OfferUp is an app that allows you to sell off unwanted items.
All of us have a few things in our homes that may not be as useful to us as they are for other people. It’s just a matter of finding ways to connect with those individuals to buy or sell these goods.
The app is a great way to get rid of things you don’t use or no longer use and find some great items that might cost you many multiples of that price if you were to buy them new.
And OfferUp is just one choice among many.
Lots of other apps provide the same core service – giving your used items exposure to potential buyers and finding items at bargain rates.
Any one of these apps like OfferUp can provide a great way to turn your decluttering into some spare cash.
Let’s take a look at some of the best OfferUp alternatives.
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LetGo is one of the most popular apps out there for people looking to declutter.
Some liken LetGo to a type of Craigslist alternative, but one that’s much more streamlined.
LetGo also enables you to auto-fill your ads, which enables you to create them efficiently. This is useful to encourage those who have lots of stuff but limited time to write a bunch of descriptive ads.
When looking for items to buy, you can always use the location filter to only look at items close to your location for easy pickup.
Close5 is a great option for finding local goods.
The apps enables you to find items within a certain radius from your inputted location.
Close5 enables you to set up a location, search for the items you want, and look through the ads that meet your description.
You can also leave the item field blank if you’re open to viewing all things being sold near you.
OLX is another platform that’s location-based (and global) and one of the largest classified ads companies.
With OLX, you can buy, sell, and chat with other buyers and sellers.
Categories on OLX follow many of those seen on eBay, including appliances, cars, electronics, books, fashion, furniture, jobs, and more.
The app is popular in India, Pakistan, Brazil, and many others, and operates in dozens of countries.
iOS and Android are both supported.
4. Gum Tree
Gum Tree enables you to buy and sell practically anything. It serves worldwide and is popular in countries like the US, UK, and Australia.
Shipping is free and the app is location-based. So, buyers and sellers must meet in-person to exchange the items and money.
Recycler is similar to platforms like Craiglist and OfferUp.
Many users buy and sell rental properties and cars, but regular items can be found as well.
Communicating directly with the seller is available directly in the app.
Yerdie is for the crowd that wants to get rid of stuff even if means not getting any money in return for it.
Yerdie departs from the standard reselling platforms where you place ads and get cash in return.
The app works where you place ads for free and when somebody buys your stuff, you get what are called ‘Yerdie credits’ which you can then use to buy other stuff on the platform.
So, Yerdie essentially boils down to trading old stuff for new stuff, with the shipping fee being the only cost involved.
Oodle is similar to OfferUp in that it allows you to place ads for items you want to sell and find the ads of other sellers in your location (or target location).
All types of items are sold on Oodle. Even things like pets are sold on Oodle, so for things you don’t normally see on other apps, Oodle could be worth a try as an OfferUp alternative.
Listia is similar to Yerdie in that it’s another trading type of platform.
You trade what you don’t want for items that you want, swap-style.
Essentially it boils down to paying shipping costs.
If you start on the buy-side, then you need to have any credits in your account, so Listia enables you to buy enough credits to buy what you want.
Listia is a great place to find economical deals.
SocialSell is a buy-and-sell platform with a social networking twist.
Similar to Facebook Marketplace, you can leave comments, send direct private messages to communicate with other users, and follow your favorite sellers.
If you build a large following, it can be a good way to make some extra income and get a dedicated fanbase interested in what you have to sell.
Mercari calls itself ‘the selling app.’
Like other OfferUp alternatives, Mercari gives you the means to advertise your items, send them to users, and withdraw money (or in some cases, earn credits).
Multiple shipping options are available and you can find some great deals on the platform.
TradeMade is like Yerdie and Listia in that it operates more in the barter and trade realm.
Users get together and exchange items and services of interest.
For instance, on TradeMade you can offer your writing services in exchange for a pair of shoes.
TradeMade also has an eco-conscious angle. Each time you make a trade on the app, you earn a carbon badge, which tells you each item’s carbon footprint.
12. eBay Classifieds
Practically everyone has heard of eBay. But not as many know about their classified section.
eBay has over 100 million users worldwide, so you can find plenty of goods and items on eBay Classifieds.
The app will filter items based on your location, which you can change.
eBay Classifieds also enables you to speak to sellers directly.
Earn Money from Unwanted Items
With the sheer number of apps like OfferUp that make it easy to connect buyers and sellers for practically anything, there’s no reason not to declutter and free up some space in your home.
Many people have clutter and unwanted stuff around their homes that could be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Many apps like Yerdie, Listia, and TradeMade enable you to take your stuff and trade, barter, and exchange for other items you want to make for a win-win for everyone involved.