Item condition ID and name values

This topic contains the following sections:

Condition Definitions

We consistently use the same IDs for similar condition qualities (across all sites and categories). For example, 1000 is always used for brand new items in their original retail packaging (or equivalent).

The display names and the subset of supported conditions can vary in different categories (see Condition Display Names by Category).

The table below summarizes the typical definition of each condition. Note that condition ID values are returned in the getItemConditionPolicies call of the Metadata API, but the createOrReplaceInventoryItem call of the Inventory API uses text-based enumeration values instead. The table below also maps the condition ID values of Metadata API with text-based enumeration values of Inventory API.

Also, buyers should always check the seller's item description in case the seller provided more details about the condition of the item.

ID Typical Name Equivalent ConditionEnum Value in Inventory API Typical Definition
1000 New NEW A brand-new, unused, unopened, unworn, undamaged item. Most categories support this condition (as long as condition is an applicable concept).
1500 New other (see details) NEW_OTHER A brand-new new, unused item with no signs of wear. Packaging may be missing or opened. The item may be a factory second or have defects.
1750 New with defects NEW_WITH_DEFECTS A brand-new, unused, and unworn item. The item may have cosmetic defects, and/or may contain mismarked tags (e.g., incorrect size tags from the manufacturer). Packaging may be missing or opened. The item may be a new factory second or irregular.
2000 Certified refurbished MANUFACTURER_REFURBISHED The item is in a pristine, like-new condition. It has been professionally inspected, cleaned, and refurbished by the manufacturer or a manufacturer-approved vendor to meet manufacturer specifications. The item will be in new packaging with original or new accessories.

Note: In all eBay marketplaces, Condition ID 2000 now maps to an item condition of 'Certified Refurbished', and not 'Manufacturer Refurbished'. To list an item as 'Certified Refurbished', a seller must be pre-qualified by eBay for this feature. Any seller who is not eligible for this feature will be blocked if they try to create a new listing or revise an existing listing with this item condition. Any active listings on any eBay marketplace that had 'Manufacturer Refurbished' as the item condition should have been automatically updated by eBay to the 'Seller Refurbished' item condition (Condition ID 2500). Any seller that is interested in eligibility requirements to list with 'Certified Refurbished' should see the Certified refurbished program page in Seller Center.

Note: If you are a seller who is eligible to list with the ‘Certified Refurbished’ condition and using the Inventory or Listing APIs , please use the ‘MANUFACTURED_REFURBISHED’ enumeration value in the condition field to set the item condition in the published listing (or draft) as ‘Certified Refurbished’.

2500 Seller refurbished SELLER_REFURBISHED An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a third party. This means the item was inspected, cleaned, and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition. This item may or may not be in original packaging. See seller’s listing for full details.
2750 Like New LIKE_NEW An item that looks as if it was just taken out of shrink wrap. No visible wear, and all facets of the item are flawless and intact. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
3000 Used USED_EXCELLENT An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Most categories support this condition (as long as condition is an applicable concept).
4000 Very Good USED_VERY_GOOD An item that is used but still in very good condition. No obvious damage to the cover or jewel case. No missing or damaged pages or liner notes. The instructions (if applicable) are included in the box. May have very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear.
5000 Good USED_GOOD An item in used but good condition. May have minor external damage including scuffs, scratches, or cracks but no holes or tears. For books, liner notes, or instructions, the majority of pages have minimal damage or markings and no missing pages.
6000 Acceptable USED_ACCEPTABLE An item with obvious or significant wear, but still operational. For books, liner notes, or instructions, the item may have some damage to the cover but the integrity is still intact. Instructions and/or box may be missing. For books, possible writing in margins, etc., but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
7000 For parts or not working FOR_PARTS_OR_NOT_WORKING An item that does not function as intended and is not fully operational. This includes items that are defective in ways that render them difficult to use, items that require service or repair, or items missing essential components. Supported in categories where parts or non-working items are of interest to people who repair or collect related items.

For eBay's latest definitions, see the eBay end-user online help for your site. Here are a few example links to the help on some sites (most sites provide similar pages):

General Item Condition Definitions (for end users)
eBay US:
eBay Austria:
eBay Germany:
eBay Spain:
eBay UK:

Item Condition Definition Look-Up Tables by Category (for end users)
eBay US:
eBay Austria:
eBay Germany:
eBay Spain:
eBay UK:

Condition display names by category

Item conditions can vary across eBay categories and sites. This section summarizes the condition IDs that each top-level (meta) category typically supports.

Please note:

  • Subcategories can differ from their parents. For example, Video Game Systems are like computers, so they support the same conditions as Computers. (Whereas the Video Games parent category supports the same conditions as DVDs & Movies).
  • An empty cell means the ID isn't supported in that category.
  • Some top-level categories (like Tickets) don't support standardized conditions, so those categories aren't listed here.

US category tree (0)

ID Typical Name Typical Definition
Cameras & Photo,
Cell Phones & PDAs,
Computer & Networking,
Business & Industrial,
Home & Garden,
Musical Instruments
Clothing & Accessories,
Jewelry & Watches
Shoes Underwear Collectibles,
Dolls & Bears,
Pet Supplies,
Toys & Hobbies
DVDs & Movies,
Video Games
Parts & Accessories Baby,
Health & Beauty,
Sporting Goods
1000 New New New with tags New with box New with tags New Brand new New New New
1500 New other (see details) New other (see details) New without tags New without box New without tags     New other (see details) New other (see details)  
1750 New with defects   New with defects New with defects New with defects          
2000 Certified refurbished Certified refurbished                
2500 Seller refurbished Seller refurbished           Re-manufactured    
3000 Used Used Pre-owned Pre-owned Pre-owned Used Like new Used    
4000 Very Good           Very Good      
5000 Good           Good Good    
6000 Acceptable           Acceptable Acceptable    
7000 For parts or not working For parts or not working           For parts or not working For parts or not working  

Other Sites

Other sites support the same IDs for similar categories. Details for other sites will be provided in an upcoming release of this documentation. You can also use GetCategoryFeatures in the Trading API to programmatically download details about the supported condition IDs per category and site.