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Condition guidelines

The first step towards ensuring a great experience for both buyer and seller is an honest appraisal of the items that you list for sale on

Note: Once you have chosen the condition of your listing, you cannot modify it later.

Unacceptable and prohibited items

Items in any of the following conditions are unacceptable for listing on Amazon:

  • Item does not work perfectly in every regard.
  • Item is not clean, including signs of mold, heavy staining, or corrosion.
  • Item is damaged in a way that renders it difficult to use.
  • Item is missing essential accompanying material or parts. This does not necessarily include instructions.
  • Item requires repair or service.
  • Item was not created by the original manufacturer or copyright holder. This includes copies, counterfeits, replicas and imitations.
  • Item was originally distributed as a promotional copy, promotional bundle, product sample, or advance reading copy. This includes uncorrected proofs of in-print or not-yet-published books.
  • Any aspect of the item is obscured and not able to be read or viewed because of markings, stickers, or other damage.
  • Item has passed the expiration date (includes "best by" and "sell by" dates), has an unacceptable portion of its shelf life remaining, or has had the expiration date removed or tampered with.
  • Item was intended for destruction or disposal or otherwise designated as unsellable by the manufacturer or a supplier, vendor or retailer.
  • Item is prohibited for sale on Amazon.

For information about prohibited products, please go to Restricted Products.

Consumable, Ingestible and/or Topical Products

All consumable, ingestible and/or topical products sold on Amazon must be listed in New condition. This includes, for example, items within the Beauty, Food & Grocery, Health Care and Vitamins & Dietary Supplements categories. To be considered New, items must not have been previously used, be in the original packaging, and be properly prepared, packaged, sealed, and labeled to prevent contamination, spoiling, melting, and damage.

Products cannot be listed in New condition if the items have been used, have any signs of use, damage, or were intended for destruction or disposal or were otherwise designated as unsellable by the manufacturer or a supplier, vendor, or retailer. For additional information on how to list these items, please refer to the Food & Beverage, Drug & Drug paraphernalia, Grocery, and Dietary Supplements help pages.

To ensure that customers are able to buy with confidence from all sellers on Amazon, you may be required to obtain approval to list certain products. For more information, see Categories Requiring Approval.

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