Listia is a digital marketplace where members can get rid of their old stuff, and can get new stuff, for free. According to their website, Listia users have traded over 2 million items.
When you become a member of Listia, you can list your old, unwanted items for auction, anything from antiques to electronics or even holiday decorations. People will use Listia credits to bid for your stuff; the highest bid wins.
All bidding must be done with Listia credits that you earn in a variety of ways from the website. Just for signing up, you receive 500 credits. 400 credits will be given to you automatically, and the final 100 will be given after you list your first auction.
You also can earn credits when you successfully refer your friends to use Listia. You will be given 200 credits when they sign up using your referral link, and 20% of the credits brought in by their first auction.
Finally, you can earn credits simply by signing onto Listia with either Facebook or Twitter, as well as being “active” on the site by giving other members’ feedback or comments on their auctions.
58 ‘Listia’ Reviews
Listia is a scam company and steals your hard earned money
Listia closed our account and took 532000+ points stating we were rude but all the rude comments in which our comments were towards the rude comments are still members, we were a huge seller of items and new items, not used crap. Then Tae of listia trying shutting us up with a NSA(non disclosure agreement) in order to let us back into our account to spend the points, NSA's are used by many businesses as I worked as a purchasing manager in construction but it shouldn't be used in this instance, to spend what I earned and spent thousands in shipping to earn them. Listia is garbage and I would stay away, if you want the entire conversation with taE SHOWING HOW THEY TRY TO SHUT YOU UP or trap you for a law suit, contact us. they are unprofessional and a trashy site filled with scammers, cheaters, non shippers and just an overall pathetic company
This site used to be a good site with honorable people where you rarely got cheated but they've changed their policies in a way that benefits "new" users who want to scam you and since you can't leave negative feedback, they can bully and harass and then leave "neutral" feedback that leaves a permanent stain on your record. And support is a joke. They just give you canned answers and don't do anything for their loyal users that helped them grow to who they are now.
I have belonged for. 4 months now, liking the no fees for listing and shipping like eBay charges....I have sold 80 auctions and won about the same and ship for free...occasionally I pay for shipping for what I win if it's only a few dollars...been scammed a few times where I didn't get my item and had my credits returned..now it looks like I'm facing a scammer where I will lose my shipping payment....there is no getting that back as you will on eBay...the customer service here is a joke...generic responses which skip the issue you have asked about entirely...no doubt the use a list they hope is close the an answer...the feed back process is unfair too..you can get a neg or neutral without having to justify as to why...eBay makes you explain why you will be leaving that feedback...and people get to insult your item or your asking price right to you face...I mean really....a bit too much interaction I feel is unnecessary when so many jerks are out there....
whats with the shipping
Why is it that if your an american you can get free shipping but if from Canada you have to pay shipping costs. I don't mind paying the extra but every time I mention it I get rude comments and ignorant people Canadians don't use this site as everyone is trying to get more from shipping and not being fair. I take it as a insult and really get fed up with yanks
LISTIA IS BAD BUSINESS TAKING YOUR INFO<!!
this site withholds rules and terms until you join then looks for ways to defraud your account and steal your credits to up bid there products or products they can make the money on!! Read the opening page then you too will see no rules posted at easily to find spot (BAD BUSINESS PRACTICES)
I have received tons of free stuff from this site. I only bid on things that come with free shipping and I make sure the auction's owner has a high rating so I don't have any problems with people playing games. It's always free to list an auction and you earn 'bidding money' by either completing offers or by having your own auction. It's all very easy and fun. I enjoy it a lot :)
MEAN CROOKED PEOPLE WHO RUIN A GOOD THING
I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE GR8 IT MAY BE, BUT MY 1TS AND ONLY EXPERIENCE WAS WITH A VERY HATEFUL MEAN PERSON WHO DID NOT EVER PLAN TO SHIP THE ITEMS, SHE JUST WANTED TO GET MY CREDITS AND KEEP THEM AND THE ITEMS
Overall, it's not much different than ebay. Selling items is easy but requires extra cash for shipping expenses. Most people do not bid very high, if you list items with a shipping cost. You can refer other members and receive extra credits for signing up with a referral link.
I signed up 2 days ago. I've won 2 auctions & earned free 'credits'.
Most of the 'Bargains' look like stuff you find rifling through junk drawers at your dead aunt Martha's house...ie:[actual listings] partially used note pads with 2 used pencils, condoms from planned parenthood, digital recipes from Google, used underwear, ONE Coke point....The nicer stuff is mostly overpriced.
I was looking to sell without fees. There is VERY little infrastructure & virtually no safeguards for sellers OR FOR BUYERS. I had to leave the site & Google my way to any help in understanding how it operates--literally where to click next for what. There is no visible 'Help' available & NO 'Contact Us'.
WORST of all, in the last 2 days I have received 23 Listia emails & 11 'severe' malware tracking events!!! I surf a LOT, but have not had even ONE in the last 8 months--until now. My anti-virus software has isolated them, but this is NOT ACCEPTABLE.
I'm removing my membership to Listia, but have no way of knowing what information of mine will still be out there.
I'm an EBAYer & I hate the tangle of fees & restrictions--but this has made me appreciate it more. We know what Ebay gets out of their site-- TONS of $$. You can see that motivation in every new change they make....But here's the big question for Listia users: what do the Listia owners get out of their site??? The number of people 'buying credits' has to be pretty limited. The only possible answer is that they are selling access to user's information. Check out other people's experiences online before you sign up & have good anti-virus software in place.
Listia is OK
I have been a listia member for about 2 months. So far so good I have listed a few things and won a few. For me it is just for fun. I enjoy the competition in the bidding. I give them two thumbs up.
I really enjoy Listia and I'm not 'staff'
I'm an author and sometimes I give away my free books. I pick up new fans and get points to buy gift cards, etc. I often use those for contest prizes. Win-win.
Sometimes I give away other stuff I just don't want. It's a great place to recycle decent stuff. I get other things besides gift cards, and haven't been disappointed with anything yet. Wish I could say the same about ebay.
Plus it's fun! I got my hand slapped once, but I understood why. (Lesson learned. Read the rules.) And they're good about resolving the occasional issue with other members. Most of the time, the 'buyers' are really happy and grateful for whatever I list. That's one of the things I like most.
Ask For Leaving the site completely
after being on Listia for like almost a year and decided to retire the site, but when i did they kept giving me the same excuse over and over until you get the point they'll never want to completely want a user to deactivate their account other than suspend them for unknown reasons, bottom line: The site is good, but there's a few exceptions that has to be permanent for a reason, otherwise it's not much like website who allow users to deactivate their account completely
I really like Listia!
I have only been on Listia for about a month and a half. Mostly, I have been listing items that I have at home that I don't want to donate and haven't been able to sell for cash in a timely manner. On Listia, I have had a good time. I mail out about 50-100 packages each week and I am slowly emptying out boxes from a store we used to have and cleaning up my storage and closets in the process. I pay for almost all of the shipping. I bid on things I want or in the rewards store. I am quite happy with what I am trading for. Yup, I have paid a LOT in shipping to send my stuff out, but I have also gotten about the same amount of value back to get other stuff that I do want. My only complaint is that people are listing items that are copyrighted on Listia that they don't own the copyright on. (Fake or printed items.) Or coupons that aren't really coupons for free things. When I have had problems or questions, the moderators are good about taking care of them. I am presently having a problem with a child who ordered an item and wants his credits back because it hasn't arrived. (4 days after it ended) BUT, I always ship with delivery confirmation. Always. I know better from eBay and other sites that there are scammers out there. I also know that since Listia has nothing to do with the shipping process on fees that they have absolutely NO WAY to refund your shipping fees. I only charge shipping fees on very large items and then I ask for about half and not the total amount, as I would have paid for a smaller item. I won't mail to non-verified addresses as it is against the rules. And, I am not taking that chance. But I have mailed out more than 300 legitimate items to my bidders and will continue to do so. It is a buyer beware community on the internet and this site is no different. Just be careful about what you bid on and how you send your items and you will have minimal problems. If you have items mailed that delivery confirmation has not shown up on, then the problem is with the USPS and you need to talk to them. Listia people can not fix our post office. I love the site. Nope, I don't work for Listia. I am a stay at home adult person who is getting rid of stuff...
Bid Only After Give them Your Facebook Friends
I have no trouble with Ebay and PayPal, however, with numerous earned Points, I am unable to purchase anything because I have to give Listia access to my Facebook Account/Friends so they can try to get my friends to join = accredited Buyer.
This is invasion of Privacy before you can Bitdon Listia, and I will have none of it. Most reviews are negative for them, so I strongly recommend you stay away from Listia, or they will go after your friends to join because that is their primary goal.
Almost all online positive feedback are all staff making.
all positive feedback on every scam site are all listia working workers and their comments should be removed.
First off, what is the meaning of "consumer"? (Listia.com site staff, workers feedback must be fouled off from here)
Staff in listia (all staff LIKE THIS PAGE, LOVE THIS SITE, LISTIA IS HONEST) must be deleted.
consumer = members + suspended listia members.
"not site staff."
"consumer", not "hired employee/worker".
(consumer , not worker. )
we dont need any fake feedback from site staff in listia.com
but look here everybody, a lot of comments are from site employee and staff, they keep on insulting consumers and members from listia. when the comments and feedbacks are unfavorable to their own listia site.
if they want people write good thing on listia, listia staff should change their own behavior and manner first. not force ppl to delete negative feedback and delete posts. your site bad, so the feedbacks exists here.
if your site is really nice, nobody would risk to write negative feedback.
but look how listia staff does everyone. they kept complain all our comments and make scam sites remove a lot of negative (But truth) comments, to make listia looks better than the truth.
this is how listia staff work to cheat other people who had not experienced how harsh listia staff would do to them.
So Sad listia staff can only say people make account when they are the 1 who keep make acc using different member profile link and claim they are legit
when you have the damn mouth saying people one person, look all your posts, people look. we got a suspend listia member group and pages in facebook, now increasing people in listia suspended user list joined our groups. if listia is a fair site and legit site, nobody should be banned or join our suspended listia member groups and lists
John Vogel is another listia staff's account, we dont need any unnecessary staff in listia writing unnecessary comments.
Listia is fun and addictive and LEGIT!!
I am a real listia member. I've been a member scince March. I have won many great things off of lista, including severl 1gram silver bars. I think someone had a problem with listia and is now trying to make everybody think that anytime anybody says anything good about listia they are scamming or lying or whatever. Well... believe what you will, but I am a very satisfied member of listia. I am addicted to the dang site. Let me see... I've won the silver bars aforementioned, I won a Skylanders Game portal, several Skylanders figures, I won sever trashies (Trash Pack figures), a counting bank, some nice jewlery (Nothing really valuable, i don't think, but nice none-the-less), I've won several Wheaties pennies to add to my ever growing collection. and a bunch of other stuff I can't even think of. I am legitimate! I have not had any problems at all on this site, other then a few deadbeats not wanting to pay for shipping (In which case I just sent it anyway and let them know, it's on me this time...)
I'm sorry if someone had some kind of problem with getting banned and not getting their package. But, isn't it childish to make up fake accounts to post slanderous remarks on a message board? If you got banned, there was probably a good reason you were banned. It's obvious you aren't mature enough to actually use a site like listia responsibly. So...
YES PEOPLE LISTIA IS LEGIT AND AN AWESOME SITE!! My User Name on Listia Wordsmyth and my profile number is 5973324. If you want to know if it's legit, then just log on and start bidding and selling. It's fun, it's free (unless you pay shipping) and it's a bit addictive. But it's legit!!!
Tricky dishonest listia sellers claim that banned members are ineligible to send items but they send item to unban people?
Sometimes Banned winners are able to provide a vaild(verified) address before they got suspended.
Many sellers in listia said that banned people are not able to get they will relist because THEY DONT GET POSITIVE FEEDBACK and CANT GET THEIR CREDITS when listia suspend the people.
Do banned listia members have the opportunity to get the items they won in listia auction before they are ban?
To me and to many outsiders (outside Listia) as long as the winning bidder name is still the person name. even if they are suspended they should still be able to get the items they win. suspension is after the end of auction with that banned person's names on.
we recommend those banned members should really report those dishonest sellers because they dont want to send thing for none (Nothing, None = no feedback if they send things to you. no credits to their account)
send items should be honest and FROM THEIR OWN HEART. send items should not SEND FOR CREDITS or SEND FOR FEEDBACK
those who dont send, and even agree or claim that banned people should not get items, should all be reported to listia staff.
banned people should also have their say. sellers can not use that as an excuse not to send, especially if the address (shipping address) is even GREEN TICK VERIFIED. there is no excuse sellers not send items.
if you met such wicked sellers, submit your support tickets on those dishonest sellers..
we had killed many this kind of fraud sellers already, people come to listia to get item does not mean that they are scammers.
banned people should not be ignored. sellers should be the ones whom people should really underlook
PEOPLE USE LISTIA.COM TO WIN ITEMS. NOT TO SCAM PEOPLE OR WHATEVER EVIL PURPOSE.
IS THAT REALLY SO DIFFICULT TO LET THE DEAD NUKED MEMBERS (SUSPENDED MEMBERS, BANNED MEMBERS) GET THE ITEMS THEY REALLY WON WITH THEIR NAMES ON?
THERE ARE MANY TIMES THAT LISTIA SUSPEND PEOPLE JUST SECONDS BEFORE THE AUCTION ENDS
NOW A LOT OF PEOPLE CLAIM THAT, THEY JOIN LISTIA 3 YEARS WITHOUT PAYING ANY PENNY/CENTS AND GOT SUSPENDED (CHRIS C., 17 MARCH 2014)
LISTIA, AND THOSE WICKED SELLERS. WHY CAN'T THOSE BANNED PEOPLE GET YOUR ITEMS?
WHAT IS THE REASON YOU NOT SEND THEM ITEMS?
SEND ITEMS SHOULD BE WILLING TO SEND. AND ....
THE MOST IMPORTANTLY.....
EVERYONE IN THE SITE, NO MATTER WHEN THEY WILL BE SUSPENDED BY LISTIA, SHOULD ALL HAVE EQUAL CHANCE TO GET ANY ITEMS IN LISTIA
THE WINNING PERCENTAGE WOULD NOT BE KILLED JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE GOT BANNED.
IF YOU ARE SO WILLING TO SEND OUT, WHY ONLY UNBANNED PEOPLE CAN GET.
ESPECIALLY WHEN SOME PEOPLE (SELLERS SIDE) CAN ONLY ONLINE 4 TO 5 DAYS AFTER THE END OF AUCTION DATE. IS THAT THE BUYER'S MISTAKE ?
NO , IT SHOULD BE THE SELLER'S FAULT FOR LOGGING INTO LISTIA.COM FOR SO LATE SO LONG TIME AFTER THE AUCTION.
WHEN LISTIA BAN PEOPLE AND CHASE SUSPENDED PEOPLE, I.E. WHAT WE SPEAK, "PERM-BAN" (PERMANENTLY BANNED PEOPLE)
DOES GIVE AN ITEM TO BAN MEMBERS SO DIFFICULT ON YOU?
IF YOU SO CARE A FEEDBACK ON YOUR PROFILE, IT MAY BE BECAUSE YOU ARE A PERSON WHO IS NOT RELIABLE ENOUGH AND NEEDS THOSE FAKE FEEDBACKS TO INCREASE YOUR POPULARITY.
BUT DONT FORGET THAT IT'S NOT THOSE LISTIA BANNED MEMBERS WHO BEG LISTIA TO LOCK THEM UP
IT'S LISTIA LOCK THEM UP BEFORE THEY CAN TALK TO YOU !!!
NOBODY WANTS TO BE BANNED OR SUSPENDED. BUT IF IT REACHES YOU, YOU CAN NEVER ESCAPE OR GET OUT.
HOW CAN THOSE SUSPENDED MEMBERS EVEN BEEN ABLE TO TALK TO YOU FOR LONG.
IF YOU HAVE THE HEART TO SEND TO UNBAN. YOU SHOULD ALSO HOLD EQUAL HEART TO BANNED.
IF BANNED PEOPLE ARE VERY DIRTY AND INFERIOR AND CHEAP TO YOU, THEN YOU (THE SELLER) ARE THE ONE WHOM WE OTHER PEOPLE WOULD DOUBT AND QUESTION ONTO.
WE WOULD ONLY UNDERLOOK PEOPLE WHO UNDERLOOK SUSPENDED LISTIA MEMBERS.
Many dishonest sellers use reason "people are banned" "shipping address not verified" "I dont want to send item to some specific people"
There are sellers in listia who claim that people got banned and they relist or people keep giving unverified address and so they not send to them, is that the truth or something is behind?
Sellers should send their item in their auctions if auctions ended with winners (names shown) and those members should be able to get listia items from the auctions' sellers
if sellers use lots of reasons, "your address is not being verified I can not send to you" "you dont pay shipping fee I can not ship for free" "you are banned now I can not deliver my listia item to you because you can no longer feedback" , right? Familiar? because many of us must always face that, but why sellers speak that right?
BECAUSE THOSE SELLERS WHO SELL THOSE ITEMS IN LISTIA.COM MAY NOT HAVE THE ITEMS THEY LIST, YES THEY DONT WANT PEOPLE KNOW THEIR LIES, SO THEY CLAIM THAT YOU ARE INELIGIBLE TO GET THE ITEMS.
NORMALLY, ASK YOURSELF, IF YOU WERE THEM, IF YOU REALLY GOT THE ITEM, WHY NOT SEND, CORRECT?
THEY DONT HAVE THE ITEMS, THEY CAN'T EVEN SEND/SHIP THE ITEM TO YOU,
IF NOT THEY DONT HAVE THE ITEM, WHAT REASONS ELSE?
USE YOUR BRAINS TO THINK, YOU SHOULD FORGET SUCH BAD SELLERS, THERE ARE BETTER PEOPLE IN WORLD, DONT THINK OF THEM ANYMORE. BUT FOR PEOPLE'S SAKE, YES , REPORT THIS KIND OF BAD SELLERS. THEY DONT HAVE THE ITEM THAT THEY LIST, THIS IS "FAKE LISTING/FRAUDULENT LISTING (THEY DONT EVEN HAVE THE RELEVENT ITEMS IN THEIR AUCTIONS, THEY DONT HAVE THE ITEM SO NOT SHIP YOU)" AND MUST BE REPORTED PROMPTLY TO LISTIA ADMINS.
if sellers do that, yes the banned buyers / buyers can find listia staff for assistance.
We need evidence and reality, not listia staff pretend member to write lots of fake lies, then when ppl join listia staff ban people.
We need evidence and reality, not listia staff pretend member to write lots of fake lies, then when ppl join listia staff ban people.
I think I dont have to repeat this kind of thing many many times.
Sweet-home-listia and Kevin Wilson are same person. period.
we need evidence, we need to judge things by reality not staff imposing / claiming / pretending they are listia normal members to force people to believe
if a site is well why must staff do that thing everyone.
those who know none on listia. the gray box when we win item you have to type your shipping address, listia useless staff default that it can only verify address only one time and no more times.
yes only one time
listia restrict that one address can only be used once, in gray box,
then find staff to pretend normal listia member then write a lot of lies online that we can easily figure out which are posted from we ordinary member (unbanned or banned) and which are posted by listia staff.
( but people, think yourselves now )
if a site is good, does staff have to write so many post that they love that site to cover so many negative feedback on listia is scam page.
even if listia staff spam everywhere, the same thing, it would just make people think that listia has problem that the staff have to cover by lies. to cover what ppl hate on listia and make other people think listia is still good and joined, but soon even those new people also got suspended from listia
then they knew that the people who can stay for long may be staff working for listia INC , and listia does not suspend employee/staff account. yes that is what we dont want to read. we dont want to read staff messages pretending members and go blame banned people. it's your site bad service, bad customer services, your site bad people bad scammers so cause so many things out.