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Auction your stuff on Listia

Auction your stuff on Listia
« on: July 04, 2013, 12:17:02 AM »
If you are getting tired of Ebay and Craigslist then Listia may be an option for you.
You can get rid of your unwanted items and get items that you want or need.
Nearly everything in working condition sells on Listia. Someone even auction off a roll of toilet paper.
There is another person that auctions off 1 crayon daily. They have a lot of items that women like such as purses, used clothing, used shoes and new stuff like electronics, shipping supplies, just about everything.

Try them out It's great for getting rid of clothing lots and stuff you just can't Ebay for a decent price.

listia.com/signup/2130898

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Re: Auction your stuff on Listia
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013, 09:04:07 AM »
A roll of toilet paper? Single crayons?

Who are these deranged people?

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2013, 09:13:38 AM »

Who are these deranged people?

I guess they are people who like the "penny auction" approach. I took a quick look and saw an x-box game at 9,950 which was my first clue, then popups starting offering a "free" 500 bidding units....what does that tell you about the rest of the trading units you would need to actually buy something.

Several years ago when penny auctions caught my eye (for 30 seconds) I discovered that items you would normally get for "x" dollars anywhere else were commanding "x +y+z" dollars at the penny auctions.  Any time you're dealing with "funny money" you need to watch out.


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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013, 02:42:51 AM »
It's not a penny auction. My son has had an account for a year with the free 1500 credits they gave him at the time and has not used them at all. You don't have to buy anything and no credit card is required. It's just an option to get rid of your storage extras that would usually go in the trash or be donated.

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2013, 06:53:39 AM »
You don't have to buy anything and no credit card is required.

When you say "you don't have to buy anything" I am confused.  Let's say I find a "gizmo" I am interested in and it has a "price" of 9,500 units (or whatever they call them).  If I only have the 500 free units they give me on sign-up, how do I get more units to buy that item at 9,500?


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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2013, 09:30:34 AM »
A roll of toilet paper? Single crayons?

Who are these deranged people?

Are you referring to the sellers or the buyers? :)

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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2013, 09:35:49 AM »
If I only have the 500 free units they give me on sign-up, how do I get more units to buy that item at 9,500?

You get more credits by listing items for auction. You NEVER get paid money, only credits to use to buy stuff for yourself.

listia.com/credits
listia.com/howitworks

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Re: Auction your stuff on Listia
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2013, 11:45:36 AM »
Are you referring to the sellers or the buyers? :)

Both

Re: Auction your stuff on Listia
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2013, 05:37:01 PM »
Are you referring to the sellers or the buyers? :)

You sell your stuff to get more credits so you can bid on stuff. I'll give you an example.

I bought a storage unit for $5. Nobody wanted it because of the super heavy old furniture. This was the last auction of the day and I didn't want to leave with nothing. Turns out he had some gold chains, tons of nice clothing, and a crazy porn collection. I gave away the furniture to a person via Craigslist. They came with trucks and cleared out the heavy stuff. I sold the gold to a pawn shop for $560. I sold the porn on Craigslist for $50. I placed the clothing on Ebay for 60 with out any success. I tried listing stuff in lots , tried everything.

So now I have a ton of clothing. I offered the clothing piece by piece in Listia auctions. Everything sells on Listia. I offered free shipping on my items using $60 of my jewelry chain money. Items with free shipping get the highest bids.

Now I have a ton of credits. I need a new iphone charger so I used those credits to get that. While I was looking for the charger I noticed a Iphone charging case so I got that along with play items for my daughter, clothing for my daughter, PS3 games and accessories, Wii, cameras, Coach bags, etc.

Don't think for it as a way to make a profit. Think of it as a way to sell your junk from storage for other people junk that you can actually use.

The key is to sell stuff that is light and you can get the most credits for and barely pay anything for shipping.

I sold a vintage Warner Brothers bracelet on Listia. They had a ton of them on Ebay and way better looking than the one I had from a storage unit. The bracelet sold for 30,000 credits. I was looking at a Kindle Fire tablet that went for 36,000 credits that day. So basically for a bracelet that is junk to me because it not my style and wouldn't sell for much on Ebay almost got me a Kindle Fire that I can then flip on Ebay or Craigslist. The bracelet cost less than $3 to ship and I did get a Galaxy Tablet later for those 30,000 credits that I flipped in $125

I just thought this would be an option instead of trashing a lot of storage items like pot holders and used items that you would normally trash or donate.

I won't lie. If you sign up to this link and have your first auction I would get extra credits.
listia.com/signup/2130898

I have sold over 200 items from storage units on Listia since November 2012. It does help you to save money of items that you would normally purchase also if you have items that you can't sell you can flip them into cell phones, laptops and tablets that would sell easily.

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2013, 08:22:41 PM »
So I sign up: 500
List: 500

Sign up and list (something no one will buy) under another email: 1000

Use those points to bid on my own item, now have 2000 points.....


I have lots of emails.   ;D

I did notice if you buy groupon thru site you get points.   I buy a lot thru groupon.  Might sign up just for that.   Plus I have a ton of smalls.  Yard sale/flea stuff I'll never get around to selling.

There isn't much on he site I'd buy but if I can collect a sh*t ton of points free, why not.  Might eventually be something.....

Re: Auction your stuff on Listia
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2013, 08:36:44 PM »
Ummm ....... I didn't think about it from your point of view but see ..... you already figured out a way to make it work for you.

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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2013, 08:49:01 PM »
Maybe I'm just tired from a day of selling at the flea market, but this isn't for me.  Good luck to those who use it or find a way to make it work for them.


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Re: Auction your stuff on Listia
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2013, 08:58:03 PM »
I don't see this as a long term thing.

I'm going to scam my free points. 
List crap I'll never sell (not cost effective due to fee's on ebay or don't want to meet CL buyer for $5 item)
Use points to buy something I actually need.  Like a wallet or item I'd never spend money on.
Most likely Forgot about account.

I prefer to get cash but since I don't do yard sale or flea's I'll give it a go. 

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Re: Auction your stuff on Listia
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2013, 10:38:34 PM »
 :o  Or you could just wait until you buy a storage unit with a nice wallet in it.

Re: Auction your stuff on Listia
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2013, 12:48:42 AM »
Travis if a person doesn't do flea markets what do they do with like used bottles of lotion, used perfume, used clothing items that you can't really eBay for a good profit?


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