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The Purpose of this Website

The primary purpose of Sloppy Seconds Textbooks is to provide a platform for university students across South Africa wanting to buy or sell second-hand textbooks. This website allows users to register an account and post free textbook listings. This website also enables users to browse listings in search of textbooks for sale. Sloppy Seconds Textbooks facilitates the connection and communication of the buyer and seller in order to create a hassle-free textbookbarter.

Sloppy Seconds Textbooks does not warrant the validity of the information in the directory. The information is provided by the users and Sloppy Seconds Textbooks does not verify the claims made by registered users. While a great deal of care has been taken to keep information on this website both accurate and innocuous, Sloppy Seconds Textbooks cannot be held responsible for errors, misprints, omissions or misinformation. Sloppy Seconds Textbooks is also not responsible for information that may be contained in websites linked to Sloppy Seconds Textbooks or links to other websites provided by anyone listed in our directory.

Online users are solely responsible for their selection of advertisements placed on Sloppy Seconds Textbooks. Sloppy Seconds Textbooks cannot be held accountable for the arrangements made between sellers and buyers in the transaction of textbooks. It is of the discretion of the user as to the validity of the advertisements placed on the Sloppy Seconds Textbooks online platform.


Restrictions on Use

Any information from Sloppy Seconds Textbooks may be reproduced, copied, republished or transmitted, with the provision that credit is given to the authors of the information.



Sloppy Seconds Textbooks disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, claim, liability or damage of any kind resulting from, arising out of, or in any way related to:

  • Any errors in or omissions from individual listings and its content, including, but not limited to, technical inaccuracies and typographical errors;
  • Any third party websites or content therein directly or indirectly accessed through links in the Sloppy Seconds Textbooks directory, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions contained;
  • Any imagery uploaded by users in directory listings which are copyrighted or are unpaid for;
  • The unavailability of this website (and therefore our directory of textbook advertisements) or any portion thereof; and the use of our directory of listings and;
  • Any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, objectionable, pornographic, profane or indecent actions that may occur during the meeting of buyer and seller.


The Registered User’s Obligations

A directory listing must not include information that:

  • Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, objectionable, pornographic, profane or indecent;
  • Is false, misleading, deceptive or contains any misrepresentations;
  • Interferes with or inhibits other users from effectively using Sloppy Seconds Textbooks’ directory;
  • Constitutes or encourages conduct that would violate any law;
  • Violates or infringes upon the intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights of any other person;
  • Discloses confidential information of any other person without that person’s written consent;
  • Is an invasion of any privacy or publicity rights of any person; or exposes Sloppy Seconds Textbooks to liability.

The information contained in a directory listing must:

  • Offer only products or services that comply with all laws of the Republic of South Africa, as well as be true, accurate, be kept updated and in accordance with the rules of Sloppy Seconds Textbooks and;
  • By registering as users of Sloppy Seconds Textbooks, users are acknowledging their obligations listed above and swear to act accordingly.


Warranties and Consent

The textbooks listed warrants and represents that:

  • All details and information in users’ directory listings provided are true,accurate,and not misleading or deceptive and;
  • The information contained in users’ directory listings will be kept, up to date and compliant with these terms and conditions.


Sloppy Seconds Textbooks Rights and Obligations

  • Sloppy Seconds Textbooks reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to reject, refuse or remove a directory listing or a part of a listing at any time for any reason and without being obliged to provide any reasons;
  • Sloppy Seconds Textbooks reserves the right to make additions or changes to the information contained in a directory listing. If Sloppy Seconds Textbooks makes any additions or changes to listing information, efforts will be made to ensure that information is accurately uploaded onto the directory and;
  • Sloppy Seconds Textbooks reserves the right to, at any and all times and without notice, monitor a directory listing to ensure compliance with the stated terms and conditions and record the outcomes of these monitoring activities, without any obligation to disclose or report the outcomes of these monitoring activities to users.



Unfeatured directory Listings are currently provided free of charge.

Sloppy Seconds Textbooks reserves the right to introduce and, once introduced, to change charges for directory listings. Once a user’s listing expires, these charges will become applicable and the user will have the choice to renew a listing or not.

Featured directory listings are currently charged at a fee.

Sloppy Seconds Textbooks reserves the right to make changes to the featured listing fee without prior notice. Once your featured listing expires you will have the choice to renew your featured listing or not and only then will the new featured listing fee apply.

All directory listings will only become visible to potential clients once they have been approved by our administrative team.


Changes to these Terms and Conditions

Sloppy Seconds Textbooks may modify any of these terms and conditions at any time by giving notice via e-mail to the address contained in users’ registration information, or by notice on the website, specifically on the News tab.

In the event of user disagreement with any of these terms and conditions, use of this website must be immediately terminated. Continued use of Sloppy Seconds Textbooks constitutes agreement to comply with these terms and conditions.