Cigarettes, Cigars and Tobacco Products
The sale of cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and related products is a matter that is highly regulated and taxed within the United States.
Due to the many difficulties inherent in assuring that tobacco sales comply with applicable laws, Details.at will not permit the sale of cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco on its site after December 4, 2000.
There may be instances where the particular collectible tobacco package is unopened and still contains tobacco. These sales of collectible tobacco items will be permitted so long as each of the following are met:
� The value of the auctioned item is in the collectible packaging, not in the tobacco itself.
� The auction description should state that the package has not been opened, but that the tobacco within is not for consumption.
� The collectible tobacco packaging must not be available at any retail outlet, and packaging must have a value that substantially exceeds the current retail price of that tobacco product in the package.
� Sellers must take steps to ensure that the buyer of these collectibles is at least 18 years of age. Buyers and sellers are responsible for ensuring that any transaction involving tobacco complies with all applicable laws and shipping regulations in carrying out the transaction.
Details.at will continue to be a forum for the sale of tobacco-related collectibles, including tobacco related memorabilia and packaging (provided you comply with the above policies), which are not subject to the same legal constraints.