Check out this seller update regarding the sale of manufacturer coupons on eBay! Here are some of the updated guidelines for selling manufacturer coupons on eBay, starting 9/1/13:
- You may sell up to $100 or 25 valid, unexpired, original coupons per month.
- 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.
- 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 eBay 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.
This will also affect those of you who have been purchasing coupons on eBay — this is obviously a volume business for sellers, so the 25 coupons a month limit will effectively shut most of them down. See the full seller update here.