FAQ
Do I need to be a registered user to buy and sell stuff?

Yes. All users need to be registered with a “bu.edu” email in order to chat, make offers, or upload products to sell. You must confirm your email before these services become available.

Why do I have to be registered with my university email?

All CoCo College users are required to have a “bu.edu” email in order to preserve a sense of community, exclusivity and safety.

How do I buy on CoCo College?

After creating an account, when you see something you would like to buy, click on “Make an Offer” and start a chat with the seller by sending questions and agreeing to meet somewhere around the BU campus. After that, it’s up to you and the seller to agree on a price and where to meet at BU to make the exchange. When you meet the seller, you can pay any way you two agreed upon.

A listing I was interested in is no longer available. What happened?

If a listing you were chatting about is no longer available, it has been removed by the CoCo College seller. This means that the item is no longer for sale.

Am I charged any fees by this site?

ABSOLUTELY NOT. All registered users have the freedom to upload products and contact the sellers without any fees. The features of “BOOST ” and “SUPER BOOST ”, however, have an additional cost.

How do I post a product to sell?

To post a product, click on the “Start Selling” button. You just need to upload one or more pictures of the product, click on the dropdown menus to select the designated category, add a price of the product (or click on the ‘free’ slider if your product is free), then add a description and finalize with a desired exchange location around campus. If it’s the first time you upload a product, you will need to create an account to finalize this process.

Is there any listing fees for uploading products?

Absolutely not. Listing products in our website are COMPLETELY FREE.

How can I sell faster?

We offer a service that makes your products more visible by all of our users. If you want a particular product to sell faster, you can either “BOOST it” or SUPER BOOST it”.

What is “BOOST” and SUPER BOOST ”?

For $0.99, you can “BOOST ” your product into the featured page of our website, so that users can see your product more, and make an offer more quickly. This service would last for 24 hours. If you SUPER BOOST ” a product, that product will be featured in the front page for a month for a price of $9.99

How do I get paid?

After you chat with the interested buyer, and meet in your desired location, exchange your product for their cash or money via Venmo or any other online payment service.

Am I charged any fees by this site?

ABSOLUTELY NOT. All registered users have the freedom to upload products and contact the sellers without any fees. The features of “BOOST” and “SUPER BOOST”, however, have an additional cost.

Is there any listing fees?

ABSOLUTELY NOT. Listing products in our website is free.

How do I get paid?

After you chat with the interested buyer, and meet in your desired location, exchange your product for their cash or money via Venmo or any other online payment service.

Guidelines for Safety

Our number one priority is to keep you safe. We strive for this mission, always. So please follow guidelines for safety.

  • Always meet in person to complete a transaction.
  • Preferably meet with your seller during the day, around campus
  • Before any purchase, do not give out your personal financial information to make or accept a purchase
  • No one from CoCo College will come directly to ask you for money or ask you any of your personal information. Only the designated seller will be the one contacting you to give you the product and receive the money
  • Avoid cashier checks and money orders
  • If you think you are a possible victim of a fraudulent or offensive user on our site, please report the user immediately so we can investigate further and take appropriate action (send us an email at: team@cococollege.com)

Recommended Location Meetups

Although Boston, and BU, are a safe place to live in, we strongly encourage our users to physically make their exchanges throughout the day (between the hours of 8:00 and 18:00).

The recommended sites on campus are:
  • GSU Building
  • Marsh Plaza
  • BU Beach
  • Mugar Library
  • Warren Towers
  • 100 Bay State Road
  • Miles Dormitory
  • Agganis Arena
  • West Campus
  • CAS Building
  • Questroom Building
  • Photonics Building
  • BOOTH Building