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    Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist


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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    done!
    I wish people were more knowledgeable about small animals before they go and start selling things that are horrible for them.

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    Done. Such a shame.

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    Should it really be flagged though? I don't think it violates any of Craigslist's rules. That bedding is commercially available in stores, marketed toward those animals. I doubt it'll get taken down.

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    Quote Originally Posted by LifeAsItMayBe View Post
    Should it really be flagged though? I don't think it violates any of Craigslist's rules. That bedding is commercially available in stores, marketed toward those animals. I doubt it'll get taken down.
    The way I look at it. it's dangerous as advertised.

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    I tried emailing someone else selling cedar bedding and their response was that I should blame walmart for selling it and since walmart did sell it they could resell extra bags for small animals.

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    Done. Flagged

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    Quote Originally Posted by aqh88 View Post
    I tried emailing someone else selling cedar bedding and their response was...since walmart did sell it they could resell extra bags for small animals.
    This is absolutely correct. It's no violation whatsoever of the terms of use of craigslist to resell a product for its original intended use/purpose. Not liking or agreeing with ad is fine, but it's a bit silly to suggest that others should be flagging it when there's no violation of policy or rules of CL.

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    I learned something new. I didn't know what was and wasn't prohibited. I found a way around it, though. I submitted a craigslist ad that stated the dangers of cedar bedding so that anyone considering buying that cedar for their pets will read my ad, too, and realize it's dangerous.

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    Quote Originally Posted by pinky View Post
    I learned something new. I didn't know what was and wasn't prohibited. I found a way around it, though. I submitted a craigslist ad that stated the dangers of cedar bedding so that anyone considering buying that cedar for their pets will read my ad, too, and realize it's dangerous.
    Great idea. I wish people were more knowledgeable about guinea pigs. It just... I don't know.

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    It may be correct for cl rules but the person was just using it as an excuse to sell unsafe bedding. They didn't care if it would make small animals ill/dead. They felt entitled to sell it because some store sells it.

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    Quote Originally Posted by aqh88 View Post
    It may be correct for cl rules but the person was just using it as an excuse to sell unsafe bedding. They didn't care if it would make small animals ill/dead. They felt entitled to sell it because some store sells it.
    And they are entitled to resell it for its stated, intended purpose. That's the point. Let's say it's a specific chair, and they bought it, but no longer want it. They can sell the chair for its stated purpose. If you don't like it or feel the chair is unsafe doesn't give you the right to demand it not be resold or declare the person to be "using an excuse" to sell it.

    Furthermore, cedar may not be as bad as some assert, as the original notion that it was was more or less based on one person's interpretation of a couple scientific studies on cedar use. There's a fair amount of info out there on it now, and if you think about it logically, pine contains the same phenols and hydrocarbons as cedar ... yet pine is deemed safe if it's kiln dried, but cedar is not. Curious.

    I'm not suggesting anyone run right out and use cedar, just that like so many things in the small animal community, the widely held belief may not be entirely accurate and rather than just accepting it as fact because so many others have, some independent thought might be in order.

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    Personally, I'd want to know if something I am considering buying could pose a health risk to my pets. I used cedar bedding when I had my first guinea pig because I liked the smell. An appliance repairman who was servicing our dryer told me it was dangerous. I'm sure he probably felt uncomfortable telling me that but I was grateful that he told me because I'd have never known. I thanked him. I used the remainder of the cedar bedding as mulch in my yard so it was still used. Better safe than sorry......

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    Quote Originally Posted by pinky View Post
    Personally, I'd want to know if something I am considering buying could pose a health risk to my pets.
    I agree. There's no reason not to let someone know there could be a problem or issue with something they're using/doing. But that person, once informed, has the right not to care and carry right on using/doing it. The burden is on the owner of the animal to determine what they want to use and what they don't. In this case in particular, there's just no reason a person can't resell a product they bought for the very reason/use stated on the packaging. We aren't the authority on what people should and shouldn't use or resell for their animals. There's no reason to flag the ad - however, if you feel compelled, posting your own ad alerting potential buyers to potential dangers isn't at all a bad idea, because many people just don't know a lot of things when it comes to small pets.

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    Re: Please flag cedar bedding ad on craigslist

    I think a lot of things are judgment calls. I'd appreciate it if someone warned me about something that could pose a health risk to my family or my pets so I feel obligated to do the same. My motivation isn't to deprive the seller of getting their money back but, rather, to protect animals that could be harmed by it. Realistically, the seller could return it to the store for a store credit if they don't have a receipt or they could sell it for landscaping mulch so they wouldn't have to take a loss if they want their money back but I agree that they are also equally within their rights to list it.

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