eBay enlarges list of banned items in response to overpricing

At the beginning of March, the company banned certain items including medical masks, hand sanitizers, and disinfecting wipes

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eBay enlarges list of banned items in response to overpricing. Source:

eBay expanded the list of items the company imposed a ban on March 5. This way, the restricted items list to include toilet paper, baby formula and baby wipes, tampons and diapers​, meaning they will only be allowed for sale by business sellers in a fixed-price format.

Besides, the marketplace has also added a price-gouging tool, enabling people to report items that violate the company’s policies.

In addition to that, eBay also continues to any listing that mentions COVID-19, coronavirus, 2019nCoV in the title or description, except the books.

To date, the marketplace managed to remove over 500,000 items violating eBay’s policy related to the coronavirus.


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