Facebook Marketplace Rules – Restricted list of items that cannot be sold

Facebook marketplace gives one the opportunity to sell products at a minimal cost to a large buyers, but some rules are put in place in order to ensure fair practices and safety therein:

Restricted list of items that cannot be sold

There are actually items which cannot be sold on the marketplace. These items are banned on Facebook. These items include:

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  • Adult products or services.
  • Alcohol.
  • Animals.
  • Digital media and electronic devices.
  • Event tickets.
  • Gift Cards.
  • Healthcare items (thermometers, first-aid kits, etc.).
  • Illegal, prescription or recreational drugs.
  • Tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia.
  • Unsafe supplements.
  • Weapons, ammunition, or explosives.

The item to be sold must be a physical item.

There is a ban on items that are not ‘physical’. For example:

  • “in search of” posts.
  • lost and found posts.
  • Jokes.
  • News.

3. Item and image description must match.

The photo and description and title must match.

4. Before-and-after pictures are prohibited.

Before and after pictures are banned.

Facebook has gone through great lengths to ensure that Marketplace is a safe place for people to buy and sell online.


Facebook Marketplace Rules – Restricted list of items that cannot be sold

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