We don’t let people sell anything illegal or unsafe on QuickMarket. Or something our community has asked us not to list. If we feel you’ve posted a banned item, we’ll ask you to take it down or remove it ourselves.
Don’t create more than one ad for the same product or service, or create multiple accounts.
Here’s our list of items which we don’t allow, in alphabetical order:
Adult entertainment, like blue movies
Including parts of protected species
But taxidermy is fine, unless it’s a protected animal.
Except fish traps and pony traps, which are actually carts.
Except if they were made after November 2015. Otherwise, we’re concerned about safety risks.
Bongs and water pipes
Why? Because the MHRA says it’s prescription-only medicine.
Cigarettes and related products
Cigarettes, cigars and loose tobacco
Electronic cigarette filters
But Electronic cigarettes themselves are fine.
Drugs, drug paraphernalia and prescription goods
Any item designed only to help someone take drugs
Contact lenses (because they’re prescription)
Prescription drugs, including ones you can buy over the counter
Fake, replica or trademark items
Copies can be pirated, duplicated, backed-up and bootlegged. So it’s no to:
Anything fake, copied or unauthorised
Something with a company name/logo but wasn’t made or endorsed by them
Firearms and ammunition (even if they’re legal to buy)
Ammunition, including ammo for paintball
Guns, including air guns, replica guns, paintball guns and silencers
But paintball equipment (goggles, gloves etc) is allowed
Fireworks of any kind
FIFA, Scottish, Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland matches
Tickets to England or Wales national team matches
Tickets to professional matches in England and Wales
Top tip: Get in touch with the FA or your club to find out how to exchange tickets.
Gas meter seals
Hate organisations of any kind
Human parts, remains or services
Blood, bone and waste
Donor, surrogacy and fertility services
Sperm and eggs
Used pregnancy tests
Top tip: If you’d like to give your pass to someone else, get in touch with your council.
Personal information or mailing lists
Bulk emails, Internet Protocol (IP), instant messenger (IM), or mailing lists that contain names, addresses, phone numbers or other personal info
Tools or software designed to send spam
Security tag removal items
Blocked phones or no-signal phones
We’ll help the police convict anyone who deals in stolen goods.
Including supplements that contain DMAA (they’re illegal).
Train, coach and bus tickets
It’s illegal to resell rail tickets in the UK (including Eurostar and local travel cards), unless you’re an official distributor.
Top tip: Get in touch with the coach or rail company to find out how to exchange tickets.
Unlocked hardware and software
Copied games, DVDs and computer software
Fully loaded Kodi, Android and Amazon boxes
R4 cards (with or without the console)
Software to help you unlock any electronic item, like a phone
Briefs, knickers, thongs, boxer shorts, nappies and so on
Virtual items and products
Any other digital products
It’s illegal to buy or sell votes in the UK.
Weapons and knives
Chef and kitchen knives
Crossbows and archery sets
Historical and ornamental weapons (like Samurai swords and bayonets)
But it’s fine to sell knives as part of cutlery set.