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Advertisements and Credits

Half.com does not permit sellers to place within their listings advertisements for companies, their products or any other services. Listings may only describe the item for sale on Half.com. It may not contain promotional material or other information about any company.

Listings that do not meet Half.com's policy on advertisements and credits may be ended. The continued practice of placing advertisements in a listing may result in suspension from Half.com.

Want ads or trades

Listings advertising a desire to buy items is not allowed. Policy: All listings with want ads or trades are not permitted and will be removed.

Bonuses, giveaways, raffles and prizes

Listings that promote bonus items, giveaways, or random drawings, coupons or prizes as an enticement for buyers are not permitted on Half.com. 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.

Our Policy

Policy: These types of listings are not permitted and will be removed.

Listing Techniques that Circumvent Half.com's fee structure

Members may not use systems or techniques to circumvent Half.com fees. Some examples include:

  • Offering in a listing the opportunity to purchase the item or other merchandise outside of Half.com.

  • Listing an item that requires or offers an additional purchase.

  • Listings with an e-mail address or domain name in the title.

  • Catalog Sales - listings of catalogs from which buyers may directly order items are prohibited. In these situations, the seller will typically offer the catalog for low price and complete sales outside of Half.com for items found in the catalog.

  • Old, collectible catalogs (i.e., those that you cannot order from any longer) are permissible.

  • Offering items for sale in a manner that circumvents Half.com fees.

Listings that circumvent Half.com fees are not permitted and will be ended. Disciplinary action may result in the indefinite suspension of a member's account, temporary suspension, or a formal warning. Half.com will consider the circumstances of an alleged offense and the member's selling records before taking action.