Offer Up

@AmbiePam (49530)
United States
August 16, 2017 1:29pm CST
Some of you might not be familiar with Craigslist (I have no idea if it is a site used in other countries), but you buy and sell things through it. Some scary things have happened due to people's interactions through craigslist, and I know that scary things can happen through any website where contact information, and possible meetings are shared. However, I heard of the site, offerup.com, and was wondering if any of you have used it. I'm sure weirdos are on every site where people buy and sell things, and you always have to be careful. But I thought I'd ask and see if anyone here has any experience with it. While my dad has bought and sold things on craigslist, I never have. I was thinking about listing a few things on offerup and wanted some input. Where do you guys buy and sell things you need to get rid of, or just make some money? I know @AbbyGreenhill has had some luck on Facebook, how about some of you? I can't have a garage sale because I live in an apartment. I'm not fond of having garage sales anyway. I'd rather go to one than actually have one.
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@1creekgirl (10696)
• United States
16 Aug 17
Have you tried the local yard sales on FB? They're on line yard sales that are in your locality. I've bought and sold a few things, but still be careful about meeting strangers. I almost got scammed on another site one time, but haven't done too much on Craig's List. I've bought and sold on FB, but it's really a buyer's market now, hard to get what something is worth when you sell.
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
16 Aug 17
Thank you for the advice.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
16 Aug 17
I have used Offerup and I have never had an issue. I have never had any issues with Craigslist either. Good luck! =)
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
17 Aug 17
Thank you!
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@peavey (16822)
• United States
16 Aug 17
There is a thing here called "Nextdoor" which is a private neighborhood group connected somehow to Facebook. I think it's at If you don't have one for your neighborhood, you can create one. My daughter did for a community in Washington, after seeing what we had here (northern Colorado).
Over 150,000 communities across the U.S. are using Nextdoor to strengthen their neighborhoods.
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
16 Aug 17
Ok, thanks.
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@CRK109 (14459)
• United States
16 Aug 17
I've had very good luck with both buying and selling on ebay. I haven't used any others (and stay far, far away from craigslist!)
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
16 Aug 17
Yeah, I am very wary of it.
@marlina (74941)
• Canada
16 Aug 17
I am not taking any chance on those sites, none at all.
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• United States
18 Aug 17
I have used it and it was fine for me Ambie. I sold a dehumidifier I no longer needed on it. And my little portable washer. Both of those things I sold. But you know, I had my son here with me.. If I had not, I would not have used it. It is still a stranger coming to your house. I guess you could meet them somewhere, but then you still should have someone with you. But man it was so quick to sell on there, at least around here. There is also a site called Nextdoor for your neighborhood but not sure if that would be for you. I had never sold on there but see lots of people selling stuff.
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
18 Aug 17
Thank you! That helps.
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• United States
18 Aug 17
@AmbiePam Welcome..it would be hard to carry a dog house somewhere right?
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
18 Aug 17
@TiarasOceanView Yes, it would.
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
28 Aug
All of those places pose a problem but I have sold something on Craigslist and got the price I wanted and pretty fast and had no problem. You have to be wise and cautious and never be alone when anyone comes over and make sure you have their contact information before you deal with them. Have their full name and phone number and call back to make sure the phone number is legit. Be careful!
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
28 Aug
Thank you!
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
28 Aug
@AmbiePam You're welcome!
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@Lucky15 (33751)
• Philippines
21 Aug
We have carousel here, where we can buy or sell our goods, whether new or used :D
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
21 Aug
That sounds like a great name for that kind of site.
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@Lucky15 (33751)
• Philippines
21 Aug
@AmbiePam we have OLX too, it is where i sold a book :)
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Aug 17
I've heard of it and know there are a couple here who use it.
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
16 Aug 17
Hopefully they will see this. Thanks.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Aug 17
@AmbiePam I hope so too.
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@KrauseHome (35329)
• United States
18 Aug 17
I have used offerup to buy and sell on there many times. Have had some great experience with this. Made over $200 on there just in the last week. I never let them come to the house and always meet then in person at a public place.
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
18 Aug 17
Thanks so much. That's encouraging to know.
@DianneN (79947)
• United States
17 Aug 17
I have never had the need to use any of those sites. We donate things we don't want and they are either picked up by a charity shop or dropped off there or at Goodwill.
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
18 Aug 17
That is what I have always done. But this is a brand new dog house, and my rent went up.
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@Juliaacv (31263)
• Canada
17 Aug 17
I don't think that we have the craigslist here in Canada, and I am not familiar with the offerup site. We have something similar to both of those, yet a little different. We had a site, freecycle, which was thru yahoo, where you gave or spoke for things others were giving away. I only used it a few times, but it was nice to keep things out of the landfill by reusing them. Good luck with this site.
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
17 Aug 17
Thank you.
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@TheSojourner (17442)
• United States
12 Sep
I used to have OfferUp, but I live in a little bit more rural area, and I did not have good experience with it. The same goes for Craigslist. If I lived 30 miles away where we have a bigger city, my experience may be different. I know some people who swear by both of them!
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Aug
I can't help you but we have a local FB page where people buy and sell things. That works quite well for us.
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@Susan2015 (21062)
• United States
19 Aug 17
I've heard too much about scams on those sites so it's not for me.
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@paigea (22417)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
I have only used Freecycle to get rid of things and have never had a problem.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
17 Aug 17
Haven't heard of offer up. I know of some people who use Craigslist - who will take a friend with them, or have a friend over when meeting someone to buy/sell ... I have had some luck on Facebook's "garage sale" sites in my area though
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@velvet53 (16997)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Aug 17
I use Craigslist a lot. So far I have had no trouble with it. I do a lot of sales and post them on craigslist. I alos have my plants listed there and so far things have been good.
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@bunnybon7 (36881)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Aug 17
you are kind of in the same boat as i am. haven't tried that site. only ebay
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@Courtlynn (65081)
• United States
16 Aug 17
I dont use craigslist, never found it safe.. but do sell on Facebook
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