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Prohibited Items & Skills

Users are forbidden to post any items which are:

  1. Stolen, counterfeited or fraudulent;
  2. Offensive, obscene, abusive, indecent or defamatory;
  3. Infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trade mark, trade secret or any other proprietary rights;
  4. Not in control or legal possession of the swapping seller at the time of listing;
  5. Illegal, unauthorized, questionable or may breach any applicable laws;
  6. Dangerous or hazardous items;
  7. Coupons for any illegal or banned items

Users are responsible for abiding by all applicable provincial and federal laws. The following list of Prohibited Items is provided for guidance only. The list is not exhaustive, and may include items not specifically mentioned below:

Illegal Items


  • Airbags, Used
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Wine
  • Animals and Wildlife Products
  • Artifacts
  • Baby Walkers
    Baby walkers have been prohibited in Canada since April 7, 2004. It is illegal to import, advertise for sale, or sell baby walkers in Canada. It is also illegal to sell baby walkers at garage sales, flea markets, or on street corners.
  • Children's Products, Second-Hand
    All second-hand children’s and baby products must adhere to Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety guidelines.
  • Copyright Protected Material
  • Cosmetics, Used
  • Counterfeit Currency and Stamps
  • Counterfeit Items
  • Counterfeit Equipment
  • Credit Cards/Debit Cards
  • Drugs and Medical Paraphernalia
  • Earrings, Used
  • Escort Services/Prostitution
  • Firearms, Weapons, Knives and Ammunition
  • Food
  • Government/Intelligence Agency IDs and Licenses
  • Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Materials
  • Human Parts, Organs and Remains
  • Items Encouraging Illegal Activity
  • Lock-picking Devices
  • Lottery Tickets
  • Medical Devices
  • Multi-level Marketing, Pyramid and Matrix Programs
  • OEM Software
  • Offensive Material
  • Personal Information and Mailing Lists
  • Pesticides
  • Pirated Music, Movies, Software, Literary Works and Related Items
  • Police/Government Related Items
  • Pornography
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Real Estate
  • Recalled Items
  • Reproduced CDs, DVDs and Books
    Users can only trade original and pre-owned CDs, DVDs, games, books etc. The items have to be exchanged by shipping the original CD or meeting in person. Recordable media or any other Intellectual Property may not be exchanged or sold electronically.
  • Stocks and Other Securities
  • Teacher’s Editions of Textbooks
  • Teacher’s Solution Manuals
  • Tobacco, Cigarettes and Cigars
  • Ticket Re-sale/Scalping
  • Unauthorized Student Resources such as copyrighted instructor's materials (e.g. handouts, lecture notes) or any unauthorized academic resources including old exams, assignments, and solutions to old exams and assignments. Important Note: Students may not post any academic resources that in any way violate their College's Academic Policies. You are responsible for checking with your acadmic institution if in doubt.

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