Prohibited or Restricted Items
Adult only items are not allowed on our site at all. If you post anything of an adult nature but especially including bestiality, torture, rape, child pornography, necrophilia, scat, incest or other obscene and illegal conduct will be reported to the authorities and you will be banned from Small Business Barn permanently in addition to other disciplinary measures.
We do not allow sexually explicit material in any form. Magazines, movies, books, music or art.
Alcohol & Drug related items
Are not allowed without regard to whether they are legal or not.
So long as your treatment of animals is humane and you are legally allowed to sell the animal or animal product and you adhere to all federal, state and local laws and regulations it is allowed.
Reproductions and replicas must be labeled as such in the title of the listing and you must be sure not to violate laws, copyrights, or trademarks.
If it is an original you must list any repairs, conservation, or alterations and list the artist name.
You must provide proof of authenticity of any original. If you can not prove it you cannot list it.
You may not deceitfully list an item by making statements regarding it’s scarcity, value, condition or alleging it’s origins without proof of your statements.
Autographed items are not allowed
Used clothing : underwear and bras are not allowed. All other items must be free of stains, clean & in merchantable condition.
Cultural Sensitivity Related items (Grave items, cultural heritage and artifacts)
We do not allow the sale of any grave items, culturally significant items or artifacts regardless of their source. If you are selling replicas it must be listed as a replica.
Credit cards, debit cards, or any form of funds
You may not sell coupons, receipts, government benefit cards or anything that may be construed as laundering.
Digital Items must be pre-approved
NFT (non-fungible tokens) are not allowed. Software authorization codes are not allowed. If you are an authorized seller or the owner of an allowed item you may sell it. If you cannot prove ownership or that the item does not infringe on intellectual rights it will not be allowed.
Drugs & paraphernalia
Drugs and paraphernalia that is in violation of any of the states laws, or federal laws cannot be listed.
Items that claim to offer a “legal high” are not allowed
Pipes …Any item listed as for use with illegal drugs or marijuana
Pipes or accessories not intended for drug use are allowed
Vaporizers if they are intended for use with any illegal substance
Controlled Substances not allowed
Narcotics, steroids, and any substance listed in Schedules I, II, III VI or V of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq)
All electronics must comply with U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations.
To prevent stalking and harassment we do not allow surveillance equipment which can secretly record, &/or take pictures or video without consent or that transmits or receives data that is being collected in a secretive manner.
Electronics prohibited by government agencies such as GPS radar or other jamming devices, or cell phones.
We do not allow traffic control devices
We do not allow odometer modification devices
We do not allow Radio and CB amplifiers that operate in both CB & HAM frequencies
Appliances shipping to California that do meet their efficiency standards
We may allow many cameras and recorders which do not encourage illegal use.
Encouraging Illegal Activity
We will not allow the encouragement of illegal activity.
You may not attempt to :
sell devices that avoid legal restrictions or include instructions for such.
Sell instructions on how to create bombs, drugs, or any illegal item.
Sell pill presses, blank rain checks, any shipper’s material, etc.
Sell kill switches on any device
Sales we do not allow:
We do not allow the sale of firearms.
Any part of accessory in violation of local or federal law
Ammunition for firearms such as bullets, carridges, shells, casing or hulls
Parts & accessories for “assault” weapons, including blueprints & instructions
Frames, or kits used to create a firearm.
Flash suppressors, silencers, sears, Graenade launchers, pistol conversion kits, high
Semi-automatic accessories not allowed are barrel shrouds, forward pistol grips, threaded
Firearm Accessories which are allowed must:
Clearly identify the part or accessory being sold as well as the firearm type it “fits” or is
“Compatible” with. If a general part it can be stated that it works with “revolvers” etc.
The item must only ship in the U.S. (as everything on our site) and if it does not comply
With California law or any state’s laws it may not be shipped to that state and you must
clearly indicate that the items does not comply with California or another state’s laws and that
the item cannot be shipped to that state.
Some allowed parts and accessories for firearms:
Barrels (except shotgun barrels under 18 inches and rifle barrels under 16 inches are
We do not allow :
Expired food or food that will expire prior to delivery
Unpasteurized dairy or vegetable juice, wild mushrooms, ackee fruit or seeds
Government assistance benefits
Sellers must clearly state the expiration date, ensure that food is stored, packaged and delivered safely and prior to expiration date.
Your own gift cards sold by you
Face value cannot be over $500
You must have the gift card on hand when sold and deliver within 5 days.
You must clearly state if there is an expiration date and when.
Gift Cards NOT allowed:
Electronically delivered cards
Pre-paid cards of any kind
Government issues cards for benefits of any kind.
Identification, Uniforms or accessories of government, transit, any company or utility
We do not allow for safety purposes :
Identification or other documents (birth certificates, passports, driver’s license, uniforms or accessories of any government, military, transit, shipping, utility or any company uniforms or accessories,
Such as hats, pins or scarves,
keys, certificates, diplomas, license plates, medals
Meters, government or utility machines, vehicles, or any item that
Seems to confer any kind of status, ownership or membership in or of any entity.
We do not allow any of them regardless of age.
Identification documents of any kind are not allowed.
Vehicle VIN# plates or rivets are not allowed.
We do not allow the sale of any confidential or structural information regarding government, utility, transit, airport, or any company which may pose a safety risk.
Hazardous, Restricted or Regulated Materials
Pesticides are not allowed.
Hazardous materials such as explosive precursors, radioactive materials, poisons, ozone depleting substances, and any item which contains such substances are not permitted.
Most hazardous substances are not allowed.
We do not allow :
Banned by a shipping provider (check with provider before listing)
Carcinogenic substances or poisons
Combustible materials including flares, flash paper, caps for toy guns, black powder,
Dinitrophenol (DNP) in any of its forms as active ingredient or in pure form.
This can be found in weight loss supplements
Explosive precursors such as ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate,
Aluminium powder, hydrogen peroxide over 12% weight and by weight
Carbamide peroxide over 34% by weight, nitric acid, nitromethane, potassium
Perchlorate, potassium chlorate, magnesium powder, magnesium nitrate
Hexahydrate, nitromethane, sulphuric acid, sodium percolate, sodium nitrate
And urea nitrate.
Fire Extinguishers that contain carbon tetrachloride
Non-government approved refrigerants
If hazardous materials require shipping specific restrictions they must be listed in the item description. If the material is allowed to be shipped with standard services and is not prohibited by local or federal law or regulation then it may be listed.
Knives are allowed with the following exceptions :
Automatic knives, butterfly knives, dual-action knives, gravity knives, out-the-front knives, paratrooper knives, push knives, switchblade knives, sword canes, spring assisted knives where no manual movement is clearly visible, hidden or disguised knives
Lock Picking Devices
Locksmithing or lock picking devices are not allowed. No bumper keys, slim jims, keymakers or duplicators, devices to pick a lock, or code grabbing devices
Chance Listings, Giveaways or Contests
We do not allow listings which offer a ticket to for the opportunity to gain a product.
We do not allow the sale of surprise or unknown items or grab bags.
We do not allow product giveaways or contests.
We do not allow lotteries, sweepstakes, grab bags or unknown items, random drawings,
Raffles or contests.
Personal Information or Mailing or Calling Lists
The sale of any personal information is not allowed. Targeted advertisement infringes on people’s privacy. Selling any such information obtained by any means will not be allowed.
You may not sell :
Personal contact information, social security numbers, sell “likes”, “followers”,
“accounts” or “subscribers”.
You may not require a buyer or user send you a password
Software or tools used to send unsolicited messages or email or to harvest such details
If you use managed payments you may not sell digital currency using this payment method.
Seller can offer coupons valued at up to $100 in total per month.
Coupons not allowed :
Expired coupons, or coupons that will expire prior to arrival
Coupons for “free” items
Electronic or scanned coupons
Coupons for recalled items
Coupons inserts containing other coupons
Over the counter (OTC) medical devices are allowed.
Medical devices which require a prescription are not allowed. All items allowed must be delivered prior to expiration dates.
Some items that require a prescription and may not be sold are :
Implantable devices like pacemakers, vascular grafts, heart valves, ventricular bypass
Devices, or implantable pumps
CPAP machines ( Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)
Nebulizers & accessories
Oxygen concentrators, conservers or compressors and any accessories that require
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators) and any accessories that require
Pulse oximeters that require a prescription
Needles or syringes are not allowed
Listings must clearly state if the item has been used or opened. Used or opened items must be properly cleaned and be without any operational or safety defect. The expiration date must be clearly indicated and must reach the buyer before expiration.
Medical devices which requires government authorization to sell must :
Be listed in appropriate category
You must include in item description the seller’s name, city, state & phone #
And the business name if applicable
A statement that the item has been handled and cleaned as advised by manufacturer.
A copy of the following statement :
The sale of this item may be subject to regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration and state and local regulatory agencies. If so, you may not
Purchase this item unless you are an authorized purchaser. I will verify you are
Authorized to purchase the item by the FDA before shipping.
Hearing aids listings are required to include the disclaimer :
“According to the FDA, it is in your best health interest to obtain a professional medical evaluation before purchasing a hearing aid and you are encouraged to do so before bidding on this item. If you choose to not obtain a medical evaluation before purchasing this item, I am required by law to provide to you and obtain from you a signed written waiver of the medical evaluation, and I am required to provide to you a copy of the User Instruction Brochure for a hearing aid, review the contents of that brochure with you, and afford you time to read the brochure. You must provide to me either a signed statement from a physician or a signed waiver before I will deliver this item to you. Upon your request, I will also provide to you a copy of the User Instructional Brochure for the hearing aid or the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor from whom a User Instructional Brochure for the hearing aid can be obtained.”
Personal Services or Relationships
The sale or offer of services of an intimate, illegal, or sexual nature are not allowed.
You may not sell friendships, advice, website traffic enhancers, or social media followers. Multi-level marketing or get rich quick schemes are not permitted.
Police related items
Emergency response items, clothing, uniforms, accessories or equipment like badges, shirts, jackets, insignia, hats or replicas may not be sold.
Official or emergency equipment such as lights, sirens, or systems specific to them may not be sold.
Drugs of prescription strength or requiring a prescription are not allowed.
Drugs not of prescriptions strength must clearly indicate the concentration in the
Tainted Supplements listed in FDA Database may not be listed. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/sda/sdnavigation.cfm?sd=tainted_supplements_cder
Drugs must not be expired and the expiration date must be the description.
Herbal, holistic or herbal remedies can’t imply any non-governmentally approved
Treatments or be compared to a prescription drug.
It is not allowed to claim any health benefits from legal substances that the
FDA has not approved.
Veterinary Medicines that are Over the counter or GSL as classified by the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary
May be sold.
The following items are not allowed :
Frontline flea control products
Repackaged over the counter medications
Any item that requires a prescription as stated by the FDA
Item not authorized to be sold in the U. S.
Real estate offers to sell or buy are not binding on our website.
Small Business Barn role is to provide an avenue for hosting advertising and enabling communication regarding property that is listed for sale. We are not a licensed broker, agent or lender.
Small Business Barn is not in the real estate business and does not handle or assist in the sale or transfer of ownership.
Small Business Barn is not responsible for and does not engage in brokering, selling, purchasing, exchanging or leasing or provide a multiple listing service as the term is used. Small Business Barn does not counsel buyers or sellers, show properties, negotiate sales contracts or hold any position of trust or confidence regarding any such transaction. Since we do not engage in any of that, no brokerage relationship or agency or fiduciary relationship may be deemed to exist between us and any buyer or seller. We make no representation of the seller, accuracy of the listing or financial capacity of buyers.
Many legalities must be met by the buyer and seller. The forum we offer is solely for informational and advertising purposes.
You may not list for sale any property which you do not own unless you are a real estate agent or broker who is authorized to market the property and you include all of the required messaging in your listing. Licensees are required to ensure their listings provide all regulator’s required information some of which is licensee’s name, their broker name, and office location.
Not Allowed :
Sale of any partial interest in land or real estate
Products not allowed :
Products which are listed may only be shipped from & to the U.S.
Product recalled by manufacturer or government agency
Products whose sale is prohibited by law or regulation
Products that pose a health or safety hazard specified by government agency
Information is at cpsc.gov the US Consumer Product Safety Commission,
And EU Rapid Alert System
or the OECD Global Recalls Portal System https://globalrecalls.oecd.org/
Products that require adherence to any regulation must state the regulation and the products compliance with it and include a link to the certifications agency where the certification may be verified.
Chargers that must UL 2272 safety standards should state that they do and link to the UL Online Certifications Directory.
Child care safety seats meeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No. 213.
It must be stated in the listing that the item meets this standard. If it does not it’s not allowed.
Products with safety standards or certifications must list all required safety or certifications and link to the regulating agency where the standard or certification may be verified.
It is the seller’s responsibility to be aware of any required standards of the products that they sell and to include all appropriate and required data regarding those standards in their listing.
Trusted Seller Status
A seller who has verified their identity may become eligible for trusted seller status.
Once a seller has been selling on our site for over 3 months, has 100 sales transactions and has been providing customer satisfaction and following our policies and all legal & regulatory requirements, they may be labeled as trusted sellers by our system. Some items may only be sold by Trusted Sellers if there are significant failures by sellers to meet seller obligations regarding those products.
All items are our site are for sale only from U.S. locations to U.S. locations.
Ticket Sales, Events
The seller must be a primary and authorized Seller. The seller must be the artist, promoter, organizer, or a member of their team.
You must follow all tickets sales federal, state and local rules, laws, and regulations.
You agree not to engage in deceptive advertising such as false, misleading or subjective claims of value, scarcity, or current value. You agree to promptly refund the purchase price of any ticket deemed by the venue to be unacceptable or counterfeit for gaining entry to the event.
Slot or Gambling Machines
Are not allowed. They are not legal in areas in the U.S.
Coins & Currency
Only graded and verified items may be sold.
All coins and currency must be graded by NGC, PCGS, ANACS, ICG, PMG, or Legacy Currency Grading.
Stamps or other collectibles must be listed under collectibles
Stocks & other Securities
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulates the sale of stocks and other security interests.
These items cannot be sold on Small Business Barn.
Stolen property is not allowed. Theft is a crime. If you try to sell stolen goods we will work with law enforcement to stop crime.
Travel Sales & Rentals
You must be a licensed real estate agent contracted to handle rentals or
A licensed travel agent to list travel sales.
You are responsible for seeing that your advertising is compliant with all federal, state and local requirements.
If you are not in compliance with our policies you may be charged compliance fees or refund charges, your listing may be removed, we may choose to restrict your account from certain sales, we may remove any trusted or special status, we may terminate your account temporarily or permanently at our discretion.