Finding API

Item Condition IDs and Names

This topic provides broad overview of the condition IDs and their associated names and how they are applied.

Important: The condition IDs, their names, and the corresponding meanings vary by category and sub-category, as well as varying across sites. This topic is not intended to be comprehensive, it is intended to help you understand how condition IDs are used and how they vary for different types of listings/categories. Please refer to the eBay site for the latest definitions. More importantly, always see the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections before purchasing an item.


Condition Definitions

eBay consistently uses the same condition 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). However, the display names and the subset of supported conditions can vary in different categories (see Condition Display Names by Category).

The following table summarizes the typical meaning of each condition.

ID Typical Name Typical Meaning
1000 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) 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 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 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.
2500 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.
2750 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 sellerís listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
3000 Used 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 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 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 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 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 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

Seller Help Page

Condition Display Names by Category (string )

Item conditions can vary across eBay categories and sites. This section summarizes the condition IDs that many top-level (meta) or popular categories typically support.

Note: The following table provides typically supported conditions. It is not comprehensive. Note the following exceptions:

  • 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 (though the ID may be supported by a subcategory).
  • Some top-level categories (like Tickets) don't support standardized conditions, so those categories aren't listed here.

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ID Typical Name Display Name by Category
Cameras & Photo,
Cell Phones & Accessories,
Computers/Tablets & Networking,
Consumer Electronics,
Home & Garden,
Musical Instruments & Gear
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories: Clothing and accessories,
Jewelry & Watches,
Sporting Goods
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories: Shoes Clothing, Shoes & Accessories: Underwear Collectibles,
Dolls & Bears,
Health & Beauty,
Pet Supplies,
Toys & Hobbies
Books DVDs & Movies,
Video Games
Motors: Parts & Accessories Motors: Tires Motors: Cars & Trucks Home & Garden: Household Supplies & Cleaning,
Home & Garden: Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living,
Sporting Goods: Outdoor Sports
Food & Beverages
1000 New New New with tags New with box New with tags New Brand new Brand new New New New New New
1500 New other (see details) Open box 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             Remanufactured Retread Certified pre-owned    
2750 Like New Like New         Like New Like New          
3000 Used Used Pre-owned Pre-owned   Used     Used   Used Used  
4000 Very Good           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 Damaged   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.

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