Ad Posting Policy

Why MyGarageSale.com ?

These rules tell you what you can and cannot put in your advertisement/listing, hereafter referred to as ‘Listings’.  These rules are by no means exhaustive, and it is the responsibility of every person using MyGarageSale.com to ensure that they post no illegal or offensive content or photographs/images etc, and that their listings comply with these rules. MyGarageSale.com reserves the right to alter or remove listings that do not comply with these rules, and will notify the relative parties of any such alteration or removal.

General Rules

All listings, regardless of category, cannot contain the following:

  • Offensive or Racist Language
  • Photographs or Images that contain offensive material or language
  • Images or material that infringe on Trade-Mark or Copyright laws
  • Promotion of illegal acts or banned items under Australian Federal and State laws
  • Promotion of stolen items, or items gained by deceit
  • Information or items intended to physically or emotionally harm a person or persons

Listing Headings

  • Cannot begin with two or more of the same letter, unless it’s a part of the proper spelling of an item or location. Example AAA... or Aaa is not allowed
  • Must start with a capital letter – No numbers or symbols etc
  • Cannot contain all uppercase letters
  • Only letters, numbers, spaces, quotation marks, and full stops can be used

Words used in the heading must pertain to the sale or items of sale

Contact Details

All listing titles and descriptions must not contain any contact information such as your name, telephone numbers, or email addresses, unless part of a listing for a business, or a General Notices listing.

Contact details for General Sales items will automatically be populated from details you enter in the contact details fields, and only if you wish for those details to be shown.  Potential buyers will be able to contact you through MyGarageSale.com so that you remain anonymous until such time as you reveal your contact details to them.

Prohibited Items and Activities

All listings submitted to MyGarageSale.com must not contain n inappropriate content, such as:

  • Harmful or abusive language, expletives or profanities, obscenities, racist language, or harassing, threatening, offensive, discriminatory, vulgar or sexually explicit language
  • Defamatory comments
  •  Information that personally identifies you or any other person, such as actual names, phone numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, URLs, photos or other pictorial representations

MyGarageSale.com reserves the right to remove listings which advertise prohibited items. Prohibited items include but are not limited to:

  • Items that are pornographic or are otherwise classified as:
    • Category 1 Restricted
    • Category 2 Restricted
    • X 18+
    • RC (refused classification)
    • Unclassified items that would or might have one of the above classifications if they were classified
    • Unclassified “submittable publications”, as that term is defined in the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    •  Unclassified films and unclassified computer games
  • Adult services
  • Drugs & drug paraphernalia
  • Tobacco
  • Food & food stuffs
  • Pharmaceuticals & prescribed medications
  • Weapons including:
    • Unregistered firearms
    • crossbows
    • Illegal knives
    • Illegal swords
    • Illegal Ammunition and associated equipment
  • Explosives & fireworks
  •  Hazardous materials – chemical, biological, radioactive
  • Human body parts or remains
  • Stuffed animals or illegal animal products, including eggs and ivory
  • Radar detectors, radio scanners, jamming devices and prohibited speed measuring or traffic offence articles
  • Surveillance equipment
  • Satellite or cable TV descramblers
  • Magnetic stripe or smart card programming devices
  • Items referring to Nazis, the SS, or the KKK
  • Items referring to being authentic German or Japanese WWII goods
  •  Government licenses, birth certificates, drivers licenses or passports
  •  Fake identification cards
  • Law enforcement or security worker uniforms
  • Emergency services worker uniforms
  • Transport worker uniforms
  • Items requiring a licence to sell and/or buy, where the appropriate licences are not held
  • Gaming machines
  •  Raffles
  • Vehicle compliance plates
  • Items that relate to crime, violence or hatred
  • Items related to an act of crime, including photographs
  • Items that are religiously or racially offensive
  • Misleading or potentially misleading job or business opportunities
  • Credit notes

Offensive language

You must not use offensive language or profanities. MyGarageSale.com may withdraw or alter a listing that contains inappropriate language or information.

Third party intellectual property rights

Listings must not infringe third party intellectual property rights. Infringements include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Copying and displaying a third party’s logo, product description, photo either from another seller’s ad or from any other source.
  • Listing and selling an imitation or copy of a brand name’s product.

Any alleged infringements of the intellectual property rights of a third party will result in the removal of the listing from MyGarageSale.com

Listings must not misrepresent items

The item must be described accurately and honestly in the ad.

Misrepresentation can include:

  • listing in inappropriate categories
  •  entering keywords in the title or description that do not appropriately describe the item
  •  identifying an inaccurate location of the item

Intent to sell

Sellers must be prepared and willing to sell their item at the time of placing their listing. They must not list an item which is not intended to sell.