Items not allowed on GringoPost

The items mentioned on this page aren’t allowed on GringoPost for the following reasons:

• Prohibited by laws in Ecuador.   

• Safety reasons.
• Feedback from people who use GringoPost.

Adult only 

Let’s keep it family-friendly, so that means no pornography, adult videos/DVDs or adult sex toys are allowed on GringoPost. We also do not accept ads offering prostitution/escort or dating services..

Counterfeit, replica and trademarked items 

Counterfeits, unauthorized replicas (such as counterfeit watches, handbags, or other accessories) or unauthorized copies (such as copies of software programs, video games, music albums, movies, television programs, or photographs) are not permitted on GringoPost. Unauthorized copies include (but are not limited to) copies that are pirated, duplicated, backed-up or bootlegged. Remember that it is illegal to sell unauthorized copies of media.

General guideline: If the product you're selling bears the name or logo of a company, but it wasn't made or endorsed by that company, don’t post it on GringoPost.

Drugs and drug paraphernalia

As well as drugs banned under legislation, we also don’t allow items which can be used to consume drugs.

E-Tickets, Domain names and online accounts 

We facilitate trading for physical goods and services.  We classify e-tickets, domain names and online accounts as digital products which are not transferable to the new owner via a classifieds channel.

Firearms and ammunition

Safety concerns as well as national and international laws mean that no guns or ammunition can be sold on GringoPost. We also don’t allow airguns or replica guns and silencers, even those legally available.


No fireworks allowed, even those available locally.

Multi-level marketing, pyramid, matrix and trading schemes. Many people have told us they don’t find ads relating to these schemes useful or relevant to them. That’s why we’ve decided to block such ads on GringoPost.

Prescription drugs and materials 

Prescription drugs aren’t allowed on GringoPost. This includes over the counter items.

Stolen items

The sale of stolen property on our site is strictly prohibited.

Tobacco and tobacco products 

Tobacco is controlled by law. That means the sale of cigarettes, cigars or loose tobacco is not allowed on GringoPost..  

Weapons & knives 

Safety concerns as well as national laws mean that no weapons or knives can be sold on GringoPost. This includes chef and kitchen knives as well as historical ornamental items e.g. samurai swords or WW1 bayonets.  Cutlery sets are allowed.

We also reserve the right to remove any ad that we feel isn't fitting to the GringoPost site.