eBay believes that Trading Assistants will come from all over the country and
many counties and municipalities. Since each Trading Assistant is responsible
for setting their own fee structure, we also expect a wide range of fees and
services to be offered. Some local authorities have laws and regulations that
may cover the types of services that Trading Assistants provide to clients.
eBay does not track the laws of all local governments. Just as sellers on eBay
are responsible for determining local tax laws related to selling on eBay,
Trading Assistants are responsible for evaluating all local laws relating to
proxy selling on eBay for others.
As a Trading Assistant, please take particular care in connection with the
sale of real estate, cars, or other regulated items because some government
agencies may require you to first become licensed as a broker or dealer, to
assume obligations to inspect or make disclosures about the condition of the
items, or to comply with other legal requirements when selling this type of
item for clients. Just as you are responsible on eBay to ensure items you sell
are legal to sell, you are responsible for ensuring that the services you
provide to clients are legal. A consultation with an attorney may help you
clarify questions you may have.