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Prohibited Items


Items Prohibited to be Listed, Sold or Purchased on the Crowdwindow Online Auction Marketplace

The list of Prohibited Items below are not exhaustive and are provided solely as an informational guide. We encourage you to check with current laws and regulations before listing, sellling or buying any Items on, through or via the Crowdwindow Online Auction Marketplace. We also encourage you to take further advise with your legal council if you are unable to verify through other sources any questions that you have about laws and regulations that may be relevent to any Items that you intend to list, sell or buy on the Crowdwindow Online Auction Marketplace.


You must comply with all applicable laws, acts, treaties and regulations when listing, selling and buying any Items on the Crowdwindow Online Auction Marketplace that are applicable to jurisdiction from which and into which your Items are sold, purchased and shipped from and to. In addition, you are responsible for obtaining any required licenses, permits, certificates and insurances required to do so and you aknowledge, agree and accept that you are solely liable for any penalties resulting from any type of non-compliances in relation to listing, selling, buying and shipping of any Items on, through or via the Crowdwindow Online Auction Marketplace.



Alcoholic beverages (except from pre-approved sellers).

Any items marketed for customers over 21 years of age.

Any items that encapsulates raw alcohol.

Liquor licenses.


Animals and Animal-Related Items:

Food for pets or other animals that is not registered or licensed as required by law.

Fish or wildlife that are taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of the Lacey Act and any other law, act, treaty or regulations.

Illegal wildlife items.

Insects or other creatures designated as "plant pests".

Items and parts from cat or dog.

Items containing ivory from animals.

Items made from the skin of seals.

Items prohibited for sale under the 'Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918' or any other law, act, treaty or regulations.

Items that contain foie gras.

Most live creatures, such as: pets, livestock, or marine mammals.


Items and parts including fur and feathers, from endangered or threatened species, such as:



Colobus monkey



Colobus monkey



Indian python



Mountain zebra and Hartmann mountain zebra



Polar bear

Sable antelope

Sea otter

Sea turtle

Spanish lynx





Items and parts from bear or mountain lion; such as:

Bear bile


Items that contain parts or ingredients derived from sharks, whales, dolphins, or porpoises (with the exception of teeth, which are permitted), such as:

Joint pain supplements containing shark cartilage.

Shark fin items.

Shark liver oil.

Whale meat.


Vaccines (including human and animal vaccines), such as:


Lyme Disease

Puppy CPV


West Nile Virus


Artifacts removed from restricted areas. All



Unauthorized copies or reproductions of artwork that violate any (IP) Intellectual Property Rights.



Driver's licenses and other government-issued identification cards.

Engine coolant or antifreeze that contains more than 10 percent ethylene glycol and do not contain a bittering agent.

Engines, aftermarket, performance, and add-on parts and gas cans that are not compliant with any Air Regulations and requirements.

High-intensity discharge (HID) conversion kits.

Items designed to intentionally block, jam, or interfere with licensed or authorized radio communications, such as GPS jammers.

Items intended to affect traffic signals.

Items intended to alter odometers.

Items intended to defeat, bypass, or shut down emission control devices, including oxygen simulators and CAT, DPF or EGR delete kits.

Items intended to override malfunction indicator lights.

Items that are designed to defeat, bypass, or otherwise interfere with law enforcement, vehicle or road safety features, or other legal requirements.

Items that do not meet any applicable Safety Standards.

Motorcycle helmets that do not meet appropriate regulations and that do not carry the appropriate regulatory stickers/emblems.

Motor vehicle brake pads that are not certified by the manufacturer for compliance with any laws and regulations restricting the concentration of copper, certain heavy metals, and asbestos in such products.

Photograph blocker sprays or license plate covers that are intended to obscure the reading or recognition of a license plate.

Used tires.

Vehicle airbags, airbag covers, airbag inflators, and airbag components.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plates.

Vehicle seat belts and seat belt components.

Wheel weights containing lead.


Barcode Labels, EAN Codes and Code Generators: All


Composite Wood Items:

Items containing regulated composite wood that are not individually labeled in accordance with EPA regulation.

Items containing regulated composite wood that do not comply with EPA formaldehyde emissions standards.


Confederate Flag Merchandise: All


Cosmetics, Skin & Hair Care (Consumable) Items: All


Counterfeit Items:

All counterfeit items.

All equipment designed to make counterfeit items.


Currency, Coins, Cash Equivalents and Gift Cards:

Cash equivalent instruments, including money orders, traveler's checks, stored value products like electronic stored-value redemption codes.

Counterfeit coins, notes, bonds, money orders, silver, gold & platinum certificates.

Gift cards, Coupons and Tokens including:

Imitation currency, including toy/play money and prop money, that is not plainly and permanently marked "COPY" in the English language.

Items considered legal tender that have been altered outside of numismatic preservation (including holograms, overlays, cladding, plating, or colorizing).

Non-monetized bullion which has been smelted or refined and has a value dependent primarily upon its precious metal content and not upon its form.


Diamonds and Gemstones:

Clarity-enhanced white diamonds.

Diamonds that do not comply with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.

Glass-filled rubies.

Irradiated gemstones, unless sale has been authorized by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


Dietary Supplements: All



Blocker devices.

Blu-ray players that have been modified to disable region coding.

DVD duplicators that bypass copyright protections.

Hardware or Software DSS Emulators.

Items designed to intentionally block, jam or interfere with police radar, laser signals, or traffic signals, such as laser and radar shifters.

Items that descramble, or gain access to cable or satellite television without permission.

Items that promote or facilitate the infringement of or unauthorized access to copyrighted content.

Items where the serial number has been removed or altered.

Non compliant electrical and electronic items and products.

Programmed Smart Cards.

Smart Card programmers and un-loopers.


Explosives, Weapons, Ammunition and Related Items:

All explosives, weapons, ammunition and related items, except for Decorative, Display (Non functional) Weaponry listed as 'Militaria & Weaponry' and Fireworks.


Food or Ingredients: All


Hazardous and Dangerous Items: All


Historical Grave Markers, Tombstones and Native American Burial Items: All


Human Body Parts: All



Real or artificial identification documents, birth certificates, passports, or licenses.


Intellectual Property:

All items that violate any (IP) Intellectual Property Rights including Design Rights, Copyrights, Patents and Design Patents.


Items intended to be used to produce any illegal items, or undertake an illegal activities: All


Items made available by digital download, including "codes" that can be used to access content on other websites or services: All


Items that contain asbestos: All


Items that contain Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): All


Items that include any likeness of the seals of any Governments, Companies, Organisations or Leaders, employees or representatives of such: All


Items that infringe upon an individual's privacy, such as the sale of marketing lists and personal information: All


Items with the serial/identification numbers removed or altered: All


Items designed for Lock Picking and Theft: All


Lottery Tickets: All


Medical Items: All


Medicines, Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia: All


Mystery Boxes and Surprise boxes : All


Offensive and Controversial Materials:

Age-inappropriate items marketed to, or targeted at children, or teenagers.

Items intended for use by children that contains adult content, profanity and/or sexual references.

Items related to terrorist organizations.

Items that contain violent or offensive material that has no historical significance. Crowdwindow Ltd reserves the right to make a determination on the historical value of any items or products.

Items that promote or glorify people that have been found guilty of violent or sexual crimes.

Items that promote or glorify suicide

Items that promote, incite, or glorify hate, or violence towards any person, or group.

Items that promote intolerance based on race, religion and sexual orientation.

Items that contain racially derogatory language.

Items that depict child abuse and/or exploitation.

Items depicting children, or characters that resemble children in a sexually suggestive manner.


Pesticides and Animal Control Items: All


Plants and Seeds:

Plants, Plant Product and Seeds not complying with importation requirements.

Plants, Plant Product and Seeds not in compliance with all legal, regulatory, and licensing requirements.

Plants, Plant Product and Seeds which are dangerous, or fatal when touched, or consumed.


Postage Meters and Stamps: 

Counterfeit stamps.

Postage meters.


Recalled Items (by manufacturer or government agency): All


Surveillance Equipment:

Audio-only, or audio/video items and devices that are disguised to look like something that is not designed to record sound or video.

Bugging items and devices.

Devices designed to facilitate the surreptitious recording and/or viewing of individuals for sexual purposes.

Devices that can be used to secretly intercept or record wire, oral, or electronic communications such as: for hacking, descrambling, or otherwise obtaining unauthorized access to wire, electronic, or other types of communications.


Tobacco, or Any Items that contain Tobacco: All


Watches, Clocks and Jewellery:

Counterfeit, fake and replica Watches and Clocks.

Gold, silver and platinum items and products that are not stamped in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Items that do not comply with the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries.

Watches that are marked Swiss Made that do not meet the 'Swissness Law' of The Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation, appropriate to the year of manufacture.



SHIPPING - Domestic & International


When you intend to list an Auction or Fixed Price Classified Ad on the Crowdwindow Online Auction Marketplace, it is important to check with the shipping companies what Items are prohibited, or restricted for both domestic (local) and International Delivery.


As a Seller it is your sole responsibility to ensure that you have a suitable shipping service in place for your Sellers Auction Item/s and that you have a definitive shipping quote, including taxes, duties and other associated shipping costs to show an accurate shipping cost on your listing.


It is important that you use secure Track and Trace shipping method, as any loss or damage of your Sellers Auction Item/s is your responsibility and you will bear the risk and cost of any damage or loss during shipping.


You agree and accept that you will do so in accordance with the Terms of Use and Seller Terms.





If you intend to be a Seller or Buyer on the Crowdwindow Online Auction Marketplace, we encourage you to first read through our Information Pages:

Overview,  Creating Your Listing,  How to Bid and Buy,  Prohibited Items,  Supported Countries and Payment Methods,  Terms and Conditions,  Seller Terms,  Buyer Terms,  Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy.


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