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List of Prohibited and Restricted Items

We are updating our policies. This updated policy will come into effect from September 6th 2021.

This list of prohibited and restricted items is intended only as a guide. You may only sell items in your possession and you may not buy or sell items that are legally prohibited in the country you live in. That goes for items that are listed as allowed in our list.

At Depop, we reserve the right to decide what items are or aren’t allowed on our app at any time. There are instances where we may remove items that are not listed below if we decide that they are offensive, in breach of our Terms of Service, or are in any other way a risk that we're not prepared to take.

Please note that we continuously update this list.

  1. Adult only material and nudity
  2. Advertisements
  3. Alcohol
  4. Animals and wildlife products
  5. Counterfeit currency and stamps
  6. Counterfeit items, replicas and unauthorised copies
  7. Credit cards
  8. Data banks, mailing lists and personal information
  9. Drugs and drug paraphernalia
  10. Drop-shipping
  11. Food and edible items
  12. Firearms, weapons and military items
  13. Fireworks and kit for their implementation
  14. Goods from embargoed countries
  15. Government, transit and shipping-related items, government documents, IDs and licenses
  16. Graphic and violent imagery
  17. Hate speech and discriminatory content
  18. Hazardous materials
  19. Human remains, human organs and body parts
  20. Lock-picking and locksmithing devices
  21. Lotteries and giveaways
  22. All medical devices (prescription and over-the counter medical devices), including contact lenses and used or unused diagnostic tests
  23. Perfumes and cosmetics
  24. Plants and seeds
  25. Real estate
  26. Recalled items
  27. Second-hand clothing
  28. Services
  29. Software
  30. State or public agencies ownerships, artistic, historical and archaeological properties
  31. Stocks and other securities
  32. Stolen property and property with removed serial numbers
  33. Technology and electronics
  34. Tickets
  35. Tobacco
  36. TV de-scramblers
  37. Vouchers, gift cards, digital and non-material goods
  1. ADULT ONLY MATERIAL AND NUDITY
  • Any material representing or describing bestiality, necrophilia, coprophilia, rape, incest in all sort of publications, films, and other recordings
  • Any material of any type representing, describing or depicting nudity or sexualised imagery of children including child sexual exploitation material
  • Adult magazines, films and videos
  • Adult toys and related accessories that are used for sexual purposes
  • Used (unclean and/or unwashed) underwear listings, including listings that are not clear about the condition of the item
  • Any imagery depicting full or partial nudity that breaches Depop’s nudity policy
  • Any other content that breaches Depop’s sexually inappropriate content and behaviour policy
  1. ADVERTISEMENTS
  • Posts that advertise commercial or private websites for the purposes of selling outside Depop
  • Unsolicited advertising or promotions, requests for donations or 'spam'
  • Advertisements for selling schemes, businesses or marketing opportunities
  1. ALCOHOL
  • Alcohol products including gift sets
  • Liquor license

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Beer/wine making kits
  1. ANIMALS AND WILDLIFE PRODUCTS
  • Any animal alive. This extends to listings that include animals as a gift, prize or giveaway in connection with an item listed on Depop
  • Any part, pelt or skin from endangered animals, that is any species listed in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species
  • Ivory items and ivory derivatives
  • Tusks, horns or antlers from any animal
  • Animal traps including glue-based traps used in pest control to catch and monitor insects
  • Animal specimens preserved in toxic or flammable substances such as formaldehyde

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Pelts of non-endangered animal species, with the exception of dogs and cats
  1. COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY AND STAMPS
  • Replica coins for collection
  • Counterfeit coins
  • Counterfeit bank notes
  • Counterfeit bonds
  1. COUNTERFEIT ITEMS, REPLICAS AND UNAUTHORIZED COPIES
  • Counterfeit clothing and accessories such as for example, a bag bearing the Chanel® name or logo that was neither made nor authorised for sale by Chanel®
  • Counterfeit replacement parts not made by the manufacturer that the items are labelled with
  • Counterfeit electronics
  • Counterfeit cosmetics
  • Unauthorised or pirated copies. This includes but is not limited to pirated, duplicated, backed-up or bootlegged copies of books, videos, films, music CDs, MP3s, MP4s, photographs, radio programs, concerts, television programs and video games
  • Products made available by digital download where the seller doesn’t own the copyright. This includes but is not limited to: codes that can be used to access content on other websites or platforms; e-books or audio books
  • Any product that has been illegally replicated, reproduced or manufactured
  • Any item or behaviour that infringes copyright, trademark, design or any other intellectual property rights. This also includes user generated content or creations made using parts of branded items without the authorisation of the brand itself
  • Equipment used to make counterfeit items
  1. CREDIT CARDS
  • Currently active and inactive bank credit, debit and pre-paid cards
  • Currently active store credit cards

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Blank plastic cards
  1. DATA BANKS, MAILING LISTS AND PERSONAL INFORMATION
  • Data banks
  • Mailing lists
  • Personal information
  1. DROP-SHIPPING
  • Drop-shipped designer, luxury, electronic or cosmetic items
  • Drop-shipped items listed using stock images, customer photos and/or supplier photos
  • Drop-shipped items produced at large scale and bought to order from catalogues or other marketplaces

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Handcrafted items designed by the seller
  • Items produced or printed on demand that the seller has designed
  1. DRUGS AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

We have a zero tolerance policy for any drugs, drug paraphernalia, tobacco or smoking accessories and will take immediate action on any item in this category found on Depop.

  • Narcotics, steroids, and any other controlled substance
  • Any substance described as having drug-like effects (for example, a 'legal high')
  • Any article meant for the use, manufacturing or concealing of a controlled substance
  1. FOOD AND EDIBLE ITEMS
  • Perishable or past expiration date food and edible items
  • Non-perishable food and edible items that do not have a clear expiry date
  • Non-perishable food and edible items that do not show an ingredient list
  • Home caterer services
  • Unsealed or opened food products

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Non-perishable food and edible items that have a clearly marked expiration date and ingredient list shown in the listing. The item must comply with applicable food regulations at the time of the sale both in the country where Depop is located and in the registered user’s country of residence and/or domicile
  1. FIREARMS, WEAPONS AND MILITARY ITEMS
  • Any firearms, weapons and military items, regardless of their functionality, construction date or of their being collectibles. The term 'firearm' indicates all the parts constituting a firearm, a sporting gun, all types of collectible, vintage, antique and signalling guns
  • Ammunitions
  • Kits for the construction of firearms
  • Firearms replicas
  • All blade weapons, knives and sharp instruments. This includes but is not limited to: kitchen knives, fishing and scuba knives, blackjacks, clubs, brass knuckles, switchblades and swords of all kind
  • BB guns
  • Airsoft guns
  • Paintball guns
  • Pneumatic spearguns
  • Bows and arrows
  • Scuba spearguns

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Bulletproof vests
  • Miniature weapons designed for toy miniature figures
  • Toy weapons that cannot be mistaken for real weapons
  1. FIREWORKS AND KITS FOR THEIR IMPLEMENTATION
  • Any fireworks, even those available in high street stores
  • Kits for firework implementation
  1. GOODS FROM EMBARGOED COUNTRIES
  • All embargoed restricted items
  1. GOVERNMENT, TRANSIT AND SHIPPING-RELATED ITEMS, GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS, IDs AND LICENSES
  • Any government, transit and shipping-related items, government documents, IDs and licenses

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Historical or collector badges that do not resemble modern badges (e.g. an antique sheriff’s badge from the 19th century), provided that the listing clearly states that the object is at least 75 years old or belongs to an organization which no longer exists
  • Souvenirs such as hats, mugs, pins, pens, buttons, cuff links, shirts and paperweights that do not contain or show any emblems
  • Fake, novelty or clearly unofficial badges, such as plastic or humorous ones
  1. GRAPHIC AND VIOLENT IMAGERY
  1. HATE SPEECH AND DISCRIMINATORY CONTENT
  1. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
  • Hazardous materials. This includes but is not limited to: fire extinguishers, radioactive materials, flammable gases, combustible items, pesticides and poisons, toxic substances
  • Any dangerous item subject to specific sale restrictions
  1. HUMAN REMAINS, HUMAN ORGANS AND BODY PARTS
  • Human body parts including, but not limited to: organs, bones, teeth, blood, bodily fluids, waste products, sperm and eggs

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Hair pieces, extensions and wigs made from human hair
  1. LOCKPICKING AND LOCKSMITHING DEVICES
  • Any lockpicking and locksmithing devices
  1. LOTTERIES AND GIVEAWAYS
  • All types of lotteries (raffles)
  • Mystery boxes or mystery items, where a seller offers an item or number of items for sale for a set price, without specifying the items that the buyer will receive

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Free prize competitions and free draws that comply to applicable law both in the country where Depop is located and in the registered user’s country of residence and/or domicile
  1. ALL MEDICAL DEVICES (PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE COUNTER MEDICAL DEVICES), INCLUDING CONTACT LENSES AND USED OR UNUSED DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
  • All medical devices (prescription and over-the counter medical devices), including contact lenses
  • All medical products (prescription and over-the counter medical products)
  • Contraceptive products and devices
  • Teeth whitening products containing hydrogen peroxide and any other compound that releases hydrogen peroxide, including carbamide peroxide and zinc peroxide
  • Herbal and holistic remedies, supplements and other items whose descriptions implicitly or explicitly compare the products listed to prescription drugs, imply any non-approved treatments, or market them as having the same results
  • Unapproved or unlicensed healthcare products or supplements
  • Non-medical items that make misleading, unverified or false medical claims
  • Weight loss products with warnings or recalls
  • Counterfeit medicines
  • Used and unsealed healthcare products
  • Past expiration date products
  • Surgical masks
  • Respirator masks
  • Non-handmade fabric face masks
  • Sanitising sprays, gels and liquids

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Vitamins, provided the product is new and unopened and the list of ingredients clearly visible in the listing
  • Face masks handmade by the seller
  1. PERFUMES AND COSMETICS
  • Testers
  • Decanters
  • Used perfumes and cosmetics
  • Perfumes and cosmetics replicas
  • Past expiration date perfumes and cosmetics
  • Unsealed product samples decanted from their original packaging, for example a full sized product decanted into samples by a seller for resale
  • Homemade cosmetics that do not show an ingredient list

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Unused and genuine perfumes and cosmetics
  • Sample perfumes and cosmetics, as long as they come in the original container that includes the ingredient list
  • Homemade perfumes and cosmetics, as long as they comply with the applicable regulations at the time of the sale both in the country where Depop is located and in the registered user’s country of residence and/or domicile
  1. PLANTS AND SEEDS
  • Any prohibited or restricted plants, seeds, plant pests and other materials
  1. REAL ESTATE
  • Any real estate property, including property rental or licence
  1. RECALLED ITEMS
  • Products recalled by a manufacturer or another government agency. For additional information please consult the applicable regulator website (e.g. European Commission website)
  1. SECOND-HAND CLOTHING
  • Any second hand clothing item that is not disclosed to be second hand or used. The seller must declare that any second hand clothing listed is not new and that it has been cleaned according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  1. SERVICES
  • Professional or personal services such as for example financial or marketing advice, building or labour services
  • Clothing rental services
  1. SOFTWARE
  • Counterfeit software
  • Pre-installed/OEM software
  • Any software restricted for sale
  • Any software sold via digital download
  1. STATE OR PUBLIC AGENCIES OWNERSHIPS, ARTISTIC, HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
  • Artefacts, antiques and items with historical or artistic value that are protected under national laws or regulations
  1. STOCKS AND OTHER SECURITIES
  • Stock, shares or security interests
  1. STOLEN PROPERTY AND PROPERTY WITH REMOVED SERIAL NUMBERS
  • Any item taken without the authorisation from private individuals, companies or governments
  1. TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONICS
  • Mobile phones and related tech accessories
  • Speakers, headphones and headsets
  • Digital audio players and related products
  • Games consoles, controllers and related accessories
  • Computers, laptops, tablets, E-readers and related accessories
  • Smartwatches and fitness watches or fitness trackers
  • Cosmetic electronics such as hair stylers, clippers and trimmers
  • Home and lifestyle electronics such as lighting, virtual assistants and appliances
  • Televisions, DVD players and related products
  • Battery banks, chargers and hard drives

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Cameras, video cameras and related accessories including film and lenses
  • Mobile phone and laptop cases, covers, folios and holders
  • Digital and analog wrist watches such as Casio, Swatch and Timex
  1. TICKETS
  • Event tickets for sporting, music, stage or any other events
  • Transit tickets for rail, airplane or other transport services
  • Lottery tickets
  1. TOBACCO
  • Tobacco and its derivatives, including cigarettes, cigars and snus
  • All tobacco products and accessories, including ashtrays and collectables
  • Herbal tobacco, nicotine-free cigarettes or tobacco-free cigarettes
  • E-cigarettes and associated products, including e-liquids and pods
  • Pipes
  • Cigarette papers, filters and rolling machines

The sale of the following is allowed:

  • Incenses, provided that the listing and the instructions do not mention, either implicitly or explicitly, that the item is related to drugs or to the consumption of illegal substances
  1. TV DE-SCRAMBLERS
  • Any TV de-scramblers
  1. VOUCHERS, GIFT CARDS, DIGITAL AND NON-MATERIAL GOODS
  • Vouchers
  • Gift cards, store or merchandise credits and all items equivalent to cash
  • All products made available by digital sale or download, including games and game accounts, in-game currency, items, and characters

Last Update: July, 2021

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