Prohibited or Restricted Items on Whatnot Prohibited or Restricted Items on Whatnot

Prohibited or Restricted Items on Whatnot

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Whatnot prohibits the following items from being sold or given away. When offering items for sale, please also review Whatnot’s Community Guidelines and Marketplace Listing Guidelines.


  • Adult/sex toys or products including, sex dolls, massagers, condoms & lubricant 
  • Airbags
  • Alcohol (including, beer, spirits, and wine)
  • Ammunition (including, new and used)
  • Cash or cash equivalent (excluding collectible currency) 
  • Cigarettes, cigars, tobacco products, vaping devices, or smokable products
  • Corrective eyeglasses, corrective and colored contact lenses (excluding low strength magnifying glasses)
  • Counterfeit items
  • Human or animal remains (including cremated remains, human and animal bones, taxidermy, etc.) 
  • Drugs and medications (including illegal & controlled substances, THC, “legal highs”, OTC medications, and prescription drugs)
  • Drug paraphernalia (including bongs, pipes, pill presses, etc.) 
  • Dry ice
  • Explicit, hateful or offensive items (nudity is permitted provided not sexually explicit) 
  • Explosives and explosive precursors (including fireworks, flares, sparklers)
  • Expired products
  • Financial products or instruments (including stocks, bonds, securities)
  • Gasoline
  • Glues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hemp and CBD products (including cannabis seeds, but hemp fiber in textiles is permitted) 
  • Historical or reproductions of Nazi items and propaganda
  • Illegal items
  • Items that violate our Community Guidelines
  • Items that violate our IP Policy
  • Items that violate the Terms and Conditions of our carrier partners
  • Items that promote deceptive or illegal activity (including falsified IDs or documents, falsified test results)
  • Items making health claims
  • Live animals
  • Matches, lighters, flamethrowers
  • Medical products (including supplies, medications, medical devices and machinery, etc.)
  • Paint (painted products are okay)
  • Poisons and waste of any kind
  • Radioactive materials (uranium dishware/cookware is okay)
  • Raffle tickets, lottery tickets
  • Pornography 
  • Stolen items
  • Tattoo equipment, needles and ink 
  • Used cosmetics, sponges, or applicators
  • Used undergarments
  • Weapons (including firearms, imitation firearms, antique guns, paintball/airsoft guns, stun guns, mace spray, pepper spray, plans/blueprints to make weapons)


Whatnot restricts the sale and shipping of the following:

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