Most frequent questions and answers

Step 1: Click on “Post Ad” button after login.
Step 2: Fill out all necessary detailed information about your items and click on the “Post Ad”button.
Step 3: Your advert will be shown on African Advert immediately or soon after the review.
Step 4: An email will be sent to notify you when your Ad is online.
Step 5: Get ready to attend to buyers’ calls. Ensure you ready Our Safety Tips, so that you can stay safe while transacting

Every advert must have an exact title and include pictures taken by the vendor directly.(contact data or watermarks are unacceptable).
Every automobile or car Ad is requested with pictures.
A proper classification is necessary for a successful Ad.
Overpriced items would not be welcomed.
Your posted items should be stored in Nigeria and legal items only.
You can’t post a few items inside one or a similar advert.
Every advert should contain a brief and clear description.

Tips for your title: clearly show the name of your item and add some appealing words to introduce.
A proper price is the key so please do your research before deciding your price.
Keep your description informative and authentic.
Unique and high-quality photos of your items taken by yourself.
Never leave a wrong contact info. Get proactive to reply to the calls.
The more info you provide out the more potential customers you will get.

After reading through all the item info, you will find contact info of the seller at the bottom.
Just dial the sellers contact if you find something that interests you.

You can scroll down to the bottom of the advert and click on the start chat function to start a chat with a seller.

Several reasons may cause your Ad to be placed on hold by our moderators:
1: You tried to post several items in one Ad. It is not allowed as each item for sale must be posted separately, one Ad for one product.
2: Pictures you’ve uploaded contain contact numbers. Please upload pics that don’t have any phone numbers.
3: There are certain restrictions on prices. Make sure you understand the true value of your item before posting an Ad.

Log in first then go to my adverts, click on the advert you want to share, scroll down until you see Facebook/Twitter icons, click on a particular icon to share the link.

Narcotics, steroids, and any drugs or medications that require a prescription from a licensed medical specialist
Restricted military/police items
Illegal/pirated copies
Stolen properties
Code grabbing and lock picking devices
Electronic equipment prohibited by the law
Sexually-oriented services
Human organs
Loans, money transactions, Bitcoin
Multi-level marketing, pyramid, and matrix programs
Network marketing and “Home Base Business” jobs
Any products (offers or services) prohibited to sell by the law.
What else to note:
Food and healthcare items should have a marked expiration or ‘use by’ date.
Ads can’t contain pictures of nudity.

Firstly, you will not be able to reach a seller unless you’re logged into AfricaAdverts. Everyone must have a profile for security.
Once logged in, you can scroll through Ads to your heart’s content. If there’s anything that tickles your fancy, you can start a Chat right on the Ad or dial the sellers call line immediately.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so to make the most impact you must upload at least 1 photo, but we encourate between 3 and 5 photos.

There is no definite way to identify a fraudulent seller or buyer. We urge you to practice good judgment and keep the following tips in mind.

Try to take the full payment at the time of the delivery. Remember to use a safe location to meet.
Watch out for fake currency and money orders. Be aware that banks will not honor fake currency/money order and will hold you responsible for it.
Verify the buyer’s credentials if there is a request for bulk order. Ask the buyer to provide a photo ID and proof of address.
Ensure that your product meets the features you list in your Ad to avoid any misunderstanding with the buyer.
Do not share your financial information except the one required for payment.

Always meet the seller at a safe location and inspect the item before purchasing it. Following this one rule will help you avoid most scams. This is also true for house rentals as well.
Watch out for unrealistic offers. If it appears too good to be true, it probably isn’t. Unrealistic offers are used to motivate purchasers to make hasty decisions.
The best way to transact is to collect the item and pay at the same time. Never transfer funds or use a debit card to pay someone you do not know before collecting an item.
Always insist on clear and correct information on the condition of the item, price, payment, and delivery method.
Use only those payment methods that you trust and are familiar with. Never give out your financial information.
It is recommended to purchase items directly from the seller.
In the case of electronic goods, cars, and bikes you should test the functioning of the item before purchase. Verify vehicle chassis number. 3rd party services are available that can provide the history of a vehicle for theft, damage, and for identification purposes.
Do your research on comparative prices for the product.

Never reveal your login and password of your account. Think of a difficult password, consisting of a minimum of 6 characters, including at least one digit.
For safety reasons, we do not recommend storing the password in the browser. If you feel that someone knows your password – immediately change to a new one.

Physical Appearance: Check out for any breakage, keypad damage, touch screen condition, resolution Examine the ports & battery. Do check for any liquid damage as it can cause a formation of rust.
Price Estimate: Compare with similar brands and models. Accordingly, negotiate a price with the seller. Double-check cheap offers for fake or stolen items.
Accessories: Are you being provided with all the accessories. If not, find out what it would cost you and accordingly negotiate your price. Examine all the included accessories that are working fine.
Replicas/Clones: Be careful of replicas/clones. Insist on phone warranty & necessary documents. Replicas unmistakably look the same, so inspect very carefully.
Important: Ensure to switch-on and if required, use your sim card to test if the phone is functioning.
For sellers: remove all personal data from the mobile set before selling to a buyer.

At AfricaAdverts, we love to help our users make that “Perfect Buy” for themselves.
To benefit our users, we have certain tips that can be kept in mind while looking to buy a vehicle:
Asking the right questions:
Sounds basic? However, it’s important to find certain details, i.e. purchase year, number of owners, owner’s details, vehicle body type, or even reason for selling, to ascertain if you should buy the vehicle in the first place. Double-check any cheap bargains!
Check the latest car news to see if a new model is coming — which can reduce the price of previous models when it arrives.
Car Inspection:
Conduct important checks to ensure that the car is in good shape:
Inspect for dents, breakage, scratches, if any.
Look out for all corners, to find any signs of an accident.
Question for any difference in the shade of color on different body parts.
Examine the bonnet & boot to ensure things are intact such as tool kits etc.
Survey inside the vehicle to test steering wheel, pedals, interiors, and other features.
If you’re unsure, specific tests such as Multi-Point Check, Technical Inspection or Safety Check can be performed by the help of an expert.
Note: you may request for a test drive (strictly at seller’s discretion) to test the brakes, shock absorbers, tyre condition, etc. It’s highly advisable to inspect during the daytime!
Car’s history:
Always check the history of the car to ensure it’s not stolen, or has an outstanding loan, etc. Get the car’s Registration Copy and other important documents verified. (As they say: a stitch in time saves nine).
Did you know that people interested in buying vehicles (or hiring drivers) have an option to verify details via govt. initiated service?
The road transport ministry has developed an SMS & website service through which one can know the following details about vehicles and drivers.
Ensure proper formalities are done post the purchase of the vehicle. Remember to get the Registration Certificate (RC) transferred in your name. Look out for PUC (Pollution under control certificate), Prior servicing papers, Insurance papers, and NOC (No Objection Certificate) is required.
Apart from the above tips, there are few other aspects that you can look into:
Car Clocking:
Simply stating, it is winding back the odometer of a car to make it look less used & fetch a higher resale value. If you suspect this:
Check the car’s documented history and have it looked at by a competent mechanic to be on the safe side.
Reputable garages also provide you with the mileage records when they service the car.
You can conduct checks like tyre wear to try and estimate the mileage.
Car Cloning:
In rare cases, a car can be given the identity of another by replacing the number of plates with those from an almost identical vehicle – same make, model and color. It is always advisable to do proper verification before buying any vehicle.
What this means is that the remains of two or more cars, usually been accident–damaged are welded together, and given the identity of one of the wrecks.
Few elementary things that you can do are:
Take a sideways view of the car.
Is the reflection in the bodywork wavy?
Does the paint have a cloudy-looking finish? Then it’s possible that it’s a re-spray.

A safe sale is a happy sale.
Safety is everything to us. And here’s how to experience a safe transaction…
If you’re buying;
This might seem simple, but it can’t be said enough – always meet the seller in person in a public place, like at a mall or a coffee shop
Only hand over the money once you’re happy with what you’re buying
Whatever you do, don’t buy before you try – always examine the item, then pay for it and please, be careful.
Even if the deal seems too good to say no to, and the seller isn’t in your city – you still need to say no. It’s better and quicker to rather find a seller in your city. There are loads out there, you just need to find them.
We are all about connecting buyers and sellers. We aren’t in any position to handle or facilitate any exchange of money. So, please, be careful when handling overpayment.
If the seller doesn’t live in your city, try finding another seller close by. It’s safer and easier.
If you still have questions, please contact us

We’ve heard that there has been a rise in dodgy deals relating to stolen items from the Apple stores in Africa. So, if you’re thinking about spoiling yourself or a loved one with that latest Apple product, we seriously urge you to be extra careful!
Here are a few pointers on how to make sure that you don’t fall victim to buying fake or stolen Apple items:
Before you even arrange a meetup, ask the seller to send you the serial number of the item and contact your local iStore to check if the item is stolen.
When you meet the seller, make sure you meet up at an iStore so that their staff can check the item.
This is a good way to find out if you’re buying legitimate Apple products and if they are still under warranty.