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Half.com Policies - Item Description Listing Policies
Items must be listed by the ISBN or UPC printed onto the product by the manufacturer. An item may not be listed if it is described in a "materially different" way from its ISBN/UPC product information, except as it applies to the quality of the item. An item is considered materially different if the ISBN/UPC is in any way different from the ISBN/UPC product information and cannot be listed on Half.com. Some types of material differences include but are not limited to: international editions; softcover books listed under hardcover ISBNs/editions; pdf files; scanned textbooks; instructor/teacher editions; instructor solutions manuals; test banks; solutions manuals with no ISBN; older editions listed under newer ISBN/UPC, book club editions; uncorrected proofs; advanced reading copies of books; screener copies of movies; out of print books with no ISBN; braille books; promotional mustic cd's; cassette, LP, 8-track music formats; music club editions such as BMG or Columbia House; annotated instructor's editions, etc.
The Half.com Item Description page can only be used to describe, promote and facilitate the sale of the listed Half.com item - it cannot refer to or promote the seller's individual web site, off Half.com sales or other businesses.
Links from the Item Description page that interfere in any way with the Half.com purchase process, or solicit any Half.com user information, are not allowed. Links from the Item Description page to pages that promote off Half.com sales in any way are forbidden, though such pages may generally themselves contain discrete links to other commercial web pages.
Want Ads or Trades
Listings advertising a desire to buy or trade items are not allowed.
Giveaways, Raffles and Prizes
Listings that promote giveaways, random drawings or prizes as an enticement for buyers are not permitted on Half.com as these promotions are highly regulated and may be unlawful in many states. Half.com itself may run such promotions on the site, and may grant authorization to its partners or third party companies to run promotions, that comply with applicable laws.
Listing Techniques that Circumvent Half.com Fee Structure
Listings that circumvent Half.com fees are not permitted and will be ended. Disciplinary action may result in the indefinite suspension of a user's account, temporary suspension, or a formal warning. Half.com will consider the circumstances of an alleged offense and the user's history before taking action.
Prohibited HTML Tags
The Item Description page may not contain any of the following HTML tags:
Terms and Conditions contradictory to any Half.com Policy
Half.com does not allow the use of profanity or patently vulgar language. This includes the use of language that is racist, hateful, sexual, or obscene in nature in a public area.