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1.8. eBay error 240: The item cannot be listed or modified.

Note: eBay will return error 240 for different reasons.  There are multiple reasons listed below that might be causing the error.

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Error: eBay error 240: The item cannot be listed or modified.

Full error: The title and/or description may contain improper words, or the listing or seller may be in violation of eBay policy.

Reason: There are several reasons this error may be shown. Here are a few examples:

Resolution: Please review your listing to make sure that you don't have any wording that is in violation of eBay's policy.

Addition information can be found on eBay's Selling practices policy help page.

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eBay error 240: The item cannot be listed or modified.

Full error: The title and/or description may contain improper words, or the listing or seller may be in violation of eBay policy. Attention: In order to help maintain a safe trading environment, selling limits are occasionally placed on listings. You currently have such a limit on your account. Please do not attempt to relist this item for 30 days. Sellers who have a consistent positive selling history may be eligible to have these limits raised. If you would like eBay to review your limits, please email eBay's Customer Support.

Reason: eBay has account limits, category limits and item limits and has limited your account in one of these three areas.

Resolution: Please contact eBay to find out why your account has been limited and to see how to get the limit lifted.

Addition information can be found on eBay's Limits on eBay sellers help page.

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eBay error 240: The item cannot be listed or modified.

Full error:  The title and/or description may contain improper words, or the listing or seller may be in violation of eBay policy.   Identity verification is required for new sellers who use the listing with variations feature. Verifying your identity provides you with a higher selling limit. You can then use the additional available quantity towards your listing. To begin verifying your identity, please click on the"list your item" button at the bottom of this page. For help on listings with variations, please click http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/listing-variations.html

Reason:  eBay requires that sellers go through the verification flow within their web version (SYI form). This verification applies to all eBay sellers. 

Resolution: List an item using eBay's Sell Your Item (SYI) form and go through the verification process.  Once you've done this, you may use third party tools.

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