allow sellers to list these products.

 

Most electronic equipment used to transmit or receive signals or for surveillance is not allowed. Those we allow must follow our policy.

To comply with U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations and to protect the safety and privacy of our members, there are restrictions around the sale of electrical and electronic equipment.

What is the policy?

The following types of electronic equipment are not allowed:

  • Electronic items prohibited by government agencies, including cell phone, GPS radar, and other signal jamming devices. See the FCC’s jammer enforcement for more information
  • Traffic light control devices
  • CB amplifiers and radio equipment that operates in both CB and HAM frequencies
  • Odometer modification devices
  • Equipment such as low power transmitting devices, high frequency transceivers, cordless telephones and radar detectors not authorized by the FCC
  • Appliances for sale in California that do not meet applicable efficiency standards
  • Surveillance items that are intended to photograph, or record the conversations or activities of others without their knowledge

Cameras, recorders, or other similar devices can be listed as long as the description doesn’t encourage their use for illegal purposes.

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

 

Why does APX have this policy?

In order to comply with government regulations and help prevent privacy violations, we don’t allow the sale of certain electronic items on APX.

 

Goods from embargoed countries aren’t allowed.

What is the policy?

Sellers can’t list embargoed goods or pre-embargoed goods from these countries or regions:

  • Cuba
  • Crimea region of Ukraine (as defined under applicable sanctions)
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
  • Iran
  • Syria

Organizations, businesses, or individuals based in or from the countries listed above, or those on the United States’ Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) list can’t register accounts on eBay 

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

This policy helps ensure that important government regulations are followed.

Encouraging or enabling illegal activity is not allowed.

We don’t allow our members to use APX to encourage or enable others to engage in illegal activity.

What is the policy?

Items or information that might enable or encourage illegal activity are not allowed. Examples include:

  • Kill switch-activated electronic devices, including smartphones and tablets
  • Items that can enable illegal activity, such as:
    • Pill presses
    • Blank rain checks
    • Selling USPS shipping materials
    • Products designed to fake the results of drug tests
  • Information on how to use or make illegal drugs, bombs, or explosives
  • Lockpicking tutorials

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

This policy helps our members comply with government regulations and laws.

Firearms are not allowed. Listings for allowed firearm parts and accessories must follow strict guidelines.

Firearms can’t be listed on APX due to strict federal, state, and international laws banning the sale of these items. Listings for some firearm parts and accessories are allowed as long as sellers follow our guidelines.

What is the policy?

The following are not allowed:

  • Real Firearms of any type 
  • Parts and accessories for assault weapons, including blueprints and instructions
  • Any part or accessory in violation of local law
  • Firearm receivers, even if incomplete
  • Ammunition for firearms, including bullets, cartridges, casings, shells, and hulls 
  • The following firearm accessories are not allowed:
    • Frames, kits used to create a firearm, flash suppressors, silencers, sears, high capacity magazines that accept more than 10 rounds (even if they have been modified to accept fewer), magazine extenders, bump fire stocks, grenade launchers, and pistol conversion kits
  • The following accessories for semiautomatic pistols are not allowed:
    • Barrel shrouds, forward pistol grips, and threaded barrels

Listings for firearms parts and accessories that we allow must follow these guidelines:

  • The listing must clearly identify the part or accessory being sold as well as the type of firearm it fits (“type” can mean general use and not necessarily brand or manufacturer). For example, “This part can be used with bolt-action rifles.”
  • The item must be listed on the US site (myapx.shop) and offer domestic shipping only
  • The item must comply with California state law

Examples of allowed firearm parts and accessories:

  • En bloc clips
  • Barrels (exceptions: shotgun barrels less than 18 inches and rifle barrels less than 16 inches are prohibited)
  • Bolts
  • Choke tubes
  • Cylinders
  • Firing pins
  • Hammers
  • Slides
  • Trigger assemblies

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

We take our role in community safety seriously, and in accordance with government regulations and international laws, we prohibit the sale of certain weapons on APX.

 

Certain food products are not allowed on APX. Listings for food items that are allowed must follow our policy.

We take the health and safety of our members very seriously, so when listing allowed food items, make sure to follow our policy.

What is the policy?

The following and similar food items are not allowed:

  • Unpasteurized dairy products (except cheese that follows government guidelines)
  • Unpasteurized fruit or vegetable juice
  • Wild mushroom (except for morel and shitake mushrooms)
  • Ackee fruit or seeds
  • Expired food
  • Government assistance benefits that can be used for food

When listing food items that are allowed, sellers must:

  • Ensure food items are properly packaged and stored safely
  • Clearly state the expiration date in the item description
  • State how perishable items will be delivered, and ensure they are delivered to the buyer before the expiration date

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

This policy helps to keep our community safe and helps sellers comply with government regulations.

For public safety and security reasons, we don’t allow the listing of some government, mass transit, and shipping-related items – such as uniforms and internal documents – on APX. However, there are a few exceptions. Please see our full policy guidelines below for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I list a vintage uniform?

Most vintage clothing or uniforms from transit or shipping companies – including accessories like bags, hats and ties – can be listed, as long as the seller meets all of the following conditions:

  • The item is 10 years old or older
  • It’s no longer used by any transportation company
  • It doesn’t look like current uniforms or accessories

If your vintage uniform doesn’t meet all those requirements you won’t be able to list it.

Government, transit, and shipping-related items policy overview

To support the government and the transit industry’s efforts in ensuring public safety, we don’t allow selling of most government, mass transit, and shipping-related items, including uniforms and internal documents. Please understand that there are also federal regulations either banning or restricting the sale of these items.

There are a few items, though, that can be sold on eBay. See our guidelines below for more details.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn’t, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Transit documents

Not allowed Not allowed

  • Blueprints or schematics of airports, subway systems, or train stations
  • Classified or restricted government documents (see also our government documents, IDs, and licenses policy)
  • Design plans of commercial airlines or plane engines
  • Internal, not-for-public documents, manuals, and other materials from companies that provide public transportation, including airlines, buses, ferries, subways, and trains

Uniforms

See also our police-related items policy.

Allowed Allowed

  • Halloween costumes designed to look like mail carriers (a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) outfit, for example)
  • Promotional merchandise bearing the logo of a shipping company like Federal Express (FedEx), DHL, or United Parcel Service (UPS)

Restricted Restricted

  • Most vintage transit or shipping company uniforms and accessories like bags, hats, and ties can be listed, as long as the seller meets all of the following conditions:
    • The item is 10 years old or older
    • It’s no longer used by any transportation company
    • It doesn’t look like current uniforms or accessories
  • Vintage U.S. Post Office Department items, as long as they don’t look like current postal mailbags, uniforms, and so on

Not allowed Not allowed

  • Current airline uniforms and related items, including:
    • Flight attendant, pilot, or other flight crew uniforms
    • Baggage attendant gate agent, and other ground crew uniforms
    • Uniform components like badges, wings, and other accessories
  • Current public transportation uniforms and accessories like hats, pins, scarves, and ties. This covers items from any company that provides public transportation, including buses, ferries, subways, and trains
  • Government uniforms and accessories, including badges, hats, and patches. This covers items from the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) and the U.S. Senate
  • New York City Transit (NYCT) uniforms and accessories like badges, hats, patches, and pins, regardless of how old they are
  • Shipping company uniforms, including those from DHL, Federal Express (FedEx), and United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA) uniforms, and accessories like badges (see also our police-related items policy)
  • U.S. Postal Service (USPS) uniforms, including badges. This applies to old USPS items

Other items

Allowed Allowed

  • Collectible Transit Authority novelty items like maps, posters, tokens, and other items that are generally available to the public

Restricted Restricted

  • New York City Metro cards are not allowed on APX

Not allowed Not allowed

  • Items with the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified emblem, such as patches and signage
  • Keys, locks, tools, or anything (regardless of how old the item is) that can control transit vehicles. Examples include railway switch keys or switch lock keys
  • Shipping company decals, logos, or delivery vehicles like those from Federal Express (FedEx), DHL, or United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mailbags, mail bins, and delivery vehicles
  • Valid New York City Metro cards
  • Library of Congress National Library of Service record players, cassette players, digital talking book machines and accessories labeled with the Library of Congress National Library of Service logo
  • Voting machines

Why does APX have this policy?

There are strict federal regulations banning or restricting the sale of government, transit, and shipping-related items. Along with buyers and sellers on APX, we have to comply with those regulations. So most of these items can’t be listed on APX.

 

Police and emergency response uniforms, equipment, or accessories can’t be sold on eBay.

To help prevent impersonation, we don’t allow certain police or emergency service-related items to be listed for sale.

What is the policy?

The following items can’t be listed for sale on APX:

  • Law enforcement and other government-issued uniforms, badges, or accessories, such as hats, jackets, and shirts, or replicas of these items
  • Official emergency lighting systems or sirens, including lenses or LEDs for these systems

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

It is illegal to impersonate a law enforcement official, so our policy helps us to maintain a law-abiding marketplace by ensuring important government regulations are followed.

For health and safety reasons, most hazardous materials (such as fire extinguishers, refrigerants, and radioactive materials) can’t be listed on APX.

We take great care to protect the health and safety of our members. This policy reflects our commitment to APX user safety by strictly adhering to government regulations on the transportation of dangerous goods.

What is the policy?

The following are not allowed:

  • Fire extinguishers that contain carbon tetrachloride
  • Non-government-approved refrigerants
  • Radioactive materials
  • Combustible materials like black powder, caps for toy guns, explosive fuses, fireworks, exploding targets, flares, flash paper, red phosphorous, gasoline, Thermite
  • Hazardous materials banned by a selected shipping provider (sellers should check with them before listing an item)

The following are restricted:

  • If the material can be shipped by standard shipping services and is not prohibited by local laws or regulations, then it can be listed
  • If hazardous materials have specific shipping restrictions required by the shipping provider, these must be outlined in the item description

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Human body parts or items containing body parts are not allowed.

We don’t allow the sale of human bodies, body parts, or products made from the human body on APX.

What is the policy?

  • Human body parts or items containing body parts are not allowed, including first class relics
    • As an exception, items containing human scalp hair are allowed (such as lockets or wigs)
  • Used funeral items like urns are not allowed

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension and contacting all authorities. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

This rule helps ensure that important government regulations are followed.

Lockpicking or locksmithing devices are not allowed.

The sale of most locksmithing equipment is also prohibited, but there are some exceptions. 

What is the policy?

Lockpicking or locksmithing devices are not allowed. Some examples include:

  • Bump keys
  • Slim jims
  • Devices to make or duplicate keys
  • Devices designed to pick a lock
  • Code-grabbing devices

Activity that doesn’t follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

This policy helps sellers follow important government regulations.

 

Selling private information, social media items, and software or tools that send unsolicited contacts are not allowed on eBay.

We want to provide our users with a safe and private marketplace so items like this can’t be sold on eBay.

What is the policy?

We don’t allow the following to be sold on eBay:

  • Personal contact information such as phone numbers, email lists and addresses
  • Social security numbers or similar sensitive information
  • Accounts that require users to send passwords (for example, to sell access to the next level of social media games)
  • Social media items such as “accounts”, “likes”, “followers”, or “subscribers”
  • Software or tools used to send unsolicited contacts, such as text messages or email (spam), or to harvest contact details

Activity that doesn’t follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

This policy protects the privacy of others, helps our members follow important government regulations, and creates a safer marketplace.

Sellers can list up to 15 coupons worth $100 in total per 30-day period, though certain restrictions apply.

We limit the volume and type of coupons that can be sold on eBay.

What is the policy?

The following types of coupons aren’t allowed: 

  • Expired coupons or coupons that will expire before reaching the buyer 
  • Coupons for “free” products 
  • Electronic “scanned” coupons 
  • Coupons for recalled items 
  • Coupon inserts containing other coupons 

Up to 25 coupons worth $100 in total can be listed and sold within a 30-day period

Only physical paper coupons can be listed. Unaltered coupon scans or photos that could be copied, printed, or redeemed cannot be included in the listing.

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

This policy helps reduce fraud and counterfeiting for coupon buyers and issuers. 

Medical devices that require a prescription can’t be sold on APX. Listings for other prescription devices must follow our policy.

It’s important to check that items can be sold on APX before they are listed.

What is the policy?

Any medical device that requires a prescription can’t be sold on APX, including:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines (CPAP)
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) units, and any accessories that require a prescription
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS), and any accessories that require a prescription
  • Oxygen concentrators, compressors, or conservers, and any accessories that require a prescription
  • Nebulizers and their accessories
  • Pulse oximeters that require a prescription
  • Implantable devices, such as pacemakers, heart valves, vascular grafts, ventricular bypass devices, and implantable infusion pumps

Needles, with or without a disposable syringe, and items that have passed their expiration date are also prohibited.

There are restrictions on the sale of the following items:

  • Contact lenses and prescription eyewear can only be sold by pre-approved sellers
  • Listings must state in the item description if the device has been opened or used:
    • Used items must be properly cleaned
    • Used items must not be altered in any way that changes the performance or safety specifications of the device
  • The item description should clearly state the product expiration date
    • Items must reach the buyer before the expiration date
  • Some medical devices can only be sold with government authorization. Listings for these items must follow the rules below:
    • Items must be listed in the Business & Industrial > Healthcare, Lab & Life Science category
    • The following information must be included in the item description:
      • The seller’s name, city, state, and telephone number
      • The seller’s business name, if applicable
      • A statement that the item has been cleaned and handled in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
      • A copy of the following statement:
        “The sale of this item may be subject to regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state and local regulatory agencies. If so, do not bid on this item unless you are an authorized purchaser. If the item is subject to FDA regulation, I will verify your status as an authorized purchaser of this item before shipping of the item.”
  • Listings for hearing aids must include the following FDA disclaimer:
    “According to the FDA, it is in your best health interest to obtain a professional medical evaluation before purchasing a hearing aid and you are encouraged to do so before bidding on this item. If you choose to not obtain a medical evaluation before purchasing this item, I am required by law to provide to you and obtain from you a signed written waiver of the medical evaluation, and I am required to provide to you a copy of the User Instruction Brochure for a hearing aid, review the contents of that brochure with you, and afford you time to read the brochure. You must provide to me either a signed statement from a physician or a signed waiver before I will deliver this item to you. Upon your request, I will also provide to you a copy of the User Instructional Brochure for the hearing aid or the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor from whom a User Instructional Brochure for the hearing aid can be obtained.”

The following items can be sold:

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medical devices
  • Vintage or collectible medical devices, but listings must state that these are not intended for use
  • New disposable syringes can be listed, but needles cannot be included

Activity that doesn’t follow APX policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

This policy helps to protect the safety of our members while ensuring that important government regulations are followed.

Products that pose a health or safety hazard aren’t allowed.

To ensure the safety and well-being of our members, eBay does not allow listings for items that are banned, recalled, or could in any way be dangerous to a buyer.

 

What is the policy?

The following types of items are not allowed:

  • Items recalled by the manufacturer or any other government agency, or items whose sale is prohibited by law
  • Items that pose a health or safety hazard as specified by any government agency

Sellers can list the following types of items:

  • Items subject to a recall but not prohibited by law, as long as the listing includes the recall information
  • Items complying with these safety standards:
    • Cribs meeting federal safety standards issued by the CPSC in 2011. Sellers must state in the listing that the crib meets these standards
    • Child car safety seats meeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213. Sellers must state in the listing that the car seat meets this standard
    • Hoverboards, self-balancing scooters, and components or parts such as batteries and chargers certified to meet UL 2272 safety standards. The listing must state that the item is UL 2272 certified, include a link to the UL Online Certifications Directory showing the certification, and only offer shipping to the US, Canada, and Australia

Activity that doesn’t follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

This policy helps sellers follow important government regulations.

The sale of stolen property is not allowed on eBay.

The sale of stolen property violates state, federal and international law, and we will notify law enforcement of any attempts to sell stolen property on eBay.

What is the policy?

Stolen property from private individuals or property taken without authorization from companies or government cannot be listed for sale.

If you see stolen property on eBay, please contact local law enforcement immediately.

Activity that doesn’t follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Why does APX have this policy?

This policy ensures buyers and sellers comply with government laws and regulations, and keeps APX a safe and reputable marketplace.

 

Prohibited and restricted items policy overview

Before listing your item, make sure we allow it on APX, and find out if we have specific rules and conditions on how you should list it. Check the list of prohibited and restricted items below. You also need to make sure that the sale of your item complies with all laws and any additional restrictions applicable to payment services offered on APX such as credit card association or network rules.

Make sure your listings and products follow these guidelines. If they don’t, they may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

Understanding the rules

Our policies are often based on country and state laws, although in some cases, we may also base our policies on input from our members and our own discretion, especially for dangerous or sensitive items.

Read and understand our policies before listing items. Follow our guidelines and review our examples so you know beforehand what you can and can’t sell on APX.

When selling internationally, read our international trading policy. Although certain items may be legal to sell in your country, they might be illegal elsewhere.

The list of prohibited and restricted items below covers items you can list under certain conditions, and items that we don’t allow at all. In our medical drugs and devices policy, for example, while we don’t allow many items (such as contact lenses), we do allow other items under certain conditions (including certain types of medical instruments).

Prohibited and restricted items

  • Adult only category
  • Alcohol
  • Art
  • Artifacts, grave-related items, and Native American arts and crafts
  • Catalytic converters and test pipes
  • Cell phone (wireless) service contracts
  • Charity and fundraising
  • Clothing, used
  • Contracts
  • Cosmetics
  • Counterfeit currency and stamps
  • Coupons
  • Credit cards
  • Currency, selling
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Electronics equipment – examples include cable TV de-scramblers, radar scanners, and traffic signal control devices
  • Embargoed goods and prohibited countries – examples include items from Cuba
  • Firearms, weapons, and knives – examples include pepper spray, replicas, and stun guns(see also military items)
  • Food
  • Gift cards
  • Government documents, IDs and licenses
  • Government, transit, and shipping-related items – examples include airplane operations manuals, subway employee uniforms, and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mailbags
  • Hazardous, restricted or regulated materials – examples include batteries, fireworks and refrigerants
  • Human remains and body parts
  • Importation of goods into the US – examples include CDs intended only for distribution in a certain country
  • International trading
  • Items encouraging illegal activity – examples include an eBook describing how to create methamphetamine
  • Lock picking devices
  • Lottery tickets
  • Mailing lists and personal information
  • Medical drugs, devices, and healthcare – examples include prescription drugs, contact lenses, pacemakers, and surgical instruments
  • Military items (see also firearms, weapons, and knives)
  • Multi-level marketing, pyramid and matrix programs 
  • Offensive material – examples include ethnically or racially offensive material and Nazi memorabilia
  • Pesticides
  • Plants and seeds
  • Police-related items
  • Political memorabilia (reproduction)
  • Postage meters
  • Real estate
  • Recalled items 
  • Slot machines
  • Stamps
  • Stocks and other securities
  • Stolen property
  • Surveillance equipment – examples include wiretapping devices and telephone bugging devices
  • Tobacco
  • Travel
  • Weeds (see plants and seeds)APX 

Reporting policy violations

If you see a listing that violates one of our policies, report it by clicking Report item in the listing.

If we determine that a listing or product has violated a policy, we email the seller and the bidders or the buyer to let them know that we’ve removed the listing or product from APX.

Add SEO to your Store

What makes APX extremely unique compared to our competitors is that you can add SEO right into your store! Why? Well don’t you wanna have

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Seller Verification

APX has a built in seller verification system which verifies by Social, Address and Photo ID. We have this in place to provide users a

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APX Classifieds Terms and Conditions

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS Myapx.shop (“APXs”) provides a collection of online resources, including classified ads and various messaging services, (referred to hereafter as “the Service”) subject

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