What items are prohibited on VarageSale?

Any good, service, item, information or content that violates laws and/or legal rights of others in the jurisdiction in which either the buyer or seller is located is not permitted on the VarageSale Platform*. This list does not constitute an exhaustive list but is provided as guidance on the types of products and services banned on the VarageSale Platform:

  • Illegal items, illegal services and/or items which encourage or facilitate illegal activity.
  • Weapons and related items, services or activities including but not limited to:
    • Ammunition
    • BB and pellet guns (including airsoft)
    • Bows and arrows
    • Firearms and firearm parts
    • Knives (including pocket knives with blades longer than 3 inches)
    • Machetes
    • Military items
    • Replica weapons
    • Stun guns
    • Tear gas
    • Whips
  • Regulated products/services or products that do not meet the consumer product safety standards required by applicable regulatory bodies such as Health Canada and the FDA, including but not limited to:
    • Bear traps
    • Body parts and fluids, including breast milk,surrogacy, fertility and donor requests (including sperm)
    • Child adoption services (seeking and offering)
    • Hazardous materials such as fireworks and explosives
    • Handcuffs
    • Ivory
    • Recalled items
    • Unsanitized bedding/clothing
    • Taxidermied animals
    • Any other goods not appropriate for resale for safety, health, or other reasons (eg. drop-side cribs, adulterated food or beverages, needles, etc.).
  • Obscene or offensive material including but not limited to:
    • Any and all foul language
    • Escort services or sexual services of any kind
    • Nudity
    • Offers or solicitation of prostitution
    • Pornography
  • Alcohol or tobacco products, vaporizing devices, hookahs, electronic cigarettes & components (both nicotine and non-nicotine containing brands).
  • Prescription drugs, prescription contact lenses, medical devices requiring a prescription, controlled substances and related items inclusive of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.
  • Stolen property and property with serial number removed/altered, blacklisted items, radar screeners, spy equipment, burglary tools, etc.
  • Any products, goods, services or contracts that the seller does not have the legal right to sell.
  • Stocks and other securities.
  • Personal, confidential or proprietary information inclusive of but not limited to:
    • Birth certificates
    • Government documents
    • ID cards
    • Licenses
    • Police insignia
    • And counterfeits of any of these items.
  • Counterfeits, replica, or pirated items (including brand trademark infringement and counterfeit currency and stamps); deceptive or fraudulent content.
  • Tickets, coupons or gift cards that are restricted transfer.
  • Lottery or raffle tickets, sweepstakes entries, slot machines (working and non-working) and gambling items.
  • Affiliate marketing; network, or multi-level marketing; pyramid schemes.
  • Items or listings that promote, support or glorify hatred toward people or otherwise demean people based upon: race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation, or content that promotes organizations or people with such views including but not limited to:
    • Black Americana items
    • Confederate flags
    • Native American dress-up costumes
    • Swastikas
  • Animal breeding and stud services.

*Please note: This list applies to the VarageSale Platform as a whole. Please check your community’s rules and guidelines, as the admins may have a list of additional rules for that specific community.

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