When your classified ad is declined or not published

Ads submitted to the Classifieds are are subject to review by an editor before they are published. Usually the ad is published within a day or two.

If your ad remains unpublished after this time and you can’t find it in the Classifieds pages, there may be problems with it.

If your ad is a duplicate of a recently posted ad, we may decline to publish it. We discourage frequent re-posting of ads as a matter of fairness to readers and to other ad submitters.

If you received a message that your ad is declined, it is possible that your ad is for commercial purposes or for items of significant value, and the guidelines were not followed. See the Eligibility guidelines.

Ads paid by PayPal e-checks take 3-5 days to clear and will be published after they clear.