Prohibited Items

Mercari may not be used to sell any of the following products or services:

  • Anything illegal
  • Drugs such as:
    • Products, tools, or services specifically offered or intended to be used to create drugs
    • Grow ingredients for drugs Ex. seeds for cannabis plants
    • Prescription medicines or devices, pharmaceuticals, or behind the counter drugs
  • FDA restricted items such as food, homemade food, food supplements, vitamins, diet products, muscle enhancers, home remedies, homemade cosmetics, and products that offer “miracle” cures
  • Stolen goods:
    • Note: If a purchased item is reported as stolen, a demand for return may be received from the victim or another party, and the item may be confiscated according to the regulations of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Act no. 131 of 1948).
  • Counterfeit goods or goods infringing on a third party's intellectual property rights such as:
    • Listings of non-brand, non-genuine, imitation, fake, or replica
    • Items in violation of a copyright, including handmade, or other items with copyrighted characters, brand logos, etc.
    • Note: For brand-name products, serial numbers or receipts must be available when listing the item.
  • Weapons such as:
    • Firearms and firearm parts; including airsoft and bb guns
    • Knives such as switchblades, butterfly knives, knives that are concealed or hidden within other objects, or are made of materials that cannot be detected with a metal detector
    • Explosives or military ordinance
    • Self defense weapons
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco products
    • Cigarettes
    • E-cigarettes, e-hookahs, or other vaporizing instruments that contain nicotine
    • Vaporizing liquid without nicotine
  • Items used for identity theft such as:
    • Account credentials, user login information, and/or account access codes
  • Items not in your possession
    • Dropshipping
    • Advertisements or listings for objects being sought
    • Items you do not currently have that are on order
    • Coupons to purchase products
  • Items that are a safety hazard
    • Note: Flammable or combustible liquids and any other items that require special mailing or handling instructions must be sent using the ship on your own option.
  • Products designed to circumvent copyright protection techniques or otherwise facilitate the unlicensed use of copyright materials (Ex. "mod chips" to break the encryption on game computers to allow the playing of unlicensed game copies)
  • Age restricted products or products that require a legal approval or licenses to be sold
  • Gambling, including using this service for raffles and mystery purchases
  • Financial products and services such as:
    • Bonds, securities, and insurance
    • Banknotes or coins of any currency or denomination, or gold bullion
    • Buying and selling gift cards or prepaid cards
  • Live Animals
  • Any item that contains a computer virus, malware, or spyware
  • Digital items - any items where the order is fulfilled electronically or requires a download such as:
    • Ebooks, PDF files, or items for online games
  • Humans, human body parts, organs, cells, blood, body fluids, and items that are soiled with human materials such as used underwear
  • Explicit items
    • Sexually explicit items such as sex toys and fetish items
    • Offensive items (determined at our discretion)

Note: Any item may be removed at the discretion of the company.

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