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Items not allowed on OLX

A-Z of prohibited products and services:

  1. Admissions including Direct Admissions in colleges/universities/reputed institutes
  2. Adoption of Children & Babies
  3. Ads for buying products/services like "Looking for iPhone", "Looking for a rental house" etc. Simply, search or look at the ads posted on OLX & contact the sellers
  4. Adult/Sexually Oriented/Pornographic Material” or "Child pornographic material
  5. Advance bookings or Products which are yet to be launched or pre-orders except for traveling and lodging
  6. Advance fees, registration fees or payment, etc.
  7. Alcohol, E-cigarette, Vapes and Tobacco Products
  8. Allopathic medicine. Any kind of new or used medicine
  9. Android Apps or Games
  10. Any animal under Pets category except Cats, Dogs (with proper breeder license) and Fish Aquarium
  11. Any kind of animal body part of animal skin and bone or any product made of such material
  12. Apostille/Attestation: Apostille/Attestation of documents like birth certificates, marriage certificates from different Embassies or States Services
  13. Astrology or Any kind of spiritual/supernatural services/remedies like (black magic, Vashikaran, love spells/problems/jadu). Any services where facts are not public and can’t be scientifically ascertained in general
  14. Bar Dancer jobs or spa jobs in night shift
  15. Beauty Products giving 100% guarantee to achieve fairness or complexion in specific number of days
  16. Beverage brands (like Pepsi, Colas etc.) reserve the right to produce and distribute cola machines and other products including fridges etc.
  17. Blogging or any discussion or information published on the Internet
  18. Brand new phones/newly launched/recently purchased without a bill, Jio Phones, etc.
  19. Burglary Tools, Spy and Hacking Software
  20. Charity or voluntarily giving any sort of service(s) or products(s) for free.
  21. Chemicals i.e “Hazardous Chemicals, Pharmaceutical products (prescribed or not), Restricted, Perishable Items”, and “Radioactive materials & substances”
  22. Child labour or Slavery i.e Any services which fall transgressing child welfare laws of the country
  23. Counterfeit Products/Clones, Replicas or demo sets
  24. Commercial Television Series/Episodes/Programs/Movies in pen drives/CDs/DVDs/blue ray discs etc.
  25. Crypto-currency (e.g. Bitcoin, Litecoin, bitcoin mining rigs & affiliated services/products)
  26. Cylinders and Products without the approval and registration of government agencies such as CNG, Pepper Spray, LPG
  27. Database - Selling of user database or leads or sale of any information duly collected from the customers which can benefit others knowingly or unknowingly
  28. Dating services for people looking for relationship, dating and/or friendship
  29. Direct admissions to colleges/universities/reputed institutes through management quota or donations
  30. Discriminating on the basis of race, caste, religion or creed mentioning in ads
  31. Education certificates(fake) for High school diplomas, university, medals, etc.
  32. Escort Services or adult (cross gender) massage and doorstep massage
  33. Firecrackers, Explosives and Explosive Substances
  34. Foreign exchange including collecting and effecting/remitting payments directly/indirectly outside India in any form towards overseas foreign exchange trading through electronic/internet trading portals.
  35. Free services of any kind with no clearly defined benefits
  36. Government IDs and Licenses Services
  37. Items or government-issued items such as medals, rewards &certificates
  38. Government distributed products like grinders, laptops, phones etc.
  39. Govt job of any type (except the third-party vendor payroll if mentioned), Backdoor jobs, Captcha work, work from home via Facebook, Foreign jobs, Chit funds job or schemes.
  40. Government service - Only consultancy/guidance is allowed  
  41. Guaranteed services for approval and acceptance of government documents or ID's (Aadhar card, PAN, Passport, Visa, etc.)
  42. Hellevator scheme- Matrix sites or sites using a matrix scheme approach
  43. Human, Blood, Bodily Fluids, Human Parts or remains 
  44. Human face images with or without product
  45. Illegal Goods/Embargoed Goods/Contraband goods
  46. Images related to any identity proofs including Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Driving License etc.
  47. Indian currency notes – Old, New or Error notes. Or, coins currently considered as legal tender
  48. Hacking/Piracy- Devices infringing intellectual property rights such as unlocking devices which include Mod chips or other devices designed to circumvent copyright protection
  49. IPR media violation- Media infringing intellectual property rights, which includes unauthorized copies of books, music, movies, and other licensed or protected materials
  50. IPR software violation- Software infringing intellectual property rights, which includes unauthorized copies of the software, video games, and other licensed or protected materials, including OEM or bundled software
  51. Wildlife items such as Ivory products
  52. Items that hurt the Laws for the Protection of Historical, Artistic and Cultural significance
  53. Jobs from companies like Amul, Nestle, Honda, Airport Authority of India, Patanjali,, Ifazone, Mr. Huffman, Earthy Scent, Another Bad Generation (ABG), Kuefit and Zomato
  54. Loans offered by private parties or institutions not authorized and regulated as per RBI guidelines.
  55. Lost and found
  56. Luxury items with unrealistic pricing/not corresponding to market pricing.
  57. Medical Equipment requiring licenses (such as Sonography, Ultrasound machines, X-Ray Machines, etc).
  58. Medicines such as prescription-strength medicine, aesthetic, steroids, & food supplements
  59. Miracle cures which include unsubstantiated cures, remedies or other items marketed as quick health fixes
  60. Multi-Level Marketing Services (MLM), SMS Sending, Email sending/processing, Champ cash, Network marketing jobs, Home based jobs.
  61. Offensive goods, the crime that includes crime scene photos or items, such as personal belongings, associated with criminals
  62. Offensive Material - examples include ethnically or racially offensive material
  63. Photos of artists/singers/entertainers are not allowed unless with permit
  64. Pirated Cable box descramblers and jail-broken/modified gaming consoles.
  65. Products of any of the MLM companies
  66. Police, Army, Navy and Airforce Related Items (Products/costumes & services for sale & rent)
  67. Political affiliations, admission, and blogging
  68. Sale of SSD Chemical - to clean black money
  69. Software & movie piracy, software to unlock phones/video games or Stocks and Other Securities
  70. Stocks, shares and other securities intangible in nature
  71. Surrogacy
  72. Teen Patti and Poker chips
  73. Tickets/vouchers/passes for any events, games, matches or concerts, lottery tickets, sweepstakes entries, subscriptions, etc.
  74. TIME & CFA study material
  75. Downloaded software of any type
  76. Traffic devices, which includes radar detectors/hammers, license plate covers, traffic signal changers /sensors, and related products.
  77. Transfer of membership/subscription/certificates/timeshare etc.
  78. Transfer or selling license for pharmacy or liquor shop or any such institution which is controlled by the government
  79. Used Cosmetics, undergarments, personal hygiene & grooming items (e.g. epilators, shavers, etc).
  80. Weapons, Air Gun, artillery including arms, any type of edged tools resulting in affliction including daggers, swords, serrated objects, knives and similar items


Please note that while this list is exhaustive, it’s not just limited to the mentioned items & also encompasses anything violating company policies.