If you are like me you are always looking for a way to get rid of your “stuff” and get “more stuff”. I want to introduce you to Listia.com. It was launched about a year ago and has been growing fast! The best way to describe it is “Ebay for Free Stuff”. You list items in an auction format like Ebay but other users bid on the items using a virtual currency called “credits” instead of cash.
So basically, everyone is giving away their stuff to the person who bids the most. In return you get to keep the credits which you can use to bid on “more stuff”. Not only is it fun but it helps out people in the process. Users can get “stuff” they wouldn’t be able to pay for, and users can get rid of clutter and things they no longer need at the same time. What I like is that it is a frugal and green way to shop/sell!
You could give way anything from clothing, books, DVD’s or anything around the house you no longer need/want and then use credits to bid on something you really want like a new Xbox 360 or laptop! They have even had people get flatscreen TV’s. Also, lots of users use the system to give away baseball cards they no longer want and use the credits to get cards they really want. A great way to afford the things you want!
This is not a huge corporate site but a 4 person team working hard to become the next version of Ebay! They like helping users save money and helping the environment at the same time!
Listia was just name to the top 100 web sites on 2010 by PCWorld. It’s fun, free and eco-friendly!
Have you used Listia? I would love to know what you think!