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Community guidelines

Welcome to Rumgr!

To make your Rummaging experience as fun and productive as possible, we’ve put together these Community Guidelines to help you out.


First, a few golden rules:

The camera never lies

When you take a picture of something and post it for sale on Rumgr, that is your promise to the community. The picture should show exactly what you are offering for sale — no more, no less. If a car charger is included in your iPhone offer, put it in the picture! And lastly, please don’t take pictures of people. You can’t sell your little brother on Rumgr.

Say it, don’t spray it

Rumgr is an open community that is based on quick and efficient interactions. We want you to feel comfortable communicating with each other, but please be careful about what you say in a public space, and to a relative stranger. Do not share personal information with other users, such as your full name, email address, phone number or other personal information. With features like Questions and Private Chat we’ve made it possible for buyers and sellers to communicate entirely on the Rumgr platform until you meet in person for the exchange.

Your word is your bond

You see something you think you want, you make an offer, and it’s accepted… but then you don’t want it anymore. Hey, it happens. But consider the other buyers that were shut out of the deal, and the time the seller has spent interacting with you that is now wasted. Be positive that you are willing to see a deal all the way through before making an offer on an item. Rumgr sellers are members of your local community, and you may even know them already! Maintain a good reputation by not being “that guy” who backs out of every deal.

Walk away happy… and safe

Meet in a safe, public place — and take the time to run through a checklist to make sure everything is exactly what you want. If you’re the buyer, be sure the item appears in real life as it was pictured, and that it functions correctly. Once you pay, there’s no going back! Sellers, make sure you get paid on the spot for your item, and the amount that was agreed upon in the app. Shoot for 100% satisfaction on both ends before you walk away.

Take us with you

Rumgr is all about exploration, getting to peek into your neighbor’s garage and see cool stuff that you might want. But it’s also about discovering cool stuff everywhere you are — not just where you live. So, if you’re in a different part of town or even a whole new city go ahead and check the Rumgr feed. You might discover something amazing right then and there!


Now, some guidelines on what kinds of items to sell on Rumgr

What sells well on Rumgr

  1. Electronics [iPhone/smartphones, cameras, laptops, iPod/mp3 players, TVs, audio equipment]
  2. Kitchen Appliances [toaster, refrigerator, blenders, kitchen knives, George Foreman grills]
  3. Furniture [couches, tables, chairs, dressers]
  4. Designer purses & jewelry
  5. Home decor and knickknacks
  6. Tools
  7. Baby equipment

Here’s what doesn’t sell as fast

  1. Outdated toys
  2. Shoes in obscure sizes
  3. T-shirts & pants
  4. Feature phones
  5. Watches
  6. Textbooks
  7. Magazines
  8. DVDs
  9. Collectibles

And here’s what you shouldn’t sell at all

  • Weapons (including but not limited to firearms, martial arts weapons, silencers, ammunition, disguised or switchblade knives, BB guns, stun guns or tear gas) and weapons parts
  • Drugs, alcohol or tobacco products, including prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia (rolling papers, pipes, etc.) or other controlled substances
  • Animals, plants and insects that are regulated or prohibited for sale under applicable laws
  • Sexual activity of any kind or obtaining goods or services for purposes of sexual gratification
  • Obscene material, child pornography or material that is harmful to minors
  • Counterfeit or fraudulent items
  • Stolen goods or property with serial number removed or altered.
  • Services or merchandise that promote hatred and violence against specific groups of people

A general rule of thumb is that if you can’t take it on a plane or show your mom, it’s probably not allowed to be sold on the Internet, or on Rumgr.

Also, please note that your posted item may be removed if…

  • You use stock photography or screen shots
  • The image is blurry, pixelated, a non-object, or is not descriptive
  • It is a duplicate item
  • It is a demo item. It’s awesome that you’re showing off Rumgr (thanks!), but at some point we will need to remove the item if you do not to keep the marketplace relevant.
  • You post your personal information (ie. phone number, email or address) or try to take the transaction offline. (See here for a quick tutorial on Rumgr transactions.)

Rumgr reserves the right to remove questionable items such as the ones listed above. If you have or suspect an item has been posted that violates these guidelines, email security@rumgr.com.