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Condition guidelines

Assigning the correct condition to each product you list on Amazon is the first step toward providing a great customer experience. It is important to make a careful assessment of your product before specifying its condition.

For information about selecting a condition for your product, see Selecting Conditions.

General condition guidelines

The following guidelines apply to all product categories unless otherwise indicated in the Category-Specific Condition Guidelines:

Note: Certified Refurbished, Used – Good, and Used – Acceptable can be used only where noted as acceptable in the category-specific condition guidelines.

New:

Just like it sounds. A brand-new, unused, unopened item in its original packaging, with all original packaging materials included. Original protective wrapping, if any, is intact. Original manufacturer's warranty, if any, still applies, with warranty details included in the listing comments.

Certified Refurbished:

Use only if noted in the Category-Specific Condition Guidelines.

A product that has been inspected and graded by a qualified manufacturer or a specialized third-party refurbisher to like-new working condition with no visible cosmetic imperfections when held 12 inches away.

The item is backed by an additional 1-year limited warranty provided by the supplier, in addition to buyer’s statutory rights.

The products may be packaged in a generic box and come with relevant accessories as expected for a new product, with exceptions, if any, mentioned on the product detail page. Certified Refurbished items are sometimes referred to as Pre-Owned or Open-Box products.

Used - Like New:

An apparently untouched item in perfect condition. Original protective wrapping may be missing, but the original packaging is intact and pristine. There are absolutely no signs of wear on the item or its packaging. Instructions are included. Item is suitable for presenting as a gift.

Used - Very Good:

A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged, but may show some limited signs of wear. Item works perfectly.

Used - Good:

Use only if noted in the Category-Specific Condition Guidelines. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. It may be marked, have identifying markings on it, or show other signs of previous use.

Used - Acceptable:

Use only if noted in the Category-Specific Condition Guidelines. The item is fairly worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents, and worn corners. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use.

Unacceptable and prohibited items

Items in any of the following conditions are unacceptable for listing on Amazon:

  • Item does not work perfectly in every regard.
  • Item is not clean, including signs of mold, heavy staining, or corrosion.
  • Item is damaged in a way that renders it difficult to use.
  • Item is missing essential accompanying material or parts. (This does not necessarily include instructions.)
  • Item requires repair or service.
  • Item was not created by the original manufacturer or copyright holder. This includes copies, counterfeits, replicas, and imitations.
  • Item was originally distributed as a promotional copy, promotional bundle, product sample, or advance reading copy. This includes uncorrected proofs of in-print or not-yet-published books.
  • Any aspect of the item is obscured and not able to be read or viewed because of markings, stickers, or other damage.
  • Item has passed the expiration date (includes "best by" and "sell by" dates), has an unacceptable portion of its shelf life remaining, or has had the expiration date removed or tampered with.
  • Item was intended for destruction or disposal or otherwise designated as unsellable by the manufacturer or a supplier, vendor, or retailer.
  • Item is prohibited for sale on Amazon.

For more information about prohibited products, see Restricted Products.

Only full retail versions of software may be sold on Amazon. See Software & Computer Games for a list of software products that are prohibited for sale on Amazon.

Only full retail versions of software may be sold on Amazon. See Software & Computer Games section below for the list of software products that are prohibited for sale on Amazon.

Category-specific condition guidelines

The following category-specific condition guidelines should be used as indicated in addition to or in place of the general condition guidelines.

Books – New and Used

In addition to the general condition guidelines, apply the following guidelines to new and used books:

  • New: Just like it sounds. A brand-new, never sold to a customer, unused, unread copy in perfect condition. The dust cover and original protective wrapping, if any, are intact. All supplementary materials are included and all access codes for electronic material, if applicable, are valid and/or in working condition. Books with markings of any kind on the cover or pages, books marked as "Bargain" or "Remainder," or with any other labels attached, may not be listed as New condition.
  • Used - Like New: Dust cover is intact, with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds of any kind. May contain remainder marks on outside edges, which should be noted in listing comments.
  • Used - Very Good: Pages and dust cover are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine is undamaged.
  • Used - Good: All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include "From the library of" labels.
  • Used - Acceptable: All pages and the cover are intact, but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting, but the text cannot be obscured or unreadable.
  • It is strictly prohibited to offer New books in the “Used books” category.
  • It is strictly prohibited to describe or qualify as “New” a book offered in the “Used books” category.

Industrial & Scientific

Industrial & Scientific products may be listed as New, New – Open Box, Refurbished, Used – Like New, Used – Very Good, Used – Good, or Used – Acceptable.

Books – Collectible

To be considered collectible, a book should be unique in a way that could reasonably be assumed to increase the book's value to a collector:

  • First editions and first printings
  • Signed, inscribed, or scarce copies
  • Advance reading copies and uncorrected proofs of out-of-print books

Collectible books do not include the following:

  • Uncorrected proofs of in-print or not-yet-published books
  • Former library books
  • Remaindered books
  • Book club editions

The General Condition Guidelines do not apply to collectible books. Use the following condition types for Collectible Books:

  • Collectible - Like New: All pages and the cover are intact. The dust jacket is intact, if applicable, with no noticeable or very tiny nicks or flaws. Spine has no signs of creasing. Book may have very small but virtually unnoticeable flaws. List items in Fine condition as Like New. Include condition details in the listing comments.
  • Collectible - Very Good: Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. Spine shows no sign of creasing. Dust jacket, if applicable, shows signs of some rubbing or chipping. List items in Near Fine condition as Very Good. Include condition details in the listing comments.
  • Collectible - Good: All pages and the cover are intact, including the dust jacket, if applicable. Spine may show signs of wear. Generally, books in Good condition are not considered to be collectible grade.
  • Collectible - Acceptable: A readable copy showing significant wear. Dust jacket may be missing. For all but the rarest items, books in Acceptable condition are not considered to be collectible grade.

Music – New and Used

Music formats include vinyl, magnetic tape, and disc.

If you are listing a club edition against the detail page for the standard edition, use the listing comments to indicate that your item is a club edition. For more about listing club editions, see the exception under Matching product offers inaccurately in Prohibited Seller Activities and Actions.

CDs and cassettes must be sold with a protective jewel or cassette case. You may substitute newer packaging when a jewel or cassette case is damaged, but you may not substitute copied cover art or liner notes for the originals.

In addition to the general condition guidelines, the following guidelines apply to new and used music:

  • New: A brand-new, unused, unopened CD or cassette in perfect condition.
  • Used - Like New: The jewel case, cassette case, or album cover has no scratches or scuffing. Cover art, liner notes, and inclusions are in perfect condition. The product itself is unmarked with no sign of wear. Packaging may have a remainder cut-out, which should be noted in the listing comments section.
  • Used - Very Good: The CD or cassette that has been listened to but remains in great condition and plays perfectly. The packaging, cover art, liner notes, or inclusions may show limited signs of wear.
  • Used - Good: The CD or cassette plays perfectly but has clear signs of wear. The product or its packaging may have identifying markings from its owner.
  • Used - Acceptable: The CD or cassette plays perfectly but is otherwise the worse for wear. Packaging and inclusions may be damaged, marked, or missing. Note any missing elements in the listing comments section.

A brand-new, unused, unopened CD, MC or record in perfect condition.

What we will not accept for sale at Amazon.com.tr:

Music that is in any way unplayable or recorded, recordings not manufactured by the copyright holder, including recopied media in any form. Promotional media is prohibited for sale through Amazon.com.tr Marketplace. Any missing components must be explicitly stated in the description.

Make sure you describe your CDs, MCs, and records accurately. An accurate product description increases buyer satisfaction. Should an item have an obvious cosmetic flaw, sellers are strongly encouraged to make a note in the comments field. The presence of remainder marks or cut-outs should always be noted in comments. Recopied media is not permitted. CDs with surface scratches may be listed as Good or Acceptable, subject to the above guidelines, as long as the quality of the playback is not affected.

What we will not accept for sale:

Music that is in any way unplayable or recorded, recordings not manufactured by the copyright holder, including recopied media in any form. Promotional media is prohibited for sale through Amazon.

Music – Collectible

To be considered collectible, the item should be unique in a way that increases value for a collector:

  • Signed, inscribed, or scarce
  • Unique characteristics such as special pressings, unusual aesthetics (colored vinyl), or limited edition packaging

Seller comments for collectible music should include the following:

  • Further detail on condition or completeness of item and packaging
  • Notes about the presence of signatures, inscriptions, or other personalization

Camera & Photo Electronics & Photo, PC

  • New: The original manufacturer's warranty, if any, must apply. Unless otherwise specified, all new camera and photo items are assumed to be in full retail packaging. Bulk, plain white box, or other types of packaging are not allowed unless specifically called out in the product title.
  • Certified Refurbished: You may use Certified Refurbished in this category. See the General Condition Guidelines for details. A product that has been inspected and graded by a qualified manufacturer or a specialized third-party refurbisher to like-new working condition with no visible cosmetic imperfections when held 12 inches away. The item is backed by an additional 1-year limited warranty provided by the supplier, in addition to buyer’s statutory rights. The products may be packaged in a generic box and come with relevant accessories as expected for a new product, with exceptions, if any, mentioned on the product detail page. Certified Refurbished items are sometimes referred to as Pre-Owned or Open-Box products.
  • Used - Like New: An apparently untouched item in perfect condition. On the 1 to 10 point used-equipment scale, this item must be a 10.
  • Used - Very Good: On the 1 to 10 point used-equipment scale, this item must be a 9 or better.
  • Used - Good: On the 1 to 10 point used-equipment scale, this item must be an 8 or better.
  • Used - Acceptable: On the 1 to 10 point used-equipment scale, this item must be a 7 or better.

Electrical items without CE marks are not acceptable. All electrical and photographic equipment, whether new or used, must be safe (that is, there is no risk that the equipment will cause death, personal injury or damage to property) and, where applicable, come fixed with a European standard plug. You must have used and refurbished equipment tested by an expert prior to listing to verify that it is safe. Unclean items are not acceptable.

Software & Computer Games

You may be required to obtain approval to list certain products in the Software & Computer Games categories. To submit a request to sell restricted products in Software & Computer Games, please contact us.

Only full retail versions of software may be sold on Amazon. The following types of software are prohibited for sale:

  • Copied or duplicated software, in any format
  • OEM software
  • Back-up copies
  • Fulfillment software
  • Promotional software
  • Beta (pre-release) copies
  • Unauthorized freeware or shareware
  • Academic software requiring pre-purchase verification

In addition to the general condition guidelines, please apply the following guidelines to Software & Computer Games.

  • New: A brand new product.
  • Like New: The box and jewel case are pristine, with no signs of wear. UPC should be visible.
  • Very Good: a well-cared-for video game that has been played but remains in great condition.
  • Good: Original UPC should be visible.
  • Acceptable: Original UPC, the original jewel case, or both are missing.

Consumer Electronics

In addition to the general condition guidelines, you may be required to obtain approval to list certain products in the Electronics category. For more information, see Categories Requiring Approval.

In addition to the General Condition Guidelines, apply the following guidelines to Electronics:

  • Refurbished: You may sell Refurbished in this category. See the General Condition Guidelines for details.

Toys & Games - Collectible

Collectible toys and games must be rare, exclusive, one-of-a-kind, or otherwise unique.

Note: The General Condition Guidelines do not apply to Collectible Toys & Games.

Use the following condition types for Collectible Toys & Games:

  • Collectible - Like New: An apparently untouched item in perfect condition. The original protective wrapping, if any, may be missing, but the original packaging is intact. There are absolutely no signs of wear. Suitable for presenting as a gift.
  • Collectible - Very Good: A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. Item and instructions are complete and undamaged but may show some signs of wear.
  • Collectible - Good: Item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition. The original instructions are included and in acceptable condition. The item may be marked, identified, or show other signs of previous use. The item works perfectly and is in good shape overall.

Home, Kitchen, Garden and Large Appliances

Besides the general condition guidelines, the following guidelines apply:

New:

A brand-new, unused and unopened item in the original packaging with all of the original packaging materials included. The original manufacturer's warranty, if any, should still apply, with details of any such warranty included when you complete the condition note section of the product listing.

Used items:

Refurbished items must be refurbished and warranted by the manufacturer or re-manufacturer.

  • Certified Refurbished: a product that has been professionally restored to working order. Typically, this means the product has been inspected, cleaned and repaired to meet manufacturer specifications. It may or may not be in its original packaging. The manufacturer warranty or warranty of the company performing the refurbishing services may apply to the product and should be included in the condition notes for the item.
  • Like New: an apparently untouched item in perfect condition. The original plastic wrap may be missing, but the original packaging is intact. There are absolutely no signs of wear. Suitable for presenting as a gift.
  • Very Good: a well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item and its instructions are complete and undamaged, but may show some signs of wear. The item works perfectly.
  • Good: the item shows wear from consistent use, but remains in good condition. The original instructions are included, and are in acceptable condition. The item may be marked or identified, and show other signs of previous use. The item works perfectly and is in good overall shape.
  • Acceptable: the item is fairly worn, but it continues to work perfectly. The signs of wear can include scratches, dents and other aesthetic problems. The box and non-essential instructions may be missing or damaged. The item may be marked or identified, and show other signs of previous use.

What we will not accept for sale on Amazon:

  • Items that do not work perfectly in every regard or are damaged in ways that render them difficult to use
  • Items not manufactured or printed by the original manufacturer and for which essential accompanying material is missing (this does not necessarily include instructions)
  • New electrical items without CE marks
  • Consumable items where any part has been used
  • Products that require repair or service
  • Products whose commercialization is prohibited under the applicable law (for example, some cutlery products)
  • Unclean items are not acceptable

All Home, Kitchen, Garden and Large Appliances equipment, whether new or used, must be safe (that is, there is no risk that the equipment will cause death, personal injury or damage to property) and, where applicable, come with the standard plug for the country where they are sold. We will not accept listing products without the standard two-pin plug.. The seller must have used and refurbished equipment tested by an expert prior to listing to verify that it is safe. You must not list any product that has been the subject of a product safety recall.

Ink and Toner Cartridges

Sellers may list ink and toner cartridges in "New" and "Used" conditions; approval from Seller Support is required to list items in the "Used" condition. Amazon prohibits sellers from listing ink and toner cartridges in "Certified Refurbished" condition.

Video, DVD & Blu-ray Discs -- New and Used

We suggest that you list videos and DVDs at a price that is the same as or lower than the Amazon price.

Collectible videos and DVDs

Must be rare, out of print or otherwise unique--you will have an opportunity to say why your copy is collectible. We suggest that you list such items at a price that is higher than the Amazon.in price.

New videos and DVDs

A brand-new, unused, unopened video or DVD in perfect condition in its original packaging and with all original packaging materials included.

What we will not accept for sale at Amazon: Video or DVD recordings not created by the copyright holder, including recopied media in any form. In addition, promotional media is prohibited for sale through Amazon, as are recordings in which any aspect of the film is missing or obscured.

Please note: 18-certificate videos or DVDs can only be listed if the seller is at least 18 years of age.

In addition to the General Condition Guidelines, the following guidelines apply to used video, DVD & Blu-ray discs:

  • New: A brand-new, unused, unopened product in perfect condition in its original packaging and with all original packaging materials included.
  • Used Like New: an apparently unopened product in perfect condition (although it may be out of its original wrapping). The box or DVD case is clean and vivid, with no signs of wear. Any codes for digital copies or downloadable content included in the product have not expired and have not been redeemed. Suitable for presenting as a gift.
  • Used Very Good: a well-cared-for product that has been listened to, but remains in great condition. The film is complete, without interruption, and does not skip. The box or DVD case may show limited signs of wear, as may the liner notes. Any voucher codes or digital content included in the product may be missing or have expired or been redeemed, but this must not prevent use of the product. The seller must note any missing or redeemed products in the listing comments.
  • Used Good: a product with clear external signs of wear, but one that continues to play perfectly. The product may have identification markings from its owner.
  • Used Acceptable: a product with extensive external signs of wear, but one that continues to play perfectly. The box or DVD case may be damaged, and the notes or other inclusions may be marked (but remain complete and legible), or one or more of these products may be missing. The seller must note any missing elements in the listing comments.

What we will not accept for sale:

Video or DVD recordings not created by the copyright holder, including recopied media in any form. In addition, promotional media is prohibited for sale through the Amazon marketplace, as are recordings in which any aspect of the film is missing or obscured.

Note: 18-certificate videos or DVDs can only be listed if the seller is at least 18 years of age.

Video, DVD & Blu-ray Discs -- Collectible

To be considered collectible, the item should be unique in a way that increases value for a collector:

  • Signed or inscribed
  • Scarce

Seller comments for collectible media may include the following:

  • Further detail on condition or completeness of item and packaging
  • Presence of signatures, inscriptions, or other personalization

Video Games

In addition to the General Condition Guidelines, apply the following guidelines to Video Games:

  • New: Unless specified in the product title, all new video game items are assumed to be in full retail packaging. Bulk, plain white box, or other types of packaging are not allowed unless specifically called out in the product title.
  • Used - Like New: Activation codes for bonus online content may be missing or expired. Product may not include downloadable content.
  • Used - Very Good: Activation codes for bonus online content may be missing or expired. Product may not include downloadable content.
  • Used - Good: Activation codes for bonus online content may be missing or expired. Product may not include downloadable content.
  • Used - Acceptable: You must note whether the box or instructions are missing in the condition notes field. Activation codes for bonus online content may be missing or expired. Product may not include downloadable content.

Musical Instruments

In addition to the General Condition Guidelines, apply the following guidelines to Musical Instruments:

  • Refurbished: You may sell Refurbished in this category. See the General Condition Guidelines for details.

Office Products

Baby

  • New: A brand-new, unused, unopened toy, in perfect condition.
  • Used Like New: An apparently unused toy in perfect condition (although it may be out of its original wrapping). All original parts of the toy are present and in perfect condition. The toy is unmarked with no sign of wear. Suitable for presenting as a gift.
  • Used Very Good: A well-cared-for toy that has been played with, but remains in great condition. The toy may show limited signs of wear, but all original parts are present and in great condition.
  • Used Good: The toy is still in a good condition to play with, though shows some signs of wear. It is undamaged, and the original parts are present and in good condition.
  • Used Acceptable: The toy is in a condition such that it can still be played with, but it is otherwise the worse for wear. Some parts of the toys may be damaged or marked, but all original parts are present. The toy may have identification markings of its owner.

What we will not accept for sale at Amazon:

Toys that have missing parts that are essential to the workings of the toy. All toys, whether new or used, must be safe (that is, there is no risk that the equipment will cause death, personal injury or damage to property). You must not list any product that has been the subject of a product safety recall.

Only New items are permitted to be sold on Amazon.

Watches

To ensure that customers are able to buy with confidence from all sellers on Amazon, sellers must be pre-approved to sell products in the Watches category. For more information see Categories Requiring Approval.

All watches must be listed in New condition only. You may not sell used products in this category.

All watches must come in their original packaging, including all original packaging materials and instruction manuals.

Consumable, Ingestible, and/or Topical Products

All consumable, ingestible, and/or topical products sold on Amazon must be listed in New condition. This includes, for example, items within the Beauty, Food & Grocery, Health Care, and Vitamins & Dietary Supplements categories. To be considered New, items must not have been previously used, be in the original packaging, and be properly prepared, packaged, sealed, and labelled to prevent contamination, spoiling, melting, and damage.

Products cannot be listed in New condition if the items have been used, have any signs of use, damage, or were intended for destruction or disposal or were otherwise designated as unsellable by the manufacturer or a supplier, vendor, or retailer.

To ensure that customers are able to buy with confidence from all sellers on Amazon, you may be required to obtain approval to list certain products. For more information, see Categories Requiring Approval.

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