Policies

Adult Items Policy

Adult items are not permitted to list or sell on the Traadit site or through Traadit kiosks, including nude fine art. Traadit kiosks are located in family-friendly venues where children must be protected from exposure to adult materials inadvertently. Please take adult materials to other venues besides Traadit.

Alcohol policy overview

We generally don't allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on Traadit. We don't allow the sale of collectible containers that contain alcohol. Make sure your listings and products follow our 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. Alcohol related items are allowed, within the following restrictions:

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

Non-alcoholic or de-alcoholized beer and wine

 Allowed with restrictions

Empty alcohol bottles and containers (images in the listing or product must show item is empty) 

 Not allowed

Alcohol products other than from pre-approved sellers

Liquor licenses

Other alcohols listed in the Wine category

Collectible alcohol containers if they still contain any alcoholic content

Open containers of alcohol

Alcohol-related collectibles

We don't allow any container with alcohol, even if it may be considered collectible. 

 Allowed

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

Animals and Wildlife Products Policy

Our animals and wildlife products policy reflects our commitment to animal welfare and the protection of native, endangered, and threatened species.

Please read our full policy guidelines below to see what animal products can be bought and sold on Traadit. If you see a listing that you believe violates our policies, please report it to us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy a pet on Traadit?

No. Although you can buy some animal and wildlife products on Traadit, pets and other live animals are not allowed to be listed for sale on our site.

What animal and wildlife items can I sell on Traadit?

You can list certain animal and wildlife products on Traadit such as faux or reproductions of animal products.

If an item is allowed or restricted, be sure to follow our guidelines, shipping restrictions, and applicable laws. There are more details of what can be listed in this category in our full policy below.

You should also check whether selling or shipping these items requires a license, permit, or other paperwork.

Can I sell ivory on Traadit?

No. Traadit prohibits the sale of ivory on all of its global sites.

Read our full policy

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 Traadit 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 Traadit. 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?

Animals

Though pets and most other live animals can't be listed, there are few types that you can sell. But before listing these items on Traadit, sellers need to:

Get the necessary federal and state permits.

Guarantee that the animals will be shipped safely and sent by overnight shipping.

 Restricted

Crickets, worms, or other herbivorous insects as long as they're intended to be used for bait or food for pets

Composting worms

Hatching eggs from some animals—for example, chicken eggs—as long as they're shipped only within the US. However, hatching eggs from endangered or threatened species, migratory birds, snakes, or turtles aren't allowed. See the US Department of Agriculture site for restrictions on importing hatching eggs.

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 or threatened 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

Animal parts, pelt or skin

 Restricted

Non-endangered or threatened animal pelt or skin. 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.

Listings for any part, pelt or skin from an animal listed on CITES Appendix II cannot offer international shipping.

 Not allowed

Any part, pelt or skin from endangered or threatened species or any species listed on CITES Appendix I. Examples include (but are not limited to): elephants, rhinoceroses, and tigers.

The sale of pelts or items which include the fur from domesticated cats or dogs.

Animal traps

Most animal traps are okay to sell, although certain types are illegal. Here are some examples:

 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

Flora

Traadit prohibits the sale of endangered plants globally. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) regulates the import, (re)export, sale or movement of endangered wild animals and plants. Appendices I, II and III to the Convention are lists of species afforded different levels or types of protection from over-exploitation (see How CITES works).

 Allowed

Flora from non-endangered or threatened species may generally be listed on Traadit if not in breach of local laws or Traadit's Plants and seeds policy

Artificially propagated plants

 Restricted

International trade in specimens of Appendix II species may be authorized if an export permit or re-export certificate is granted Examples: Cristobal, palisander, rosewood, sandalwood, fire corals, almost all orchids, cacti

 Not allowed

Species listed under Appendix I of the CITES

Hunting or fishing expeditions

 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 Traadit.

Ivory or bone

Though there a few exceptions, most ivory products can't be offered on Traadit because of various international trade restrictions and treaties banning the sale of these items.

 Restricted

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

Items made from ivory

Bone from animals that produce ivory, including elephants, walruses, and whales

Fossilized ivory or mammoth tusk

Marine mammal items

 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

Stuffed birds

Before selling certain types of stuffed birds, mounted birds, or other bird specimens, make sure you check whether licenses or permits are required.

 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

 Not allowed

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.

Turtle or tortoise shell items

 Restricted

Manufactured turtle or tortoise shell products from non-endangered or threatened 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 or threatened turtles or tortoises

Other wildlife items that can't be listed

 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.

Additional information

California laws

There are restrictions on the sale of items made from parts of some non-protected animals, including alligators, crocodiles, and zebras. If you live in California, be sure to review and follow the guidelines in the California Penal Code Section 639-653.2before selling these items.

CITES

Animals that aren't threatened or endangered may still be regulated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Animals protected under CITES require permits to cross international borders. This includes many butterflies and some beetles that are included in dried insect display mounts (see the CITES list of species), and may require USFWS Form 3-200-3.

Ivory and wildlife laws

The sale of ivory and other wildlife products involves many complex laws and regulations both in the US and internationally. Individual states, including California, also regulate the sale of ivory and wildlife products. Here are some of the applicable laws:

Endangered Species: U.S. Code Title 16, 1531-1544

Generally prohibits the import, export, possession, and sale of animals that are considered endangered or threatened in interstate or foreign commerce. This includes the CITES statutory implementation.

African Elephant Conservation: U.S. Code Title 16, 4201-4244

Generally restricts the import and export of African Elephant ivory.

Control of Illegally Taken Fish and Wildlife: U.S. Code Title 16, 3371-3378

Generally prohibits the import, export, transport, and sale of fish or wildlife that are taken or acquired in violation of state, federal, Indian Tribal, or foreign wildlife laws.

For more information on ivory and endangered animals, see the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) website and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) site.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

There are federal and international laws involving the sale, import, and export of all wildlife. Federal laws require anyone who wants to import wildlife or wildlife products into the US or export these items from the US to first get the necessary license from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

You'll need to apply for the license by filling out the Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife (Form 3-177).

All wildlife and wildlife products have to be declared to the USFWS for inspection before import or export, and they have to be processed only through designated USFWS ports. If these rules aren't met, it may result in criminal prosecution. For more information, contact your nearest USFWS port.

If you have questions about endangered or threatened animals, migratory birds, endangered or threatened marine life, live insects or mollusks, and other wildlife, contact the USFWS law enforcement office, the USDA animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, or your state's wildlife regulatory agency.

Labeling requirements

If you are listing apparel products that contain animal parts, please ensure you follow Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations on labeling requirements.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

We do what we can to protect endangered and threatened species. And we also follow laws, government regulations, and international treaties on animals and wildlife. Be sure to review our guidelines and follow applicable laws before listing these items.

In addition, Traadit is a partner of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, a coalition of nonprofits, companies, foundations and media organizations that have pledged to work with the U.S. government to raise public awareness and end demand for illegal wildlife products. To learn more about this important issue and #BuyInformed, please visit www.uswta.org/BuyInformed.

Artifacts, grave-related items, and Native American arts and crafts policy

Artifacts, heritage and grave-related items can be of significant cultural and personal value, and may be legally protected.

Before you list items that in these categories, make sure to read our full policy carefully to understand any restrictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Traadit consider an antiquity?

While there's no fixed definition of what we classify as an antiquity, in general it's an item that could be considered to have cultural significance.

Any antiquities listed on Traadit need to meet certain criteria, such as including provenance information, so make sure you read our full policy guidelines before completing your listing.

Can I list an authentic artifact on Traadit?

You can list authentic artifacts, fossils, and relics, as long as they meet all of 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, it has to be fully described as such in the listing

For full details, see our policy below.

Read our full policy

Artifacts, grave-related items, and Native American arts and crafts 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 Traadit (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 Traadit 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).

For more information on illicit traffic of cultural heritage, please visit the UNESCO Database of National Cultural Heritage Laws.

As part of the fight against the traffic of stolen works of art, Interpol encourages not only law enforcement agencies, but also art and antiques dealers and owners of works of art to play an active role in the exchange of information about stolen works of art. You can find more information and resources on the Works of Art section of the Interpol website.

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 the provenance or ownership history of the object and, if available, 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)

Not allowed

Looted or stolen goods. The International Council of Museums' Red Listidentify categories of cultural goods most vulnerable to illicit traffic

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

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 Traadit 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.

 Not allowed

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

Used funerary items like headstones, markers, or urns

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Our policy reflects the laws and regulations on the sale of artifacts, grave-related items, Native American arts and crafts, and other related items. Before selling these items on Traadit, be sure to follow all applicable laws and our guidelines above.

Autographed items, Certificates of Authenticity (COAs), and trading cards policy

Authentic autographs and autographed items can be highly sought after items, and in some cases may be extremely rare and valuable.

Our policy on the sale of autographs and autographed items provides guidance to keep all of our members safe when buying or selling on Traadit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell if an autograph is genuine?

Autographs are commonly sold with Certificates of Authenticity (COA) or letters of authenticity (LOAs). COAs and LOAs can offer assurance that an autograph is genuine, but you need to be sure the authenticator is reputable.

What information should I include when listing an autograph?

Include as much information as you can about the autograph and the item it's been written on. To help your buyer understand exactly what they're buying, we recommend including the following:

A clear photo of the autographed item

A clear photo of the COA or LOA, as well as the name of the person or company issuing the certificate

Your refund policy

If you're listing an authorized pre-printed autograph, they should generally be listed in the Autographs > Reprints category. For full details, read our policy below.

Read our full policy

Autographed items policy overview

Since autographed items and trading cards are unique, they can be very valuable, but are also easy to forge or reproduce. Autographs are commonly sold with certificates of authenticity (COAs) and letters of authenticity (LOAs), while trading cards use a grading system. COAs, LOAs, and grades are meant to assure the buyer that the signature or item is genuine. However, COAs, LOAs, and grades are only as valuable as the reputation of the issuing party, so it's important to know the reputation of each authenticator or grader.

We investigate concerns from our members in regard to autographs, COAs, LOAs, and trading cards. As part of this policy, we work with several reputable third parties. These third parties may use known authentic autograph examples to determine if these items are genuine or "likely not genuine." If they have concerns about an item’s authenticity, Traadit may remove the listing from the site.

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?

You can list autographed items and most trading cards on Traadit. These guidelines will help you successfully sell these types of items on our website.

Autographed items

Things to do

Be sure to include the following information in your listing:

A clear photo of the actual autographed item

A clear photo of the COA or LOA

Information about the COA or LOA, including the name of the person or company issuing the certificate

Refund policy, in case a reputable dealer informs us or the buyer that the item is "likely not authentic"

Authentic and authorized pre-printed autographs or autographed items should generally be listed in the Autographs-Reprints category. An authorized pre-printed autograph means a company has acquired the rights to accurately reproduce the original signed item

Things not to do

Don't list items that contain authentic pre-printed autographs in the Autographs-Original categories. An example of this would be a pre-printed autographed photo of a celebrity that is contained in a press kit

Certificates of Authenticity (COAs) and Letters of Authenticity (LOAs)

COAs and LOAs let buyers know that the signature is "likely genuine." They also benefit sellers by helping to increase the value of their autographed items.

There are many reputable autograph experts, and Traadit has identified a partial list of authenticators for your benefit. These authenticators offer various services for buyers and sellers of autograph.

Allowed

COAs and LOAs from reputable autograph authenticators

Not allowed

Autographed items with COAs and LOAs, or references to COAs and LOAs from the following people or organizations:

ACE Authentic

Coach's Corner Sports Auctions LLC

Christopher L. Morales

CSC Collectibles

Donald Frangipani

Forensic Document Services

Hollywood Dreams

J. DiMaggio Co. / J. DiMaggio Company

Legends Sports Memorabilia

Nathan's Autographs / N.E. Autographs

Nicholas Burczyk

Pro Sports / Pro Sports Memorabilia

Rare and Signed.com

Robert Prouty

R.R.'s Sports Cards & Collectibles

SCAA / Front Page Art / Angelo Marino

Slamdunk Sportscards & Memorabilia

Sports Alley Memorabilia

Sports Management Group

Stan's Sports / Stans Sports Memorabilia

TTA Authentic (formerly STAT Authentic)

Universal Memorabilia

USA Authentics

Blank COAs and LOAs

COAs and LOAs as stand-alone items

COAs and LOAs from anyone listed on the FBI's Operation Bullpen website

Trading cards

Having trading cards graded by a grading company helps buyers know the value of the card you're listing. When listing any of the below trading cards, the following information must be stated word for word in the listing and in the same font size as the rest of the description:

The seller has taken the appropriate steps to have this trading card professionally graded by a reputable grading company.

The seller needs to include a clear photo of the graded trading card, showing the name or logo of the grading company.

Allowed

Most trading cards can be listed, as long as they're the original trading cards or authorized reproductions of trading cards. An authorized reproduction means a company has acquired the rights to accurately reproduce the original card.

Restricted

You can list the following trading cards only if they've been professionally graded by a reputable grading company:

1909 Cy Young (T206)

1909 Eddie Plank error card (T206)

1909 Honus Wagner (T206)

1909 Ty Cobb (T206)

1933 Babe Ruth (Goudey #53, #80, #144, and #181)

1933 Lou Gehrig (Goudey #92 and #160)

1951 Mickey Mantle (Bowman #253)

1952 Mickey Mantle (Topps #311)

1966-1967 Bobby Orr rookie card (Topps #35)

1979-1980 Wayne Gretzky rookie card (O-Pee-Chee and Topps #18)

1986-1987 Michael Jordan rookie card (Fleer #57)

Not allowed

Unauthorized reprints of trading cards that have had authorized reproductions created, such as unauthorized reprints of the:

1979 Wayne Gretzky rookie card reproduction

1986 Mario Lemieux rookie card reproduction

1986 Michael Jordan rookie card reproduction

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Traadit is always looking for ways to improve the buying and selling experience. As part of this effort, we created this policy as a means for our members to make informed decisions before buying and selling autographed items, as well as items that have COAs, LOAs, or items that have been graded.

Catalytic converter and test pipes policy

We take our responsibility to the environment seriously and so only allow the listing of catalytic converters on Traadit that meet government environmental regulations.

Additionally, we don't allow items that are designed to defeat, bypass or shut down catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, and malfunction indicator lights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I list a used catalytic converter?

Yes, as long as it has been recertified and it meets the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) requirements for sale. However, if the used catalytic converter hasn't been recertified, the listing can't contain make and model information, and it must be listed as scrap metal.

Are test pipes allowed?

Yes, test pipes are allowed as long as they are categorised as race car accessories and listed in the Auto Racing Parts category.

Read our full policy

Catalytic converter and test pipes policy overview

Traadit allows the sale of catalytic converters except for those that are prohibited by the U.S. government. We don't allow items that are designed to defeat, bypass, or shut down catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, and malfunction indicator lights.

Test pipes are allowed if they are marketed as race car accessories and are listed in the Auto Racing Parts category. Test pipes are not approved for use on street-legal vehicles.

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?

Catalytic converters

Allowed

New catalytic converters that meet the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) requirements for aftermarket sale

Used catalytic converters that have been recertified

Restricted

Used catalytic converters that haven't been recertified; the listing can't contain make and model information, and the item must be listed as scrap metal

Not allowed

Oxygen sensor simulators

Malfunction indicator light eliminators

Anything that indicates it will defeat, bypass, or shut down emission control devices

Test pipes

Allowed

Exhaust pipes and down pipes that are listed in the Auto Racing Parts category

Not allowed

Exhaust pipes and down pipes that are not listed in the Auto Racing Parts category

Exhaust pipes and down pipes that indicate they are street-legal

Exhaust pipes and down pipes that indicate they will bypass or not conform to EPA standards and are not listed in the Auto Racing Parts category

Get details from the EPA

For more details about the EPA's policy, read the EPA's guidelines for buying and using aftermarket catalytic converters.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Traadit has this policy in place to protect buyers and sellers by making sure they are following U.S. government regulations.

Chance listings policy

Giveaways, lotteries, sweepstakes, random drawings, raffles and contests are highly regulated. Therefore, we don't allow listings or products that sell an opportunity to win an item or prize, whether that's by chance or in a contest.

However, including a bonus item in your listing – for example, selling an iPhone, and including a free phone cover – is allowed as long as it meets our selling requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

I've seen Traadit running contests and giveaways, can I?

Sometimes, we, or our approved partners, will run contests or giveaways on Traadit that follow all applicable laws. However, seller listings and products that promote giveaways, lotteries, sweepstakes, random drawings, raffles or contests aren't allowed.

Can I sell raffle tickets on Traadit?

You can't sell any items that offer the opportunity to win a prize, so raffle tickets aren't allowed on Traadit.

Chance listings policy overview

We don't allow listings or products that sell an opportunity to win an item either by chance or in a skill contest. Specifically, we don't allow listings or products that promote giveaways, lotteries, sweepstakes, random drawings, raffles, or contests. These types of promotions are highly regulated and may be unlawful in many states.

We may run such promotions on Traadit sites, and we may allow our partners or third-party companies to run promotions that follow applicable laws.

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 listing fees not being refunded and limits of your buying and selling privileges.

What are the guidelines?

Allowed in some situations

Bonus items are allowed as long as you follow these rules:

Don't set any conditions that must be met before the bonus applies

Offer the exact same bonus item to all buyers in multiple item listings

Bonuses, free gifts, and other items that don't significantly affect the value of the item may not be included in the listing title

Grab bags can be listed as long as you follow these rules:

Identify all contents; the number, quality, or condition of each item doesn't need to be identified

Don't single out anything that "may" be included with significant monetary or collectible value

"Box breaks" or similar trading card listings are allowed as long as you follow these rules:

Don't call out a chance to win a specific card of significant monetary or collectible value

You must offer a full refund if the box doesn't contain the certain team or player the buyer purchased

Not allowed

Examples of listings and products that are not allowed:

Mystery items where contents aren't identified

An opportunity to win an item by chance or skill

Giveaways, lotteries, sweepstakes, random drawings, raffles, or contests

For information about lottery items, please see the lottery tickets and game pieces policy.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

All Traadit members must comply with government laws and regulations. Since giveaways, lotteries, sweepstakes, random drawings, and raffles are highly regulated or may cause harm to us or our members, we don't allow these types of listings or products. Although listings and products for items such as "grab bags" are generally permissible, this policy provides guidelines to help you determine when these types of listings and products may be deemed a lottery, sweepstake, or other promotional opportunity that we don't allow.

Coupons policy

While you can sell valid coupons on Traadit, we restrict both the volume and type of coupons that can be sold.

This is to reduce the risk of fraud for both our buyers and the original issuers of the coupon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a limit on how many coupons can sell?

Yes, you can only sell up to $100 or 25 valid, unexpired, original coupons per month.

What kinds of coupons are prohibited on Traadit?

You can't sell coupons for free products and all coupons have to be printed on paper, not sent electronically. Be careful not to include pictures or scans of coupons in your listing that could be copied, printed, or redeemed.

Coupon policy overview

You can sell valid coupons on Traadit, 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 in the Gift Cards & Coupons > Coupons category. (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 Traadit 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 can't be listed on Traadit

Recalled coupons: Coupons that have been recalled can't be listed on Traadit

Coupon Inserts: Coupon inserts containing numerous coupons commonly found in Sunday papers or delivered with your mail or to your door

Additional information

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.

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 Traadit rules, the coupons themselves are the items being sold.

Why does Traadit 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.

Credit and debit cards policy

The safety and privacy of our members is one of our top priorities, so the sale of credit or debit cards is restricted or prohibited on Traadit.

We know that these cards can have considerable collectible value but their sale raises risks around the transfer of personal information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sell my old credit card?

You can only sell your credit card if it's inactive, and has been expired for over 10 years. Read our full policy for further details.

Can I sell a blank credit card?

Yes, you can list blank plastic cards, either with or without magnetic strips.

Read our full policy

Credit and debit cards policy overview

Some types of cards are considered collectible and may have some value to certain collectors. Traadit allows the listing of inactive credit or debit cards, as long as the expiration date on the face of the card is at least 10 years old.

Before listing this type of item, you must:

Block out or blur the name and part of the number on the card if including a picture in the listing

Include the expiration date in the description and picture

Look at the terms and conditions from the issuing card company to make sure the sale of the expired card is allowed. Some credit and debit card companies keep ownership even after the card expires

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

Blank plastic cards, with or without magnetic strips

Restricted

Inactive credit and debit cards that expired at least 10 years ago

Expired, pre-paid credit cards that expired at least 10 years ago and cannot be reactivated

Not allowed

Currently active bank credit or debit cards

Currently active store credit cards

Pre-paid Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards, regardless of the amount on the card

Expired bank or store cards that have been expired less than 10 years

Cards still owned by the company or card issuer, even after the card has expired

Non-embossed bank or store credit cards

Offers of credit and credit accounts aren’t allowed under our securities policy

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Traadit is always looking for ways to improve the buying and selling experience. As part of this effort, Traadit urges sellers and buyers to follow all governmental regulations and laws. Unexpired credit or debit cards can't lawfully be transferred from one person to another, and sellers may not list such items. The transfer of recently expired credit cards raises privacy concerns and creates the potential for abuse. These items also aren’t allowed to be listed.

Digitally delivered goods policy

Digitally delivered goods – products or content that can be downloaded from a website, or sent via email – can infringe on the legal rights of the original content owner, and can also create risk for our buyers.

As such, we restrict the types of digitally delivered goods that can be sold, and have guidelines for the information that must be included in any digitally delivered goods listing and product. Please see our full policy guidelines for more details.

When you sell digitally delivered goods on Traadit, you must include a statement in your listing and product that says you legally own the content or are authorized to sell it.

Sellers should also check to ensure compliance with our Compilation and informational items policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some examples of digitally delivered goods I could sell on Traadit?

As long as you follow the guidelines, you can sell tickets, domain names, software product keys, and online gaming items such as characters, currency, and points.

What sort of content and software is prohibited?

You can't sell digitally delivered goods that could damage a buyer's devices, be used maliciously, or to invade privacy. In addition, you can't sell any digital content that you aren't authorized to sell. You'll find more details on specific digitally delivered goods that aren't allowed on Traadit in our full policy.

Read our full policy

Digitally delivered goods policy overview

We consider digitally delivered goods to be information or content that you can download from a website or receive by email.

You can list most digitally delivered goods on Traadit as long as you follow these guidelines:

You need to list your item only in the Everything Else > Information Products category using only the Classified Ad format

Your listing clearly states that you legally own the content (sometimes called intellectual property) or are authorized to sell it by the owner, the owner's authorized agent, or the law

Your items can't have any sexually-oriented adult (pornographic) content. For more details, see our Adult Only category policy

Your item can't include software that would damage anyone's computer, could be used for malicious purposes like sending spam emails or spreading a computer virus, or would violate anyone's privacy (spyware or cookies, for example). For more details, see our JavaScript policy

You have to be verified on PayPal to help confirm your identity

Local pickup is not allowed for digital items

In addition to meeting the guidelines of this policy, listings and products for all informational products also need to meet the requirements of our compilation and informational items policy. For more information on selling gift cards, please see the Gift cards policy.

We may approve certain first party providers to list digitally delivered goods for sale outside of these guidelines.

Make sure you follow these guidelines. If you don't, you may be subject to a range of actions. We may limit, restrict, or suspend you from buying, selling, or using site features. All of your listings and products may be removed, displayed lower or not shown in search results, without refunding any or all applicable fees. You may also forfeit special account status and any discounts.

What are the guidelines?

Allowed

The following items can offer digitally delivery:

Tickets

Domain names

eTopps trading cards

Software product keys

gaming items such as characters, currency, points, in-game items, etc.

Examples of digitally delivered goods that you can list on Traadit as long as you follow the requirements above:

MP3 music you wrote, recorded, and own all the rights to

Homemade movies you created and own the rights to

Computer software you created and own the rights to

Software that you're authorized to sell online by the owner, the owner's authorized agent, or the law

Digital art you captured yourself and own the rights to or that you're authorized to sell online by the owner, the owner's authorized agent, or the law

Photos you captured yourself and own the rights to

Recipes you created yourself and own the rights to

Allowed in some situations

An eBook that you created and own the rights to sell, as long as you follow the requirements above and these restrictions:

If you're going to send an eBook by email or have it downloaded from a website, you need to:

List it in the Everything Else category

Use the Classified Ad format

If you list eBooks in a category other than the Everything Else category, you need to:

Send the eBook by postal mail

Include the following text in your listing, word for word. We recommend copying and pasting it into your item description. Be sure to use the same font size as the rest of your description. I will send this eBook by postal mail. Sending it by email or by any other digital delivery method is not allowed and violates Traadit policy.

Not allowed

Examples of digitally delivered goods that can't be advertised on Traadit:

MP3 music copied from a CD you own or recorded at a concert

eBooks you don't own the copyright to and aren't authorized to resell by the owner, the owner's authorized agent, or the law

Songs you bought from iTunes

Movies you copied from DVDs you own

Video games you copied from the original CDs

PDF files of product manuals or user guides that you don't own the copyright of or you aren't authorized to resell by the owner, the owner's authorized agent, or the law

Additional information

We encourage you to learn more about:

You can find more information about copyright law at www.copyright.gov and the Copyright Society of the USA.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

The guidelines on digitally delivered goods help create a safer place to buy and sell by prohibiting sellers from using Traadit in a way that might infringe on the intellectual property rights of others or violate the law. They also help protect buyers from purchasing unauthorized or pirated items.

Drugs and drug paraphernalia policy

You can't list narcotics, steroids, or any other controlled substances on Traadit.

Drug paraphernalia can't be listed either – this includes all items designed or intended for use in manufacturing, concealing, or using of a controlled substance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are these items prohibited?

As well as wanting to protect our community, the sale of prohibited drugs and drug paraphernalia violates state, federal, and international law, so it's forbidden on Traadit.

What about prescription drugs and tobacco?

Prescription drugs and products containing tobacco are prohibited as well. For information about the sale of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication, see our policy on medical and healthcare products. For information about the sale of tobacco, see our tobacco and smoking accessories policy.

Read our full policy

Drugs and drug paraphernalia policy overview

Narcotics, steroids, and all other controlled substances aren't allowed on Traadit.

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 about the sale of smoking accessories, see our tobacco and smoking accessories policy.

What are the guidelines?

Drugs and controlled substances

Not allowed

You cannot list:

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.)

You cannot market products that claim to provide a "legal high".

Drug paraphernalia

Traadit doesn't allow drug paraphernalia, or items designed or primarily intended for making, concealing, or using a controlled substance.

You can list some smoking accessories not intended for drug use. For guidelines, please refer to our tobacco and smoking accessories policy.

Not allowed

You cannot list:

Pipes or any item marketed as for use with marijuana or illegal drugs

Vaporizers intended to be used with alcohol, marijuana or illegal substances

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.

Additional information

For more information, review the sections of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act noted here.

Definitions:

Controlled substances include any substance included in Schedules I, II, III, IV or V of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.

Drug paraphernalia is defined in 21 U.S.C. 863 .

Gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) ban: For more information about specific substances covered by this law, see 21 U.S.C. 812 .

Why does Traadit have this policy?

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

Electronic and surveillance devices policy

To comply with legal regulations, and also to protect our community's privacy and safety, we have restrictions around the sale of electrical and electronic equipment.

The sale of electronic equipment in the US is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). You can't list equipment prohibited by the FCC, such as cell, GPS and other signal jamming devices.

You can find out more details about the types of electrical and electronic equipment that can be sold on Traadit in our policy guidelines below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sell a satellite TV descrambler on Traadit?

No, items used to access cable or satellite television without the permission of the operators aren't allowed on Traadit. For more information, read our full policy guidelines below.

Is any surveillance equipment allowed on Traadit?

Items like toy spy cameras for kids and answering machines can be listed on Traadit.

However, we don't allow the sale of surveillance products that are used to record the conversations or activities of others without them knowing, such as wiretap devices or telephone bugs.

Read our full policy

Electrical and electronic equipment policy overview

Certain electronics equipment, such as equipment prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), can't be listed on Traadit. For example, cell, GPS and other signal jamming devices are not allowed. Traadit also doesn't allow the sale of products that are mainly intended to record the conversations or activities of others without them knowing.

To sell electronic and surveillance devices in Canada, see the rules and regulations on Traadit Canada.

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?

Electronic items

Restricted

Low-power radio transmitting devices and related equipment: The FCC restricts how powerful these items can be. FM transmitters are limited to an effective range of approximately 35-100 feet (11-30 meters). AM transmitters are limited to an effective range of approximately 200-250 feet (61-76 meters). Sellers can't list devices that claim or suggest they have a larger range

Extended coverage high frequency transceivers: Equipment that is intended to operate in various radio services in the high frequency radio spectrum, including "10-meter" Amateur Radio Service (ARS) equipment, can be listed. However, sellers can't list high frequency transceivers that are designed to operate on frequencies outside of the ARS bands unless the transceiver has been issued a grant of equipment authorization by the FCC

Cordless telephones: Cordless telephones can be listed on Traadit as long as they are authorized by the FCC. Authorized cordless telephones display an FCC identification number and compliance label. Note: A listing of a long-range cordless telephone that operates below 1000 MHz and that transmits over one kilometer (1094 yards) must state in the listing the specific FCC identification number displayed on that telephone

Radar detectors: Radar detectors can be listed as long as they are authorized by the FCC

Appliances: All appliances available for sale in California must be certified under the California Energy Commission as meeting currently applicable efficiency standards. Listings for items located in California must meet these standards. For more information, visit the California Energy Commission website. To see whether your appliance is certified, check the Appliances Database

Not allowed

Cell, GPS, and other jamming devices: Signal jamming devices that claim to block, jam, or otherwise interfered with radio frequency communication signals are not allowed. This includes devices that jam or block cell phones, GPS, WiFi, or any other authorized communications signal. You can review the FCC's jammer enforcement for more information

Radar or laser jamming devices: Products that claim to jam or otherwise interfere with police radar aren't allowed

Traffic light control devices or signal changers: Products that claim to change stoplights or otherwise inhibit the natural pattern of a traffic signal aren't allowed

Satellite and cable TV descramblers: Items that can only be used to access cable or satellite television programming without the permission of satellite or cable operators aren't allowed. Stating the item is for educational or testing purposes does not make it acceptable to list. Examples of items that aren't allowed include:

Smart Card programmers and unloopers

Programmed Smart Cards

Blocker devices

Hardware or software DSS emulators

Information on how to access cable or satellite television programming without permission

CB amplifiers: Examples of items that aren't allowed include:

CB amplifiers

Amplifiers specified for use on the 11-meter band, including the 10/11 meter band

Amplifiers designed for use in frequencies 24 MHz to 35MHz

Amplifiers posted within the CB category

CB radios that are amplified to exceed 4 watts using the AM settings or 12 watts using the SSB settings

Radio equipment that operates in both the CB and HAM frequencies

Odometer modification devices

Surveillance devices

Allowed

Toy spy cameras for children

Answering machines

Not allowed

Telephone bugging devices and wiretapping devices

Miniature transmitters

Surveillance microphones

Listings that promote the use of photographic devices to surreptitiously view or record individuals for sexual purposes

Why does Traadit have this policy?

In order to follow the law and help prevent violations of privacy, sellers can't list certain items on Traadit.

Embargoed goods and prohibited countries policy

Various US agencies have restrictions in place that regulate or ban all trade with certain countries.

This means that Traadit users are restricted or prohibited from buying and selling certain items in and from certain countries.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this affect me?

Traadit doesn’t allow the sale of embargoed items from or to some countries, organizations, businesses, or individuals, so if you sell internationally, there may be restrictions on where and to whom you can sell.

Where can I find out more about embargoed or restricted items?

For detailed guidelines on laws governing trade, visit the US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control website.

Embargoed goods and prohibited countries policy overview

Various US agencies have restrictions in place that regulate or ban all trade with certain countries. Traadit doesn't allow the sale of embargoed or restricted items from these countries.

Federal agencies also ban or regulate trade between people in the US and certain organizations, businesses, and individuals. Traadit doesn't allow those organizations, businesses, or individuals to use our website.

Under US law, buying or selling certain items made in restricted countries may not be lawful, depending on the nature of the item, when it was manufactured, and when it left that specific country.

Sellers willing to ship internationally, as well as sellers of items made outside the US, should regularly review current information about which countries may be affected by sanctions enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) , a division of the US Department of the Treasury.

Make sure you follow these guidelines. If you don't, you may be subject to a range of actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

The following information is meant as guidelines to help you determine if an item is allowed on Traadit.

Allowed

Certain informational items from sanctioned countries, such as books, movies, artwork, photographs, music, or similar materials.

Restricted

Replica items of antiques and artefacts from prohibited countries must clearly state that they're replicas.

The items must still meet all Traadit policy guidelines.

Not allowed

We don't allow the sale of embargoed items from the following countries, and we don't allow organizations, businesses, or individuals to have or register accounts while based in these countries:

Cuba

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Iran

Syria

We also don't allow organizations, businesses or individuals from the countries listed above or on the United States Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) list to have or register accounts on Traadit.

We don't permit the sale of items that claim to be pre-embargo because we cannot determine when an item was removed from a specific country

Additional information

This Traadit policy is a guideline, and should only be used as a starting point for buying and selling. For more details about laws governing trade, visit the US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control website.

International sellers should also familiarize themselves with other restrictions the US government may have in place. Links to the relevant websites are maintained on the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security website.

As a US-based company, this policy applies to items sold on all Traadit websites globally. Other Traadit sites may also have additional rules for embargoed goods based on local regulations. Please be sure to check each Traadit website to see what's allowed.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Traadit urges sellers and buyers to follow all government laws and regulations. The sale of embargoed items are prohibited by law and may cause harm to Traadit or its members.

Encouraging illegal activity policy

We want to ensure a safe experience for everyone on eBay, so selling or linking to items that encourage, promote, facilitate, or instruct other people to engage in illegal activity is strictly prohibited.

Please see our full policy guidelines below for more details on what is considered illegal activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is "illegal activity" on eBay?

You can't break any laws when buying or selling on eBay, and you can't encourage others to break any laws either. For example, if an item is to be shipped internationally, all customs paperwork must be completed in accordance with the law. Buyers aren't allowed to ask sellers to produce fake customs declarations or request that an item be marked as a "gift" to avoid customs fees.

What should I do if I suspect illegal activity on eBay?

If you suspect a member has listed an item that may be illegal, you should report it to us as soon as possible.

Encouraging illegal activity policy overview

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

If you're a seller, make sure your listing and order fulfillment processes follow these guidelines. If they don't, your listings 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 eBay:

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)

Lock-picking 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

Pill presses, molds and dies

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 number 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 eBay have this policy?

Since encouraging illegal activity may be prohibited by law, we urge you to follow all laws and regulations. You're not allowed to use eBay to encourage other members to engage in illegal activity.

Event ticket resale policy

Reselling tickets to events like concert, plays or sporting occasions is generally allowed on Traadit. Please read our full policy guidelines for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

I bought a ticket from a seller and the event is canceled. What do I do?

If the event you bought the ticket for is canceled, contact your seller as soon as possible for more information on what to do next. If the event was postponed, keep hold of your tickets and wait for rescheduling information from the organizers. You can also request a refund from the seller if the new date is inconvenient.

I sold tickets to a buyer and the event has been canceled. What should I do?

If the event you sold the tickets for is canceled, you should get in touch with the buyer and offer a refund. They can then return the tickets to you and you may be able to get a refund directly from the outlet you originally bought them from.

If the event is postponed and your buyer opens a case for a refund, you should contact them and ask if they're willing to wait for the event to be rescheduled, in which case they can still use the tickets you sold them. If they're not willing to wait for the event to be rescheduled for any reason, you should ask them to return the tickets to you, issue them with a refund, and then relist the tickets.

Event ticket resale policy overview

You can resell tickets to entertainment events, including sporting events, concerts, and plays. However, when you list a ticket on Traadit, you're responsible for making sure that selling your item doesn't violate any applicable laws. Make sure that you follow the specific guidelines for ticket resale prices in your area.

You are also responsible for following the standards of professional conduct below.

If you bought a ticket to a canceled or postponed event 

If the event was canceled: Contact your seller for more information about what to do next

If the event was postponed: Wait for rescheduling information. Make sure you keep your tickets. Your original tickets will still be good for the new date

If you want a refund, open a refund request through the listing in My Traadit.

If you sold a ticket to a canceled or postponed event

If the event was canceled: In some cases, you can get a refund from the ticket outlet automatically. In other cases, you may have to return the tickets. Please refund your buyers and ask that they return the tickets to you

If the event was postponed: If a buyer opens a request for a ticket refund, we encourage you to work with the buyer to resolve the issue. If the event is rescheduled, you may be able to get a refund from the ticket outlet, or you can relist the tickets

For more details on getting a refund, contact the ticket outlet where you originally purchased your ticket.

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

You can resell most event tickets as long as you make sure that the transactions don't violate any laws.

No matter where you live or on what Traadit site you're registered, listings for events that take place in regulated locations must follow the guidelines for that location.

Restricted

Primary ticket sales

Primary tickets are tickets sold directly by the artist, team, promoter, or organizer of the event. Primary ticket sales are exempt from state ticket resale regulations.

You must clearly and explicitly state in the listing that it is an authorized first sale of the ticket to the public and that it's being listed directly by the artist, team, promoter, or organizer.

Send us an email if you want more help with primary ticket sales.

Ticket packages

Ticket packages are exempt from state ticket resale regulations. You can list ticket packages sales on Traadit as long as they qualify as a ticket package.

To qualify as a ticket package, you have to sell a ticket with one of these combinations:

At least one item or experience of significant value that relates to the ticket event that you've coordinated with the event artist, team, promoter, or organizer. Here are some examples:

A backstage pass

A meeting with the performer

An "experience" like being a ball boy at a baseball game

or

A complete travel package for the event that includes:

Air transportation to the event location

Commercial lodging for at least one night

Note: You must include both the air transportation and the lodging with the event ticket.

Tickets to charity events and free events

Traadit may prohibit tickets to major charity events and events where all tickets are free to the public.

Standards for professional conduct

To promote safe selling of event tickets on Traadit and to make sure the sales follow all laws related to tickets sales, we've developed standards for professional conduct for selling tickets on Traadit. These standards neither replace nor dismiss Traadit's general seller rules and policies, but rather supplement those rules. Sellers need to follow these guidelines when selling tickets on Traadit.

I agree not to sell, trade, produce, or advertise tickets that I do not have in my possession

I agree not to participate in any way in the advertisement, sale, or trade of any ticket using any deceptive practices including, but not limited to, false or misleading claims of sales scarcity, face value, or current value

I agree to promptly refund the purchase price for any ticket which has been deemed by the venue to be counterfeit or unacceptable for gaining entry to an event

I agree to abide by all federal, state, and local laws relating to the tickets sales

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Traadit encourages all ticket sellers to follow the guidelines and laws for ticket sales.

Firearms, weapons, and knives 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 Traadit.

We may also ban additional, similar items, even if they can be sold legally elsewhere.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can any firearm-related items be sold on Traadit?

Actual firearms can’t be listed, but certain firearm parts and accessories are permitted on Traadit per the guidelines listed below, including restrictions on international shipping. All listings and products permitted under this section must clearly identify the part or accessory being sold, as well as the type of firearm it fits.

Can I sell knives on Traadit?

Yes, most knives can be sold on Traadit. However, some styles of knives are prohibited. Read our guidelines below for details.

Firearms, weapons, and knives policy overview

Some weapons can't be listed on Traadit due to 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 Traadit.

For allowed 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 Traadit US site

The seller and the item are located 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

For more conditions on how you can sell allowed items on Traadit, review the What are the guidelines section below.

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

What are the guidelines?

Airsoft, replica, or other imitation firearms

Allowed in some situations

You can list airsoft guns, replica guns, or other imitation firearms as long as:

You follow all other applicable laws. For example, in most states, you have to be at least 18 years old to buy an airsoft gun

The item has a blaze orange barrel plug permanently attached to the weapon. Some states and localities may have additional requirements for color markings on these items and you must comply with these requirements if you are shipping to those jurisdictions

The item can't be converted to shoot lethal projectiles

The picture of the item shows the actual item for sale as a whole. Stock photos and pictures showing only a portion of the item are not allowed

You must copy and paste the following disclaimer into your listing and product: "This replica gun contains the colored markings required by law, including a permanently attached orange plug."

You can also list:

Parts and accessories for airsoft weapons can be listed as long as they are not classified as an assault weapon or have a name matching an assault weapon

Ammunition magazines for replica airsoft firearms that show the top of the magazine. You need to include a picture of the item in your listing and product to show that your item isn't a real assault weapon magazine

Novelty lighters that look like guns can be sold, as long as they're listed in the Collectibles > Tobacciana > Lighters category and the starting bid price is less than $50.00

Miniature firearms, like those that come with action figures. You need to describe the item's size in your listing and product, and include a picture that shows scale using a ruler or a coin

Paintball guns without replica markings (such as an orange plug) as long as they're listed in one of the Sporting Goods > Outdoor Sports > Paintball categories. The listing and product must describe the item as a paintball gun and can't describe the item as a firearm

Training firearms, which are brightly colored, solid plastic replicas. In your listing and product, you'll need to include a picture of your item showing that it's solid and that it isn't real

Not allowed

You cannot list:

Airsoft guns, replica guns, or other imitation firearms that can be converted to shoot a lethal projectile

Any replica firearms that don't have permanent blaze orange barrel markings. If the markings look fake or temporary, the listing or product will be removed

Paintball cannons

Parts and accessories for replica assault weapons, including airsoft or imitation firearms that are based on actual assault weapons

Replica guns that were made by converting real guns, even if you can't convert them back to a working gun

Silencers for airsoft guns, replica guns, or other imitation firearms

Ammunition

Because federal and state regulations are involved, some types of ammunition can't be listed. However, certain types can be sold, which are found in the sections below.

Allowed

You can list:

Ammunition for airsoft guns

Plastic, polymer, rubber, or wooden bullets or ammunition

Snap caps

Safety bullets

Allowed in some situations

Ammunition for Air Guns, as long as it meets the requirements of the BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles or air pistols section below

Replica ammunition where it is clear that the item was never real ammunition and cannot be converted into actual ammunition

Converted brass (also known as trench art). The item has to show that it's been converted and that it can't be converted back into a usable casing

Empty ammunition boxes. The listing and product needs to say the item doesn't contain ammunition

Reloading equipment and weaponsmithing tools are allowed as long as there is no mention of assault weapons in the listing or product and no ammunition components are included

Not allowed

You cannot list:

Ammunition used in a firearm, including, but not limited to:

Live ammunition

Blank ammunition

Inert ammunition

Dummy ammunition

Complete paper cartridges

Components of ammunition:

Bullets

Cartridges

Casings

Shells

Hulls

Gunpowder

Primers

Gunpowder

Primers

Military surplus, ordnance, grenades, and explosives

We don't allow listings or products for explosives, grenades, or many types of military ordnance on Traadit.

Before listing any military items or products on Traadit, check the list in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Part 121 to see if your item is covered by Part 121. Items that are otherwise allowed on Traadit but listed in Part 121 can only be listed on the US Traadit website (Traadit.com) under certain conditions. See our additional information below to learn more.

Allowed

Military surplus items or other military-related items that you can find in both online and retail stores, such as military-related backpacks, blankets, canteens, clothing, foot lockers, hats, helmets, non-restricted instruments and tools, and so on

Some parts and accessories for antiquated military vehicles or equipment that doesn’t have explosive capabilities

Allowed in some situations

You can list body armor as long as:

It isn't military issued

It is a level I, II, or III body armor or Small Arms Protection Insert (SAPI) plate, and has the level specified in the listing and product

Find out more about our requirements to list body armor in the Additional information section below.

You can also list:

Toy or replica grenades and other ordnance as long as your listing and product clearly calls out both of the following:

The item was never actual ordnance

The item can't be converted into actual ordnance

Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs) that don't include a heating device, have a clearly marked expiration date, and can be delivered to the buyer before they expire. For more information, see our food policy.

Not allowed

You cannot list:

Atom or nuclear weapons

Explosives

Grenades of any kind

Land mines

Level IV Small Arms Protection Insert (SAPI) plates

Missiles, rockets, or launchers

Nerve gas

Technical data as defined under Part 120 of the ITAR, including user manuals for military items

Military ordnance such as weapons, ammunition, and their related parts—even if the items are considered demilitarized, demilled, rendered inert, or unserviceable. We can't confirm whether an item has been changed in such a way that makes it safe and legal to sell or transport

Most military vehicles, including aircraft and ships, and the parts or accessories for these vehicles

Grenades such as metal military practice grenades, rifle grenades, propelled grenades, dummy grenades, inert grenades (including relics, curios, memorabilia, novelty, or display items), grenade launchers, grenade launcher attachments, and mines

The following types of body armor:

Level IV body armor or Small Arms Protective Insert (SAPI) plates

SAPI plates that don't clearly state their respective level (I, II, or III)

Military-issued body armor or body armor stamped with "US," including Outer Tactical Vests (OTV) or SAPI plates

Interceptor Body Armor (IBA), including items manufactured by Point Blank (PBI), Second Chance (SCI), and Armor Holding

Interceptor OTV with or without plates

Detachable groin armor (cod pieces) and neck armor

Military police uniforms or any part of the uniform (such as badges, patches, armbands, and so on) that designates someone as a police officer from any branch of the US military. See our police-related items policy

Military instruments containing radium or any other hazardous substance. See our hazardous, restricted, or regulated materials policy

Heaters for Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs) and flameless ration heaters (FRHs). This also applies to listings and products for MREs that have heaters as part of the item for sale. See our hazardous, restricted, or regulated materials policy

Firearms

Actual firearms can't be listed on Traadit. Under certain conditions however, many parts and accessories for firearms are OK to sell as detailed in our Firearm parts and accessories section. See the list below for more information.

Allowed in some situations

You can list the following under specified conditions:

Signal cannons and calcium carbide cannons (unless it indicates it can fire a projectile)

Toy cannons that cannot fire

Not allowed

You cannot list:

Firearms regardless of their ability to fire, how old they are, or their status as collectibles, including flintlock and muzzleloader guns

Starter pistols or blank guns, regardless of their markings

Pin fire guns

Zip guns

Cannons (see exceptions above)

Firearm parts and accessories

Certain firearm parts and accessories are permitted on Traadit per the guidelines listed below.

All listings and products permitted under this section 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"). Listings and products that don't include this information may be removed.

Allowed

You can list magazine loading devices, or speedloaders such as:

Stripper clips

Moon clips

You can also list accessories and parts for firearms such as:

Butt plates

Cases

Cleaning supplies

Dies

Grips

Holsters

Molds

Racks

Scopes

Slings

Stocks

Storage cases

Trigger guards

The following firearm parts are allowed on the Traadit US site only. The seller must be in the US and offer domestic shipping only:

En bloc clips

Barrels – 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

Allowed in some situations

You can also list the following parts and accessories under specified conditions:

Muzzleloader or black powder gun parts or accessories as long as each item is offered in individual listings (having separate listings for items that can be used to build a gun is prohibited)

Magazines: Sellers must follow all applicable state and local laws for magazine sales. Listings and products for magazines must clearly identify the make and model in the item title or description

Not allowed

You cannot list:

Firearm frames, including grip frames, muzzleloader and black powder frames or receivers

Firearm kits used to create a firearm

Firearm receivers, including upper or lower, incomplete, "cut" or "80%" receivers

Flash suppressors

Any magazine sold in violation of state or local law. High capacity magazines that accept more than 10 rounds are not allowed. Please note that some states may have a lower capacity limit

High capacity magazines modified to accept 10 rounds or less are also prohibited unless permanently modified by the manufacturer

Magazine extenders

Sears

Silencers

Grenade launchers

Bump fire stocks

Parts or accessories for assault weapons. Listings or products that mention capability with an assault weapon, even if the part or accessory fits non-assault weapons, are also prohibited

The following parts for semiautomatic pistols: barrel shroud, forward pistol grip and threaded barrel

Pistol conversion kits that make a pistol into a short-barreled rifle

Bayonets designed to fit an assault weapon

Blueprints, milling or forging specifications for assault weapons

Instructions or blueprints on how to convert a semi-automatic weapon to a fully automatic weapon

Hand weapons

Some hand-to-hand combat weapons and martial arts weapons can't be listed. See the list below, as well as the knives section, for more details.

Allowed

You can list:

Katana

Stick swords

Instruction or training manuals on how to use hand weapons

Wii Nunchuk controllers for the Nintendo Wii

Books, informational materials, and training on Shuriken-jutsu

Allowed in some situations

You can also sell the following training or practice hand weapons:

Batons

Night sticks

Nunchakus

Tonfas

Throwing stars

As long as they are made of:

Rubber foam,

Dense foam, or

Foam with plastic interior tubes

You have to specify this detail in your listing and product. However, weapons that are foam padded or foam with a metal interior aren't allowed.

You can also list following items under specified conditions:

Miniature brass knuckles that include a picture of the item with something that indicates scale, like a ruler or a coin

Collectible batons, blackjacks and saps that are fifty plus years old, are listed in collectibles and are being marketed for their collectible nature and not actual use

Not allowed

You cannot list:

Brass knuckles, including those made from any material other than foam

Knives with raised knuckle guards or knuckle dusters

Items in the shape of a brass knuckle if the item appears to be usable as a brass knuckle

Leaded canes, crutches, staffs, or sticks

Nightsticks, billy clubs, war clubs, batons, PR 24s, Monadnock batons, ASPs, tonfas, truncheons, and similar items (see exceptions above)

Nunchakus (also called nunchucks or numchuks), chain sticks, or two-section staffs (see exceptions above)

Throwing weapons such an Ninja stars and throwing cards (see exceptions above)

Sansetsukon or three-section staffs

Saps, sand clubs, sandbags, slung shots, or blackjacks (see exceptions above)

Knives

There are many restrictions on the sale and shipment of knives, though certain types can be listed. See the list below, and review our international trading policy for information on shipping restrictions.

Allowed

You can list:

Oversized balisong knives—the kind that require 2 hands to open

Tactical daggers

Throwing knives

Allowed in some situations

You can also list:

Parts for switchblades, as long as they can't be used to make a complete switchblade. Sellers have to list each part individually

Practice balisong or butterfly knives that have holes in the blade and can't be sharpened

Spring-assisted knives. There has to be manual movement of the blade by a thumb stud or screw that's clearly visible on the blade

Training or practice throwing stars that are made of resin and aren't sharp enough to penetrate the body

Not allowed

You cannot list:

Automatic knives

Balisong knives

Butterfly knives

Dual-action knives

Gravity knives

Hidden or disguised knives such as air gauge knives, belt buckle knives, lipstick case knives, or writing pen knives

Out-the-front (OTF) knives

Paratrooper knives

Push knives—also called push daggers, punch daggers, punch knives, push dirks, and T-handled knives

Replica or imitation switchblades

Switchblade knives (knives with a blade that open automatically—for example, by pressing a button or through inertia or gravity)

Sword canes

Other weapons

Some personal defense items, such as pepper spray and mace, can be listed as long as you follow your city and state laws on the sale of these items.

Allowed

You can list:

Blowgun darts

Bows and arrows

Crossbows

Information or instructions on how to make a potato gun

Slingshots

Stun gun holsters

Allowed in some situations

You can also list pepper spray, disguised pepper spray, or mace as long as:

The item is shipped domestically

Sellers state in their listings and products that they won't accept bids from people located in places where stun guns are illegal. This includes Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin

Not allowed

You cannot list:

Blow guns

Dart guns

Flare guns or flares

Potato guns such as bazookas, cannons, or launchers

"Powerheads," "stick guns," or equivalents

Tear gas

Disguised stun guns

Stun gun listings or products that offer shipping to cities or states where stun guns are prohibited

Tasers

BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles, or air pistols

These items may be listed, as long as they are only shipped to the US and are located in the US. Offering shipping to any other country is not allowed.

Allowed in some situations

You can list air rifles, air pistols, pellet guns, BB guns and pop guns, as long as:

You have Above Standard or higher seller status on Traadit

Your listing and product follows the air gun guidelines outlined below

Your item is located in the US and you offer US shipping only

Your listing and product contains the following disclaimer: "This listing complies with Traadit's air gun guidelines found here and I will only sell and ship air guns to buyers in jurisdictions where permitted by applicable laws - http://pages.Traadit.com/help/policies/firearms-weapons-knives.html"

Not allowed

You cannot list air rifles, air pistols, pellet guns, or pop guns that are:

Greater than .25 caliber

Air gun guidelines

Traadit allows listings and products for BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles, air pistols, pop guns, and other similar devices that shoot, or are designed to shoot, a metal projectile without the use of gun powder. Because these items may be considered weapons in some jurisdictions, Traadit requires sellers of Air Guns to comply fully with any and all associated Laws.

Air Gun Sellers

Sellers may only list Air rifles, air pistols, BB guns, pellet guns or pop guns that are .25 caliber or less, and ammunition or projectiles used with such devices.

All sellers who list Air Guns for sale on Traadit must comply with all federal, state, local, and other applicable Laws. If applicable, these sellers must carry the required license to sell and ship Air Guns.

Sellers must list these items in the Air Rifles, Air Pistols or BBs & Pellets (for ammunition only) categories, must offer US domestic shipping only, must have Above Standard or higher seller status, and must include the following information within each item description:

The following disclaimer: This listing complies with Traadit’s air gun guidelines found here and I will only sell and ship air guns to buyers in jurisdictions where permitted by applicable laws - http://pages.Traadit.com/help/policies/firearms-weapons-knives.html.; and

The seller's lawful shipping policy, which must specify the jurisdictions to which the seller can lawfully ship Air Guns, and any restrictions on such shipments (e.g., minimum age of buyer)

Air Gun Buyers

In order to purchase Air Guns on Traadit, buyers must, when and by bidding on or purchasing these items, warrant and represent they are aware of and are in compliance with their own jurisdiction's applicable Laws regarding the purchase, possession, distribution, shipment, transport, and use of Air Guns.

State and local laws

Many jurisdictions in the United States have different Laws for the sale, purchase, possession, distribution, shipment, transport, and use of Air Guns. Members should fully research and understand all applicable Laws before listing or buying Air Guns.

Requirements for Air Gun-related transactions on Traadit

Be sure to meet all the following terms and conditions when buying or selling Air Guns on Traadit. These terms and conditions may change over time. It is your responsibility to visit these pages to see if and how they may have changed, so that you can remain compliant.

Limitation of liability: Both buyer and seller expressly acknowledge and agree that Traadit is not liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages or lost profits (however arising, including negligence) resulting from or in connection with the sale of Air Guns and related accessories on the Traadit site.

Representations and warranties: Each seller represents and warrants that:

The seller of the Air Guns has the right, power, and authority to sell the Air Guns;

The seller of the Air Guns owns all necessary and required licenses and permissions to lawfully carry out Air Gun-related transactions on our site, and ship the item to its purchaser;

The seller is familiar with and understands all applicable Laws concerning the sale, possession, purchase, distribution, shipment, transport, and use of its products in each applicable jurisdiction;

The seller will comply with all relevant Laws concerning the sale, purchase, distribution, shipment, transport, and use of its products in any and all transactions and take all necessary actions to comply fully with all such obligations and monitor such compliance;

All sales transactions will be conducted by and under the control of the seller. This includes decisions concerning the selection of Air Guns to advertise or offer for sale, the pricing of those Air Guns, and the ultimate acceptance and fulfillment of the sales transaction. The seller is responsible for all decisions concerning the acceptance or rejection of all bids/orders;

The seller will only sell and ship Air Guns to buyers in jurisdictions where permitted by applicable Laws and only under such conditions as permitted by such Laws;

Where state and/or local Laws place age restrictions on those who may purchase or possess Air Guns, Seller will require from each buyer affirmation of his/her age and Seller will also require each recipient to show proof of his/her age upon delivery of product(s) to recipient, and will use its best efforts to ensure that such proof of age is satisfied prior to authorizing the release of the product(s) to recipient; and

The seller will perform any and all other tasks, or make any and all disclosures, required to ensure the legality and full compliance with Laws of its transaction on the Traadit Site.

Each buyer represents and warrants that:

The buyer is familiar with all relevant Laws concerning the sale, purchase, possession, distribution, shipment, transport, and use of Air Guns in his or her jurisdiction;

The buyer will comply with all applicable Laws concerning the sale, purchase, possession, distribution, shipment, transport, and use of Air Guns in any and all transactions and take all necessary action to fulfill such obligation and ensure such compliance; and

Where applicable Laws place age restrictions on those who can purchase or possess Air Guns, buyer will provide affirmation of his/her age and show proof of his/her age upon delivery of product(s)

Indemnification: The seller is solely responsible for compliance with all Laws associated with the sale of Air Guns and will indemnify Traadit against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees (collectively, "Claims") which Traadit may incur as a result of any actions arising from or relating to: (i) any alleged breach of any of seller's representations or warranties; (ii) any sale, offering for sale, marketing conducted by, or shipment of a product by seller or any related transaction; (iii) any alleged defect in seller's product(s) or Claims arising out of the use of seller's product by any third party; (iv) seller's alleged violation of any Laws; or (v) any investigation or proceeding relating to any of the foregoing, regardless of whether Traadit is a subject thereof or party thereto. It is solely the seller's responsibility to determine whether it may complete any particular transaction based on the seller's ability to assure that the transaction is in compliance with all Laws associated with the sale, purchase, possession, distribution, shipment, transport, and use of Air Guns.

Distribution, Shipping, and Transport: Certain Laws may govern and limit a seller's ability to sell, distribute, ship, and transport Air Guns. As a seller, you are solely responsible to consult with legal and/or other experts to determine which Laws may impact your activities and to fully comply with those Laws.

Additional information

Defense articles and dual-use items

The US government makes a distinction between "defense articles" that are specifically developed, configured, or adapted for military applications and "dual-use" items that have both military and civilian applications. Defense articles are regulated for export by the US Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls while dual-use items are regulated for export by the US Department of Commerce.

In general, items not regulated by the ITAR are regulated under the Department of Commerce's Export Administration Regulations (EAR). While they may be sold on Traadit, certain categories of items require export licenses depending on the ultimate country of destination because of their potential nuclear, missile, and defense/security applications. Examples of such dual-use items are high precision machine tools and vibration tables, generation 1 night vision, civilian riflescopes/weapon sights and electronics, such as radar, accelerometers, and gyroscopes. You can visit the Commerce Control List and Country Chart to find out if an export license is required.

The law covering the sale of military items

We work closely with federal and military agencies to make sure transactions for military items on Traadit follow all laws, regulations, and statutes, including:

US Department of State

US Department of Justice

US Department of Commerce

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

US Department of Defense

US Government Accountability Office

Before listing military items on Traadit, please review the information in the International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Part 121. This regulation restricts the import and export of certain military items and information. Along with other requirements and restrictions, ITAR requires sellers of items and information included in Part 121 who want to ship those items outside of the US to get a special license from the US Department of State.

Because we can't determine whether a seller has this license, sellers can only sell items to US citizens who currently live in the US. You'll need to specify domestic shipping in your listing, and make sure you and your buyer follow all applicable laws and regulations, as well as Traadit policies.

Traadit's policy for listing body armor

Generally, body armor that isn't issued by the military can be listed on Traadit. However, because of various laws and regulations, if the body armor you're listing has been certified using the performance standard of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), then you must include the following information in your description:

The threat level rating of the armor (I, II, IIa, III, IIIa)

Information about the manufacturer

The model designation

The listing or product must have a clear picture of the armor that verifies the above information, including a picture of the certification tag, and it must also include the following disclaimer, word for word, within the description:

"This model complies with NIJ Standard-0101.06 for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor."

We recommend copying and pasting this disclaimer into your item description. Be sure to use the same font size as the rest of your description.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

For safety concerns and in order to follow laws and regulations, we restrict the kinds of weapons and accessories that can be sold on Traadit. Be sure to follow all laws and regulations—as well as Traadit policies—before buying or selling these items.

Food policy

You can list most food items on Traadit, but there are some exceptions.

We take the health and safety of our members very seriously, so when creating your listing it's important that you include the expiration date and explain how you'll deliver the item safely without spoilage. Then when posting a food item, make sure it's packed and sealed correctly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn about government regulations related to selling food items?

Understand both federal and state laws when listing food items. You can learn about laws relating to food sales from these websites:

Gateway to Federal Food Safety Information

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service

Grocery Manufacturers Association

FDA Import Procedures

Can I sell baby formula?

Baby formula requires specific wording in the listing. Check the expiration date before you sell, and make sure it's clear on your listing. You'll need to include this paragraph in your listing, in the same font size as the rest of the description and with the expiration date filled in:

This baby formula is not expired – the expiration date is [mm/dd/yyyy].

It's against Traadit policy to sell expired baby formula.

Food policy overview

Before listing food and healthcare items, be sure to familiarize yourself with federal and state laws and regulations. These items must:

Have a clearly marked expiration or use by date

Be delivered to the buyer before they expire

Not be altered or changed in any way

Be stored safely before you ship them

When you list these types of items, you're certifying that you've met all safety conditions. You may also want to read our Medical drugs, devices, and healthcare 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 limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Food items

Allowed

Wild morel and shiitake mushrooms

Caviar from non-sturgeon species can be shipped internationally, but you must clearly identify the species in the listing

Restricted

Sturgeon caviar is restricted to domestic shipping only

Cheese made with raw (unpasteurized) milk, provided that it complies with the FDA guidelines

Perishable items are allowed, but you must clearly identify the following details in your item description:

how you'll safely deliver the items to the buyer (for example, provide overnight shipping)

make sure the items are properly sealed

All food and related products should be packaged or sealed to make sure that the buyer can tell if they have been tampered with

All food items must have been stored safely prior to shipment, and in compliance with all storage directions on the item's packaging

Baby formula can be listed only if all of the following conditions are met:

?Your listing specifies the expiration date of the formula and includes the following text:?

This baby formula is not expired – the expiration date is [mm/dd/yyyy]. It's against Traadit policy to sell expired baby formula.

We recommend copying and pasting the text into your item description, and then replacing "mm/dd/yyyy" with the formula's expiration date. Use the same font size used in the rest of your description.

You deliver it to the buyer before the expiration date

The item's packaging is intact

The container and its contents haven't been tampered with in any way

The item has been stored safely

Review the FDA's website for information about baby formula before you list it

All items must be delivered to buyers before the clearly marked expiration or "use by" date. All listings for food items are required to show the expiration date in the listing

Not allowed

Listings containing drug claims

Listings that claim the item is intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans and/or animals

Unpasteurized dairy products

Fruit or vegetable juice that hasn't been heat pasteurized

Wild mushrooms

Ackee fruit (including seeds)

Food items that are subject to recall by the FDA

Expired food items

Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) that have been expired for more than 3 years

Government assistance benefits including, but not limited to:

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Supplemental foods such as infant formula and baby food

Cash-value vouchers

Food instruments such as vouchers, checks, electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards, and coupons

Additional information

Follow federal and state laws when listing food items. Here are a few examples:

Ingredients: Federal and state laws require labels to state, among other things, the food's ingredients, nutrition information, and place of manufacture

Food licenses: Almost all states require food manufacturers and sellers to register with or obtain a license from the state.

Import/export: Laws restrict the import and export of many food products

To learn more about laws relating to food sales, visit these websites:

Gateway to Federal Food Safety Information

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service

Grocery Manufacturers Association

FDA Import Procedures

Gift cards policy

You can sell gift cards on Traadit, but to reduce the risk of fraud, and protect both our buyers and sellers, we have some limits and restrictions. Please see our full policy guidelines below for more details.

You can list three types of gift cards on Traadit.com: retail gift cards, paper-based gift certificates, and phone cards for minutes. You should also make sure to include the card's expiration date in your listing, if it has one.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any other limits?

If you're selling retail gift cards, you must have the card physically available when you list it, and must post it within 5 days of receiving payment. You also can't sell retail gift cards with a value of more than $500.

Can I sell electronically delivered gift cards?

No, electronically delivered gift cards are easy to replicate, and so create a risk of fraud.

Prepaid cards with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logos are also prohibited because they could contain sensitive personal information.

Gift cards policy overview

You can sell most gift cards on Traadit, though there are a few restrictions. This includes the number of gift cards you can offer at a time, the maximum dollar amount of the gift card, and the types of cards you can list. For more details, review our 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

Gift cards for a travel agency (For gift cards for travel services like airline tickets, see the guidelines in the Restricted section below)

Paper-based gift certificates

Phone cards for minutes (For cards with a dollar amount, see the gift card guidelines in the Restricted section below)

Restricted

Collectible gift cards with no redemption value can be listed, as long as sellers specify in the listing that there's no dollar amount on the card

For stores or companies going through bankruptcy or going out of business, you can list their gift card only if it's still being accepted as a form of payment. If there's an expiration date, be sure to specify it in your listing

Gift cards can be listed as long as you meet all of the following requirements:

The total face value of all gift cards listed by a seller at a given time is $500 or less

You have the card in hand at the time you list it, and you must ship within 5 days of the date your item was purchased

At our discretion, we may approve authorized resellers or direct suppliers to list gift cards without these restrictions

Gift cards for travel services (such as airline tickets, lodging, and so on) have to be listed in the Travel > Other category. For more details, see our travel policy

Not allowed

Electronically delivered gift cards

Prepaid credit cards (or money cards) from American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. For details, see our credit and debit cards policy

Store or merchandise credit in the form of a receipt

Traadit gift cards can only be sold by authorized sellers.

Note: We allow approved third-party retailers or service providers to sell electronically-delivered gift cards on Traadit, provided they meet specific additional requirements.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

We understand that you may have gift cards that you can't use or would like to sell. The restrictions on the value and the frequency of gift card listings are in place to promote a safer and more satisfying experience on Traadit.

Government documents, IDs, and licenses policy

The sale of government-issued documentation or identification cards, such as drivers' licenses and passports are restricted or prohibited on Traadit.

This policy is in place to prevent any risk of documents being used to create a false identity, and to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any types of IDs or licenses allowed on Traadit?

You can list government documents that are obviously antique or vintage – generally more than 100 years old – such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, and ship captains' licenses. Members can also sell US passports that were issued more than 20 years prior to the date of sale. Read our full policy below for more details.

Can I sell a government-issued medal?

No, we don't allow listings for government-issued medals or their certificates. This includes 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.

Government documents, IDs, and licenses 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 Traadit.

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 Traadit. 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

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

Drivers' 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)

Why does Traadit have this policy?

To comply with all laws and regulations, the sale of government documents, IDs, and licenses is prohibited on Traadit. Please understand that our rules are also intended to help prevent false identities. Be sure to follow our guidelines

Government, transit, and shipping-related items policy

For public safety and security reasons, we don't allow the listing of most government, mass transit, and shipping-related items – such as uniforms and internal documents – on Traadit. 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 Traadit. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Restricted

New York City Metro cards are allowed as long as they are expired (the expiration date must be clearly stated in the listing)

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 Traadit 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 Traadit, we have to comply with those regulations. So, most of these items can't be listed on Traadit.

Hazardous, restricted or regulated materials policy

We take great care to protect the health and safety of our members.

Our hazardous, restricted or regulated materials policy reflects this commitment to your safety by strictly adhering to government regulations on the transportation of dangerous goods.

Frequently Asked Questions

What hazardous materials are prohibited?

Our policy on hazardous, restricted or regulated materials is extensive and follows government regulations. Items like fireworks and certain explosive precursors are just some of the items that can't be sold on Traadit. For a full list, please see our full policy below.

How should I send hazardous material I've sold?

For restrictions on shipping potentially hazardous materials – and those that are permitted to be transported – refer to the shipping guidelines from the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) or your particular carrier.

Hazardous, restricted or regulated materials policy overview

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

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 Traadit, 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 Traadit, 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 Traadit listing. (See the USPS website for mailing requirements.)

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)

Lighters must be shipped in accordance with Hazardous Materials Regulations

Not allowed

Black powder

Caps for toy guns

Combustible materials that the USPS has prohibited for shipping

Explosive fuses

Fireworks, including dummy fireworks

Exploding targets

Flares (both projectile and road flares)

Flash paper

Red phosphorous

Thermite

Fire extinguishers and fire grenades

Allowed

Empty fire extinguishers or fire 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 Traadit 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).

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

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 Traadit listing. (See the USPS website for mailing requirements.)

Iodine solutions (including tinctures of iodine) may be restricted by federaland state laws, including California state law.

Not allowed

Asbestos and items containing asbestos, such as collectible gas masks

Chloroform products

Cyanide products

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:

Aluminum powder

Ammonium nitrate

Calcium ammonium nitrate

Calcium nitrate

2.4-Dinitrophenol (DNP)

Hydrogen peroxide above 12% weight by weight

Magnesium nitrate hexahydrate

Magnesium powder

Nitric acid

Nitromethane

Potassium chlorate

Potassium nitrate

Potassium perchlorate

Sodium chlorate

Sodium nitrate

Sodium perchlorate

Sulphuric acid

Why does Traadit have this policy?

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

Human remains and body parts policy

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

Please read our policy guidelines for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any exceptions?

The only exceptions are items containing human scalp hair, such as lockets or wigs.

Can I sell a relic that includes human remains?

Yes, if the only type of human remain it includes is scalp hair. Otherwise, no.

Human remains and body parts policy

We don't allow humans, the human body, or any human body parts or products to be listed on Traadit, with the exception of items containing human scalp hair.

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).

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:

skulls and skeletons

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 Traadit

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

Why does Traadit have this policy?

The sale of humans and human remains is prohibited by law, and sellers can't list them on Traadit.

Lockpicking devices policy

For security and legal reasons, lock-picking devices can't be listed on Traadit.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the exceptions?

Traadit doesn't permit the sale of functional lockpicking or locksmithing devices that could be used to facilitate crime. However, certain items are allowed, including antique skeleton keys, blank keys and depth keys. Please see our full guidelines below for a complete list of permitted items.

Can I sell key cutting machines on Traadit?

Key cutting machines and other devices that can be used to make duplicate keys can't be sold on Traadit. However, you can sell replacements parts for key cutting machines.

Lockpicking devices policy overview

For legal reasons, you're not allowed to list any lockpicking or locksmithing devices on Traadit. 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 or similar security devices, including:

Key cutting machines - functional or not (includes automatic or hand-held manual cutting devices)

Code cutters

Cam cutters

Devices designed to pick a lock:

Lockpicks

Lockpick tool sets

Lockpick cards

Lockpick 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

Additional information

For more information, visit the Legal Information Institute's U.S. Code collection:

Sec. 3002a. - Nonmailability of locksmithing devices

Sec. 1716A. - Nonmailable locksmithing devices and motor vehicle master keys

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Lockpicking and locksmithing devices are highly regulated in the United States. It's against the law to mail locksmithing devices, or to sell them to unauthorized buyers. Because most Traadit purchases are delivered by mail and we can't tell if buyers are authorized, we don't allow these devices on Traadit.

Mailing lists and personal information policy

The sale of personal or contact information, including mailing lists and website traffic-driving services, is generally not allowed on Traadit.

This policy helps to ensure a safe marketplace for our members.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sell any kind of contact information?

You can sell a business phone number (if it's not a toll-free number) as part of the sale of an overall business.

Can I include a customer list if I sell my business?

As long as your business is eligible for sale on Traadit, and you're selling 100% of the company (not just part of it), you can include a customer list.

Read our business policies for more details.

Can I sell my Facebook friends and Instagram followers to someone with a business like mine?

No, you can't sell social networking accounts, likes, followers, subscribers, or similar, on Traadit. You also can't sell items associated with social networking accounts that could result in spam or exchange or personal information.

Mailing lists and personal information policy overview

Traadit 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 Traadit.

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 Traadit have this policy?

Traadit 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.

Medical drugs, devices, and healthcare policy

Protecting the safety of our members is our absolute top priority. Our policy for the sale of medical drugs, devices and healthcare products aims to make sure that any listings in this category meet strict health and safety regulations.

Because medicines, medical devices and healthcare products are regulated, it's important to check that your items are allowed to be sold before listing them on Traadit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sell prescription medication on Traadit?

You can't list any drugs, medications or medical devices that are available on prescription from a doctor, dentist, optometrist or veterinarian.

To find out the status of a medication before listing, check the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tips for buying drugs online website.

Can I sell over-the-counter medical items?

If you're selling over-the-counter items, you need to make sure they're supplied in their original packaging and delivered to buyers before the item's expiration date.

Most new medical devices that don't require a prescription or supervision from a licensed practitioner can be listed, as well as some used devices, providing they are properly sanitized.

Can I use personal testimonials from people who have used my product?

Yes, but you can't claim that the results will be the same for everyone. You also can't claim your product will have the same effect as a prescription or controlled drug and you can't describe your product as a disease cure or suggest it will provide unsubstantiated health benefits.

When listing a medicine, medical device or healthcare product, sellers may only refer to the specific details that are included in the Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations for that specific product.

Medicine, medical devices and healthcare products 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 20 mg 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 Bookor Green Book.

Healthcare items

Before selling healthcare or hygiene-related products, be sure to review the relevant information on the FDA website .

Allowed

Unexpired personal hygiene products

New, unopened personal hygiene and cosmetic applicators

Restricted

Over-the-counter (OTC) vitamins can be listed as long as:

The packaging is intact and the item hasn't been tampered with

The item can be delivered to the buyer before the expiration date

The item has been stored safely according to storage directions on the item's packaging

All healthcare and personal hygiene items must be delivered to buyers before the clearly marked expiration or "use by" date. All listings for these items are required to show the expiration date in the listing.

Not allowed

Healthcare items subject to recall by the FDA or the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Expired over-the-counter medications, supplements, health and beauty items

Describing drugs and drug-like substances

Sellers may not claim any health benefits from legal substances for which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn't approved them.

Restricted

Personal testimonials are allowed (for example, "I used this, and it reduced my back pain"). However, sellers can't guarantee that the results will be the same for everyone.

Claiming or suggesting that muscle-building supplements have the same effect as steroids

Not allowed

Claiming that an herbal product or medication will produce the same results or have the same effect as a prescription or controlled drug

Claiming that stamina products work like Viagra or other erectile dysfunction medications

Making a claim that an item can cure an ailment or a disease when the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) hasn't approved such claims

Medical devices

Allowed

Over-the-counter (OTC) medical devices

Nasal pillows only (without accessories that effectively make the item a medical mask)

Restricted

Medical devices that require government authorization for distribution to third parties are allowed, as long as the seller meets the requirements specified in the Additional Information section below.

Vintage or collectible medical devices that are not intended for use are allowed, but the listing must make it clear that the item is vintage and not for use.

Listings for hearing aids need to meet the requirements below.

Software for reporting or recording how airway pressure machines are functioning is allowed, as long as the software can't make adjustments to the machine.

Disposable syringes can be listed, but needles can't be included in the same listing or in a separate listing from the same seller.

Not allowed

Many medical devices that require a prescription aren't allowed, for example:

Contact lenses (prescription or non-prescription)

Prescription eyewear* (vintage eyeglasses sold for collectible purposes are allowed)

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) units and their accessories that require a prescription

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS) machines and their accessories that require a prescription

Oxygen concentrators, oxygen compressors, oxygen conservers and their accessories that require a prescription

Defibrillators that aren't approved for over-the-counter sale and that require a prescription

Pulse oximeters that require a prescription

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) devices, and Variable Positive Airway Pressure (VPAP) devices as these devices require a prescription. Over the counter (OTC) versions of these devices are allowed.

CPAP, BiPAP or VPAP accessories that require a prescription, such as masks, nasal pillow systems, flow generators, humidifiers, or head gear with a mask

Any items that can be used to adjust airway pressure machines, including tools and software

Implantable devices, such as pacemakers, heart valves, vascular grafts, ventricular bypass devices, and implantable infusion pumps.

Complete disposable syringes with needles.

* At our discretion we may allow sales of these items in designated categories by preapproved sellers.

Additional information

Medical devices requiring government authorization

Sellers listing medical devices that require government authorization to distribute to third parties must take all the steps outlined below to ensure that they are sold only to medical professionals who are authorized by law to purchase them:

The items can only be listed in the following subcategories of the Business & Industrial > Healthcare, Lab & Life Science category:

Dental

Imaging and Aesthetics Equipment

Medical Equipment

Medical Instruments

Medical, Specialty

Medical Supplies & Disposables

Other Healthcare, Life Science

Wholesale Lots

Imaging and Aesthetic Supplies

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

The following text:

"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."

A statement explaining that the item has been cleaned and handled in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. (See additional cleaning and handling instructions below.)

We recommend copying and pasting this disclaimer into your item description. This text must be the same size as the other text in the item description.

Sellers must clean and handle all medical devices in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions before shipping. Sellers can't list any medical device that has been altered in any way that significantly changes the product's performance or safety specifications. All items must be delivered to buyers prior to a clearly marked expiration or "use by" date.

Sellers must clearly inform potential buyers, in the item description, if the device has been opened or used.

Sellers who have questions about legal obligations regarding sales of medical devices should consult with the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health by phone at 800-638-2041, or by email at [email protected]

In addition, members should review the product manufacturer's website before listing or buying any used medical device to obtain the latest information about any health or safety issues relating to that product.

Hearing aids

While hearing aids don't require a prescription, the law requires all listings of hearing aids must include the following 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."

Your listing needs to contain the entire FDA statement as it appears above. We recommend copying and pasting this disclaimer into your item description. Be sure to use the same font size as the rest of your description. The statement must be included even if the item in the listing:

Is non-prescription

Is antique

Doesn't work

Why does Traadit have this policy?

To protect the safety of our members, and to follow the law, we restrict the kinds of medical devices, drugs, and healthcare items that can be listed on our site.

Mobile Device Terms

When you access Traadit services using an Traadit mobile application, additional terms of use apply.

Your use of Traadit mobile device applications confirms your agreement to these terms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the mobile device terms additional to the Traadit User Agreement?

Yes. You’ll need to follow these terms whenever you access Traadit services on a mobile device using an Traadit mobile application, as well as adhering to the terms set out in the Traadit User Agreement.

What if I don’t agree to the mobile device terms?

If you don’t agree to these terms, then you shouldn’t use any Traadit mobile applications.

Mobile devices terms

If you're accessing Traadit from a mobile device using an Traadit Mobile Application (the "Application"), the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Use") apply to you in addition to the User Agreement. Your use of the Application confirms your agreement to these Terms of Use

Application Use. Traadit grants you the right to use the Application only for your personal use. You must comply with all applicable laws and third party terms of agreement when using the Application (e.g. your wireless data service agreement). The Application may not contain the same functionality available on the www.Traadit.com website.

Intellectual Property – Applications. Traadit owns, or is the licensee to, all right, title, and interest in and to its Applications, including all rights under patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, or unfair competition law, and any and all other proprietary rights, including all applications, renewals, extensions, and restorations thereof. You will not modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive source code from any Application and you will not remove, obscure, or alter Traadit's copyright notice, trademarks or other proprietary rights notices affixed to, contained within, or accessed in conjunction with or by any Traadit Application.

Prohibited Countries Policy and Foreign Trade Regulation – Applications. Traadit Applications or their underlying technology may not be downloaded to or exported or re-exported: (a) into (or to a resident or national of) Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, or any other country subject to United States embargo; (b) to anyone on the US Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or on the US Commerce Department's Denied Party or Entity List; and (c) to any prohibited country, person, end-user, or entity specified by US Export Laws. When using an Traadit Application, you are responsible for complying with trade regulations and both foreign and domestic laws (e.g., you are not located in a country that is subject to a US Government embargo, or that has been designated by the US Government as a "terrorist supporting" country, and you are not listed on any US Government list of prohibited or restricted parties).

Additional Terms. Additional terms and conditions that apply to you based on the mobile device the Application is installed on:

iOS – Apple

These Terms of Use are an agreement between you and Traadit, and not with Apple. Apple is not responsible for the Application and the content thereof.

Traadit grants you the right to use the Application only on an iOS product that you own or control and as permitted by the Usage Rules set forth in the App Store Terms of Service.

Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Application.

Apple is not responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement, and discharge of any third party intellectual property infringement claim.

Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Application or your possession and/or use of the Application, including but not limited to: (a) product liability claims; (b) any claim that the Application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (c) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.

In the event of any failure of the Application to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price, if applicable, for the Application to you; and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Application.

Apple and Apple's subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Use, and, upon your acceptance, Apple as a third party beneficiary thereof will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms of Use against you.

BlackBerry – Research in Motion

This Application uses network services and may incur additional network data charges (including additional charges when roaming).

To the extent permitted under your local laws, Research in Motion E-Commerce (Inc., Corp. & S.a.r.l.), the telecommunications carriers over whose network this Application is distributed (if applicable), and any third party merchant of record acting as a merchant of record for any transaction associated with this Application (collectively, "Disclaiming Parties") exclude any liability whatsoever in relation to the Application including without limitation in relation to the sale, distribution or use thereof, or the performance or non-performance of the Application.

The Disclaiming Parties are third party beneficiaries of this section entitled "Blackberry – Research in Motion" of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, and, upon your acceptance, the Disclaiming Parties as third party beneficiaries thereof will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce the terms of this section against you.

Personal relationships and services policy

We want to make sure that Traadit is a safe and lawful marketplace.

We don't allow the sale of services that are illegal, sexual in nature, or that violate our User Agreement.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of services are allowed on Traadit?

There are many different types of services that you can list on Traadit – from help preparing for special occasions to home repairs. Take a look at our Specialty Services categories to see the kinds of services we allow.

Can I create a personal ad?

No, you can't list offers for personal relationships, including in-person or online relationships, on Traadit.

Personal relationships and prohibited services policy overview

Traadit doesn't allow the sale of or offers of services that are illegal, sexual in nature, or that violate our User Agreement.

Please look at our Specialty Services categories to see the kinds of services allowed on Traadit.

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

Some examples of the types of services that are allowed include:

Home improvement services

Photography services

A gift certificate for a spa massage but there can't be any hints of sexual contact in the listing

Other services that can be listed in our Specialty Services categories

Not allowed

Offers for personal relationships, including in-person or online relationships

Offers to become friends on online social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook

Any listing that in any way offers or suggests sexual contact, including dating and escort services

Personal advice and coaching

Website traffic-driving services, search placement services and banner ad services

Why does Traadit have this policy?

We want to make sure that our members have a safe and enjoyable place to buy and sell services. We don't allow listings for services that are illegal, sexual in nature, or that violate our User Agreement.

Plants and seeds policy

The sale and import of live plants and seeds are regulated because of the risk of introducing or spreading pests and diseases.

On Traadit we have guidelines for the domestic sale and import of plants, seeds, and other plant materials. Please read our full policy guidelines, and consult with any necessary government bodies before buying or selling these types of products on Traadit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of plants and seeds can I sell on Traadit?

You can list most plants and seeds on Traadit, as long as they're allowed in the location you're shipping them to.

However, there are some exceptions, including some seeds and noxious weeds. For full details, read our policy below.

You should also familiarize yourself with the state-by-state listing of regulated noxious weeds, pests, and quarantined items.

What resources are available to learn about restrictions or regulations on sale of plants and seeds?

You can find out if the plant or seed type you'd like to buy or sell is restricted or prohibited by checking the following websites:

USDA Plants for Planting Manual

USDA Save Our Citrus Website

National Plant Board - Regulated Noxious Weeds

Can I purchase plants and seeds from an Traadit site outside the US and import them into the country?

Traadit regulations vary from country to country. What you see on a non-US site might not be allowed for import to the US. The USDA prohibits or restricts imports of some kinds of plants and seeds, and buyers are responsible for making sure they're following US import requirements. See these resources to learn more:

General Plant Import Information

Small Seed Lot Import Permit Information

Plants and seeds policy overview

You can list most plants and seeds as long as they're allowed in the location to which you want to ship them. There are some seeds, as well as noxious weeds, that you're not allowed to sell on Traadit. The guidelines below can help you determine what you can sell.

In addition to reviewing the list of prohibited noxious weeds and seeds, review the state-by-state list of regulated noxious weeds, pests, and quarantined items, and consult with state and local authorities to determine whether the items you're thinking about selling or buying are legal in your state.

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?

In addition to the guidelines below, please note that Traadit prohibits the sale of endangered plants globally. For more information, see our Animals and wildlife products policy.

Allowed

You can list cuttings, plants or seeds that aren't on any restricted list.

Restricted

Check the following resources from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) to determine if the item you want to buy or sell is restricted or prohibited in your area:

USDA Plants for Planting Manual. This document contains guidelines for importing articles of plants and vegetative parts that are for or capable of propagation, including buds, bulbs, corms, cuttings, layers, pollen, scions, seeds, tissue, tubers, and like structures. Please check this manual before purchasing propagative material from a vendor located outside the United States

USDA Save Our Citrus Website. This site offers practical guidance for the safe and legal movement of citrus plants, cuttings, and plant products. The site also provides an overview of current quarantines that limit the movement of citrus materials

National Plant Board - Regulated Noxious Weeds. This site provides information on state and federally regulated plants

Packaging and germination dates:

Many state laws limit the time period after packaging or germination testing when agricultural or vegetable seeds may be sold. If the dates of packaging and germination testing are listed on the packaging of the seeds, you need to include that information in your item description.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

To keep pests and diseases out of the United States, the USDA prohibits or restricts the entry of certain plants, cuttings, and seeds from abroad. US buyers are responsible for making sure the items they purchase meet all relevant import requirements.

Police-related items policy

To help prevent the impersonation of law enforcement officers, we don't allow certain police-related items to be listed on Traadit.

Find out more about our rules and regulations about selling police-related items on Traadit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all police items prohibited on Traadit?

Generally, we don't allow listings of law enforcement badges, or official law enforcement equipment from any public entity. This also applies to police badges and official equipment from federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies in the US.

However, there are some exceptions. See our complete guidelines below for more information.

Can I list my novelty police costume?

While law enforcement uniforms aren't allowed on Traadit, you can list novelty police hats or shirts. You can also list police uniform accessories that are not department issued items such as cuff links and name plates. Read our full policy for further information.

Police-related items policy overview

With some exceptions, we generally don't allow listings for law enforcement badges or official law enforcement equipment from any public entity. This includes badges issued by the government of any country. This rule also applies to police badges and official equipment from federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies in the US.

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?

Badges and identification

Allowed

Fake, novelty, or clearly unofficial badges such as plastic or cartoon badges

School safety patrol badges

Not allowed

Badges from any federal, state or local law enforcement agencies, including historical badges that may resemble a current issue badge

Badges issued by foreign governments, including international police badges

Badges issued by private security companies

Badge patches

Credential cases

Identification cards or credentials for members of law enforcement

Mini TSA badges

Movie prop badges

Quasi-law enforcement badges such as fire department badges

Reproductions of current law enforcement badges, including fake badges that look like current issue police badges – for example, an X-Files FBI badge

Special event badges like inauguration badges

Emergency vehicles, lighting, and sirens

Allowed

Antique emergency lighting or sirens

Aviation beacon lights for aircrafts

Emergency lighting for toy or model cars (no color restriction)

Industrial or security system emergency lighting

Siren speakers

Show car lighting (undercarriage) or Knight Rider-style kits

Restricted

Actual decommissioned emergency vehicles that don't have current decals or prohibited lighting. Be sure to list these items in the appropriate Traadit Motors category

Emergency light bars that offer only amber or clear lenses

Emergency light bars that offer only amber or clear LEDs

Decals for toy or model cars, though the listing has to include a picture of these items that show scale

Not allowed

Fully operational emergency vehicles with lights, sirens, and so on

Lighting for emergency vehicles

Listings for emergency lighting systems that have black and white or stock images

Red, green, or blue lenses used for emergency vehicle lights

Red, green, or blue LEDs for emergency vehicles

Siren controls or amplifiers for emergency vehicles

Specific law enforcement decals

Uniforms

Allowed

Novelty hats or shirts even if they say "Police", "Sheriff", or "SWAT"

Police uniform accessories that are not department issued items (such as cuff links, name plates, ranks, tie clips, and so on)

Shoulder patches for police uniforms or jackets

Uniforms and equipment for ambulance services, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), or firefighters

Utility belts or belt accessories

Restricted

Components of police-style uniforms (such as shirts, pants, ties, and so on) that weren't issued by a law enforcement agency

Not allowed

Military police uniforms or components of those uniforms

Official, current- or recent-issue police uniforms or components of those uniforms (such as boots, hats, helmets, jackets, and shirts)

Official, current- or recent-issue Canadian military uniforms

Raid jackets

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) uniforms or components of those uniforms

US or Canadian Customs and Border Protection uniforms or components of those uniforms, including shoulder patches

Authentic prison uniforms (costume prison uniforms are allowed)

Other items and devices

Allowed

Authorized souvenir items (such as buttons, cuff links, fake badges, hats, money clips, mugs, pens, pins, and t-shirts)

COPS decals or novelty items

Riot shields

Some Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) items are allowed, with the exception of the items listed in the Not allowed section below

Thin Blue Line police items

Not allowed

The following Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) items aren't allowed to be listed because they pose a risk to the safety of police officers:

Car window shields or decals

Emblems or frames for license plates

Tear gas

Traffic light control devices such as a Mobile Infrared Transmitter (MIRT)

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Traadit, along with federal, state, and international law enforcement organizations, are concerned that people may use a badge or other police-related item to misrepresent themselves as law enforcement officers. To help avoid these situations, we don't allow certain police-related items to be listed on Traadit.

Additionally, state and federal laws prohibit unauthorized individuals from having a law enforcement badge. To learn more about laws prohibiting the manufacture, sale, and possession of law enforcement badges, see U.S. Code Title 18 Section 701.

Before listing a police-related item, be sure to follow our guidelines above.

Product safety policy

We always want to maintain the safety of our members. As such, we don't allow the listing of items that are banned, recalled, or could in any way be hazardous to a buyer.

Alert: Recalled air bags are prohibited on Traadit. Please see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website for updated information about the recall and how to determine affected vehicles.

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

Our full product safety policy provides more details on how you can ensure you're not listing unsafe items.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I list recalled items on Traadit?

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.

You can monitor information on product recalls from the US recall information website.

How can I find out about recalled items?

Before you list an item, check the manufacturer's website, the US recall information website, and the OECD Global Recalls portal to get information on recalled items.

We also recommend that you sign up to receive email notices about item recalls.

Product safety 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 do not comply with product safety regulations or 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

Cribs must meet federal safety standards issued by the CPSC in 2011. You must indicate in your listing the crib meets these standards

Child car safety seats must comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213. You must indicate in your listing the car seat meets this standard. See this link for more information

Hoverboards, self balancing scooters, and components or parts such as batteries and chargers if they have been certified to meet the UL 2272 safety standards. Sellers must state in the listing that the item is UL 2272 certified, include a link to the UL Online Certifications Directory showing the certification and offer US, Canada, and Australia shipping only

Not allowed

Examples of items that aren't allowed include:

Products recalled by the CPSC or NHTSA

Products recalled by a manufacturer or another government agency if the sale of the product is prohibited by law or regulation

Items that pose a health or safety hazard as specified by government agencies. We will remove listings at the request of government agencies

Drop side cribs

Before you list an item, take a few minutes to check the manufacturer's website, the US recall information website, and the OECD Global Recalls portal to get information on recalled items. We recommend that you also sign up to receive email noticesabout 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.

Additional information

For information about other kinds of recalls, such as food, medicine, and motor vehicles, visit www.recalls.gov.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Some laws and regulations don't allow the sale of unsafe and/or recalled items.

Prohibited and Restricted Items

While you can sell almost any item on Traadit, 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 Traadit?

If you're not sure whether your item can be listed on Traadit, 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.

Traadit prohibited and restricted items

Adult items policy

Alcohol policy

Animals and wildlife products policy

Selling art policy

Artifacts, cultural heritage, and grave-related items policy

Autographed items policy

Catalytic converter and test pipes policy

Used clothing policy

Credit and debit cards policy

Digitally delivered goods policy

Drugs and drug paraphernalia policy

Electrical and electronic equipment policy

Embargoed goods and prohibited countries policy

Encouraging illegal activity policy

Firearms,weapons and knives policy

Food policy

Gift cards policy

Government, transit, and shipping-related items policy

Government documents, IDs and licences policy

Hazardous, restricted, or regulated materials policy

Human remains and body parts policy

Lock picking devices policy

Chance listings policy

Mailing lists and personal information policy

Coupons policy

Medical drugs, devices, and healthcare policy

Personal relationships and services policy

Police-related items policy

Real estate policy

Product safety policy

Event ticket policy

Slot machines policy

Stamps, currency and coins policy

Stocks and  other securities policy 

Stolen property policy

Travel policy

Used cosmetics policy

Real estate policy

Unlike listings in most other Traadit categories, real estate listings are not a binding offer to sell the property shown.

As there are a wide variety of laws governing the sale of real estate around the world, Traadit offers a variety of advertising formats. For more details on listing real estate on Traadit, and our role as a platform for advertising, please read our full policy guidelines below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I list a property on Traadit for a friend?

No, Traadit users are not allowed to list real estate for a third-party, unless you are a licensed real estate professional. For more information, please read our full policy below.

What are the benefits of using the Classified Ad format, rather than an auction format, to list my property?

You can list your asking price, so there is no bidding. Any interested buyers then fill out a contact form, and their information is sent to you, so you can contact them.

You can also choose to advertise your property for 30 or 90 days, and can revise your listing at any time within that period.

Real estate policy overview

To best meet the needs of our users while accommodating the wide variety of laws governing the sale of real estate across the globe, Traadit offers advertisements of real estate in a variety of formats. These Real Estate Rules explain these format offerings, clarify Traadit's limited role as a hosting platform for advertising and venue-provider, and outline certain limitations on Traadit's obligations and liabilities. Your use of the Traadit Real Estate Pages confirms your agreement to these rules.

Selling an undivided interest in a land real estate property is not permitted. An undivided interest is defined as a partial interest by two or more people in the same property. This prohibition shall not apply to mineral rights.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

Listing cancellation

Limits on account privileges

Account suspension

Forfeit of Traadit fees on cancelled listings

Some Examples

Classified Ad Listings

Traadit Real Estate offers sellers the option of advertising their property in a Classified Ad format. The Real Estate Classified Ad format has the following features:

You can list your asking price. No bidding takes place.

Interested buyers fill out a contact form and their information is sent to you.

You can advertise your property for 30 days or 90 days.

You may revise your item at any time in the advertisement duration.

Real Estate Classified Ad listings do not result in feedback, because the format aims to generate multiple leads rather than a single high bidder. When this contact information is forwarded to sellers via email and chat, sellers are obliged to treat the potential buyers' contact information in full compliance with our User Privacy Notice. This policy prohibits use of the potential buyers' information for any purpose other than communicating with the potential buyers about the information and services referenced in the item description, unless expressly permitted to do so. Failure to comply with this policy can result in seller expulsion from the Traadit community. Once buyers and sellers make contact through these listings, they can, as noted above, then proceed to discuss off the website purchase terms, including price, inspections, and the like, as is customary in an offline real estate transaction.

Private Mortgage Notes

Within Traadit's "Other Real Estate" pages, Traadit sellers are permitted to advertise for sale certain purchase money notes and mortgages (referred to in these rules as "mortgage notes"). These mortgage notes are created when, in a real estate transaction preceding the offer of the mortgage note on the Traadit site, a purchaser of certain real estate obtains financing for all or a portion of a property from the seller, and executes a note in favor of the seller secured by a mortgage on the real property being purchased. A mortgage note created in this manner may be advertised for sale on Traadit (in either the Auction format or Classified Ad format) if the following requirements are satisfied:

the mortgage note must have arisen in connection with a bona fide real estate transaction;

the interest offered constitutes the entire indebtedness under the note;

the purchaser will receive the mortgage note by unconditional endorsement, without recourse, together with a full assignment of the mortgage securing the note, both of which the purchaser will hold until satisfaction of the note;

the mortgage note is offered without any interposed services or other enhancements to be provided by the seller; and,

the sale of the mortgage note complies with all applicable law.

All mortgage notes are required to be offered only in the "Other Real Estate" category.

Additional information

Privacy of Information

Sellers must treat buyers' contact information in full compliance with our User Privacy Notice. This policy prohibits sharing the buyer's information with third parties as well as use of the buyer's information for any purpose other than communicating with the buyer about the item, unless expressly permitted to do so by the buyer.

Real Estate Licensees

Sellers who are licensed as an agent, broker, or other licensed real estate professional must ensure that their item description conforms to all laws and regulations applicable to online advertising of properties by such licensees. These requirements may include, among other things, disclosure of the licensee's name, any firm with which the licensee is affiliated, office location, and the jurisdiction(s) where the licensee is licensed.

Trading Assistants

A user may not list real estate for a third-party unless the user is a licensed real estate professional.

Professional Assistance

The purchase and sale of real estate is a complicated matter that is governed by laws, practices and customs that vary significantly from locality to locality. Sellers are advised that many jurisdictions require that you provide a disclosure statement to all prospective buyers regarding the condition of your property. In addition, under U.S. federal law, sellers have an obligation to disclose information on lead-based paint hazards. Members are strongly advised to seek the help of a licensed real estate professional and/or a real estate attorney to help in the negotiation and sale of any real estate.

Members may wish to visit the website of the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials, which offers a search tool providing access to a database of information about the current license or registration status of real estate licensees.

Relationship to Traadit's User Agreement

With respect to real estate items, if these Real Estate Rules conflict with Traadit's User Agreement, these rules apply.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Traadit wants to ensure that sellers and buyers comply with all governmental laws and regulations. Since the sale of real estate is regulated, or may cause harm to Traadit, Traadit Real Estate or its members, the sale of real estate on Traadit is restricted.

Selling Art Policy

Buyers of art often feel a strong connection or appeal to a piece, and the smallest details will matter.

Our art policy is designed to create a safe marketplace for buyers and sellers of art.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I allowed to sell my own artwork on Traadit?

Yes, you can sell your original artwork and other artwork that you're authorized to resell on Traadit.

Are there restrictions when selling artwork on Traadit?

Yes, our policy outlines restrictions related to the sale of many kinds of artwork. For example, the policy gives guidance on how to handle sales of items such as:

Reproductions - You can sell reproductions, like posters or exact replica paintings, if it doesn't violate laws, copyrights, or trademarks

Exact replica paintings - You have to clearly state it's a reproduction in the listing title and description

Other artists' work - You may include the artist's name in the title if the work is actually by the artist or is an exact replica of the artist's work

Art with alterations, conservation, or repairs - Your listing description should provide details of exactly what work was done

Read our full policy

Selling art policy overview

Traadit encourages the lawful sale of art on its website. Traadit has worked with members of the art community on Traadit as well as various third-party organizations serving the industry to develop a code of conduct for selling works of art on the site.

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?

The following guidelines been drawn from specific terms of sale that are considered "general trade practice" within the organized art community. It neither replaces nor supplants Traadit's User Agreement or general seller policies, but rather, supplements those policies. Sellers are encouraged to abide by these guidelines when selling works of art on Traadit:

 Allowed

Selling your own original artwork

Selling artwork that you are authorized to resell

 Restricted

You may only sell a reproduction (in the form of a poster, print, or exact replica painting) if it does not violate any applicable laws, copyrights, or trademarks

When listing an exact replica painting:

The words "Reproduction" or "Repro" must be included in the title

The item description must clearly state that the work is a reproduction

You may include the artist's name in the title of the listing only when listing a work by the artist him/herself or an exact replica of the artist's work. You may not include the artist's name when listing a work done "in the style of" an artist

If any alterations, conservation, or repairs have been performed on the work of art, you must disclose this information in a clear and prominent manner within the item description

 Not allowed

Knowingly selling, exhibiting, trading, producing, or advertising any unauthorized copy or reproduction of any work of art

Disclaiming knowledge of, or responsibility for, the authenticity or legality of an item that you describe as genuine

Describing or marketing any item as genuine if you cannot provide reasonable evidence to prove its authenticity

Knowingly participating in any way in the advertisement or sale of any work of art using any deceptive practices, including, but not limited to, false or misleading claims of the item's scarcity, value, provenance, condition or investment potential

In addition, when selling art on Traadit, you must abide by all laws relating to the sales of works of art and assist in the prosecution of violators of the law in this respect

Why does Traadit have this policy?

This policy was written to support safe trading for Traadit members who buy and sell art.

Slot machines policy

As the sale and ownership of slot machines is restricted by some state laws, it's important to follow our guidelines.

Read our full policy below before listing or buying a slot machine on Traadit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can slot machines be sold on Traadit?

In some circumstances, yes, but you must follow relevant state law when selling these items. For example, some states restrict the sale of these items depending upon the age and functionality of the machine.

Slot machines policy overview

The sale and ownership of coin-operated slot machines is regulated or not allowed in a number of states, even for personal in-home use. Sales of these items on Traadit must comply with relevant law.

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

These items can be listed on Traadit no matter their age, and members from all states can buy and sell them:

Non-coin-operated slot machines that don't accept or pay out coins or currency

Non-functional slot machines that were never functional but made solely for display

Coin-operated slot machines that have been permanently altered so that they won't accept coins and can't be converted into an operational slot machine

Restricted

Slot machines allowed for sale in the seller's or buyer's jurisdiction

Not allowed

Slot machines that are prohibited for sale in the seller's or buyer's jurisdiction

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Traadit requires members to comply with all laws and regulations. Since the sale (and ownership) of slot machines is prohibited by some state laws, we have these guidelines.

Stamps, currency, and coins policy

We want our members to buy with confidence, so we've created a set of guidelines for selling stamps, currency, and coins on Traadit.

Before you list your item, please read our full policy below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to keep in mind when listing stamps, currency, and coins?

Include as much information as you know about the item including origin, date of issue, and condition. Use a clear picture of the actual item you're selling, and make sure to list any alterations that have been made, or flaws that can't be seen in the listing picture.

Can I list counterfeit money on Traadit?

No. Counterfeit currency, stamps, and the equipment designed to make them, can't be listed on Traadit.

Can I sell replica coins?

No. Replica coins and replica, plated or clad bullion are not permitted.

Stamps, currency, and coins policy overview

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

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

Raw coins

Raw paper currency

Graded coins that follow the guidelines in this policy

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

Altered paper currency intended to deceive a collector

The sale of currency currently in circulation that may require registration with or license from a regulatory body

Listings for raw single coins within the Coins & Paper Money > Coins: UScategory 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 Traadit'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 related to 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 Traadit, 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't include an image of the coin 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. 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, and you are authorized to use the photos. 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 or any text describing the grade or quality of the coin. The grade and text related to 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, copy, counterfeit, plated, or clad bullion isn't allowed, including items described as German silver or nickel silver

Accurately describe the precious metal weight content, purity (fineness) and brand (refiner or mint) of your bullion item

If an item includes an assay card or certificate of authenticity (COA) then the seller must show a valid picture and accurately describe the packaging

Include a photo of both sides of the actual coin, bar, or other item being sold and be sure you are authorized to use the photo. Stock photos and images that are dark, out of focus, edited, or misleading aren't allowed

You can't list gold-plated jewelry anywhere within the Coins & Paper Money > Bullion > Gold > Scrap and Recovered Gold category. You can list scrap and recovered gold in the Coins & Paper Money>Bullion>Gold>Scrap and Recovered Gold category if it is accurately described and not replica, copy, counterfeit, plated or clad bullion

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)

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS Banknote Grading)

Criteria for approved grading companies

To be an approved grading service on Traadit, 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 and you are authorized to use the photos. 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 or any text describing the grade or quality of the paper currency. The grade and wording describing the grade or quality of the item 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

Allowed

Original stamps

Replica stamps that are clearly marked

Not allowed

Counterfeit stamps

Equipment for making counterfeit stamps

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

Restricted

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.

Not allowed

Paper wallets

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 Traadit have this policy?

Traadit 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 Traadit members.

Stocks and other securities policy

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulates the sale of stocks and other security interests and, as such, they cannot be sold on Traadit.

Discover everything you need to know about our policy on stocks and securities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I raise money and find investors on Traadit?

No. The SEC also regulates efforts by individuals to raise money or find investors for businesses, so you can't raise money or find investors on Traadit.

You'll find more details in our full policy below.

Can I sell my business on Traadit?

It depends on what type of business you own. 'Turn-key' businesses such as vending machines can be sold, and you can also sell assets from your business (e.g., inventory, fixtures, or equipment). However, you can't sell equity or shares in your company on Traadit.

Stocks and other securities overview

The sale of stock or security interests is not allowed on Traadit. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulates the sale of stocks and other security interests that represent a current investment ownership interest in an entity. They also regulate efforts by individuals to raise money or find investors for businesses.

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

Some business-related items are not 'securities' and may be listed on Traadit. Here are some examples of items that can be sold:

100% of the assets of a business (inventory, lease, good will) where no transfer of stock is involved

Information about how to start a business

Any sale of inventory, equipment, leases, or fixtures

'Turn-key' businesses, such as vending machines or windshield repair kits

Restricted

Examples of stocks and securities that are restricted on Traadit:

Collectable stock certificates must be canceled or represent an interest in an entity that no longer legally exists

Single-share stock certificates marketed for gift purposes rather than investment purposes, as long as:

The certificates are marked and advertised as non-transferable

The ownership is not transferred into the name of the purchaser:

The minimum sale price is more than twice the current exchange trading price of the underlying single share security

Not allowed

Examples of stocks and securities that are not allowed on Traadit:

Documentation that represents proof of a current investment interest in any entity; for example, stocks, bonds, or investment interests. This includes, but isn't limited to, corporations or partnerships. (Canceled certificates and single-share gifts are business-related items that are allowed.)

Credit. As an example, you cannot sell $1000 in credit

Solicitations to invest money in any business venture

Any portion of an ongoing business

100% of any ongoing business if the sale involves a transfer of any stock in that business(Sales like this that don't include stock are allowed as a business-related item.)

Notes, except mortgage notes as described in our real estate policy

Liens such as tax liens, tax liens certificates, or mechanic liens

Investments in oil or gas royalties

Insurance policies

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Since SEC regulations place restrictions on internet sales, we don't allow the sale of these items on Traadit.

Stolen property policy

Selling stolen property is against the law and we will contact law enforcement if an attempt is made to list stolen property on our site.

We'll also support any investigation of sellers who violate this policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I see stolen property on Traadit?

If you have reason to believe that stolen property is being listed on Traadit, we ask that you contact local law enforcement and have them contact us via our Law Enforcement Center.

If you ask a law enforcement official to contact us, please request that they include information that appears on the listing page. This will help us to identify the listing.

A listing has violated my intellectual property rights. What should I do?

If you think your intellectual property rights have been violated on Traadit, you can view our article on Intellectual property and the VeRO program. You can send us a detailed report from there and we'll look into it.

Stolen property policy overview

The sale of stolen property violates state, federal, and international law, and we notify law enforcement of any attempts to sell stolen property on our site. We also support the investigation and prosecution of sellers who violate this 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 limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What to do if you see stolen property on Traadit

If you see stolen property on Traadit, please contact local law enforcementimmediately. The law enforcement agency should then contact us using our Law Enforcement Center and tools reserved for law enforcement officials.

A law enforcement official contacting us should include all relevant information, including the case number and any item numbers or user IDs. This information appears on the listing page.

What are the guidelines?

Not allowed

Here are some examples of items that are not allowed on Traadit:

Items stolen from private individuals

Property taken without authorization from companies or governments

If you think your intellectual property rights have been violated: Find out more about our Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) program.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

We urge sellers and buyers to comply with all government laws and regulations. Selling stolen items is against the law, and we don't allow these items on Traadit.

Travel policy

Buying and selling travel services or vacation packages can be complicated, with detailed rules around the types of products and services that can be transferred to another person.

Our travel policy will guide you through what you need to know when selling travel on Traadit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of travel products and services can be sold on Traadit?

Many travel products and services, including air and sea travel; hotel, spa, and resort stays; vacation packages; and gift certificates and travel coupons, can be sold on Traadit.

However, as arranging and selling travel, vacation packages, and other travel services is complex and heavily regulated in many states and provinces, we have special guidelines for listing these services on Traadit.

What you're allowed to list depends on whether you're a travel provider, a licensed travel agent, or an individual who's listing your own lodgings.

See our full travel policy below for the details.

Can anyone sell travel-related products or services on Traadit?

If you're a travel provider or licensed travel agent, you can list travel-related items on Traadit once you become Traadit Travel Verified. For verification, you'll need to upload your licensing and accreditation, along with some further details. We'll respond within 5 business days and let you know which travel category you can list in.

Individual members can rent out their own lodgings – such as a condo, apartment, or home. However, you'll first need to become Traadit Travel Verified by providing proof of your ownership rights to the property you want to list for rent. We'll respond within 5 days. If accepted, you’ll be able to list your item in the Travel > Lodging category.

For full details, read our full policy below.

What else do I need to know?

When you're listing travel services on Traadit, you're required to include the following Traadit travel disclaimer paragraph in your listing, in the same type size as the listing:

"By listing this auction I verify that I am the actual travel agent or travel provider and not a third party affiliate. The travel/accommodations in this auction will be booked directly through me and not an outside agency. I also verify that, other than the government taxes and related government fees stated within the listing description itself, there will be absolutely no additional fees, charges or after auction purchases associated with booking the travel within this listing."

Travel policy overview

The business of arranging and selling travel, vacation packages, and other travel services is complex and heavily regulated in many states and provinces. We have special guidelines for listing travel and travel services on Traadit, including:

Air and sea travel

Hotel, spa, and resort stays

Vacation packages

Gift certificates and travel coupons

The types of travel-related items you can list depend on whether you are an actual travel provider, a licensed travel agent, or an individual seller listing your own lodging. Each type of seller has certain rules and regulations that need to be followed when listing an item.

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.

Seller requirements – Individual sellers

If you are an individual seller wanting to rent out your own lodging-such as a timeshare, condo, apartment, or home-you need to become Traadit Travel Verified before you create your listing.

To become Traadit Travel Verified, upload documentation with proof of your ownership rights and enter your user ID in the comments section at US Trust & Safety - request for documentation. Accepted documents to prove ownership rights are:

Deed

Maintenance fee statement

Utility bill

Contract

Reservation

A response can take up to 5 business days.

Include the Traadit Travel disclaimer in your listing. You must copy and paste the exact text from this page.

Note: Once you've completed the Traadit Travel Verification process, you can only list your item in the Travel > Lodging category.

Make sure the listing follows all our guidelines.

Allowed

Lodging rentals, such as homes, apartments, condos, and timeshare weeks, as long as you personally own the property or have ownership rights

You must first obtain approval from Traadit Travel Verification

You must list in the correct category: Travel > Lodging

You must include the Traadit Travel disclaimer in the item description

You don't need travel licensing of any kind

Not allowed

Choices of any of the following:

Lodging locations

Airlines

Cruise lines or cruise points of departure or destination

Choice travel certificates Note: These are documents not issued directly by a provider of travel, but by travel wholesalers, consolidators, or other middleman travel sellers. These certificates generally offer the holder free or low-cost travel services with a choice of destination, hotel, resort, cruise line, or airline

Travel club memberships, including service, cards, or identification numbers that give the holder the right to free or discounted travel or some other travel-related benefit

Resale of travel-related incentives such as awards, coupons, upgrades, etc. that are subject to cancellation by the travel provider if resold

Seller requirements – Travel provider or travel agent

If you're an actual travel provider or licensed travel agent that sells travel or travel-related services, you need to do the following before listing travel-related items on Traadit:

Register with Traadit Travel by uploading your travel licensing and accreditation and entering your Traadit user ID in the comments section. Our response can take up to 5 business days. You'll receive an email once you're approved, allowing you to list your item in a specific travel-related category

You'll need to include the Traadit Travel disclaimer in your listing description. You must copy and paste it from this page. It must be word for word

List your item in the Travel category assigned to you by Traadit Travel Verification

Make sure the listing follows all our guidelines

Allowed

Lodging rentals, such as homes, apartments, condos, and timeshare weeks

Restricted

Airfare, cruises and vacation packages

Your business must be authorized to issue air or cruise tickets or vacation packages

In your listing, your business must also display all travel licensing credentials by name and number including your California Seller of Travel. (The California Seller of Travel license is not required for vacation packages that do not include air travel or cruises (CST) license.)

You must list in a Travel category assigned to you by Traadit Travel Verification

Choice of travel dates

A choice of travel dates are allowed, but the specific destination, location of the hotel, spa, or resort or cruise line and cruise must be clearly identified in your listing

Airline gift cards from sellers that have been approved by Traadit Travel Verification

We might allow listings by travel providers and charities that have been approved by Traadit Travel Verification.

Not allowed

Choices of any of the following:

Lodging locations

Airlines

Cruise lines or cruise points of departure or destination

Third-party travel certificates

These are documents not issued directly by a provider of travel, but by travel wholesalers, consolidators, or other middleman travel sellers. These certificates generally offer the holder free or low-cost travel services with a choice of destination, hotel, resort, cruise line, or airline

Travel club memberships, including service, cards, or identification numbers that gives the holder the right to free or discounted travel or some other travel-related benefit

We do not allow third-party affiliates or outside (home-based) travel agents

Resale of travel-related incentives such as awards, coupons, upgrades, etc. that are subject to cancellation by the travel provider if resold

Additional requirements

Traadit Travel disclaimer

Sellers are required to copy and paste the following disclaimer word for word in all travel listings:

"By listing this auction I verify that I am the actual travel agent or travel provider and not a third party affiliate. The travel/accommodations in this auction will be booked directly through me and not an outside agency. I also verify that, other than the government taxes and related government fees stated within the listing description itself, there will be absolutely no additional fees, charges or after auction purchases associated with booking the travel within this listing."

This text must be the same size as the other text in the item description.

Travel agents who sell or arrange air or sea travel can list these travel-related items only if they are:

Appropriately travel credentialed

Licensed California Sellers of Travel

Lawfully allowed to do business in all states and territories in the US, as well as all provinces and territories in Canada

Booking the travel for the buyer or winning bidder

Follow all of our travel guidelines

Actual travel providers (hotels, airlines, cruise lines, etc):

Register with Traadit Travel Verification. We'll respond within 5 business days. You will receive an email once you are approved, assigning you to the appropriate travel category for your item

Include the Traadit Travel disclaimer, word for word, in your listing. You must copy and paste it from this page. List your item in the Travel category assigned to you by Traadit Travel Verification

Make sure the listing complies with our policy on fees (below) and travel choices (see more information in the Seller requirements sections above).

Third-party affiliates and outside (home-based) agents are prohibited from listing travel items on Traadit.

Taxes and other fees

Your listing should clearly state the types and amounts of any special fees associated with your travel listing in the item description. These additional fees-such as all-inclusive resort fees, processing fees, registration fees, cleaning fees, and deposits-must be included in the item price. No additional fees may be added on top of the final cost of the item.

Taxes paid to government or other regulatory agencies don't have to be included in your item price, but you do need to clearly state the amounts in the item's description. Listings that seem to include excessive government or regulatory fees, or that don't clearly and accurately state additional fees, could mean the loss of Traadit Travel verification.

California Seller of Travel license

Sellers listing airfare or cruises must obtain and maintain their own California Seller of Travel license and include the license number in the item description. The number must match the information provided by the Office of the Attorney General for the state of California. To apply for your California Seller of Travel license, please visit California's Office of the Attorney General website.

Individual sellers listing their lodging for rent are exempt from this requirement. However, Traadit Travel Verification and the required Traadit Travel disclaimer still apply.

Charity and fundraising

Charitable fundraising is a highly regulated area subject to numerous state and federal laws. Traadit allows sellers to list items and collect proceeds-anywhere from 10% to 100% of final sale price-on behalf of charity. Sellers can do this through Traadit for Charity, the Traadit program dedicated to charity listings on our site. The charity item can be listed without using this program as long as the listing meets our specific guidelines for charity and fundraising.

Many travel-related businesses-such as airlines, cruises, hotels, and resorts-donate their services to organizations as part of fundraising efforts. Charitable organizations may list travel services on Traadit only if those services will be provided directly by the business that has donated the listed service.

Before listing a donated travel-related item, the organization must:

Get verified by uploading scans of the donated item. You will receive an email once you are approved, assigning you to the appropriate travel category for your item. This may take up to 5 business days

Include the Traadit Travel disclaimer, word for word, in your listing. You must copy and-paste it from this page. List in a Travel category assigned by Traadit Travel Verification

Listings must follow our guidelines

Timeshare deeded properties or credits/points (not for rent)

Need to be listed in Real Estate >Timeshares for Sale category only

The title of the listing must state the exact location and name of resort

Since most timeshares are points or credit systems that allow for trading to different locations and resorts, you'll need to choose which location or resort you want to advertise and limit your listing description to that specific timeshare.

In the item specifics, you must state the exact location and resort

You can't state "multiple destinations" or "varies" in the description

The description must advertise the specific resort. You can't mention the trading of points, and you can't mention affiliations that can be had with other timeshare companies. You must advertise the timeshare you're listing.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

Traadit is always looking for ways to improve the buying and selling experience. As part of this effort, we want to make sure travel-related items or services are listed properly on our site without violating our policies or federal regulations.

Used Clothing Policy

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of used clothing can I sell?

Aside from underwear, socks, and some athletic garments, you can list any clean, stain-free used clothing.

What do I need to keep in mind when selling used clothes?

Make sure you clearly state in your listing that the item is used. Also avoid listing and selling all adult themed content. Attempting to list and sell adult items will result in loss of your buying and selling privileges and permanent suspension of your account.

Used clothing policy overview

Used clothing (except underwear and socks) can be listed on Traadit with restrictions. The item must be properly cleaned and the listing must clearly state that the item is used. Traadit strictly prohibits the sale of used clothing listed with inappropriate images or content.

Adult-themed clothing items may not be listed and sold on Traadit. Attempting to list and sell adult items will result in loss of your buying and selling privileges and permanent suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Allowed

Diaper covers

Restricted

Most used clothing (shirts, pants, dresses, etc.), as long as it has been cleaned, the seller states that the item is used, and there is no inappropriate content in the listing

Used cloth diapers can be sold, as long as the listing states clearly that the item has been properly cleaned

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

Bras

Pantyhose

Spandex

Wrestling singlets

Vintage undergarments, as long as they are not modeled or recently worn

Not allowed

Athletic supporters

Briefs

Boxer shorts

Children's sized underwear

G-strings

Jock straps

Thongs

Panties

Socks

Any used clothing item with content we find to be inappropriate. We consider the overall content of the listing, including the description and images, when making this assessment

Used articles of clothing marketed or described as well-worn fetish items are strictly prohibited

Why does Traadit have this policy?

We require our buyers and sellers to follow all laws and government health codes. For health and hygiene reasons, we don't allow the sale of used underwear.

Used cosmetics policy

Buyers should be confident that they’re getting hygienic and healthy cosmetic items when they shop on Traadit.

In general, used cosmetics can't be sold, but please read our full policy guidelines for the details of what can and can't be sold in this category on our site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which cosmetic items can I list?

You can list new cosmetic brushes and applicators. You can also list some other used or open items, but there are restrictions on how you list them and guidelines on the information you need to provide in your listings.

Read our policy below for more information.

What can't I sell?

You can't list used cosmetics, used make-up sponges, or used applicators on Traadit.

Used cosmetics policy overview

Used cosmetics present some serious health and safety concerns because the products and applicators used to apply them often come into direct contact with the body. This is why we generally don't allow the sale of used cosmetics on Traadit. The sale of new cosmetics is generally allowed on Traadit, as long as sellers comply with FDA regulations.

See the What are the guidelines section for details about what you can and can't sell.

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

New cosmetic brushes and applicators

Restricted

New cosmetics as long as they are sold in their original container with ingredient labeling per FDA regulations

Used cosmetic brushes, as long as they have been thoroughly cleaned

Homemade cosmetics, as long as they comply with FDA regulations

Lotions, perfumes, and body washes, as long as they don't have an applicator that comes into contact with the body

Opened but unused cosmetics, as long as the seller clearly states that the container has been opened

Sample cosmetics, as long as they come in the original container that includes the ingredient list

Not allowed

Used cosmetics

Used makeup sponges or applicators

Cosmetics, colognes, perfumes, lotions which do not come in the original container

Additional information

For more information on the sale of cosmetics, both used and unused, visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Why does Traadit have this policy?

We urge our buyers and sellers to follow all federal and state laws and regulations. Because sales of used cosmetics are prohibited by law, regulated, or may cause harm to Traadit or its members, we don't allow sellers to list these items unless they meet our specific guidelines.