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Condition guidelines: Software & Computer Games

You may be required to obtain approval to list certain products in the Software & Computer Games categories. To submit a request to sell restricted products in Software & Computer Games, please contact us.

Only full retail versions of software may be sold on Amazon. The following types of software are prohibited for sale:

  • Copied or duplicated software, in any format
  • OEM software
  • Back-up copies
  • Fulfillment software
  • Promotional software
  • Beta (pre-release) copies
  • Unauthorized freeware or shareware
  • Academic software requiring pre-purchase verification

In addition to the general condition guidelines, please apply the following guidelines to Software & Computer Games.

Note: All products in Software & Games with the condition type Used will be listed as Open Box.
  • New: Includes the original Universal Product Code (UPC).
  • Used - Like New: The box and jewel case are pristine, with no signs of wear. UPC should be visible.
  • Used - Very Good: Outer box may be damaged or come repackaged. Jewel case shows no signs of wear. Disc may have up to 1cm marking but is in great working condition.
  • Used - Good: Outer box may be damaged or come repackaged. Jewel case may have small cosmetic damages. Disc may have up to 1.5cm marking but is in great working condition.
  • Used- Acceptable: Original UPC, the original jewel case, or both are missing. Disc may have markings greater than 1.5cm but is in great working condition.
  • Unacceptable: See the list of prohibited software and computer games earlier in this section.
Note: Buyers outside the U.S. cannot purchase software or computer games from Amazon sellers.

For more information about listing software for sale on Amazon, see Selling Software.

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