We work hard to keep the marketplace safe. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help to keep selling and buying safe for everyone.
Keep it neighborly.
Buyers and sellers on SimpleLots are real people. They are not retailers and most are not professionals. Treat them like you would your neighbor.
Accurately represent yourself and your stuff to them. Only list items you intend to sell. At a price you intend to sell it at. If you negotiate, do so in good faith.
Prohibited Conduct:

  • Sending chat messages intended to threaten, degrade, or harass another user
  • Listing items associated with hate groups or glorifying violence
  • Sending messages or listing items with racial slurs

Check out our full list of Prohibited Conduct for more details.
**Keep it safe. **
At SimpleLots, all items ship. There is no meeting up with strangers in strange places. To keep you safe, we ask that all transactions take place in the app. We can’t protect you if your sale or purchase takes place offline.
Prohibited Conduct:

  • Attempting to take a transaction off the SimpleLots app (meeting in real life)
  • Trades or partial trades (trading items so neither user pays or only partially pays)

Check out our full list of Prohibited Conduct for more details.
Keep it legal.
We follow the law. So should you. All listed items must be legal to sell and legal to ship — under federal, state and local law. If you don’t own it, don’t sell it.
We are also required to comply with the regulations of the payment processors and other partners that we work with.
Prohibited Conduct:

  • Listings or messages that provide false information
  • Listings that contain legal age restricted products

Prohibited Items:
Drugs and alcohol

  • Alcoholic products
  • Tobacco products
  • Vaporizing liquid without nicotine
  • E-cigarettes, e-hookahs, or other vaporizing instruments containing nicotine
  • Prescription drugs or devices, pharmaceuticals, or behind the counter drugs
  • Products, tools, or growing ingredients to create drugs

FDA restricted items

  • Food (homemade or otherwise) or food supplements
  • Vitamins
  • Diet products
  • Muscle enhancers
  • Home remedies or “miracle” cures

Stolen goods

  • Stolen intellectual property (i.e. counterfeit goods)
  • Any other stolen items


  • Firearms and firearm parts (includes airsoft and bb guns)
  • Knives such as switchblades, butterfly knives, knives that are concealed in other objects
  • Explosives or military ordinance
  • Self defense weapons

Hazardous items

  • Any item that presents a safety hazard

Explicit items

  • Sexually explicit items such as adult toys
  • Offensive items


  • Humans, human body parts, organs, cells, blood, body fluids


  • Digital items: any items where the order is fulfilled electronically or requires a download such as eBooks, PDF files, or items for online games
  • Live animals
  • Financial products and services such as bonds, securities, and insurance
  • Including banknotes or coins of any currency or denomination, or gold bullion, and gift cards or prepaid cards
  • Gambling, including using this service for raffles and mystery purchases
  • Age restricted products or products that require a legal approval or licenses to be sold
  • Products designed to circumvent copyright protection techniques (i.e. mod chips)
  • Items used for identity theft (i.e. account credentials, user login information, and/or account access codes)
  • Items not in your possession (dropshipping, advertisements for items being sought, items you do not current have that are on order, coupons to purchase products)

Check out our full list of Prohibited Items for more details.
See something that doesn’t feel right? We’re here for you. Reach out to us through the Help Center.