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It's a local news source by and for the people of Brattleboro, Vermont, published continually. You can get involved in this experiment in citizen journalism by submitting meeting results, news, events, stories, reviews, how-to's, recipes, places to go, things to do, or anything else important to Brattleboro. Or, just drop by to see what others have contributed.

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iBrattleboro Classified Ad Policies


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Like everything on iBrattleboro, site users are responsible for their actions. We provide a platform for you to use, but cannot be held responsible for what you do. Be responsible and smart!

There are free and paid classified ad options.

Payment is due in advance of publishing a paid ad. No full or partial refunds will be given for any paid ads.

iBrattleboro reserves the right to refuse any classified ad for any reason.

Probibited Items

Soliciting illegal activity either implicitly or explicitly is prohibited.

iBrattleboro users remain responsible for complying with all applicable laws, regulations or restrictions on items, services, or manner of sale, payment or exchange, that may apply to transactions in which they participate -- including but not limited to those imposed by the state of Vermont, where the iBrattleboro service operates. We encourage you to research the applicable laws and regulations that may apply to your transaction.

Many laws, regulations and policies, in a variety of jurisdictions, regulate the goods and services that may be bought and sold. Here is a list of some of the types of prohibited and restricted items you may not advertise for sale on iBrattleboro.

Partial list of prohibited items for sale and services, those advertising:

  • Obscene material or child pornography.
  • Offer or solicitation of illegal prostitution.
  • Weapons and related items, including but not limited to firearms, disguised, undetectable or switchblade knives, martial arts weapons, scopes, silencers, ammunition, ammunition magazines, BB guns, tear gas or stun guns.
  • Items issued to United States Armed Forces that have not been disposed of in accordance with Department of Defense demilitarization policies.
  • Fireworks, including but not limited to "safe and sane" fireworks or any destructive devices or explosives.
  • Controlled substances or illegal drugs, substances and items used to manufacture controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
  • Alcohol or tobacco products.
  • Prescription drugs and medical devices, including but not limited to prescription or contact lenses, defibrillators, hypodermic needles or hearing aids.
  • Nonprescription drugs that make false or misleading treatment claims or treatment claims that require FDA approval.
  • Blood, bodily fluids or body parts.
  • Household pets of any kind including but not limited to dogs, cats, primates, cage birds, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, fish. Re-homing with small adoption fee OK
  • Pet animal parts, blood, or fluids - including but not limited to stud/breeding service
  • Restricted or regulated plants and insects, including but not limited to noxious weeds, endangered plant species, or live insects or pests.
  • Pesticides or hazardous substances, or items containing hazardous substances including but not limited to contaminated toys, or art or craft material containing toxic substances without a warning label.
  • Illegal telecommunications equipment, including but not limited to access cards, password sniffers, access card programmers and unloopers, or cable descramblers
  • Stolen property, or property with serial number removed or altered.
  • Burglary tools, including but not limited to lock-picks or motor vehicle master keys
  • False identification cards, items with police insignia, citizenship documents, or birth certificates.
  • Counterfeit currency, coins and stamps, tickets, as well as equipment designed to make them.
  • Counterfeit, replica, or knock-off brand name goods.
  • Material that infringes copyright, including but not limited to software or other digital goods you are not authorized to sell, warez, bootlegs (without consent of the band).
  • Airline tickets that restrict transfer, and tickets of any kind which you are not authorized to sell.
  • Coupons or gift cards that restrict transfer, and coupons or gift cards which you are not authorized to sell.
  • Gambling items, including but not limited to lottery tickets, sports trading card 'grab bags', raffle tickets, sweepstakes entries or slot machines.
  • Used or rebuilt batteries, or batteries containing mercury.
  • Used bedding and clothing, unless sanitized in accordance with law.
  • Non-packaged food items or adulterated food.
  • Bulk email or mailing lists that contain names, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal identifying information

Note: If you are considering giving away a pet, please think about and research the risks of free to good home ads. iBrattleboro users generally love and respect pets, but take the time to know the risks of giving pets to strangers. We want all pets to get the life and love they deserve.

Avoid Scams - Use Common Sense

  • Deal locally with people you can meet in person.
  • Never wire funds.
  • Fake cashier checks and money orders do exist. Avoid them.
  • Avoid shipping.
  • Do not rent housing or purchase expensive items without seeing it.
  • Do not submit to background or credit checks for jobs or housing until after you meet in person.

iBrattleboro is not involved in any transaction and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions or offer any protections or certifications. It's up to you to protect yourself.

Recognizing Scams

Here are some common ways people try to scam others:

  • An inquiry from someone far away, often in another country
  • A request for Western Union, Money Gram, cashier's check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or a "guarantee"
  • The inability or refusal to meet face-to-face before consumating transaction

If sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true. 

For more info see VT Consumer Protection at the Office of the Attorney General.

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