We want Tophatter to be a safe and fun marketplace for everyone.  While non-exhaustive, the following guidelines describe some things that can't be sold on Tophatter.

Items not meeting U.S. FTC regulations cannot be sold.

Illegal or restricted items cannot be sold on Tophatter.  These include, but are not limited to:

Prohibited items that contain explosives, gases or flammable or combustible liquids cannot be sold on Tophatter.  Non-prohibited items must be properly packaged under DMM 601.1-7.

Counterfeit items, replicas and unauthorized copies of branded items cannot be sold on Tophatter.

Licensed software cannot be sold unless you are a licensed reseller. This includes items such as computer operating systems and licensed registration keys.

"Not for Resale" software or Academic copies of licensed software cannot be sold on Tophatter. You can re-sell computer software only if it's unused, in the original packaging & includes a Certificate of Authenticity, the user manual or the End User License Agreement

Content that infringes on someone else's intellectual property rights is prohibited.  If you are a brand, trademark or copyright owner and need to make a complaint under the DMCA, please contact Support.

Medical devices and their respective attachments or accessories as well as prescription drugs & medications and hazardous materials cannot be sold on Tophatter.  Medical devices that require a prescription are not allowed to be sold on Tophatter, including but not limited to, contact lenses, prescription eyewear and oxygen-delivery components.

Obscene or offensive items including pornography and items that promote hatred, racism or violence cannot be sold on Tophatter.  This includes, but is not limited to, Nazi memorabilia and items featuring the confederate flag.

  ​Bodily fluids cannot be sold or shipped.

Coupons which have no cash value cannot be sold on Tophatter.

Gift cards, gift certificates &  vouchers cannot be sold on Tophatter.

Products listed in a manner to deceitfully inflate their true value cannot be sold on Tophatter. This includes, but is not limited to, vials of metal flake, gold leaf, gold plated bars, lots where images show items (batteries, coins, etc.) in quantities greater than the quantity the customer will receive, and/or electronics listed in a way to suggest more interactive capabilities than they possess such as y-pads/hi-pads, flash drives with actual capacity less than what is advertised, robotic vacuum cleaners/sweepers, and any variations there of.

Large items that can't be shipped through one of our accepted shipping carriers with valid tracking cannot be sold on Tophatter. Local pick-up and/or drop-off of items is not supported.

Listings that offer a chance or opportunity to win an item or prize with purchase cannot be sold on Tophatter.

Mystery lots such as boxes or bags of unspecified items, cannot be sold on Tophatter.
Intangible items & services cannot be sold on Tophatter. All items sold must be shipped with valid tracking numbers.

Metaphysical services suggesting they will invoke a physical change or other outcome can't be sold on Tophatter.  This is extended to physical items claiming to be enchanted, including but not limited to jewelry or decor with a claimed ability to affect weight loss, health, love or money.

Sales advertised with proceeds donated to charity are not permitted on Tophatter. Because Tophatter cannot ensure compliance with charitable fundraising laws and regulations, we must disallow hosting charity listings or solicitation for charity or donations on Tophatter.

Customized merchandise whose customization extends beyond color and size cannot be sold on Tophatter.
California's Proposition 65 entitles California consumers to special warnings for products that contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm if those products expose consumers to such chemicals above certain threshold levels. If your product does not comply with California Prop 65 regulations it should include a warning in the listing description.

Sellers may not create more than one product listing for the same item. Variations of an item, including size, color and embellishments are considered duplicate listings. Duplicate listings are not allowed.

Items that cannot be purchased on their own, such as promotional items, dust bags for purses, and eyeglass cases, cannot be sold on Tophatter.

All currency and coins listed for sale on Tophatter must be true collectible or memorabilia items.

KODI boxes or any other device that provides access to pirated broadcasts/materials cannot be sold on Tophatter.

Seeds cannot be sold unless the following conditions are met:

  1. The seller is located in the United States.

  2. The seller provides a link to their supplier's website which shows the seeds are produced in the United States.

  3. Receipts and/or proof of purchase.

  4. If the above conditions are met, seeds can only be sold to US customers. The seller is responsible for updating their shipping settings to ensure only US customers purchase seeds.

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Last updated Feb 07, 2019 10:44AM PST.