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.
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64 ‘Listia’ Reviews
For one thing, there are almost no listings anymore that do not come directly from China. The site is completely saturated by new junk from China. (that are much cheaper on ebay) The so called "moderators" are so completely obtuse in their responses as to be almost cartoon like. My bank even refunded my payment(and took the funds directly from listia) yet, listia gave the xnk to the seller anyway. They actually paid for their own error rather than do the right thing. I paid for xnk to purchase something on this site. The xnk amounted to 7.48 but listia charged me 15.78. They charged me 115% conversion rate. Ludicrous.
I honestly don't understand all the hate on Listia. In fact, I have won so many amazing things on it, and have not sold a single one of my items on it at all! I have never listed an auction on my account, and have never paid money for credits, and I have won plenty of manga, DVDs, video games, stickers, phone chargers, etc. I follow the rules, and obviously I haven't gotten in trouble in any way at all. Just read the rules before registering... You are probably asking now, "How do you get credits, then, without selling anything or buying?" Well, it's simple. The way I get credits is from filling out offers and surveys from trusted sponsors of Listia (I recommend using PeanutLabs, it pays the most). Sure, it takes some time, but the points really add up and if you are truly devoted to winning stuff, in less than a week you will have plenty enough to win some cool stuff. Sometimes, you can get lucky with high-paying easy offers. I am not 'staff' on this website, and do not own or influence the website in any way at all. I just love using it and have won so much stuff from it!
PLEASE MESSAGE ME IF YOU ARE READY TO BAN TOGETHER TO FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST LISTIA.COM .. THEY HAVE TECHNICALLY STOLEN FROM ME.. i just opened a account PAID for credits to use and they banned it saying i had a previous account which i did not and i just shipped out $200 worth of items to people and they are refusing to do anything about it.. WILL BE POSTING THIS EVERY WHERE (message me to take action at https://www.facebook.com/666mistress.darkstar666)
I first started out selling Magic The Gathering cards for a few thousand credits and then I decided to leave back in 2013. I rejoined Listia with a new account and was forced to make a new account due to "an exhausted amount of phone numbers" when posting ads. When I made the new account, I made a different email and switched everything onto that account. Email, facebook, twitter, ect. It all worked out fine. But a few hours later, as I was selling more Magic The Gathering cards, my account was suspended for multiple accounts. I understand why they would do that but when I tried to make a new account, it completely blocked my access to make a new account. The thing I hate about this website is that they do not add ban appeals or any customer reasoning at all. I still have my old account but I don't see any point of using anymore considering this website is a complete waste of my time. Be cautious of this website.
Anything goes on listia. If you are looking for antiques or brand new never use, it is the place to be. It is free as long as you keep it free. If you do not buy credits it is free. You can sell to earn credits, fill out surveys, refer friends, earn points by buying special offers. For instance Flowers.com sometimes gives credits if you order flowers from them or TurboTax.com gives credits if you use them to do your taxes. I have bought antiques and brand new items. I enjoy the other users. As soon as I turn on my computer I am looking to see what is new and up for bidding or if I won an auction. I thoroughly enjoy the sight and I am not staff nor in any way affiliated with the owner or owners of this site.
I Would Say Do Not Use This Site All They Care About Is There Selfs And Taking Your Credits When Do Not Need Them And As Long As They Get What They Want They Are Happy I Listed A Auction On There Site And It Got Deleted For There Know It All Moderators That Do Not Know Nothing About Shipping They Only Favor Certain People On There Site Too Which Is Not Right They Also Can Not Ever Take Responsibility For There F ups Moderators Working For Them
listia staff, stop condemn suspended listia members and write fake untrue reviews.
even I am able to find out which reviews are from a real member and which reviews are staff writing. those who blame suspended people "you are bad and evil and misuse listia so got banned" are staff.
those they love that site are also staff writing.
I just don't get it why listia keeps doing such cheap thing when so many ppl condemn them. they even make fake people answering others who write listia reviews.
if you look clearly, that representative and those good reviews writers are working together to bully people who write bad review to listia.
real people are people who write listia is ripoff. they got suspended. they are unfairly banned.
staff reviews are those LOVE THIS SITE, I LOVE LISTIA. PEOPLE SUSPENDED BECAUSE THEY MISUSE LISTIA
I JOIN SO MANY YEARS NOTHING HAPPEN TO ME! WHY YOU GOT BANNED are also listia staff.
don't know why listia staff not improve their rude remarks but just keep staying on all scam sites and give rude and impolite and unfriendly replies to people who write bad reviews to listia
why people write bad reviews must have their own reasons.
listia never learn, they only condemn people who bad review listia. this is not being wanted. this act from listia staff is highly unwanted.
listia staff, be a man, stop condemn suspended listia members and write fake untrue reviews.
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....
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
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 :)
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.
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'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.
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 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...