Why are links deleted?

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Neighbor
In my item for sale, I linked to the mfg's product page but the link got deleted when the post went live.
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Level 9
"Don't link to websites or post URLs."
https://ask.offerup.com/Rules-policies/887969001/Posting-rules.htm

The "why" is up to the platform.

Usually to deter spammers / scammers.

You may not be one, but a bot doesn't see it that way and it's easier for offerup to ban it altogether then approve some links within the app.

Just mention where they can compare prices in text form.
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Level 9
"Don't link to websites or post URLs."
https://ask.offerup.com/Rules-policies/887969001/Posting-rules.htm

The "why" is up to the platform.

Usually to deter spammers / scammers.

You may not be one, but a bot doesn't see it that way and it's easier for offerup to ban it altogether then approve some links within the app.

Just mention where they can compare prices in text form.
Community Helper
It is due to Offerup policy. Offerup doesnt allow outside links. They dont want their users to be harmed or scammed if they click on the link.
New Member
Then why is Ebay there and other companies. You click on it and goes to their website. I have over 1000 products what is the fastest way to list all.