Service Alert: Kijiji is Experiencing Technical Difficulties
Service Alert: Kijiji is Experiencing Technical Difficulties

 Safely Purchasing Firewood Online

Trading during COVID-19
 
In order to help ensure the health and safety of our Kijiji Community, it is important to observe and apply protocols outlined by Health Canada when trading on Kijiji. Your well-being remains our top priority. Please seriously consider whether in-person meetings are necessary.
 
If the transaction you’re making is necessary, please consider the following options:
 
  • Cashless Payment: Please consider choosing your preferred, secure cashless payment method when transacting. You’re also able to link your PayPal account directly when transacting on Kijiji if you wish.
  • Shipping: If considering sending/receiving the item via Canada Post or other shipping agents, ensure that the agent you’re using is reputable; it’s recommended that if using a shipping agent that a tracking number is used when sending/receiving items.
  • Curbside pickup / Drop-off / Delivery: This can be a great alternative to shipping and allows both buyer and seller to make an exchange, while observing social-distancing protocols.
Other things to consider:
 
  • Remote Inspections: Remote inspections via your preferred video conferencing call service, enables both buyer and seller to discuss the transaction and view the item in question while observing social-distancing protocols. Community Members can also send additional images of items to show its condition.
  • Clean / Disinfect Items: We recommend cleaning items before and after a transaction as per the Health Canada page on Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention. Please visit Health Canada to learn more about precautions to take at this time.
 
Need to stock up on firewood, but not sure how to purchase safely? Our friends at Measurement Canada have some tips! 
 
Adhering to the following precautions when purchasing firewood will help ensure that you get what you pay for. 
 
When ordering firewood: 
 
  • Ask for it to be delivered stacked in the truck so that you can measure it before it is unloaded. 
 
When receiving the firewood: 
 
  • Be present at the time of delivery. Do not rely on a neighbour to accept delivery on your behalf. 
  • Ask for a receipt and verify that it indicates: the quantity and type of firewood purchased, the seller's name, address, telephone number; and the price paid. 
  • Write down the licence plate number of the delivery vehicle. 
 
Do You Think You've Been Shortchanged? 
 
If you received less firewood than you paid for, and after contacting the seller you are not completely satisfied, contact the nearest Measurement Canada office before using any of the firewood.
 
For more information on buying firewood, please read Buying Firewood? Don't Get Burned.
 
Consumers may also refer to the Registry of Firewood Vendors in Nova Scotia. Vendors listed in the registry must agree to sell firewood by according to the Code of Ethics of the registry.