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Error: The item cannot be listed or modified. The title and/or description may contain improper words, or the listing or seller may be in violation of eBay policy.
Error: The item cannot be listed or modified. The title and/or description may contain improper words, or the listing or seller may be in violation of eBay policy.
Understand and resolve this common eBay error regarding violating eBay policy.
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Written by Michael Goldmeier
Updated over a week ago

Error: The item cannot be listed or modified. The title and/or description may contain improper words, or the listing or seller may be in violation of eBay policy.

If you receive the above error, it can be for several different reasons:

  1. a phrase you are using in the title and/or descriptions has triggered an automated rejection of this listing

  2. there is something else associated with your seller account that has triggered an automated rejection of this listing

Our friends over at Frooition have a thorough overview of this issue and ways to correct it. If you do not find an obvious solution, we recommend contacting eBay (shortcut to contact by phone for listing issues).

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