eBay have announced this morning three new sets of products which are banned on eBay. In truth these products are not able to be sold legally in the UK so it’s not great loss.
It’s a criminal offence to produce novelty bank notes resembling British currency and from the 27th October these will be covered under the eBay Counterfeit Currency and Stamps policy. Ivory is a contentious issue as there are a few exceptions where it can be legally sold but eBay are prohibiting all sales of Ivory to prevent unscrupulous dealers from falsely claiming their items were legal antiques. There are already guidelines in force for the sale of laser pointers and eBay are merely mirroring these guideline on the site and they’ll now be covered by the Hazardous Materials policy
For most sellers it’s business as usual, for those whose products are affected it’s worth checking 30 day and Good-til-canceled listings to ensure they’re ended prior to the bans being enforced.