Prohibited and Restricted Items

Before listing an item, make sure we allow it on Sellithere.com. Get an overview of items that are prohibited or subject to restrictions, or click a link below to learn about items members frequently ask us about.

Adult Only Category

Sexually-oriented adult material is meant for people who are 18 years and older. We allow the sale of this material, but you can only list these items in the Everything Else > Adult Only category.
These guidelines explain what’s OK to list, what you can’t list, and where you should list these items. Additionally, you need to follow any applicable laws or shipping restrictions for adult material.
Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn’t, it may be removed, and your buying and selling privileges could be restricted.

Sexual Wellness Category

We let pre-approved sellers list certain bondage items, sex toys, and sex accessories in the following categories:

  •  Health & Beauty > Health Care > Sexual Wellness > Sex Accessories
  •  Health & Beauty > Health Care > Sexual Wellness > Sex Toys

Seller accounts are automatically reviewed for pre-approval at the time of attempting to list in hese categories.

In addition to pre-approval, sellers listing items in these categories must meet the following listing requirements.

  • Listings can’t contain images of nudity
  • Listings can’t use language in violation of our profanity policy
  • Items can’t be modeled on a real person or mannequin
  • Items must be new, in their original packaging

Alcohol

Alcohol policy, In this article

  • Policy overview
  • What are the guidelines?
  • Alcohol-related collectibles
  • Selling wine on Sellithere.com
  • Why does Sellithere.com have this policy?

Policy Overview

We generally don’t allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sellithere.com website (Sellithere.com.co), except for pre-approved sales of wine. At our discretion, we may permit sales of other types of alcohol by pre-approved sellers in designated categories. You can find more information about selling wine on Sellithere.com below. We don’t allow the sale of collectible containers that contain alcohol. Members outside the US aren’t allowed to sell alcohol to members residing in the US.

Make sure your listing follows our 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?

Alcohol and alcohol kits

  • Allowed

    • Beer/wine making kits
    • Foods with alcoholic ingredients and flavoring (such as liquor-filled chocolates, rum cake, and other items) as long as the item complies with our food policy
    • Hops, seeds for hops, and other raw materials to make beer or wine
  • Restricted

    • Empty alcohol bottles and containers (images in the listing must show item is empty)
    • Non-alcoholic wines may be listed in the Wine category (by pre-approved sellers)
    • Wines listed in accordance with our policy
  • Not Allowed

    • Alcohol products other than from pre-approved sellers
    • Liquor licenses
    • Non-alcoholic or de-alcoholized beer
    • Other alcohols listed in the Wine category
    • Wine listed outside of the approved Wine category

Alcohol-Related Collectibles

We don’t allow any container with alcohol, even if it may be considered collectible. Pre-approved wine sellers can still list wine in the appropriate category. At our discretion, we may permit sales of other types of alcohol by pre-approved sellers in designated categories.

  • Allowed

    • Alcohol-related memorabilia, including empty wine, liquor, and beer containers.
  • Restricted

    • Collectible alcohol containers if they still contain any alcoholic content.
    • Open containers of alcohol.

Animals and wildlife products

Policy Overview

You can sell a few types of animals and wildlife products, though there are some things you can’t list on Sellithere.com because of complex government regulations and various laws both in the US and internationally.

Check out the list of items below to find out what you can and can’t sell on Sellithere.com . If an item is allowed or restricted, be sure to follow our guidelines, shipping restrictions, and applicable laws. You also need to check whether selling or shipping these items requires a license, permit, or other paperwork.

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?

  • Restricted

    • Guarantee that the animals will be shipped safely and sent by overnight shipping.
    • Crickets, worms, or other herbivorous insects as long as they’re intended to be used for bait or food for pets
    • Hatching eggs from some animals—for example, chicken eggs—as long as they’re shipped only within the US. However, hatching eggs from endangered species, migratory birds, snakes, or turtles aren’t allowed.
    • Shellfish, such as crabs and lobsters, only if they’re to be used as food
    • Snails or slugs, but only those that are known as domestic aquatic snails and the following 5 types that you can eat (usually called escargot):
      • Helix aperta or Cantareus apertus (usually called burrowing snails)
      • Helix aspersa or Cryptomphalus aspersus (usually called small grey snails)
      • Helix pomatia (usually called apple snails, Burgundy snails, lunar snails, or Roman snails)
      • Otala lactea or Helix lactea (usually called milk snails, Spanish snails, or vineyard snails)
      • Otala vermiculata or Eobania vermiculata (usually called vinyala, mongeta, or xona)

      Before listing escargot, be sure to get the proper permits for selling and shipping snails. If you’re importing food products into the US, they have to go through inspection at JFK airport in New York.

    • Tropical fish. Be sure to check whether permits are required.
  • Not Allowed

    • Animals that aren’t listed above, such as:
      • Endangered species
      • Migratory birds, including cranes, ducks, eagles, geese, hawks, hummingbirds, owls, shorebirds, seabirds, songbirds, and wading birds. See the Migratory Bird Treaty Act for a complete list of protected birds.
      • Noxious insects
      • Pets
      • Sharks, including small aquarium sharks
  • Restricted

    • Non-endangered animal pelt or skin. This includes things made from certain types of zebras and coyotes. When listing these items, be sure to:
      • Contact the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and file declarations on all non-domesticated animal products.
      • State the species in your listing description.
      • Follow applicable laws.
  • Not Allowed

    • Non-endangered animal pelt or skin. This includes things made from certain types of zebras and coyotes. When listing these items, be sure to:
      • Any part, pelt, or skin from an endangered species. Examples include but are not limited to: elephants, rhinoceros, and tigers.
      • The sale of pelts or items which include the fur from domesticated cats or dogs.
  • Allowed

    • Fish traps
    • Live traps
    • Mouse traps
    • Other humane traps
  • Not Allowed

    • Bear traps (regardless of size)
    • Steel jaw leghold traps with a spread of 5½ inches or greater with teeth or without offset jaws
  • Restricted

    • Hunting or fishing trips as long as sellers meet all of these requirements:
      • Sellers either need to provide the necessary licenses and permits for their buyers, or tell buyers to obtain them beforehand. You’ll need to be clear about this information in your listing description.
      • Follow local laws and regulations on hunting or fishing activities, including hunting in approved areas and weapon restrictions.
      • There can’t be a guarantee of a successful hunt.
  • Not Allowed

    • Canned hunts (usually involving fenced-in animals) aren’t allowed because they guarantee a successful hunt. We consider this a form of selling live animals, which is prohibited on Sellithere.com.
  • Restricted

    • Antiques that contain 5 percent or less of real ivory and were made before the year 1900–for example:
      • Musical instruments with ivory keys, such as a flute, a piano, or a trumpet
      • Furniture with ivory inlay or ivory drawer handles, such as a cabinet, a hutch, or a desk When selling these items:
      • Include a picture of the item in your listing
      • Specify the exact year the item was made and include the info in your listing description
    • Bone from non-ivory–producing animals (such as bison, buffalo, and oxen) as long as the species is clearly stated in the listing description
    • Cultured, man-made, or vegetable ivory as long as the listing description specifies what the item is made of
    • Fossilized mammoth teeth or bone as long as they are listed in the Fossils category. Fossilized mammoth tusks are still prohibited.
  • Not Allowed

    • Bone from animals that produce ivory, including elephants, walruses, and whales
    • Carved and uncarved ivory
    • Fossilized ivory
    • Manufactured items with more than 5 percent of actual ivory such as:
      • Canes
      • Chess pieces
      • Figurines
      • Jewelry
      • Scrimshaw
    • Raw ivory
    • Fossilized mammoth tusk
  • Restricted

    • Authentic Alaskan Native clothing or crafts made from marine mammals like sea otters or seals, although the items can’t contain any ivory. Be sure to specify these details in your listing description.
  • Not Allowed

    • Items made from marine mammals regardless of when the product was made
  • Allowed

    • Mounted Mallard ducks or other waterfowl that were captive-bred
    • Eggs, feathers, parts, or specimens from captive-bred game birds such as a grouse, pheasant, quail, or turkey
    • Migratory bird eggs, feathers, nests, parts, or specimens. Examples of birds include cranes, ducks, eagles, geese, hawks, hummingbirds, owls, shorebirds, seabirds, songbirds, and wading birds. See the Migratory Bird Treaty Act for a complete list of protected birds.
    • Native American items with feathers or other parts of protected birds
  • Restricted

    • Manufactured turtle or tortoise shell products from non-endangered species. Be sure to specify the species in your listing description.
    • Tortoise shell–colored items (such as combs, eyewear, handbags, jewelry pocket knives, and shoes) made of plastic or another man-made material. Be sure to specify what the item is made of in your listing description.
  • Not Allowed

    • Items made from endangered turtles or tortoises
  • Not Allowed

    • Animal organs, or animal corpses that contain organs
    • Bear products such as rugs, as well as bear parts—including those from polar bears—such as claws, gall bladders, or teeth. Alaskan Native clothing or crafts with anything from a bear also can’t be listed.

Drugs and drug paraphernalia

Policy Overview

Narcotics, steroids, and all other controlled substances aren’t allowed on Sellithere.com.

You also can’t list drug paraphernalia, including items designed or primarily intended for use in manufacturing, concealing, or using a controlled substance. For information regarding the sale of prescription drugs, read our Medical drugs and devices policy.

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?

  • Allowed

    • Stacker supplements
  • Restricted

    • Poppy seeds can be listed as long as the listing doesn’t mention any illegal usages.
    • Live plants can be listed as long as the item isn’t a controlled substance and the listing doesn’t include information about illegal use. Sellers also can’t state that the item shouldn’t be used illegally.
    • Morel and shiitake mushrooms, including wild varieties, can be listed as long as the listing follows our food policy.
  • Not Allowed

    • Narcotics steroids, and other controlled substances (including any substance listed in Schedules I, II, III, IV or V of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.)
  • Allowed

    • Tobacco pipes made from wood, ceramic, or stone as long as you don’t refer to them being used for illegal drugs
    • Milk glass pipes
    • Regular cigarette papers
    • Kitchen herb grinders
  • Restricted

    • Disposable syringes can be listed, but needles can’t be included in the same listing or in a separate listing from the same seller.
    • Collectible antique glass syringes and needles can be listed as long as the seller clearly states in the listing that the item is collectible and not intended for use.
    • These items can be listed as long as the listing doesn’t indicate that the item can be used with an illicit drug:
      • Hookahs
      • Incense
      • Snuff bullets
    • Peace pipes can be listed. However, authentic Native American peace pipes must also follow our artifacts, grave-related items and Native American arts and crafts policy.
  • Not Allowed

    • Any item or listing marketed as for use with illegal substances
    • Pipes made from metal, acrylic, glass, plastic, or ivory
    • Water pipes, chamber pipes, carburetor pipes, electric pipes, ice pipes, bongs, chillums
    • Dugout pipes and one-hitters
    • Pipes described as being used to smoke peyote or opium, regardless of age
    • Wired cigarette rolling papers
    • Vaporizers intended to be used with alcohol or illegal substances
    • Complete disposable syringes with needles
  • Allowed

    • Calling an herbal product by its common name without its scientific name (such as milk thistle for silybum marianum)
  • Not Allowed

    • Implying or suggesting that an herbal product is a substitute for marijuana or other controlled or illegal substances
    • Claiming that an herbal product or medication will produce the same results or have the same effect as a controlled drug
    • Including language that suggests a product will provide a “legal high”

Why Does Sellithere.Com Have This Policy?

We urge our buyers and sellers buyers to comply with all government regulations. Because the sale of drugs and drug paraphernalia is prohibited by law, regulated, or may cause harm to Sellithere.com or its members, we don’t allow sellers to list them.


Firearms, weapons, and knives

Policy Overview

Most weapons can’t be listed on Sellithere.com because of strict federal and state government regulations and international laws banning the sale of these items. Please review the list of items below to find out what you can and can’t sell on Sellithere.com.

For certain types of weapons and weapon-related accessories, sellers have to follow our guidelines, as well as meet the following requirements:

  • The item is listed only on the Sellithere.com site.
  • The seller is located in the US
  • The item is also in the US
  • The seller offers only domestic shipping for the item, since international shipping would make the item available in countries where it might be prohibited.
  • The item complies with California law on the sale of weapons.

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 limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What Are The Guidelines?

  • Airsoft, replica, or other imitation firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives, grenades, and military ordnance
  • Firearm parts and accessories
  • Hand weapons
  • Knives
  • Other weapons
  • Stun guns
  • BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles, or air pistols

Hazardous materials

Policy Overview

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

The law prohibits shipping various hazardous products, though there are a few types that can be legally transported under certain conditions and if they’re properly packaged and labeled. Those items can be sold on Sellithere.com, as long as the listing:

  • Clearly describes the hazardous nature of the product
  • Specifies a shipping method that meets legal and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) requirements (see the USPS Publication 52 for details)

For more information on what you can and can’t sell on Sellithere.com, review the guidelines below.

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?

Combustible items »

  • Allowed

    • Books on fireworks, including books on how to make fireworks
    • Chemistry books
  • Restricted

    • Combustible items that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified as ORM-D (Other Regulated Materials-Domestic) have to include specific shipping restrictions in an Sellithere.com listing. (See the USPS website for mailing requirements.)
    • Dummy fireworks that have no combustible components
    • Firework labels that are no longer attached to a firework
    • Model rockets that have no engines
    • Pyrotechnic devices that have no combustible materials (such as control devices, launchers, or tubes)
  • Not Allowed

    • Black powder
    • Caps for toy guns
    • Combustible materials that the USPS has prohibited for shipping
    • Explosive fuses
    • Fireworks
    • Exploding targets
    • Flares (both projectile and road flares)
    • Flash paper
    • Red phosphorous
    • Thermite

Fire extinguishers and grenades »

  • Allowed

    • Empty fire extinguishers or grenades
    • Fire extinguishers that don’t contain carbon tetrachloride
    • Information on how to use a fire extinguisher
  • Restricted

    • Antique fire extinguishers or grenades need to clearly state in a listing what substance they are filled with
  • Not Allowed

    • Fire extinguishers (including glass bulb fire extinguishers and brass fire extinguishers with a T-shaped handle) or grenades that contain carbon tetrachloride. (Contact your local fire department for tips on safe disposal.)

Refrigerants »

Generally, in order to sell refrigerants, the law requires sellers to make sure that the buyer is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Before listing these items, be sure to follow our guidelines below.

You should also check out the EPA website for information on alternative refrigerants.

  • Allowed

    • Refrigerants contained within a household appliance or a vehicle
  • Restricted

    • To list a refrigerant, you have to include the following information in your description:
      • The buyer has to be EPA-certified.
      • The buyer has to show proof of certification before paying and before the item is shipped.
    • Used refrigerants can be sold only if all of these requirements are met:
      • The seller can show proof that the substance has been reclaimed by a person certified by the EPA.
      • The refrigerant is part of a household appliance that is being sold.
      • The refrigerant will be used only in a household appliance.
  • Not Allowed

    • Non-EPA approved refrigerants (see the EPA website for more info)

Pesticides and poisons »

See our pesticides policy as well.

  • Allowed

    • Information on the use of pesticides
    • Snakebite kits
  • Restricted

    • Flea and tick medications that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and are sealed in their original packaging (see also our medical drugs and devices policy)
    • Pesticides can be listed if all of the following conditions are met:
      • The pesticide is registered by the EPA and the U.S. state where the buyer is located.
      • The registration hasn’t been suspended or canceled by the EPA or the U.S. state where the buyer is located.
      • The pesticide is not classified as restricted by the EPA or the U.S. state where the buyer is located.
      • The container or original packaging is unopened and intact.
      • The pesticide’s package labeling complies with all federal and state requirements. A seller’s item description on Sellithere.com has to be consistent with the product’s label.
      • The container can be shipped in a way that complies with U.S. postal regulations.
      • The seller clearly states both of the following details in a listing:
        • The seller complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and ensures that the buyer satisfies all applicable laws and regulations.
        • The seller won’t accept bids from, sell to, or ship to buyers located in a U.S. state where the item is not registered as a general-use or non-classified pesticide.
  • Not Allowed

    • EPA-restricted, suspended, or canceled pesticides
    • Flea and tick medications that are:
      • Purchased in another country and shipped to the U.S.
      • Repackaged flea and tick medication that was approved by the FDA and EPA. (By repackaging the item, it loses its approval and becomes a violation of federal law.) See also our medical drugs and devices policy.
    • Opened containers or packages of pesticides
    • Poisonous or toxic substances that the U.S. Postal Service has prohibited for shipping

Radioactive materials »

  • Allowed

    • Geiger counters
    • Information about atomic or nuclear testing or energy
    • Warning badges for radioactive material
    • Warning signs for radioactive material
  • Restricted

    • Items containing only a trace amount of radioactive material (such as watches or gun sights)
    • Natural ore samples that have trace amounts of radioactivity
    • Tritium personal markers
  • Not Allowed

    • Atomic or nuclear blast items (such as hot rocks, items from a blast or testing zone, and Trinitite)
    • Items considered problematic by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and that the NRC has asked to be removed from Sellithere.com
    • Items described in a listing as radioactive
    • Nuclear materials
    • Radioactive waste or contaminated materials
    • Radium
    • Raw depleted uranium
    • Tritium in large amounts (such as certain types of glow sticks and exit signs)

Other hazardous materials »

  • Allowed

    • Disco or show lasers
  • Restricted

    • Elemental iodine (250 grams or less)
    • Fuel additives, though sellers have to include a health disclaimer and can’t make performance claims in their listing
    • Hazardous materials and explosives that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified as ORM-D (Other Regulated Materials-Domestic) have to include specific shipping restrictions in an Sellithere.com listing. (See the USPS website for mailing requirements.)
    • Iodine solutions (including tinctures of iodine) may be restricted by federal and state laws, including California state law.
  • Not Allowed

    • Chloroform products
    • Cyanide products
    • Handheld lasers with an output of more than 5 mill watts (MW) of power
    • Hazardous materials that the USPS has prohibited for shipping
    • Iodine products
    • Items containing mercury such as thermometers and the following batteries:
      • Alkaline-manganese batteries
      • Mercuric oxide button batteries (button-shaped batteries typically used in vintage camera equipment)
      • Zinc-carbon batteries
    • Items that pose a health or safety hazard as specified by government agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), EPA, FDA, and NRC. (We will remove listings at the request of any government agency.)
    • MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) heaters (see our military items policy for details)
    • The following explosives precursors:
      • Ammonium nitrate
      • Calcium ammonium nitrate
      • Calcium nitrate
      • Hydrogen peroxide above 12% weight by weight
      • Nitric acid
      • Nitromethane
      • Potassium chlorate
      • Potassium nitrate
      • Potassium perchlorate
      • Sodium chlorate
      • Sodium nitrate
      • Sodium perchlorate
      • Sulphuric acid

Why Does Sellithere.Com Have This Policy?

For health and safety reasons, we don’t allow selling most hazardous materials on Sellithere.com. We’re also doing our part to comply with federal and state regulations and to ensure that Sellithere.com users follow all shipping guidelines from the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).


Hazardous materials

Policy Overview

We don’t allow items that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance, or promote organizations with such views. We’ll also remove listings that graphically portray graphic violence or victims of violence, unless they have substantial social, artistic, or political value

Sellithere.com has always exercised judgment in allowing or disallowing certain listings consistent with the spirit of a worldwide community. We carefully consider all the details before deciding to remove such listings when they’re brought to our attention, looking at the entire listing to see if it goes against our guidelines.

Items that contain nudity or adult material are governed under the Adult Only policy. Please review that policy for information on adult items and how they can be listed.

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?

Disasters and human tragedies »

  • Allowed

    • Items and media related to natural disasters or human tragedies that have substantial social, artistic, or political value:
      • Newspaper clippings
      • Documentaries
      • Books on the tragedy or disaster
      • Photos of the devastation of a tragedy or disaster
      • Commemorative photos, paintings, or works of art
    • Charity websites or charity listings set up to benefit the victims of a disaster or tragic event
  • Not Allowed

    • Listings that graphically portray, glorify, or attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering, or that are insensitive to victims of such events.

Terrorist organizations and hate groups »

Sellithere.com listings may not include items that imply or promote support of, membership in, or funding of a terrorist organization.

  • Not Allowed

    • Items promoting or commemorating other groups with views of hatred, violence, racial, religious, or sexual intolerance (such as the Aryan Brotherhood and Neo-Nazi groups)

Items related to violent felons »

Out of respect for the families and friends of victims, we don’t allow listing items closely associated with violent felons within the past 100 years. We also don’t allow the listing of items that benefit people convicted of violent felonies, whether the item is listed by that person or by someone else.

  • Allowed

    • Violent felon items more than 100 years old, such as items related to Jack the Ripper
    • Books, documentaries and Hollywood-style movies about violent crimes
  • Not Allowed

    • Personal belongings of anyone convicted of a violent felony or any work, such as a book, from which they might profit
    • Letters or artwork created by serial killers or violent felons
    • Novelty items related to or glorifying violent felons
    • Items from notorious crime scenes
    • Items promoting violence against an individual, including convicted criminals

Nazi and Nazi-related »

We recognize the historical significance of World War II and that there are many military collectors around the world. We allow some related historical items, but ban others, particularly those that amount to Nazi propaganda, or that are disrespectful to victims.

  • Allowed

    • Stamps, letters, and envelopes displaying Nazi postmarks (must comply with the currency and stamp policy)
    • Currency issued by the Nazi German government, including military scripts
    • Historically accurate WWII military model kits that have Nazi symbols
  • Not Allowed

    • Items that are not permitted include, but are not limited to:
      • Historical Holocaust-related items, including reproductions such as:
        • Uniforms and personal belongings of concentration camp prisoners
        • Jewish identification (armbands, Star of David)
        • Holocaust photos that depict dead bodies, executions, or other violent or degrading scenes
        • Nazi-issued documents (passports, travel papers)
      • Historical Nazi-related items, including reproductions such as:
        • Uniforms, uniform components, weapons, or other items that bear Nazi symbols, whether visible or covered
        • Listings in which images are edited or cropped to try and hide Nazi symbols
        • Denazified items (items that originally had Nazi symbols that have been removed)
        • 1936 Olympic medals
        • Items that were owned by, affiliated with, or books written by Nazi leaders such as:
          • Joseph Goebbels
          • Hermann Goering
          • Rudolf Hess
          • Reinhard Heydrich
          • Heinrich Himmler
          • Adolf Hitler
        • Media identified as Nazi propaganda or that otherwise promote hatred or racial supremacy including historic and current items

Offensive or violent material »

  • Allowed

    • Items of historical importance associated with acts of violence against public figures
    • Documentaries and Hollywood-style horror movies, even if they have graphic, violent subject matter
  • Not Allowed

    • Items not permitted to be listed include, but not are not limited to:
      • Any item that glorifies or promotes violence toward humans or animals
      • Execution or torture-related media or devices
      • Explicit crime scene or morgue media

Racially or ethnically offensive language, historical items, reproductions, and works of art and media »

We don’t allow the use of racially derogatory language or racially or ethnically offensive listings except in a few very specific cases described here, including items with historical significance.

  • Restricted

    • Art and media listings (such as books and music) where the offensive word or phrase is part of the title of the work. These items must be listed in the correct category.
    • The term Negro is OK unless it’s used in a derogatory or offensive way.
    • Black Americana relics (such as slave tags, shackles, and documentation) are OK. These items must be listed in the correct category and can’t use racially offensive words even if they’re part of the actual name of the item
    • Actual Black Americana items listed in the appropriate category
    • Reproductions of Black Americana items can’t include racially offensive words in the title or description and can only be listed in the Collectibles > Culture & Ethnicities > Black Americana > Reproductions category. Some reproductions of slavery items are not allowed, such as tags, shackles, documents, bills of sale, etc.
    • Images of items that contain offensive terms can be listed if it is part of the actual name of the item but the term cannot be in the title or description of the listing.
    • Authentic or vintage items must clearly state authenticity within the listing
  • Not Allowed

    • Racial slurs
    • Items promoting or marketing intolerance toward religion, sexual orientation, race, or ethnic background
    • Slavery items, including reproductions, such as tags, shackles, documents, bills of sale, etc.

Recalled items

Alert: As of June 28, 2011, all cribs manufactured and sold must follow new federal safety standards issued by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). All crib listings on Sellithere.com must also follow these standards. To ensure that these standards are met, Sellithere.com does not allow the sale of drop-side cribs. If you’re selling a crib that meets the new federal safety standards issued by the CPSC, you must specifically state in your listing that the crib was manufactured in 2011 or later and meets the standards. For more information, visit the CPSC website.

For an up-to-date list of recently recalled items, please visit the US recall information website.

Policy Overview

We strongly support the governmental agencies, including the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in their efforts to protect consumers against potentially hazardous products. Sellers aren’t allowed to list items that are prohibited from being sold because of a recall. If an item can be legally sold but is subject to a recall, sellers must include appropriate information about the recall within the listing. All items sold to US buyers must follow all applicable state and federal laws, including the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. 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 limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What Are The Guidelines?

  • Allowed

    • Items that are not currently subject to a recall by the manufacturer or another agency, such as the CPSC.
  • Restricted

    • Products that are currently subject to a recall but the sale of the product is not prohibited by law or regulation, as long as the listing includes the recall information. Contact us if you have questions about whether a specific item can be listed.
    • Antique cribs may only be listed on Sellithere.com for decorative or display purposes.
  • Not Allowed

    • Examples of items that aren’t allowed include:
      • Products recalled by the CPSC.
      • Products recalled by a manufacturer or another government agency if the sale of the product is prohibited by law or regulation.

Before you list an item, take a few minutes to check the manufacturer’s website and the US recall information website to get information on recalled items. We recommend that you also sign up to receive email notices about item recalls.

You can also learn about the federal law on recalled items called the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

Buyers should also keep up-to-date about item recalls, especially for the kinds of items they often buy.


Replica, counterfeit items, and unauthorized copies

Policy Overview

Items that bear a company’s official brand name or logo can be listed as long as the products were lawfully made by, for, or with the consent of that company.

We don’t allow replicas, counterfeit items, or unauthorized copies to be listed on Sellithere.com. Unauthorized copies may include things that are bootlegged, illegally duplicated, or pirated. These kinds of things may infringe on someone’s copyright or trademark.

For examples of what you can and can’t sell on Sellithere.com, see the guidelines below.

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 limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

Be sure to report listings that offer counterfeit items or replicas.

What Are The Guidelines?

Here are some examples of items that can and can’t be listed on Sellithere.com (note that this isn’t an exhaustive list):

  • Allowed

    • Movies to which you own the rights
    • Music you wrote, recorded, and to which you own the rights
    • Photos you took yourself and to which you own the rights (if you have the consent of the people in the photos)
    • Software you created and to which you own the rights
  • Restricted

    • Public domain media (see our public domain media policy for more info)
  • Not Allowed

    • Backup or archival copies of software
    • Bootleg recordings from concerts or other live shows (see our bootleg recordings policy for more info)
    • Counterfeits, fakes, or replicas of brand name items (for example, a purse bearing the Chanel name or logo that wasn’t made by Chanel)
    • Counterfeit electronics (like cell phones) or software
    • Counterfeit replacement parts or consumables that weren’t made by the manufacturer that the items are labeled with
    • Digital copy only discs or codes (originally sold as part of a Blu-ray or DVD combo package)
    • Fake autographs
    • Media (such as CDs, DVDs, flash drives or any other recordable media) containing scanned pages from a book, magazine, manual, or other copyrighted materials that you didn’t create
    • Unauthorized or pirated copies of things like:
      • Movies or videos
      • Audio books and ebooks
      • Music CDs, MP3s, MP4s
      • Photos
      • Software
      • TV programs (including CDs or DVDs containing shows that were taped from television)
      • Video games

Human remains and body parts policy

Policy Overview

We don’t allow humans, the human body, or any human body parts or products to be listed on Sellithere.com, with two exceptions. Sellers can list items containing human scalp hair, and skulls and skeletons intended for medical use.

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 limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What Are The Guidelines?

  • Allowed

    • Items that contain human scalp hair (such as lockets or wigs)
    • Clean, articulated (jointed), non-Native American skulls and skeletons used for medical research
  • Restricted

    • If you are selling a first-class relic, you must state in the item description what the relic is made from. If it’s a human remain it can’t be sold if it’s made from any body part except human scalp hair.
  • Not Allowed

    Examples of prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

    • Native American grave-related items, including skulls and skeletons intended for medical research
    • Tibetan prayer skulls
    • organs
    • bones
    • blood
    • waste products
    • body fluids
    • sperm
    • eggs
    • any of these items included as a gift, prize or giveaway in connection with another item listed on Sellithere.com

    You can’t sell any of these items even if you state they are intended for medical research.


Government documents, IDs, and licenses policy

Policy Overview

To prevent false identities, comply with the law, and help ensure public safety, we don’t allow government identification cards, such as driver’s licenses and passports, to be offered for sale on Sellithere.com.

Federal regulations also prohibit the sale of classified government documents (internal paperwork that are not for public use) and certain types of government-issued medals, so such items can’t be sold on Sellithere.com. For more examples of government-related items that aren’t allowed, see the guidelines below.

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?

  • Allowed

    • Antique (generally more than 100 years old) government documents such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, and ship captain’s licenses
    • Expired U.S. passports that were issued more than 20 years prior to the date of the sale
    • Services for obtaining a license
  • Restricted

    • Collectible vehicle license plates that are at least 3 years old. Sellers need to clearly state the plate’s age in their listing description.
    • Novelty certificates, as long as the listing specifies that it’s a novelty item
  • Not Allowed

    • AutoCheck or Carfax reports
    • Birth certificates or a completed applications for a birth certificate
    • Classified or restricted government documents
    • Current vehicle license plates and plates that look like current license plates
    • Documents that are designed to look like official documents but are actually fake
    • Driver’s licenses or completed applications for a driver’s license
    • Fake certificates or diplomas
    • Fake IDs such as licenses or passports
    • Government vehicle license plates
    • Government-issued medals and certificates for medals, including the Air Force Cross, Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Purple Heart, or Silver Star. This also applies to a medal’s associated buttons, ribbons, or rosettes.
    • Items that are used to create or modify IDs, government documents, licenses, or plates
    • Passports or a completed application for a passport
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plates
    • VIN plate rivets
    • Vehicle titles or vehicle title stocks (although a vehicle title that’s being sold with a vehicle is OK)

Stamps, currency, and coins policy.

Policy Overview

To help ensure buyer confidence in the stamps, currency, and coins listed on Sellithere.com, we’ve established a set of guidelines for our sellers to follow. These guidelines cover what can and can’t be sold on Sellithere.com, and the requirements for certain listings

  • Most countries strictly prohibit the sale of counterfeit currency and stamps as well as equipment designed to make them. These types of items can’t be listed on Sellithere.com.
  • We allow listings for replica stamps and paper money as long as you follow the policy guidelines.
  • Replica coins aren’t allowed. All other stamps, coins, and paper money must be accurately described.
  • Replica, plated, or clad bullion isn’t allowed.
  • Coin and paper currency listings can only mention a grade in the title or listing when that grade has been given by an approved grading company.
  • Coin and paper currency listings over a certain value must be graded by an approved grading company.

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 limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What Are The Guidelines?

General guidelines for coins and paper money »

  • Include all relevant information that you know about the item, such as origin, date of issue, and condition.
  • Include a clear picture of the actual item being sold—don’t use stock photos.
  • Include all information about any alterations that may have been made to the item.
  • Individually identify every item listed to avoid misunderstandings about what is for sale.
  • Don’t list the item if you’re unsure of its origin or authenticity.
  • Allowed

    • Replica paper currency that follows the size guidelines in this policy.
    • Coin collections, lots, or sets listed within the Coins & Paper Money > Coins: US category
    • Graded paper currency that follow the guidelines in this policy
  • Not Allowed

    • Replica coins
    • Replica, plated, or clad bullion
    • Counterfeit coins
    • Counterfeit bank notes
    • Counterfeit bonds
    • Counterfeit money orders
    • Counterfeit securities
    • Equipment used to make counterfeit items
    • Reproduction or replica versions of any Canadian currency
    • Listings for raw single coins within the Coins & Paper Money > Coins: US category with a starting price, reserve price, or Buy It Now price of $2,500 or more
    • Listings for raw single paper currency within the Coins & Paper Money > Paper Money: US and Coins & Paper Money > Paper Money: World with a starting price, reserve price or Buy It Now price of $2,500 or more

    For advice or information from other coins or paper money enthusiasts, visit Sellithere.com’s Coins & Paper Money discussion board.

Replica paper money »

Listings for replica paper money (color, and black and white) must follow these guidelines:

  • Items are one-sided
  • Items are less than 75% or greater than 150% of the size of the genuine item.
  • Listings include an image of the actual paper currency being sold. Listings with stock photos or images that are dark, out of focus, edited, or misleading aren’t allowed.
  • Listings must clearly state that the item is a “reproduction,” “replica,” or “copy” in both the title and description.
  • Copies of currently commercially exchangeable notes are not allowed.
  • Altered notes intended to deceive a collector (whether the present seller made the alteration or not) are not allowed.

Find out more about the laws governing images and reproductions of money.

Graded coins and approved grading companies »

A graded coin is one that has received a numeric grade (MS-65, for example) from a coin grading company. This numeric grade can be included in the title, description, or item specifics of the listing only if the coin has been graded by a company that has been found by us to meet certain minimum objective criteria.

Single coins listed in the Coins & Paper Money – Coins: US category with a starting bid price, reserve price, or Buy It Now price of $2,500 or more must receive a numeric grade from an approved grading company, and the numeric grade must be included in the listing. This requirement doesn’t apply to bullion listings or collections, lots, or sets listed within the Coins & Paper Money – Coins: US category.

Approved grading companies:

  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)
  • Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS)
  • American Numismatic Association Certification Service (ANACS)
  • Independent Coin Graders (ICG)

Criteria for approved grading companies

To be an approved grading service on Sellithere.com, the grading company must, at minimum, meet the following objective criteria:

  • The service has graded at least 50,000 pre-1956 coins.
  • The service provides a live, online population report.
  • There are at least 3 graders on staff who are considered numismatic experts. A numismatic expert is an individual who has been a full-time numismatist for at least 5 years. At least 1 of the graders should be a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild, and all 3 should be members of the American Numismatic Association.
  • The service provides a written buyback guarantee for coins later determined to be counterfeit, damaged, misgraded, or misattributed.
  • Slabbed coins must be encased in a unique, tamper resistant holder with anti-counterfeiting measures (such as a hologram or other method).
  • The service enables online verification of unique serial numbers.

If a coin isn’t graded by one of these grading companies, it’s considered raw and must meet the requirements for raw coin listings.

A coin graded by a non-approved grading company can be listed, but the numeric grade can’t be included in the title, description, or item specifics. You can include an image of the coin in its graded holder even if that image shows a numeric grade on the holder. We’re always looking for companies that meet our grading criteria. Coin grading companies that meet these standards are encouraged to contact us.

Raw coins »

A raw coin is one that hasn’t been graded by a coin grading company, or has been graded, but not by an approved grading company.

Listings for raw coins must follow these guidelines:

  • The numeric grade (such as MS-65, VF-25) isn’t included in the title, description, or item specifics of the listing.
  • No estimate of value (even if personal opinion) or reference to a price guide is included in the title or description.
  • The listing includes photos of the front and back of the coin being sold. Stock photos and images that are dark, out of focus, edited, or misleading aren’t allowed.
  • Photos or scans of coins in holders from a non-approved grading company cannot show a grade. The grade must be completely obscured and unreadable.
  • The starting, reserve, or Buy It Now price for the coin is less than $2,500.

Bullion »

Listings for bullion must follow these guidelines:

  • Replica, plated, or clad bullion isn’t allowed.
  • Accurately describe the precious metal content of your bullion item.
  • You can list gold-plated jewelry and other items sold for scrap within the Coins & Paper Money – Bullion – Gold -Scrap and Recovered Gold category, if they are accurately described.
  • Include a photo of the actual coin, bar, or other item being sold. Stock photos and images that are dark, out of focus, edited, or misleading aren’t allowed.

Graded paper currency and approved grading companies »

A graded note is one that has received a numeric grade (Choice Uncirculated 64 or Very Choice New 64 for example) from a currency grading company. This numeric grade can be included in the title, description, or item specifics of the listing only if the paper currency has been graded by a company that has been found by us to meet certain minimum objective criteria.
Single notes listed in the Coins & Paper Money – Paper Money: US or Coins & Paper Money > Paper Money: World with a starting bid price, reserve price, or Buy It Now price of $2,500 or more must receive a numeric grade from an approved grading company, and the numeric grade must be included in the listing. This requirement doesn’t apply to collections, lots, or sets listed within the Coins & Paper Money – Paper Money: US or Coins & Paper Money – Paper Money: World.

Approved grading companies:

  • Paper Money Guaranty (PMG)
  • Professional Currency Grading Service (PCGS Currency)

Criteria for approved grading companies
To be an approved grading service on Sellithere.com, the grading company must, at minimum, meet the following objective criteria:

  • The service has graded at least 100,000 pieces of currency.
  • The service provides a live, online & accurate population report of graded currency.
  • At least one of the company principals should be a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild.
  • There are at least 2 graders on staff who are considered currency experts within the trade. A currency expert is an individual who has worked as a full-time numismatist (with a specialty in currency) for at least 5 years. Both graders should be members in good standing of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Professional Currency Dealer Association (PCDA).
  • The service provides a written buyback guarantee for currency later determined to be counterfeit, damaged, repaired, misgraded, or misattributed (not inclusive of mechanical or typographical errors related to the holder itself). This guarantee must apply to ALL notes encapsulated under the brand name of the currency.
  • Third-party-graded (certified) currency must be encased in a unique, tamper resistant holder with anti-counterfeiting measures (such as a hologram or other method).
  • The service enables online verification of unique certification numbers.

If a piece of currency isn’t graded by one of these grading companies, it’s considered raw and must meet the requirements for raw paper currency listings.
A piece of currency graded by a non-approved grading company can be listed, but the numeric grade can’t be included in the title, description, or item specifics. You can’t include an image of the note in its graded holder if that image shows a grade that is not completely obscured and unreadable on the photo.
We’re always looking for companies that meet our grading criteria. Currency grading companies that meet these standards are encouraged to contact us.

Raw paper currency »

Raw paper currency are items that haven’t been graded by a currency grading company, or has been graded, but not by an approved grading company. Listings for raw paper currency must follow these guidelines:

  • A numeric grade (such as 67, Choice Uncirculated 64, Extremely Fine 40, VF30) isn’t included in the title, description, or item specifics of the listing.
  • No estimate of value (even if personal opinion) or reference to a price guide is included in the title or description.
  • The listing includes photos of the front and back of the currency being sold. Stock photos and images that are dark, out of focus, edited, or misleading aren’t allowed.
  • Photos or scans of paper currency in holders from a non-approved grading company cannot show a grade. The grade must be completely obscured and unreadable.
  • The starting, reserve, or Buy It Now price for the paper currency is less than $2,500.

Stamps »

Listings for stamps must follow these guidelines:

  • Include all relevant information that you know about the item, such as origin, date of issue, and condition.
  • Include clear pictures of the actual item being sold. Stock photos and images that are dark, out of focus, edited, or misleading aren’t allowed.
  • All flaws or alterations to the item being sold that can’t be seen in the pictures must be specified in the description of the listing.
  • Include all information about any alterations that may have been made to the item.
  • Individually identify every item listed to avoid misunderstandings about what is for sale.
  • Don’t make false or misleading claims of sales scarcity, value, condition or investment potential.

For advice or information from other stamps enthusiasts, visit Sellithere.com’s Stamp Collectors discussion board.

  • Allowed

    • Original stamps
    • Replica stamps that are clearly marked
  • Not Allowed

    • Counterfeit stamps
    • Equipment for making counterfeit stamps

    For advice or information from other coins or paper money enthusiasts, visit Sellithere.com’s Coins & Paper Money discussion board.

Replica stamps »

Listings for replica stamps must follow these guidelines:

  • The item must be clearly marked as a replica in a way that can’t be removed.
  • The listing must include a picture that clearly shows this mark.
  • The listing must clearly state in the title and item description that the item is a replica.

Virtual currency »

Virtual currency must be listed in the Classified Ad format in the Coins & Paper Money > Virtual Currency category. These requirements apply regardless of whether the virtual currency is digitally or physically delivered. Examples of items subject to this policy include Bitcoins, Litecoins and other similar cryptocurrencies.

Additional Information

If you list currency for sale in the US, you should be aware of state and federal regulations. For example, the Minnesota Coin Dealer Law has implications for selling to buyers located in the state of Minnesota.

Why Does Sellithere.Com Have This Policy?

Sellithere.com wants to be a place that is safe for both buyers and sellers of stamps, coins, and paper money. We have worked with various outside experts to develop guidelines and policies designed to protect Sellithere.com members.

Stamps, currency, and coins policy.

Policy Overview

Though you can list certain artifacts, grave-related items, Native American arts and crafts, and other related items, you may need to meet a few requirements when you sell them on Sellithere.com (see the guidelines below for more details).

Any restriction or ban on selling these items is generally based upon various laws that we need to follow, including:

  • The Indian Arts and Crafts Act
  • The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
  • The Federal Cave Protection Act

This Sellithere.com policy also reflects regulations that have been set by various government agencies in the U.S, including the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI).

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?

Antiquities »

We consider antiquities to be items of cultural significance and can come from anywhere in the world.

  • Restricted

    Listings for antiquities have to meet the following criteria:

    • Items have to be authentic.
    • Sellers have to include either a photo or a scanned image of an official document that clearly shows both the item’s country of origin and the legal details of the sale (it has to be approved for import or export).

Artifacts, fossils, and relics »

  • Restricted

    • Authentic artifacts, fossils, and relics have to meet the following criteria:
      • The item has to match the time-period category that it’s listed in.
      • If the item has been reworked or modernized in any way, this information has to be called out and fully described in the listing.
    • Reproduction of an artifact, fossil, or relic has to meet the following criteria:
      • The listing title and description have to clearly state that the item is a reproduction.
      • The item must be listed in the appropriate Reproduction or Fantasy category.
  • Not Allowed

    • Artifacts, fossils, or relics taken from any of the following places:
      • Federal or state public land
      • Native American land or battlefield
    • Reproduction of an artifact, fossil, or relic has to meet the following criteria:
      • The listing title and description have to clearly state that the item is a reproduction.
      • The item must be listed in the appropriate Reproduction or Fantasy category.

Cave formations »

Before listing these items, be sure to follow the law under The Federal Cave Protection Act.

  • Restricted

    Listings for government survey markers (like those used by the U.S. Geological Survey) have to show proof that the government has transferred ownership to the Sellithere.com seller. This proof can be either a photo or a scanned image of the document.

  • Not Allowed

    Speleothems, stalactites, and stalagmites taken from caves on federal land

Native American arts, crafts, or jewelry »

Under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, any item described as Alaska Native, American Indian, or Native American must be made by an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized tribe or by someone certified as an Indian artisan by a recognized Indian tribe. If you have questions, call the Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) at 202-208-3773 or visit the IACB website

  • Restricted

    • 1934 or earlier authentic Alaska Native, American Indian, or Native American arts and crafts should be listed in Collectibles > Cultures & Ethnicities > Native American: US > and in one of the following subcategories:
      • Pre-1600
      • 1600-1799
      • 1800-1934
    • 1935 or later authentic Alaska Native, American Indian, or Native American arts and crafts can be listed, as long as sellers include the artisan’s name and tribal affiliation in the item description.
    • Items created by non-tribe members can be described as Alaska Native, American Indian, or Native American only if the seller meets both of these requirements:
      • The artisan is certified by the governing body of a tribe.
      • This information is included in the listing.
  • Not Allowed

    • Describing items in the following terms because they make it hard for buyers to find authentic versions:
      • Alaska Native style
      • American Indian style
      • Native American style
      • Other descriptions that may suggest the item was made by a Native American
    • Items not made by Native Americans can’t be listed in Native American categories
    • Unknown artisan or tribal affiliation for arts and crafts made in 1935 or later can’t be described as Alaska Native, American Indian, or Native American

Native American grave-related or culturally significant items »

See the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act for more information.

  • Restricted

    • Items from Native American or Native Hawaiian grave sites, such as:
      • Funerary object placed with the dead
      • Grave marker
      • Human remains
    • Sacred items used by Native American religious leaders in ceremonial practices, such as:
      • Ceremonial masks
      • Prayer sticks

Non-Native American arts and crafts »

  • Allowed

    You should describe items as Non-Native American Crafts if they weren’t made by Native Americans or if they are reproductions.

  • Restricted

    Non-Native American items in the style of Native American art or crafts have to be listed in the Collectibles > Cultures & Ethnicities > Native American: US > Non-Native American Crafts category only.

  • Not Allowed

    Items listed in the Non-Native American Crafts category described as:

    • Alaska Native style
    • American Indian style
    • Native American reproduction
    • Native American style
    • Other descriptions that may suggest the item was made by a Native American

Other grave-related items, tombstones, and related funerary items »

  • Restricted

    You can list the following items, as long as they’re new and have never been used:

    • Burial plots
    • Caskets
    • Gravestones
    • Headstones
    • Tombstones
    • Urns
  • Not Allowed

    Items taken from historical grave sites like battlefields, protected lands, or shipwrecks

    • Items taken from historical grave sites like battlefields, protected lands, or shipwrecks
    • Used funerary items like headstones, markers, or urns

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

Policy Overview

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

The law prohibits shipping various hazardous products, though there are a few types that can be legally transported under certain conditions and if they’re properly packaged and labeled. Those items can be sold on Sellithere.com, as long as the listing:

  • Clearly describes the hazardous nature of the product
  • Specifies a shipping method that meets legal and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) requirements (see the USPS Publication 52 for details)

For more information on what you can and can’t sell on Sellithere.com, review the guidelines below.
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?

Combustible items »

  • Allowed

    • Books on fireworks, including books on how to make fireworks
    • Chemistry books
  • Restricted

    • Combustible items that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified as ORM-D (Other Regulated Materials-Domestic) have to include specific shipping restrictions in an Sellithere.com listing. (See the USPS website for mailing requirements.)
    • Dummy fireworks that have no combustible components
    • Firework labels that are no longer attached to a firework
    • Model rockets that have no engines
    • Pyrotechnic devices that have no combustible materials (such as control devices, launchers, or tubes)
  • Not Allowed

    • Black powder
    • Caps for toy guns
    • Combustible materials that the USPS has prohibited for shipping
    • Explosive fuses
    • Fireworks
    • Exploding targets
    • Flares (both projectile and road flares)
    • Flash paper
    • Red phosphorous
    • Thermite

Fire extinguishers and grenades »

  • Allowed

    • Empty fire extinguishers or grenades
    • Fire extinguishers that don’t contain carbon tetrachloride
    • Information on how to use a fire extinguisher
  • Restricted

    • Antique fire extinguishers or grenades need to clearly state in a listing what substance they are filled with
  • Not Allowed

    • Fire extinguishers (including glass bulb fire extinguishers and brass fire extinguishers with a T-shaped handle) or grenades that contain carbon tetrachloride. (Contact your local fire department for tips on safe disposal.)

Refrigerants »

Generally, in order to sell refrigerants, the law requires sellers to make sure that the buyer is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Before listing these items, be sure to follow our guidelines below.
You should also check out the EPA website for information on alternative refrigerants.

  • Allowed

    • Refrigerants contained within a household appliance or a vehicle
  • Restricted

    • To list a refrigerant, you have to include the following information in your description:
      • The buyer has to be EPA-certified.
      • The buyer has to show proof of certification before paying and before the item is shipped.
    • Used refrigerants can be sold only if all of these requirements are met:
      • The seller can show proof that the substance has been reclaimed by a person certified by the EPA.
      • The refrigerant is part of a household appliance that is being sold.
      • The refrigerant will be used only in a household appliance.
  • Not Allowed

    • Non-EPA approved refrigerants (see the EPA website for more info)

Pesticides and poisons »

See our pesticides policy as well.

  • Allowed

    • Information on the use of pesticides
    • Snakebite kits
  • Restricted

    • Flea and tick medications that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and are sealed in their original packaging (see also our medical drugs and devices policy)
    • Pesticides can be listed if all of the following conditions are met:
      • The pesticide is registered by the EPA and the U.S. state where the buyer is located.
      • The registration hasn’t been suspended or canceled by the EPA or the U.S. state where the buyer is located.
      • The pesticide is not classified as restricted by the EPA or the U.S. state where the buyer is located.
      • The container or original packaging is unopened and intact.
      • The pesticide’s package labeling complies with all federal and state requirements. A seller’s item description on Sellithere.com has to be consistent with the product’s label.
      • The container can be shipped in a way that complies with U.S. postal regulations.
      • The seller clearly states both of the following details in a listing:
        • The seller complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and ensures that the buyer satisfies all applicable laws and regulations.
        • The seller won’t accept bids from, sell to, or ship to buyers located in a U.S. state where the item is not registered as a general-use or non-classified pesticide.
  • Not Allowed

    • EPA-restricted, suspended, or canceled pesticides
    • Flea and tick medications that are:
      • Purchased in another country and shipped to the U.S.
      • Repackaged flea and tick medication that was approved by the FDA and EPA. (By repackaging the item, it loses its approval and becomes a violation of federal law.) See also our medical drugs and devices policy.
    • Opened containers or packages of pesticides
    • Poisonous or toxic substances that the U.S. Postal Service has prohibited for shipping

Radioactive materials »

  • Allowed

    • Geiger counters
    • Information about atomic or nuclear testing or energy
    • Warning badges for radioactive material
    • Warning signs for radioactive material
  • Restricted

    • Items containing only a trace amount of radioactive material (such as watches or gunsights)
    • Natural ore samples that have trace amounts of radioactivity
    • Tritium personal markers
  • Not Allowed

    • Atomic or nuclear blast items (such as hot rocks, items from a blast or testing zone, and Trinitite)
    • Items considered problematic by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and that the NRC has asked to be removed from Sellithere.com
    • Items described in a listing as radioactive
    • Nuclear materials
    • Radioactive waste or contaminated materials
    • Radium
    • Raw depleted uranium
    • Tritium in large amounts (such as certain types of glow sticks and exit signs)

Other hazardous materials »

  • Allowed

    • Disco or show lasers
  • Restricted

    • Elemental iodine (250 grams or less)
    • Fuel additives, though sellers have to include a health disclaimer and can’t make performance claims in their listing
    • Hazardous materials and explosives that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified as ORM-D (Other Regulated Materials-Domestic) have to include specific shipping restrictions in an Sellithere.com listing. (See the USPS website for mailing requirements.)
    • Iodine solutions (including tinctures of iodine) may be restricted by federal and state laws, including California state law.
  • Not Allowed

    • Chloroform products
    • Cyanide products
    • Handheld lasers with an output of more than 5 milliwatts (MW) of power
    • Hazardous materials that the USPS has prohibited for shipping
    • Iodine products
    • Items containing mercury such as thermometers and the following batteries:
      • Alkaline-manganese batteries
      • Mercuric oxide button batteries (button-shaped batteries typically used in vintage camera equipment)
      • Zinc-carbon batteries
    • Items that pose a health or safety hazard as specified by government agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), EPA, FDA, and NRC. (We will remove listings at the request of any government agency.)
    • MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) heaters (see our military items policy for details)
    • The following explosives precursors:
      • Ammonium nitrate
      • Calcium ammonium nitrate
      • Calcium nitrate
      • Hydrogen peroxide above 12% weight by weight
      • Nitric acid
      • Nitromethane
      • Potassium chlorate
      • Potassium nitrate
      • Potassium perchlorate
      • Sodium chlorate
      • Sodium nitrate
      • Sodium perchlorate
      • Sulphuric acid

Why Does Sellithere.Com Have This Policy?

For health and safety reasons, we don’t allow selling most hazardous materials on Sellithere.com. We’re also doing our part to comply with federal and state regulations and to ensure that Sellithere.com users follow all shipping guidelines from the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

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We’ll review your report and take appropriate action.

  • 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

Policy Overview

For a safer buying and selling experience on Sellithere.com, we don’t allow selling or linking to items that encourage, promote, facilitate, or instruct others to engage in illegal activity.

We also don’t allow buyers to ask sellers to break any laws. For example, buyers can’t ask sellers to falsify customs declarations or have an item marked as “gift” in order to avoid customs fees.

If you’re a seller, 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 limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What Are The Guidelines?

  • Not Allowed

    Here are some examples of information, items, and activities that aren’t allowed on Sellithere.com:

    • Examples of information
      • Kill switch-activated electronic devices, including smartphones and tablets
      • Information on how to make explosive devices, like bombs
      • Instructions on how to use or inject steroids (eBook, website, and so forth)
      • Lockpicking DVDs or DVDs that provide information on how to pick locks
      • A link to a website that provides information on how to hijack an airplane
      • An eBook describing how to create methamphetamine
      • Other sources of information similar to those listed here
    • Examples of items
      • USPS shipping labels, boxes, and tape (these are offered free of charge at the post office)
      • Blank retail “rain checks” or blank store coupons where the buyer can fill in the item and amount the coupon is worth
      • Products designed to fake the results of a urine or drug test
      • Reflective spray paint or license plate covers or diffusers
      • Other items similar to those listed here
    • Examples of activities
      • Basing Feedback ratings on another member’s decision not to engage in illegal activity may be considered Feedback extortion.
      • Falsifying customs declarations or having an item marked as “gift” in order to avoid customs fees
      • Winning an item and requesting that the seller falsify the customs or taxation documents related to the item

    When we receive a report that a buyer asked a seller to falsify customs documents, we only review the report if the seller’s listing description clearly specifies who is responsible for paying the customs fees, duties, import taxes, and any related charges. Sellers who sell internationally should follow our customs requirements.

    Note: We may also remove listings as requested by law enforcement agencies.

Reporting A Violation

If you find a listing that encourages illegal activity, you can report it.
If you sold an item and your buyer asks you to commit customs fraud, you can report it.

Why Does Sellithere.Com Have This Policy?

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Lockpicking devices

Policy Overview

For legal reasons, you’re not allowed to list any lockpicking or locksmithing devices on Sellithere.com. See the Additional information section 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?

  • Allowed

    • Antique skeleton keys
    • Blank keys
    • Depth keys
    • Educational material on how to become a locksmith
    • Key guides
    • Replacement parts for key cutting machines
  • Not Allowed

    • Autolock bypass keys (also called jigglers)
    • Bump keys
    • Code grabbing devices
    • Devices to make or duplicate keys:
      • Key cutting machines – functional or not (includes automatic or hand-held manual cutting devices)
      • Code cutters
      • Cam cutters
    • Devices designed to pick a lock:
      • Lock picks
      • Lock pick tool sets
      • Lock pick cards
      • Lock pick gun
      • Tubular lock picks
    • Digital decoders
    • Educational material on how to pick a lock
    • Master keys (also called skeleton keys)
    • Slim-jims (including roadside emergency kits that may contain this device)
    • Tension bars
    • Try-out keys

Why Does Sellithere.Com Have This Policy?

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Lottery tickets

Policy Overview

Lottery tickets, fast-food game pieces, and codes and coupons for sweepstakes, raffles, or drawings generally offer a chance to win something.

These items are heavily regulated and laws are different from one state to another. Sellithere.com generally doesn’t allow the sale of these items, with a few exceptions.

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 limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What Are The Guidelines?

  • Allowed

    • Expired lottery tickets; the listing must clearly state that the ticket is not redeemable
    • Scratch-off lottery tickets if they have already been scratched off
    • Scratch-off lottery tickets that have not been scratched off and are expired
  • Not Allowed

    • Current, active lottery tickets
    • Lottery tickets from a foreign country

Fast-food items »

  • Not Allowed

    • Fast-food game pieces

Other items »

  • Allowed

    • “Instant win” coupons for free food or discount coupons
    • Loyalty or reward codes that can’t be used for cash or prize drawings
  • Not Allowed

    • Any product reward code, such as Pepsi Points and Coke Rewards, that can be entered into a sweepstakes, raffle, or drawing for cash or prizes
    • Ticket options if the listing states, for example, that buyers have a chance to purchase tickets at face value if a certain team doesn’t make it to a specified game

Why Does Sellithere.Com Have This Policy?

Sellithere.com wants its buyers and sellers to enjoy a positive, consistent, and safe place to buy and sell. We urge our members to comply with all governmental laws and regulations.

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We’ll review your report and take appropriate action.


Mailing lists and personal information

Policy Overview

Sellithere.com doesn’t allow the sale of names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, or other personal information, such as social security numbers or contact information.

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 limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What Are The Guidelines?

With a few exceptions, mailing lists and similar types of bulk information aren’t allowed on Sellithere.com.

  • Restricted

    • Telephone numbers are allowed as part of the sale of a legitimate business, but only if:
      • The phone number is not a toll-free number
      • Your listing makes it clear that the phone number is being sold as part of the sale of the business
  • Not Allowed

    • Bulk email lists, including:
        • Opt-in lists
        • Information on how to obtain bulk email lists

      Corporate email lists

      • Private email lists
    • Ezines with opt-in bulk email lists
    • Instant messenger (IM) information
    • Internet protocol (IP) information
    • Leads that may provide possible sales information
    • Mailing lists
    • Social networking items, including but not limited to:
      • Social networking profiles or accounts
      • Invitations to networking sites that aren’t yet open to the public
      • Social networking “likes,” “followers,” “subscribers,” or similar items
      • Any items associated with social networking accounts that result in or encourage spam or the exchange of personal information
    • Software or tools designed to send unsolicited email (spam) or harvest email addresses
    • Software, tools, or services designed to send unsolicited texts or instant messages

Why Does Sellithere.Com Have This Policy?

Sellithere.com is always looking for ways to improve the buying and selling experience. As part of this effort, we don’t allow the sale of mailing lists, website traffic-driving services, or personal information.

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You can contact Customer Service to report a listing you think violates this policy. Go to that listing, and then click the Report item link on the right side of the page.

We’ll review your report and take appropriate action.


Manufacturers’ coupons

Policy Overview

You can sell valid manufacturer’s coupons on Sellithere.com, but there are a few limitations. Please see the guidelines below to learn more about the limits on the sale of coupons.

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?

  • Allowed

    • You may sell up to $100 or 25 valid, unexpired, original coupons per month. (See additional information below for more guidelines.)
  • Restricted

    • Multi-quantity listings: You can’t sell more than 25 coupons in a single listing. The allowed 25 coupons per month include multi-quantity listings.
    • Make sure you clearly state in your description how many coupons you’re selling. If we can’t tell how many coupons are offered, the listing violates our policy.
  • Not Allowed

    • Coupons for “free” products: You can’t sell coupons for “free” products. This restriction includes coupons for free items, or coupons where the coupon holder buys a quantity of items at one price, and receives additional items for free.
    • Electronic “scanned” coupons: All coupons sold through Sellithere.com must be physical coupons printed on paper, not coupons that can be sent electronically to the buyer to be printed. Also, to reduce the potential for coupon fraud, don’t include unaltered scans of coupons in their listings that could be copied, printed, and redeemed in stores.
    • Note: The sale of scanned or photocopied coupons may violate federal copyright laws, and sellers of unlawful items like these could face prosecution under federal law. We don’t allow the sale of these kinds of coupons.
    • Coupons for recalled items: Coupons for items that have been recalled by the manufacturer can’t be listed on Sellithere.com.
    • Recalled coupons: Coupons that have been recalled by the manufacturer can’t be listed on Sellithere.com.
    • Coupon Inserts: Coupon inserts containing numerous coupons commonly found in Sunday papers or delivered with your mail or to your door.

Additional Information

Make sure you review the terms printed on the coupon before you sell it. The terms on some coupons state that selling them is restricted or not allowed.

Also, you can’t claim that the price of the coupon is based on the value of the labor involved in clipping the coupons instead of the coupons themselves. Under Sellithere.com rules, the coupons themselves are the items being sold.

Coupon buyers should note that retailers might refuse to accept coupons that have been obtained in a way that violates the terms on the coupon.

Why Does Sellithere.Com Have This Policy?

We support the efforts of manufacturers and retailers around the world to reduce fraud in the coupon industry, including coupon counterfeiting and redemption fraud.

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We’ll review your report and take appropriate action.


Medical drugs, devices, and healthcare- examples include prescription drugs, contact lenses, pacemakers, and surgical instruments

Policy Overview

We don’t allow sellers to list any drugs or medications that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner (such as a doctor, dentist, optometrist, or veterinarian). We also don’t allow the sale of most prescription medical devices.

We do allow the sale of professional medical devices to authorized buyers, as long as the seller carefully follows the requirements in our guidelines.

Most over-the-counter (OTC) items are allowed, as long as their listings don’t mention or compare them to prescription drugs.Injectable substances are never allowed, even if they’re available over the counter.

Some drugs that don’t require a prescription are restricted in certain forms, or when they’re not properly packaged, labeled, or described.

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 limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What Are The Guidelines?

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs

  • Allowed

    Most over-the-counter (OTC) products, including:

    • Allergy medications that don’t contain pseudoephedrine
    • Antacids (see the restriction on non-prescription strength OTC medications below)
    • Nicotine gums and patches
    • Pain relievers
    • Vitamins
  • Restricted

    • Listings for ephedra-free products must state that the item doesn’t contain any ephedra. The listing needs to include photos that show that the item is ephedra-free.
    • Over-the-counter medications that contain non-prescription strengths of prescription drugs can be listed, but the concentration of the prescription drug needs to be mentioned in the listing. For example, omeprazole (a prescription drug) can be listed, as long as it’s clear that it’s the 20mg version.
    • Flea control products (such as Program, Advantage, and Top Spot) must be sealed in their original packaging.
    • Heartworm medicines for animals (such as Sentinel, Revolution, Heartgard, and Interceptor) can only contain non-prescription forms of ivermectin, and the listings must include the NADA or ANADA number.
    • Descriptions of herbal and holistic remedies and other items can’t compare the products to prescription drugs, imply any non-FDA-approved treatments, or be marketed as having the same results as a prescription drug.
  • Not Allowed

    Any substance the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines as requiring a prescription, including:

    • Allergy medicines
    • Contraceptives, including implantable devices
    • Ephedrine in any form or combination
    • Injectable substances, including vitamins, whether for humans or animals
    • Insulin in all forms, including non-prescription
    • Nicotine inhalers (these require a prescription in the US)
    • Pseudoephedrine in any form or combination
    • Items that may not require a prescription, but are only available for sale through a licensed physician
    • Products containing ephedra or ma huang

Refer to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tips for buying drugs online to be sure you aren’t selling or buying prescription drugs or other substances in forms we don’t allow.

The FDA maintains the Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations, where you can search for prescription drugs and over-the-counter products by either brand name or active ingredient.

The FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine maintains the Green Book where you can find information about drugs for animals.

Remember, you can’t list any prescription drug mentioned in the Orange Book or Green Book.

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