What’s Not Allowed on ADLOT?

ADLOT’s first priority is to ensure that our community remains safe for all members. We don’t allow the sale of anything illegal or dangerous. We also prohibit certain items at the request of our community. If we feel you’ve posted a banned item, we’ll ask you to take it down or remove it ourselves.

The list below details what can’t be posted on ADLOT, in alphabetical order:

  • Adult-only
    – Adult entertainment (like blue movies)
    – Adult toys or other erotic products
  • Alcohol
  • Animal parts
    – Including parts of protected species
    – Ivory
    * Note: taxidermy is fine, unless it’s a protected animal

Animal traps

  • Note: Fish traps and pony traps (which are actually carts) are permitted

Botox and Dermal Fillers

  • Including related equipment and services

Capital bonds
Cigarettes, cigars and related products

  • Loose tobacco
  • Electronic cigarette filters and e-liquids (with or without nicotine)
  • Note: Electronic cigarettes themselves and rolling papers are allowed

Cream chargers
Dangerous chemicals
Drugs and prescription goods

  • Illegal drugs
  • Legal highs
  • Prescription drugs/medicines
  • Steroids
  • Over the counter drugs
  • Items designed only to help someone take drugs
  • Contact lenses (because they’re prescription)
  • Note: Bongs and water pipes are allowed as long as they are for use with legal smoking activities and do not come with any tobacco or illegal substances.

Digital goods

  • Domain names
  • E-books
  • E-tickets
  • FIFA coins
  • Online accounts
  • Virtual merchandise, including in-game currencies or items
  • Virtual currencies (e.g., Bitcoin, Litecoin, etc.)
  • Note: Asking to be paid for an item or service in a virtual currency is allowed, but the currency itself cannot be sold directly.
  • Any other digital products
  • Vouchers and Gift Cards

Fake, replica, or unauthorised trademark items
Firearms, ammunition and equipment (even if they’re legal to buy)

  • Guns, including air guns, BB guns, replica guns, and paintball guns
  • Silencers
  • Ammunition, including ammo for paintball
  • Note: Paintball equipment not related to the gun (goggles, gloves etc.) are allowed
  • Hunting equipment
  • Note: Scopes, straps, and gun cabinets are allowed

Fireworks (of any kind)
Gambling machines

  • Fruit/slot machines

Gas meter seals
Hate organisations of any kind
Human parts, remains, or services

  • Blood, bone, and waste
  • Donor, surrogacy, and fertility services
  • Organs
  • Sperm and eggs
  • Used pregnancy tests

Items promoting hate, discrimination, or stereotypes of a particular group of people

  • Including gollywogs

Lottery tickets
Medical Grade PPE

Massage services where:

  • we believe the user is advertising a sexual service
  • ad includes reference to age, gender, race, physical attributes etc.

Nazi memorabilia
Parking permits

  • Tip: If you’d like to give your pass to someone else, get in touch with your council

Personal information or mailing lists

  • Bulk emails, Internet Protocol (IP), instant messenger (IM), or mailing lists that contain names, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal info
  • Tools or software designed to send spam

Property ads that prohibit applications from tenants in receipt of housing-related benefits (including, but not limited to “no DSS” or “no housing benefit” ads)
Red diesel
Security tag removal items
Stolen goods

  • This includes blocked phones or no-signal phones


  • Including supplements that contain DMAA

Tickets not intended for resale. Including, but not limited to:

  • Cricket World Cup Tickets. For more information on how to sell Cricket World Cup tickets, please read ICC’s website.
  • Football tickets. Including:
    • FIFA and UEFA International fixtures
    • Tickets to England, Scotland, and Wales national team matches
    • Tickets to all professional matches in England, Scotland, and Wales
    • Get in touch with the FA or your club to find out how to exchange tickets.
  • Glastonbury tickets
  • The Open Golf Championship tickets
  • Train and bus tickets. Note: Coach tickets are allowed.

Unlocked hardware and software

  • Copied games, DVDs, and computer software
  • Fully loaded Kodi, Android, and Amazon boxes
  • Games consoles
  • R4 cards (with or without the console)

Unlocking software (software that unlocks any electronic item, like a phone)
Used underwear

  • Briefs, knickers, thongs, boxer shorts, nappies, and so on


  • It’s illegal to buy or sell votes in the UK

Weapons and knives

  • Knives of all kinds including chef and kitchen knives
  • Note: Cutlery/butter knives are allowed
  • Crossbows and archery sets
  • Historical and ornamental weapons (like Samurai swords and bayonets)
  • Spear guns

Please Note: While this list is intended to be thorough, we reserve the right to remove any and all content that we feel is inappropriate for Gumtree or that interferes with the well-being of the community.