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.
I know exactly how Listia operates!
After 4.5 years a member, I have seen
The Owners, operataors, Moderstors,
support, scums, theives, scammers,
and they themselves are NO better!
Listia will close your account, with
using whatever lies, they come up
with, AND steal your hard earned
Listia has the most dishonest, trash
that own, and moderate this site,
and will treat an senior member,
that's sold, ( dispute the illigal)
handling of Listia, billions+ credits,
with over 3,000 auctions sold, with
100% member feedback, worse than
the dirt you walk on- and lie to BBB
when reported, for such dispicable
activities, horrific mistreatment
by the so called ignorant, foreign
communist driven, dirt bags that
are responsible for putting this piece
of crap site up, for no other than
sire harrassment of mbers, steal,
lie, and forget about " site rules" lol
Moderators are the biggest violators
of these so called rules, show extreme
favortizum -the owners DO NOT CARE,
of you are ripped off, cussed at, tormented
by Listia staff, or lose credits by these
banchees, stealing them, yes, YOU
This scamming, illigal activities site
needs to be shut down, asap!!!
Kiss my ASS you scums, Listia!
Buying credits may get your account banned. I purchased credits from this site and shortly after my account was banned. I never received any indication from customer service as to why my account was banned. They kept my money, banned my account, and can't even be bothered to make up an excuse as to why - they just ignored my requests for comment. Too bad Paypal won't help, they won't fight for virtual goods, making it all too easy for this site to scam you.
too many scams, fake accounts, threatening users and the customer service sucks.
this site is really not worth signing up for and it's not as great as they advertise it to be. there are too many people who scam others and now there's those who are even selling themselves for credits. it's just a virtual currency but yet people are posting auctions where they are selling themselves which i find plain disgusting!
my opinion is that this site is just getting worse day by day so sign up at your own risk but if you don't want to land in drama it's better to stay away from this site. i'm deleting my account because it's become a whore house in listia now literally.
full of scammers and sellers who are very rude!! I won ten auctions and two of which I actually received the items stated in the actual auction, the other three items were empty envelopes and because the seller provided tracking, the mods just took their side.
even when i provided the pics of the envelopes, the seller was awarded the credits. this is why there's so many scam auctions on listia.
So you do have scammers i and my husband had to deal with it and have lost out on shipping money. The MODS sit here and go after ppl who are honest about the things we are trying to give away for credits, And delete your postings for a lame reason. I have honestly seen alot of scams posted people putting things up for digital delivery like IPHONES so you end up giving a lot of credits to a douche that is only going to give you a picture of an iphone. But instead of MODS deleting posts like this they have deleted my post for things like pepsi summer code, monopoly codes, coke codes, etc. and they have tons f these posted but for some reason they have been deleting all my things and bugging the crap out of me and i am a trusted seller. To top it off they have places where you can take surveys and get credits or download a game or watch a short video and theres tons of these links that are viruses so they allow this on their site but will not take credit for it and will not issue you the credits not even for the hassle they dont care! Im soo sick of the mods they dont even know whats going on half the time they dont even keep that great in touch so one says this another says that and now i cant stand listia after my last shipment is out and done with i will delete this account soo over this bs sooo not worth it!
I have been a member of the Listia site since February 2010. I have made and used THOUSANDS of credits. I have always loved the site! I have had a couple of issues with scammers, but they saw in my favor for most. One time I lost my credits when I was sent junk rather than what was promised because I wouldn't pay the $11 shipping to send it all back. The other issue was when I mailed an item out with tracking, tracking showed that it left my town completely, then just "vanished". Listia sided with the buyer and took all of the credits from me, even though I had proof that I mailed it out. Other than those two things in the last 3 years, I have been very happy and gotten some really awesome things!
this site is full of scammers, and as many people here have written there are some good sellers but with listia taking the sides of the scammers, you will end up seeing more bad people on here than good. some sellers are so rude, if they have a start bid such as 40 for their auctions then why expect for 67,000 credits? it seems like listia is all about getting credits for sellers, than actually answering the questions of the bidders. well that's how most sellers there are because if you want to know anything about the stuff they are auctioning they give you a rude reply.
there are people who are selling marijuana cookies and other recipes involving illegal drugs. listia states there's a rule against this but they really don't do much about it. for those who don't believe it, check these links and see for yourself:
Listia used to be a good site for trading things with others but now there's a lot of issues with scammers, underage bidders and sellers, and even people who bid, then don't even come back or write for months. However there are still some good people on listia but with all the scammers ruining the site, it makes it impossible for people to recognize even good sellers.
Yeah I know you can check feedback but there was a woman who had 100% feedback yet she still scammed others on 30 of her auctions so how can you really tell if someone is a scammer? My opinion is that Listia is just not a good site to sign up for, you're taking more risks than anything because you'll have people who don't send out your items even after you pay shipping, then what? you only get refunded back the credits but what about the money that you had sent?
With free shipping, if you aren't sent the item and you're a new user, the seller most likely will harass you by sending viruses and stuff through your email, facebook and other places like some of the reviews here wrote. After that, you're forced into giving positive feedback for that seller by listia, and that's why you can't even trust the feedback that sellers have there either.
To start off, this site has it's ups and downs just like others do. When I had first started listia, it was an okay site but now with all the scam artists there, it's become difficult to know who to trust and who not to trust. The problems that there are with this site includes support tickets lasting for months with no response whatsoever, users threatening others and all the mods have to say is that block them, yet they allow them to stay on that site. There's also great sellers too as well who actually send out the items and are very honest but with the bad ones, there isn't much listia does about them.
The listia rules which listia mod's themselves don't even follow sometimes makes a person wonder why have those rules there in the first place? Sign up for listia if you want but trust me, you're much better off using ebay, amazon and other trusted sites because this one lacks the support which is offered in other sites. Tracking or anything else does nothing to help you out in this site because sometimes the tracking number doesn't even work or doesn't update whether the item was delivered or not.
For smart people only.
Having been a buyer and seller on Listia for a number of years now I have to say that there really are some shady things that go on within this site. The people who moderate the site also buy and sell there and they have little packs together with other sellers so they can sell fraudulent purses, jewelry, makeup, and electronics. If you make a mistake of pointing this out you will find yourself to be the target of having your legitimate auctions being taken down, harassing messages and even buyers who will state they did not get their items and will take your credits and file a negative feedback on you. There are some really mentally ill people on this site. They will appear all friendly at first and if something goes wrong on a transaction (their fault) they will harass you and try to cause you much grief. Viruses sent through email if they can get your email address. Viruses on ads on the sites. Some will follow you onto facebook and try to harass you there or twitter. Its really unfortunate, because this could be one of the best sites out there if it was managed properly. The owners/creators of the site sell items on there themselves. Children post auctions and now they allow knives, large bladed ones even though it states it is not allowed. People sell drug supplies like bongs and pipes. Pictures are posted of feces and sexual connotations along with photos of scantily clad men and women. It didn't used to be this way. If you want to be a part of this site you have to put up with this kind of crap and tread the waters very carefully. You can earn good credits and get some nice things but you have to be ever vigilant against scammers and psychos. I am serious and not joking, I believe another poster on here was using sarcasm relating experiences they had in relation to people on this site. If the powers that be on Listia would pull their head out of their behind they could achieve something and probably make more money than they do now, but no one is holding their breath for that to happen any longer.
First I will start with. I 'have' won auctions on this site and had the items successfully arrive at my home, all in tact and in good time. Lots of these items were worth more than the small credits I paid to win.
I've bid on digital items and received the info I won in somewhat good time and usually with feedback given. In the beginning you have a 80% chance of completely enjoying yourself on this site.
I have watched auctions by other Lisitians suspiciously go up in points like mad. Days before the auction is even close to ending, they will be in the thousands of credits. These range from decent items to absolute junk.
Confused? These people have up to three or more sub accounts/friends and are bidding themselves up to make sure the ending bid is a good one or to give themselves some great feedback.
Can you do this from the same computer as your selling account? No...Listia has IP tracking enabled. People are doing this via smart phones and other wireless connections that will give separate IP addresses.
Someone might try to respond with.. "They must be a trusted seller, so people flock to their auctions and actually bid"
My answer. No.. I have watched this happen on accounts with 1 to 3 positive feedback and seller claims of being a new account. Note: The items were not fantastic by any means of the imagination. In no way were they worth 30-100 dollars worth of credits. Plastic beads from Wal-mart, anyone? Only 30.00 dollars of your credits for this small handful.
How Fair Auctions Proceed. You list an item that is actually in good condition, might be a rare find. People click watch and they proceed to watch until the end of your auction. Then...at the last minute they bid and win your expensive item for a chintzy amount of credits that is not worth the amount of shipping you have to pay to send the thing to them, across country.
Remember: You have to buy or reuse shipping material, plus pay the post office + for tracking. If you do not pay for tracking, someone 'will' eventually claim you never sent it.
Can you list your Item for a set amount of credits? Yes, but not until you have earned your "seller wings" They make you have at least 5 successful sells/feedback before you can do this and people usually wait till the end to bid, rather than do "Get it Now".
End result:: The people who play fair and have good items, Leave Listia. I will no longer be listing my items there. Especially, not for fake money that is only good for one site.
If you are looking to sell your items and consider yourself a fair person. Please go somewhere else.
Buyers on Listia will whine if you want shipping. Beg you to do free, then proceed to rip you off by bidding a few credits.
You are then out a good item and the money it cost you to ship.
Go to Etsy and buy from the people there for unique items. They have to provide you with the item or LOSE their income making business.
Listia can not stop these scammers, they lose nothing, but you sure do.
Listia was a great idea, but they do not have the means to back up the rules and they absolutely have favorite "Sellers" that can do no wrong. They will even post in these special peoples listing of how fantastic their auction is. *coughs*
Listia encourages buyers to go for the free shipping auctions. "Read their rules" They will tell you how much you can fairly charge to ship an item. The shipping fees are unrealistic. Plus, people will not make fair bids on your item, if shipping is listed. Most of the time, they will not bother to open your link and look at the item.
The fact of the world is, that people want something for nothing. Even if it costs someone else to get it.
I have been a member for only a few months and have seen so many scam auctions and Listia does nothing about them. Even when mamy people report then. I'm really starting to see how shady Listia is. They really do not care who is scamming and who is following the rules. Don't be fooled. I know it seems great for awhile until you notice all the shady shit Listia allows or does nothing about. They make their money they don't care about anything else. It's amazing what people get away with.
Listia is a great site and for those of you complaining, i don't know why you don't just make another account. I have more than one account on listia and i have threatened users into giving me positive feedback for all stuff i have listed. Including stuff that they have never received and i usually blame this on the post office. If you really want to have a lot of credits on listia, then just make another account. I would like to mention that if any of you report this to listia, the result will not be a good one!!
I spam my buyers with email's forcing them to end a dispute or i just flirt with the listia moderators because that helps. Anyways, i just wanted to say that if you can't earn enough credits on listia then you shouldn't be complaining losers!! Just make another account or hack like i have done with my account on listia... Don't try to report this or else i will stalk down your facebook, yahoo or any other accounts.
The sellers are childish when it comes to refunding the buyer for the item they never sent out. I would be cautious when using this site because a lot of the sellers try to scam you and they try to claim that they sent out an item when they haven't. In the end, listia takes their side and doesn't even refund you the credits for this either.
A site that allows users to auction off steam codes explains it all.
One word to describe listia: scam
First of all, the people on this site have no idea how credits are supposed to be in terms of dollars because 1,500 credits can be bought from listia for $5 so the listings that have high credits, you can tell that they are not even worth as much as the credits they are put up for unless it is a really expensive item. Second, some users don't even provide any information about shipping and this is unfair for the winner of the auction. The customer support sucks because they just give automated responses to everything and it makes you wonder if it's bots running this site, lol :D It's best to stay away from this site because it's full of cheapskates who will rip you off for items that they put up and don't even send later on.
Do not sign up for this site as it is full of scammers who have various auctions listed for the same item and then when you contact listia support about not having received the item, they just send you an automated response. Honestly, you're better off going to ebay because this site is a total scam!! Some people give away very expensive things only to have to find out that the person who received it claimed that they didn't.