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Prohibited and restricted items – overview

Before listing your item, make sure we allow it on 123waow.com, and find out if we have specific rules and conditions on how you should list it. Check the list of prohibited and restricted items below. You also need to make sure that the sale of your item complies with all laws.

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.
Understanding the rules

Our policies are often based on country and state laws, although in some cases, we may also base our policies on input from our members and our own discretion, especially for dangerous or sensitive items.

Read and understand our policies before listing items. Follow our guidelines and review our examples so you know beforehand what you can and can't sell on 123waow.com.

When selling internationally, read our international trading policy. Although certain items may be legal to sell in your country, they might be illegal elsewhere.

The list of prohibited and restricted items below covers items you can list under certain conditions, and items that we don't allow at all. In our medical drugs and devices policy, for example, while we don't allow many items (such as contact lenses), we do allow other items under certain conditions (including certain types of medical instruments).

To find out if we have other guidelines that might affect your listing, read our rules for listings and our rules about intellectual property.


Prohibited and restricted items


To find out if we have other guidelines that might affect your listing, read our rules for listings and our rules about intellectual property.


Prohibited and restricted items


Animals and wildlife products – examples include live animals, mounted specimens, and ivory
Art
Artifacts, grave-related items, and Native American arts and crafts
Catalytic converters and test pipes
Cell phone (wireless) service contracts
Charity and fundraising
Contracts
Counterfeit currency and stamps
Coupons
Credit cards
Currency, selling
Drugs and drug paraphernalia
Electronics equipment – examples include cable TV de-scramblers, radar scanners, and traffic signal control devices
Electronic surveillance equipment – examples include wiretapping devices and telephone bugging devices
Embargoed goods and prohibited countries – examples include items from North Korea
Event tickets(Must be authorized seller)
Firearms, weapons, and knives – examples include pepper spray, replicas, and stun guns (see also military items)
Food and healthcare items
Gift cards
Government documents, IDs, and licenses
Government, transit, and shipping-related items – examples include airplane operations manuals, subway employee uniforms, Europeian and U.S. Postal Service mailbags
Hazardous, restricted, or regulated materials – examples include batteries, fireworks, and refrigerants
Human remains and body parts
Importation of goods into the US or EUROPE – examples include CDs intended only for distribution in a certain country
International trading
Items encouraging illegal activity – examples include an eBook describing how to create methamphetamine
Lockpicking devices
Lottery tickets
Mailing lists and personal information
Medical drugs, devices, and healthcare – examples include prescription drugs, contact lenses, pacemakers, and surgical instruments
Military items (see also firearms, weapons, and knives)
Multi-level marketing, pyramid, and matrix programs
Offensive material – examples include ethnically or racially offensive material and Nazi memorabilia
Pesticides
Plants and seeds
Police-related items
Political memorabilia (reproduction)
Postage meters
Prescription drugs
Prohibited services
Recalled items
Stamps
Stocks and other securities
Stolen property
Surveillance equipment
Tobacco
Weeds

If you see a listing that violates one of our policies, report it by clicking Report item in the listing.

If we determine that a listing has violated a policy, we email the seller and the bidders or the buyer to let them know that we've removed the listing from 123waow.com.
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You can contact Customer Service to retort a
listing you think violates this policy.

We'll review your report and take appropriate action.

Replicas, counterfeit items, and unauthorized copies policy

Policy overview

Items that bear a company's official brand name or logo can be listed as long as the products were lawfully made by, for, or with the consent of that company.
We don't allow replicas, counterfeit items, or unauthorized copies to be listed on 123waow.com. Unauthorized copies may include things that are bootlegged, illegally duplicated, or pirated. These kinds of things may infringe on someone's copyright or trademark.

For examples of what you can and can't sell on 123waow.com, see the guidelines below.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

Report listings that offer counterfeit items or replicas.

What are the guidelines?

Here are some examples of items that can and can't be listed on 123waow.com (note that this isn't an exhaustive list):

Allowed

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

Software you created and to which you own the rights

Restricted

Restricted
Public domain media

Not allowed

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

Whant to know why does 123waow.com have this policy?

It's illegal to sell bootlegs, counterfeits, fakes, or unauthorized or pirated copies of any product. In order to comply with the law, we don't allow these items to be offered on 123waow.com. This policy also helps protect buyers from getting counterfeit or unauthorized goods, and helps protect rights holders from copyright or trademark infringement.

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