Created by a mom and thriving all over North America and around the world, VarageSale helps families find incredible local deals and earn extra spending money selling their stuff. Each community is managed by a team of admins who are devoted to fostering a friendly and welcoming environment. Code of Conduct
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Guidelines for use of the Abilene Swap Meet Varage Sale
The purpose of this site is to buy & sell items between private individuals in and around the Abilene, Texas area, have a good time doing it, and possibly making some new friends in the process!
The Guidelines are very simple and few.
NO PET POSTINGS please do not post your four legged, feathered, beaked, gilled, furry friends for sale or free, re-homing, relocating or any other applicable term. Just remember if it breathes you cannot sell or give it away here. There are sites for that however this is not one of them. We also cannot allow lost pet postings.
Also, do not post multiple pics of the same items i.e. different views, inside, back, etc. Please use one of the numerous programs available to put multiple photos into one, i.e. pic collage. If you cannot find a program or need assistance please ask an admin. Also, if someone is interested in your item they will ask you for more pics and you can PM or text them. Just do not put it on the site!
STATUS UPDATES: Please update your item status accordingly. Sold! Pending Sale! Available! The option is there so why not use it? It makes everyone happy, happy happy!
Please be kind and treat others the way you would want to be treated. If someone posts first on your item even to just ask a question, it is fairly obvious they are interested in it so why not give them the first opportunity to purchase. If you agree to meet someone at a certain time and place, BE THERE and if you can't, then call/text/pm and let them know BEFOREHAND! Everyone's time is precious and gas isn't cheap!
Don't change the price after it is agreed upon...that is just sleazy. Be honest! If it is used, has a tear, is a fake, needs to be cleaned, doesn't work, just say so. I mean come on...no one expects every thing on here to be brand new, authentic, bought yesterday, never used...otherwise it begs the question why didn't you just return it to the store?? We all work hard for our money, don't intentionally mislead someone.
If the item you are interested in says "make an offer" don't get upset if someone offers more money than you.
We don't like the "auction style" posts some of our members use however that is a personal choice left up to each individual seller. We may have to revisit this issue in the future if it becomes a problem but at this time it is not against the guidelines of this site.
When someone posts something for sale it is VERY RUDE to post where someone can get the item somewhere else for cheaper or even offer the same item cheaper. Yes, we understand that it is nice to be helpful but this is a site for buying and selling. If the posts says "Anyone know where I can get X for cheap" or whatever then by all means if you have info share it! However if someone posts a widget for $15, PLEASE DO NOT post "Ya'll can get that same widget down at the Goober mart for $10." or "I've got a purple widget I'll sell you for $12." If it isn't your post and you don't want to buy the item, leave it alone please! It makes the seller very mad and well it's just rude. If someone wants to pay more, that is their business. Now if you just cannot help yourself and HAVE to let the buyer know about the huge sale on widgets down at the goober mart then feel free to PM the buyer just don't put it on the site!
If you do not agree with the guidelines here, there are numerous sites to choose from so feel free to move your membership elsewhere. We love having you here and much appreciate your business, but if you are more interested in arguing, drama, and "stirring the pot" than buying and selling with integrity and honesty, the option to leave is always available to you.
***New: We cannot allow the sale of ANY counterfeit items on the Abilene Swap Meet. It has been brought to our attention that listing an item as a replica is the SAME as selling counterfeit items. It is illegal and YOU (the seller), YOU (the buyer), US (the admins) and Varage Sale (the site provider) could be held liable. If you do not know whether that Coach purse or those DrDre Beats are real, it is best that you do not sell them here. Putting the word "Replica", "Knock off", etc. puts you and all of us at risk of knowingly selling counterfeit items. Bottom line: DO NOT DO IT.
If you are having problems with a buyer or seller, (Not following through, Items not as described, No show, No contact, etc.) please contact an admin ASAP. We do maintain a record of problem members and if we receive several complaints on the same member we will remove them from the site.
If you have any questions or need help, there is a button at the bottom right hand side of your screen that says "I need help!" Just click on there and select the appropriate option. Use the knowledge base! It's there for you. It will give you a wealth of information on how to use Varage Sale and get the most out of it.
Thank you for reading and obliging! From your friendly Abilene Swap Meet Admins: Michelle Rader, Christy Campbell, Altha Clark & Talisa Newton