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Used clothing policy

Policy overview

Used clothing (except underwear and socks) can be listed on eBay as long as it has been cleaned according to the manufacturer's instructions, is stain free, and does not include adult or inappropriate content within the listing.

See the What are the guidelines section below for details about what can and can't be listed.

Make sure your listing follows our guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and your buying and selling privileges could be restricted.

What are the guidelines?


  • Most used clothing (shirts, trousers, dresses, etc.), as long as the seller states that the item is used and that it's cleaned according to the manufacturer’s instructions

  • The following items, as long as there's no inappropriate content in the listing or any indication that the item was worn as underwear:

    • Bathing suits

    • Lingerie that does not come in contact with the genitals such as bras, bustiers, negligees and camisole

    • Pantyhose

    • Spandex

  • The following items, as long as there is no inappropriate content in the listing:

    • Shoes

  • Vintage undergarments, as long as they are not modelled or recently worn

Not allowed

Used undergarments, including but not limited to:

  • Athletic supporters

  • Briefs

  • Boxer shorts

  • Children's sized underwear

  • Cloth nappies

  • G-strings

  • Jock straps

  • Swim nappies

  • Teddies

  • Thongs

  • Panties

  • Socks

  • Any used clothing item listed with content eBay finds to be inappropriate. eBay will consider the overall content of listings - including description and images - when making this assessment.

We require our buyers and sellers to follow all laws and government health codes, and to list items in an appropriate manner. For health and hygiene reasons, we don't allow the sale of used underwear. We also don't allow items that are adult or inappropriate in nature.

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