Community Guidelines

Great deals require trust. Act with integrity.

Tradet makes it easier than ever to find great deals in your neighborhood, but we can’t do it alone. Every deal requires trust. Accurately and fairly represent yourself and the items you’re buying or selling on Tradet. Attempts to deceive or defraud users are not tolerated.

Prohibited conduct:

  1. Attempts to lure users off of Tradet to other services are prohibited
  2. Negotiate prices in good faith, and don’t list items at a price at which you don’t intend to sell
  3. You may not circumvent our anti-spam and anti-fraud efforts (this includes multiple postings of the same item)
  4. All items for sale should include photos that are clear, well-lit, and accurately represent what you’re selling

Tradet is more than an app, it’s a community.

We built a community around letting go of old stuff, but we think it’s important to hang onto the values you learned as a kid. We’re talking about the basics: treat others as you’d like to be treated and do what you say you will. Remember, most of the people you talk to on Tradet are your neighbors.

Prohibited conduct:

  1. Messages that are intended to harass, intimidate, threaten, or demean another user
  2. Items that promote or support hate groups
  3. Items that depict or glorify violence
  4. Racial slurs

If it’s not yours to sell, it’s not for us.

You must rightfully own anything you intend to sell on Tradet. We have a zero-tolerance policy for stolen goods. Remember, violating someone else’s intellectual property is a form of theft. This means counterfeit goods or replicas that are being sold without permission from the rightful owner aren’t allowed.

Prohibited items include:

  1. Counterfeit goods
  2. Replicas that are sold without consent from the trademark owner
  3. Stocks and other securities, as well as other non-transferable items
  4. Stolen goods
  5. Hacking tools
  6. Vehicles where you are not the titleholder

We follow the law, and you should too.

It’s your responsibility to understand all laws where you live and to make sure your activity on Tradet is legal. For example, you may need to make sure it’s legal for you to buy or sell your item, or that you are following the law regarding real estate you've listed for sale or rent.

Prohibited conduct:

  1. Postings or messages that are defamatory, libelous, fraudulent, or otherwise violate the law.
  2. Postings or messages that violate the right of publicity or privacy.
  3. Posting or transmitting any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware or other computer code, file, or program that’s or is potentially harmful or invasive or intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment (each, a “Virus”).
  4. Using Tradet for any purpose that’s fraudulent or unlawful.
  5. Harvesting or collecting information about our users or directing our users to external websites or apps to harvest or collect their information.
  6. Interfering with or disrupting the operation of Tradet or our servers or networks.
  7. Restricting or inhibiting any other person from using Tradet.
  8. Reproducing, modifying, distributing, or otherwise exploiting any portion of Tradet except as authorized by us.
  9. Reverse engineering, decompiling, or disassembling any portion of Tradet.
  10. Systematically downloading our content.
  11. Unless you’re a public search engine, using any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or otherwise gather our content.
  12. Asking a prospective buyer or renter questions about their sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or family status.

Understand and respect our Prohibited Items guidelines:

Read and respect our prohibited items guidelines, but most importantly, use common sense. If you wouldn’t sell it to your aunt, it’s not for Tradet.

This list covers most of what isn’t allowed, but we’ll remove any item we feel is harmful to the Tradet community.

Adult content

Leave some things to the imagination. Sexual content, adult toys, or other items that include explicit nudity are not allowed on Tradet.

Prohibited items include:

  1. Pornography
  2. Adult Toys

Drugs & alcohol

We know all the great deals you find on Tradet will make your head spin, but the products shouldn’t to do the same. Tradet isn’t a place to sell drugs or alcohol, even if it’s legal to do so in your jurisdiction.

Prohibited items include:

  1. Alcoholic products
  2. Tobacco
  3. E-cigarettes and e-juice
  4. Hookahs or other accessories associated with tobacco products
  5. Illegal Drugs
  6. Prescription drugs or medical devices
  7. Over-the-counter drugs and supplements


Keep the puppy photos for your other social media. We love animals, but you can’t use our app to sell them.

Prohibited listings include:

  1. Live animals (including coral)
  2. Fossils
  3. Skin and bones from endangered or protected species


It doesn’t matter how good your cooking is, food and other related food products are not allowed.

Prohibited items include:

  1. Catering services
  2. Party trays of perishable food
  3. Homemade jams and jellies
  4. Baby food and formula


Whether you’re an amazing DJ in your free time or are known as that friend who can fix anything, you can turn your passion into a profession by offering your service to others on Tradet. We currently don’t allow some professional services like legal, financial, or most medical services. Additionally, you can’t offer to do something illegal for someone else - like unlocking their phone. See below for a list of prohibited services.

Prohibited services include:

  1. Financial Services (tax filing and preparation, insurance, loans, and credit scoring)
  2. Legal Services (debt collection, will preparation, legal advice)
  3. Medical Services (chiropractic care, cosmetic services like Botox)
  4. Escort Services, companionship, matchmaking
  5. Massage services
  6. Services which are themselves illegal (unlocking phones and other hardware) or may include illegal activity
  7. Services related to alcohol or drugs
  8. Services involving guns or other weapons
  9. Affiliate or pyramid schemes
  10. Services making extreme or unrealistic promises (“Lose 50 lbs in a week!”, “Cure cancer!”)


We don’t allow spam on our app - not the meat product and not the annoying, untargeted behavior that clogs up the internet. Don’t repeatedly post the same products, and don’t start a conversation with someone unless you're actually interested in buying their item.

Prohibited items include:

  1. Repeated listings of the same item.
  2. Mass messages sent without the intent of buying or selling items on Tradet.

Weapons and Other Dangerous Items

Your safety will always be Tradet's top priority. That’s why we prohibit dangerous items like firearms, fireworks, or items that have been widely recalled.

Prohibited items include:

  1. All firearms, accessories, and ammunition
  2. Airsoft, BB, or other novelty guns that do not clearly display an orange safety tip
  3. Tasers
  4. Burglary Tools
  5. Fireworks
  6. Pesticides, tear gas, and other hazardous chemicals or controlled substances


The policies above cover most of what isn’t allowed but are not exhaustive. We’ll remove any item we feel is harmful to the Tradet community.

Other prohibited items that are commonly posted are listed below.

Prohibited items include:

  1. Used cosmetics
  2. Lottery tickets and other sweepstakes or gambling
  3. Items obtained through government assistance
  4. Bodily fluids such as breast milk
  5. Sale of currency as a product (cryptocurrencies, euros, dollars, etc.). Collectibles are okay.