We’re glad that you have taken the time to review our Prohibited Items Policy. Thanks! Please note that this list is not all-inclusive and is subject to change at any time. Please see the bottom of the page for notes on special items/services.
The following items are not allowed for sale:
- Illegal/Unlawful Items & services
- RX/OTC Drugs
- Food Products (Including Dietary Supplements, Baby Formulas and Meal Replacements)
- Illicit Drugs & Paraphernalia
- Beverages (With or Without Alcohol)
- Animal Food & Medicine
- Guns & Firearm Accessories/Parts
- Hazard Materials/Explosives
- Nudity & Pornography
- Escort Services/Prostitution
- Telecommunications Equipment and/or Electronic Equipment That Is Illegal or Facilitates Illegal/Unlawful Behavior
- Pyramid Schemes, Multi-Level Marketing, Network Marketing and Related Programs
- Adoption/Surrogacy Services
- Contraceptives/Birth Control
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Military/Government Documents
- Personal Credentials
- Police/Military/Law Enforcement Uniforms and Vehicles
- Stocks/Securities/Active Currency
- Credit/Debit/Gift Cards
- Sanctioned/Embargoed Goods
- Lottery Tickets/Sweepstakes Entries
- Slot Machines/Video Poker Machines
- Restricted/Regulated Plants
- Used Cosmetics/Toiletries/Anti-Aging Creams/Lotions
- Pirated/Hacked Software
- Medical Devices
- Recalled Items
- Temporary Car Tags
- Sexual Content and Nudity
- Shocking, Disturbing, and Violent Content
- Be Compassionate: Don't Harass, Bully or Shame
- Hate and Supremacy
- No Threats, Violence, or Personal Endangerment
1. Illegal/Unlawful Items & services
- Items & Services that are prohibited by U.S. law in ANY Federal, State, County and Local will not be approved. There are no exceptions.
2. RX/OTC Drugs
- Prescription and/or over-the-counter drugs are considered prohibited and are not permitted for sale.
3. Food Products
(The sale of homemade prepared food is subject to regulatory guidelines and often requires a permit. Because we can’t enforce these restrictions, prepared food is not allowed.)
- Dietary Supplements, Baby Formulas, Meal Replacements, and Animal Food.
- Prepared or perishable goods, including dairy and baked goods
- Homemade shelf products, such as jams, jellies, and pickles
- Homemade meals
- Eggs sold outside of the seller's farm
- Whole, uncut fruits, and vegetables
- Eggs sold directly on the seller's farm
- Unopened and packaged commercially sold food goods (canned soup, packages of cookies, etc.) as long as the packaging has not been tampered with and the items are sold before their expiration date.
4. Illicit Drugs & Paraphernalia
- Drugs that are prohibited by law are strictly prohibited. Substances thought to serve as a substitute for illicit drugs (that may or may not be illegal themselves) are prohibited. Products/devices thought to be used in/for the consumption of illicit drugs or otherwise prohibited items are also prohibited. This also includes drugs that may have been legalized in your state.
- Beverages with or without alcohol are not permitted for sale via the app. There are no exceptions. (Alcohol is often subject to regulatory restrictions and is illegal for sale in some cases. Because we can’t enforce these laws and regulations, we do not allow these items to be sold.)
- Tobacco in any form is not permitted for sale via the app. This includes e-cigarettes/vape/hookah and related accessories. There are no exceptions.
7. Animal Food & Medicine
- Animal food, vaccines, medicine, and breath fresheners.
8. Guns & Firearm Accessories/Parts
- Strictly prohibited: Assault weapons, pistols, shotguns, or rifles that fire bullets or shells, airsoft guns, pellet guns/BB guns.
- Also prohibited: firearm accessories, weapons parts, magazines, ammunition, tear gas, pepper spray, tasers, and stun guns.
- Paintball guns
9. Hazard Materials/Explosives
- Any items that are labeled or deemed dangerous or potentially dangerous (regardless of whether handled properly or mishandled). This includes toxic substances, explosive devices, fireworks, and pesticides.
10. Nudity & Pornography
- Pornographic material of ANY kind is NOT permitted. This includes printed media and soft media.
- Nudity, suggested or implied nudity is not permitted. This includes all forms of artwork, photography.
11. Escort Services/Prostitution
12. Telecommunications Equipment and/or Electronic Equipment That Is Illegal or Facilitates Illegal/Unlawful Behavior
- This includes but is not limited to radar scanners, de-scramblers, cell phone signal blockers, and related items.
- Tampered with Kindle Fire Sticks, Apple TVs, Google Chromecast, or items like these.
13. Pyramid Schemes, Multi-Level Marketing, Network Marketing and Related Programs
- Due to the laws and government regulations involved in these processes, we do not allow these types of services.
14. Adoption/Surrogacy Services
15. Contraceptives/Birth Control
- Covers all forms, including condoms.
- Feminine Hygiene Products
16. Feminine Hygiene Products
17. Military/Government Documents
- Any document that is deemed to be Government or Military-originating may be taken down regardless of whether or not it is marked “controlled”, “confidential”, etc.
18. Personal Credentials
- To prevent ID theft, any listings or photos containing sensitive personal data may be removed at any time.
- Includes software designed to hack OS or wifi that can be used to obtain sensitive information.
19. Police/Military/Law Enforcement Uniforms and Vehicles
- Authentic or replicated law enforcement and military uniforms are not permitted
- Vehicles with Law Enforcement signage or official markings of any kind, police lights or sirens.
20. Stocks/Securities/Active Currency
21. Credit/Debit/Gift Cards
- Strictly prohibited.
- Gift cards and reloadable cards can be risky for buyers, as the balance can not always be verified. Additionally, the card balance can be used or canceled by the original purchaser.
22. Sanctioned/Embargoed Goods
23. Lottery Tickets/Sweepstakes Entries
24. Slot Machines/Video Poker Machines
25. Restricted/Regulated Plants
26. Used Cosmetics/Toiletries
- All cosmetics, lotions, serums, shampoo, conditioner, perfumes, anti-Aging Creams/Lotions etc MUST be factory sealed.
28. Pirated/Hacked Software
- This includes any software inherently designed to violate intellectual property rights laws.
29. Medical Devices
- Includes new and used equipment/devices.
- Includes all professional medical equipment.
- May include consumer devices that pose sanitation risks.
- Contact Lenses
- Used Breast Pumps
30. Recalled Items
31. Temporary Car Tags
32. Sexual Content and Nudity
Pornography is not allowed on 5miles. Publicly shared photos must be appropriate for general audiences. Nude or sexual photos are not allowed in public spaces.
33. Shocking, Disturbing, and Violent Content
Gratuitously graphic, disgusting, obscene, or violent content is prohibited. We don't allow content posted to upset, shock, or disturb 5milers.
34.Be Compassionate: Don't Harass, Bully or Shame
Harassment and bullying are not allowed on 5miles. 5miles will honor requests to remove content that publicly shames or degrades a private individual.
35.Hate and Supremacy
Hate speech, supremacy, or behavior that incites hate or violence against individuals or groups of people based on who they are or their beliefs, is prohibited.
36.No Threats, Violence, or Personal Endangerment
Using 5miles to promote, facilitate, or organize violent, criminal, or non-consensual actions that endanger anyone, physically, mentally or emotionally, is prohibited.
5miles does not allow any content that encourages or glorifies self-injury or encourages others to harm themselves.
- Free Items
- Free Items ARE permitted. Please clearly state the condition of the item and why it is being offered for free. Only free products allowed in Free&Donations!
- Yard Sale / Garage Sale / Estate Sale
- Advertising your yard sale, garage sale, or estate sale on 5miles is now permitted!
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