Code of Conduct
Here are our 10 community rules:
- Let’s create a positive local community spirit! Please be courteous and kind with one another.
- Transactions are between the buyer and seller only. Admins do not get involved in member transactions and cannot dictate to a member who they should sell to or buy from.
- Please do not post items that are prohibited on VarageSale, including but not limited to counterfeit/replica items (these are illegal, even if non-authenticity is disclosed), regulated items (weapons, alcohol, tobacco) and gambling-related items. You can see the full list of prohibited items here: http://help.varagesale.com/article/371-what-items-are-not-allowed
- Small businesses are limited to one ad posted in the Small Business Directory by following these instructions: http://help.varagesale.com/article/407-how-can-i-post-to-the-small-business-directory. Any small business posts found outside of this category (including direct sales such as Tupperware, Scentsy, etc.) will be removed.
- When posting a car seat, you must include the manufacture date in the item description (or as a photo) for safety reasons (this can usually be found on a sticker under the seat). Car seats/bases should never be resold if they have been in an accident, or if they were manufactured prior to January 1, 2012. (More info here: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/safedrivers-childsafety-faq-1131.htm).
- Drop-side cribs are not permitted to be sold on VarageSale due to safety concerns outlined by Health Canada. (More info here: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/safe-sleep/cribs-cradles-bassinets.html).
- Baby walkers are illegal to possess in Canada and are not permitted to be sold in VarageSale’s Canadian communities. (More info here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/fines-of-up-to-100k-for-owning-selling-baby-walkers-1.499954)
- Household pets are not permitted (this also includes meat rabbits), whether for sale or rehoming. While we love the idea that pets can find new homes, we also recognize the potential bad things that can happen (puppy mills, animal fights, to mention a few). There haven’t been any confirmed reports of these bad things happening so far, but we’d rather be proactive to ensure nothing ever does. This was a really hard decision, but we felt it was the right thing to do.
- We follow a three-strikes policy in this community for inappropriate behaviour, including no-shows. We rely on member reports to enforce this. At the first report, the account is noted and monitored. At the second report, the member is sent a warning. At the third report, the member will be removed from the community. If you’d like to report a member, please send a private message to your community admin.
- VarageSale is a local, neighbourhood experience. If you are posting an item for sale in this community, you MUST be able to meet within the local community area to complete the transaction. Sellers cannot expect a buyer to come to them, UNLESS the seller lives in the community where the item is posted.
Have fun and happy buying and selling!