Created by a mom and thriving all over North America and around the world, VarageSale helps families find incredible local deals and earn extra spending money selling their stuff. Each community is managed by a team of admins who are devoted to fostering a friendly and welcoming environment. Code of Conduct
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Welcome all new members! The guidelines below are meant to keep a safe, happy and effective buying and selling community:
Always be courteous and respectful to fellow members, admins and VS support!
Please edit your location in “preferences” to include a sub-location. Your location is the city where you reside. The sub-location should be NEAR where you are willing to meet within Katy, TX. It can be a specific place, subdivision and/or major cross streets. Examples of a sub-location: Fry/99, Katy Mills Mall, Cinco Ranch, etc.
No one on Facebook can see this location! Only members of your VarageSale groups can see your location. Please contact an admin if you have any questions or concerns.
Katy, TX is a large geographic area. Sharing a nearby location cuts down on the number of private messages between buyer and seller as well as keeps transactions local.
*NOTE: The app cross-posts for you, so if you are in multiple VS locations your items will be posted to all of these locations. You can change this however. It is up to you to the seller to manage their adds and which adds are listed in which group. If you aren't willing to drive to Katy you must ensure you manually remove your items from the Katy group.
IF ANYONE IS ASKING MEMBERS TO MEET OUTSIDE OF KATY FOR ANY REASON THEY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED FROM THE SITE! There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule!
*Katy is defined as having a Katy address regardless of where your child goes to school, where you work, etc. Communities such as Cross Creek Ranch, Green Trails, Cypress, Lakes of Bella Terra, etc are NOT Katy. If you live in a community where your address is not a Katy address, even if you are one house away, across the street, etc you MUST be willing to meet IN Katy. Again there are no exceptions and no second chances.
For ease of selling all post's should include:
• PHOTO (one) • PRICE (Do not leave blank for "Make an Offer" as this leads to "auctions/bidding" (rule 7)
• LOCATION TO MEET (optional)
For your safety, please do not share personal information such as the date and time of transaction, phone number, make of car, etc. within the post. Only share this in a PM (private message) when a buyer is determined.
BUMP timer is automatically set 2 days. If another member posts a comment or if you change the price of your item, then your item bumps to the top automatically. The bump timer would start again. Bumps are made by clicking the blue arrow to the upper right of your post.
NO MAXIMUM ITEMS! Post as many items as you like! But….
NO AUCTIONS, BIDDING OR HIJACKING POSTS.
NO LINKS ALLOWED except 1) by admins directed to VarageSale training videos, etc. and, 2) one link per ad in the Small Business Directory (SBD).
NO DOUBLE POSTING (in more than one category). Please only post your item one (1) time in one (1) appropriate category. Please choose the category that you feel best describes your item.
BUSINESS POSTINGS: We are pleased to announce our new Small Business Directory (SBD)! Feel free to add your small business graphic or business card. You may include one link in your ad. This category cannot be bumped and does not post to the main feed. However, it can be searched; so, please remember to write a descriptive title and description so it shows up in the SEARCH!
COMMUNITY EVENTS: Upcoming garage sales, school events, fundraisers, etc. should be listed under “Community Events” category. No links allowed in this category per VS. No events allowed that push other selling sites. Your Garage sales and such DO NOT go under the discussion category.
USING GOOD JUDGEMENT
--->"Interested" means you are thinking about buying that item. However, you cannot think forever. The seller gets to decide the exact time to wait for you however they MUST give you a 4 hour MINIMUM. If you, buyer, are not "on the computer all day" then don't put interested until you are ready to be online. The idea is for the seller to move their items, not get hung up waiting on you to respond.
--->You do have the right to pass on an item once you see it.
--->Do not make unreasonable demands. Demanding that a buyer pickup the item within hours is unreasonable.
--->Be ethical on all of your transactions. This will be strictly enforced. It is illegal in the US to buy or sell counterfeit items of any brand. Even if you say "replica" on your ad. You cannot sell them.
13.. STRICTLY PROHIBITED ITEMS
*Alcoholic beverages (beer, liquor, wine, etc.).
*Tobacco of any kind
*Firearms or weapons of any kind including knives
*NO ANIMAL Sales
Expired or recall baby items or other items.
Lotto, number guess, raffle, or similar type posts.
Lingerie unless NWT (new with tags) *this includes bathing suits, bras, etc
Uploading documents or videos of any kind.
Illegal or offensive items. If you are unsure if it is offensive, then it probably is!
*Federal Law states that guns may not be sold to persons under 18. Alcohol and tobacco may not be sold to persons under 21. VarageSale and BBBS Katy, TX has no way to determine the age of our buyers and sellers. This is why we cannot allow these items to be sold here.
Please remember you are buying and selling at your own risk.
14.. ADMINS: Your Admin is Lily Katy and Marti D. We do this as community service and because we enjoy buying and selling. We volunteer our time to this group. We will not argue with anyone who is disrespectful and continuously breaks rules; instead, we will deny your membership. This is a free site but your right to use it is not guaranteed.
Admin reserves the right to refuse admittance to the group. Admin has the right to delete or deny any posts, pictures or persons at any time, at their discretion. Admin will deny dishonest users from the site whenever possible.
Thank you for becoming a member of the BBBS Katy, TX / VarageSale community!