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Catalogue policy

Policy overview

We don't allow listings for catalogues that buyers can order from. We do allow sellers to list old and collectible catalogs that can no longer be ordered from.

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?


  • An old or collectible catalog that can no longer be used to order items and follows the guidelines below.

  • Any catalogue of any year where the seller specifically states in the listing "You cannot order products from this catalogue."

  • Any catalogue of any year that products can’t be ordered from—for example, a catalog that shows a product line.

  • Sotheby's, Christie's, and other auction catalogs that are used as a reference, guide, or collectible.


  • Avon, Tupperware, Mark Kay, and Amway catalogs can be listed as long as the seller indicates in the item description that he or she is not an agent or resellers of these products.

Not allowed

  • Any other catalogue that can be ordered from

If you list an old or collectible catalog on eBay, be sure you follow these guidelines:

  • You can't benefit from any subsequent sales from suppliers in that catalogue.

  • You can't include extensive lists of specific brand names, items, categories or prices in the title or description of the item. This is considered "keyword spamming" and is against our guidelines.

    Note: Any additional information or categories sellers want to include should be linked to through a "more information" link in the listing. Before adding a "more information" link, please review our links policy.

  • Old and collectible catalogues can't be combined as a bonus item with any other listing.

Listings that offer catalogues clutter the site, making it harder for buyers to find relevant items and harder for sellers to sell actual items. They also encourage buying and selling outside of eBay, which violates our policies.

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