Community Guidelines

Community Guidelines

Great deals require trust...

Bponi makes it easier than ever to find great deals in your neighborhood, but we can’t do it alone. Every deal requires trust. Accurately and fairly represent yourself and the items you’re buying or selling on Bponi. Attempts to deceive or defraud users are not tolerated.

Prohibited conduct:

  1. Attempts to lure users off of Bponi to other services are prohibited

  2. Negotiate prices in good faith, and don’t list items at a price at which you don’t intend to sell

  3. You may not circumvent our anti-spam and anti-fraud efforts (this includes multiple postings of the same item)

  4. All items for sale should include photos that are clear, well-lit, and accurately represent what you’re selling


Bponi is more than an website / app, it’s a community.

We built a community around letting go of old stuff, but we think it’s important to hang onto the values you learned as a kid. We’re talking about the basics: Treat others as you’d like to be treated and do what you say you will. Remember, most of the people you talk to on Bponi are your neighbors.

Prohibited conduct:

  1. Messages that are intended to harass, intimidate, threaten, or demean another user

  2. Items that promote or support hate groups

  3. Items that depict or glorify violence

  4. Racial slurs


If it’s not yours to sell, it’s not for us.

You must rightfully own anything you intend to sell on Bponi. We have a zero tolerance policy for stolen goods. Remember, violating someone else’s intellectual property is a form of theft. This means counterfeit goods or replicas that are being sold without permission from the rightful owner aren’t allowed.

Prohibited items include:

  1. Counterfeit goods

  2. Replicas that are sold without consent from the trademark owner

  3. Stocks and other securities, as well as other non-transferable items

  4. Stolen goods

  5. Hacking tools

  6. Vehicles where you are not the titleholder


We follow the law, and you should too.

It’s your responsibility to understand all laws where you live and to make sure your activity on Bponi is legal. For example, you may need to make sure it’s legal for you to buy or sell your item, or that you are following the law regarding real estate you've listed for sale or rent.

Prohibited conduct:

  1. Postings or messages that are defamatory, libelous, fraudulent or otherwise violate the law.

  2. Postings or messages that violate right of publicity or privacy.

  3. Posting or transmitting any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware or other computer code, file or program that’s or is potentially harmful or invasive or intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment (each, a “Virus”).

  4. Using Bponi for any purpose that’s fraudulent or unlawful.

  5. Harvesting or collecting information about our users or directing our users to external websites or apps to harvest or collect their information.

  6. Interfering with or disrupting the operation of Bponi or our servers or networks.

  7. Restricting or inhibiting any other person from using Bponi.

  8. Reproducing, modifying, distributing or otherwise exploiting any portion of Bponi except as authorized by us.

  9. Reverse engineering, decompiling or disassembling any portion of Bponi.

  10. Systematically downloading our content.

  11. Unless you’re a public search engine, using any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or otherwise gather our content.

  12. Asking a prospective buyer or renter questions about their sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or family status.


Understand and respect our Prohibited Items guidelines:

Read and respect our prohibited items guidelines, but most importantly, use common sense. If you wouldn’t sell it to your aunt, it’s not for Bponi.

This list covers most of what isn’t allowed, but we’ll remove any item we feel is harmful to the Bponi community.


Adult content

Leave some things to the imagination. Sexual content, adult toys or other items that include explicit nudity are not allowed on Bponi.

Prohibited items include:

  1. Pornography

  2. Adult Toys


Drugs & alcohol

We know all the great deals you find on Bponi will make your head spin, but the products shouldn’t to do the same. Bponi isn’t a place to sell drugs or alcohol, even if it’s legal to do so in your jurisdiction. That said, you can buy and sell pipes, hookahs, or other accessories associated with tobacco products.

Prohibited items include:

  1. Alcoholic products

  2. Tobacco

  3. E-cigarettes and e-juice

  4. Illegal Drugs

  5. Prescription drugs or medical devices

  6. Over-the-counter drugs and supplements



We don’t allow spam on our website / app - not the meat product and not the annoying, untargeted behavior that clogs up the internet. Don’t repeatedly post the same products, and don’t start a conversation with someone unless you're actually interested in buying their item.

Prohibited items include:

  1. Repeated listings of the same item

  2. Mass messages sent without the intent of buying or selling items on Bponi


Weapons and Other Dangerous Items

Your safety will always be Bponi’s top priority. That’s why we prohibit dangerous items like firearms, fireworks, or items that have been widely recalled.

Prohibited items include:

  1. All firearms, accessories and ammunition

  2. Airsoft, BB, or other novelty guns that do not clearly display an orange safety tip

  3. Tasers

  4. Burglary Tools

  5. Fireworks

  6. Pesticides, tear gas, and other hazardous chemicals or controlled substances



The policies above cover most of what isn’t allowed, but are not exhaustive. We’ll remove any item we feel is harmful to the Bponi community.

Other prohibited items that are commonly posted are listed below.

Prohibited items include:

  1. Used cosmetics

  2. Lottery tickets and other sweepstakes or gambling

  3. Items obtained through government assistance

  4. Bodily fluids such as breast milk

  5. Sale of currency as a product (cryptocurrencies, euros, dollars, etc.). Collectibles are okay.


Community Guidelines Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Bponi may change its Community Guidelines from time to time, and in Bponi’s sole discretion. Bponi encourages visitors to periodically check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this Website after any change in this Community Guidelines will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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Last Updated: Jun 01, 2019