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eBid is an auction based selling and shopping marketplace with millions of auctions across a wide range of product categories.

As long as you have upgraded to SELLER+ you can open up to 5 eBid Stores straight away for no extra monthly fees.
Upload a logo, add a store title, create your categories and colours and set your store to "Online" and you are set. Upload auctions the same way you would normally and you will see an extra drop down menu allowing you to choose the category which the auction will be allocated to in your store.
All auctions in eBid Stores are shown as normal within our search result and category/subcategory browse pages.
To add a lot of auctions to your eBid Store quickly simply download our spreadsheet from the My Bulk Upload section of My eBid and populate the eBid Store Category column. See question 18 also.
You can open subsequent stores for a minimal monthly fee of $1.99. If you set your subsequent stores to "Offline" you will not be rebilled at the end of the current month.

Start selling on eBid for free now -- learn how

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Cost Model(s)
  • Sales Commission
  • Subscription
  • Free Listing
Cost Model Description:

On eBid it is free to list your auction. After you have joined you will need to upgrade your account from BUYER to either SELLER (free but card validation required) or SELLER+ (security subscription required). SELLER gives you access to our "Standard" auction format which is free to list with a 3% Final Value Fee. If you upgrade to SELLER+ you can use our "Free Auction" which has NO listing fees and NO fvf. See our Registration FAQ page for more details on upgrading your account. SELLER+ subscriptions can be purchased for 7, 30, 90, 365 days or a Lifetime giving you zero listing fees and zero final value fees for life.

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Selling Off Site/The posting of Contact Details.

  • Attempts to sell off-site will mean the removal of all auctions of the seller in question. If a Q&A is received offering to buy the only response is to ask them to make a bid.
  • All Q&A responses must be made within a reasonable length of time from the time of the original question. Unanswered questions will deem the seller and thus the auction to be inactive.
  • We do not allow the posting of contact details in the auction. By this we mean telephone numbers, email addresses or links/details pertaining to a third party ecommerce site.
  • References to email or website addresses in usernames is not allowed. This includes but is not limited to '.com' '' '.net' or 'dot'.

Shipping and other charges posted by the Seller.

  • Sellers are not allowed to charge buyers an additional fee for using forms of payment. These costs should be included in the price of the item and should not be charged separately.
  • You can add a reasonable shipping and handling cost that covers your costs for mailing, packaging, and handling the item. The option to add shipping and handling fees is presented when listing the item.

eBooks or any auctions that are selling information only.

  • Any eBooks or emailable information will be removed.

Items with brand names not associated with the product in the title of description

  • E.g. Do not mention Nike or Adidas in the title or description if your product isn't made by them.

Multiple listings, please use Multi-item Auctions

  • It is not fair on other members to show row after row of the same identical item.
  • This has an adverse effect on the entire community.
  • If you want to list multiple identical items please list as a Multi-item Auction.
  • We currently allow one auction, be it a normal or multi-item auction, to be placed in a single category. Do not place the same item in many different categories.

Ads/Promotions, Get Rich Quick Schemes, Do Not Bid Auctions, Email for Details, Selling of Links

  • Listings that are wholly or mainly intended to divert buyers away from the listings themselves.
  • Listings with links to another website and/or where you are offering the same item for sale.
  • Listings that require bidders to purchase additional items or services.
  • Listings that require bidders to participate in raffles or lotteries.
  • Listings that ask users to purchase information on how to receive products.
  • Multi-level marketing schemes(MLM) or Pyramid schemes.
  • Bulk e-mail lists.

eBid reserves the right to judge whether the content is appropriate. Please read the list below to familiarise yourself with prohibited auction listings/items

  • Items and services that infringe on another party's copyright, patent, license, trademark or other proprietary right.
  • Any item that is illegal to sell under any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation. Items to which a false or illegal description is applied.
  • Novelty or replica banknotes.
  • Stolen or illegally imported goods.
  • Firearms, Military weapons, Explosives and ammunition. This includes Tasers, Stun guns and Pepper Sprays.
  • All Knives, swords and machetes.
  • Fireworks, pyrotechnics, and explosives.
  • Drugs, drug paraphernalia, narcotics, items that require application by a professional such as Ear Candles, prescription medication.
  • Human body parts.
  • Live or stuffed animals, pets, livestock or animal body parts, skins, pelts.
  • Clothing advertised as used, dirty, soiled, or unwashed.
  • Device or component used to illegally acquire the use of a utility or service, i.e. TV Descramblers.
  • Stock, bonds, or securities of live or existing companies.
  • Books, Manuals, Software, or literature promoting violence or containing hate literature.
  • Books, Manuals, Software, or literature that provide instructions on how to perform or engage in any form of illegal activity.

Incorrect Categorisation

  • Placing auctions in irrelevant categories is not allowed.

Recopied media

  • Copies, dubs, duplicates, or transfers of books, music, videos, software, images, etc., are prohibited. Just as you cannot sell a photocopied book without the author's permission, you cannot sell copies or duplicates of videos, music, video games, software, photos, etc. Likewise, you cannot sell transferred media--whether laserdisc to video, CD-ROM to cassette tape, or from the Internet to any digital format--unless explicitly approved by the author.


  • Recopied music in any format is prohibited. Bootlegs, unauthorized live concerts, unauthorized soundboard recordings, unauthorized merchandise, etc., is not permitted.

Television programs

  • Copies of television programs, including pay-per-view events are prohibited. Commercially produced and licensed copies of television programs are permitted. Unauthorized television programs and programs never broadcast, unauthorized scripts, unauthorized props, and screeners are prohibited.


  • Copies of movies (VHS, DVD, etc.) may not be sold. Also, movies that have been transferred from one format to another are not permitted. For example, NTSC to Pal and Pal to NTSC conversion are not permitted. Unreleased/pre-released movies, screeners, trailers, unpublished and unauthorized film scripts (no ISBN number).


  • Software that has been copied or duplicated in any format is prohibited. Additionally, academic, OEM, back-up, License Key only, fulfilment, promotional, beta (pre-release), unauthorized freeware/shareware, and "softlifted" software versions are prohibited.

Video games

  • Recopied and transferred video games are prohibited. Mod chips, SELLER disks, video game emulators, Sega bootdisks, game enhancers, unauthorized video game compilations, and accessories are also prohibited.

Offensive material

  • What we deem "offensive". eBid may at its discretion, remove items and refund listing fees. eBid reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of listings posted to our site. There can be cultural differences and sensitivities. Please be careful to post items that are appropriate for our global community.


  • Adult listings must be placed in the WHATEVERS LEFT > ADULT section.
  • Various legal statutes exist regulating the sale and distribution of pornography and adult material, and by listing any such item at eBid you indicate your intent and ability to abide by all applicable laws.
  • In the UK any material which is in breach of the criminal law, including material judged to be obscene under the current interpretation of the Obscene Publications Act 1959 cannot be listed under any circumstances.
  • R18s or unclassified titles cannot be listed under any circumstances. See for further information if in any doubt. R18’s can only be sold in specially licensed cinemas, or supplied in licensed sex shops, and to persons of not less than 18 years in the UK. R rated films may be removed at our discretion.

Real estate

  • Real estate laws and commission structures differ dramatically from state to state. Because of the legal complexities regarding the sale of real estate, real estate is not permitted for sale.

Tobacco Products - Prohibited list

  • Any item containing tobacco and intended for consumption.
  • Blunts or cigar wraps.
  • Chewing tobacco.
  • Cigarettes (including flavoured cigarettes).
  • Cigars/Cuban cigars .
  • Dipping tobacco.
  • Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or accessories.
  • Herbal cigarettes or herbal tobacco (sometimes called nicotine-free cigarettes or tobacco-free cigarettes).
  • Hookah or Shisha molasses that contains tobacco.
  • Including photos of cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco items when selling cigar bands, collectible packaging, or other accessories.
  • Loose leaf tobacco.
  • Nicotine inhalers or nasal sprays (see our prescription drugs policy).
  • Pipe tobacco.
  • Smokeless tobacco.

The sale of alcoholic beverages

  • Alcohol is highly regulated in the UK and US. For example, sellers of alcoholic beverages must be licensed, and must take steps to ensure that they do not sell their products to minors. Due to the many difficulties inherent in Internet alcohol sales, eBid UK will not permit the listings of wine, beer and other alcoholic beverages on its website.
  • There may be instances where the particular collectable container is unopened and still contains an alcoholic beverage.
  • The sale of collectable containers will be permitted as long as the following conditions are met:
  • The value of the auctioned item is in the collectable container, not its contents. Thus bottles of wine are not permitted because their value is based on the wine in the bottle, and not the bottle itself.
  • The auction description should state that the container has not been opened, but that any incidental contents are not intended for consumption.
  • The item must not be available at any retail outlet, and the container must have a value that substantially exceeds the current retail price of the alcohol in the container.
  • Sellers should take steps to ensure that the buyer of these collectables is of lawful age in the buyer and seller's jurisdiction (generally 18 years old in the UK, 21 years old in the US).
  • Buyers and sellers must ensure that the sale complies with all applicable laws and delivery regulations in carrying out the transaction.



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