Attention, parents: what if I told you that it was possible to make some extra cash while also saving your hard-earned money? Could there be an app out there that would help you do exactly that?
Yep. Yep, there is. AND IT’S FREE. Thrifty moms and dads, rejoice!
Meet VarageSale, The App That Will Make You Think Twice About Using Craigslist.
When you think about buying and selling online, I’ll bet one word comes to mind: Craigslist. But there’s a cozier, more friendly and familiar online community out there that will provide you with the same buying and selling options while also eliminating the risk of spammers, sketchy buyers and sellers, and fake online offers.
VarageSale (which stands for Virtual Garage Sale) is a virtual platform that allows local groups to form communities to buy, sell and hang out. Members of the groups list items for sale, comment on them and discuss whether they want to purchase. It provides a fun way for members to meet people within the community, which means it’s less threatening to use than other forums where you purchase from complete strangers.
VarageSale counts over a million members all over the world, so you know you’ll have plenty of qualified buyers for your items as well as plenty of items to choose from, if you’re looking to make a purchase.
The VarageSale Story
We really love the small town, local feel that VarageSale brings to buying and selling online. But one of our favorite things about VarageSale is the story behind how it formed. VarageSale is the work of one mama (Tami) who – get this – ‘conceived’ (pun intended!) the idea for VarageSale while on bed rest during her pregnancy. According to Tami, what started as a simple idea while she was on maternity leave evolved into a worldwide movement. But it didn’t happen overnight; to read the full story behind VarageSale, click here.
So Does VarageSale Actually Work?
To answer that question, we turned to one of our very own team members: sleep consultant Amy Bassett. Amy has been using the VarageSale app for about 6 months, as both a buyer and a seller. This is what she has to say about VarageSale:
“I first began using the VarageSale app when my local Facebook buy/sell/trade group switched over to the site/app. The first thing I noticed when I downloaded the app was that it was very aesthetically pleasing and intuitive – everything was right there! I equally enjoy posting items for sale and purchasing items from other users.
As a buyer, I love that I can quickly search categories to find exactly what I’m looking for or scroll the main feed and see all the neat and interesting finds I didn’t even know I needed! J Expressing interest in an items is as simple as pressing a button. There are no comments to sift through to see if you’re first. Once an item is pending sale, it’s status changes from “available” to “pending.” One of the best features of this app is the user reviews which allows buyers and sellers to leave feedback. This adds an element of protection for both buyers and sellers and helps you decide who you want to buy from or sell to.
As a seller, the app couldn’t be any simpler. I just snap a picture with my camera phone, add a title and description, set my price and voilà! Once an item is listed, I receive notifications when someone is interested or has a question and I can always easily edit or remove my listing from my phone. The My Stuff area allows me to quickly view all the items I have for sale, those I am buying, and those I am watching. Finally, an app that understands my time is important and I need a fast and convenient way to buy and sell with trusted users in my area!
I have used VarageSale for more than 6 months now and have made so many sales that I have been able to completely de-clutter my closets, put a little extra in my wallet, and score some really amazing deals on unique and hard-to-find items! Now, whenever I need something – new or used, I pull up the VarageSale app, first; chances are I’ll find someone local to me selling it for a great price.
Other web-first apps simply don’t compare – they’re complicated and it’s easy to lose track of what you’re buying and selling. I’ll never go back to buying and selling on sites who don’t understand the value in giving and receiving feedback following transactions.”
How To Get Started With VarageSale Today
If, by this point, you are ready to download the VarageSale app and try it for yourself, we get it! It’s free, it’s safe to use, it puts you in touch with local community members, it helps you make money AND save money….what’s not to love?
For information about how to get started buying and selling with VarageSale, click here.
You can download the iTunes version of the VarageSale app here, and the Google Play version here.
Make Money. Save Money. Get Started With VarageSale Today!
This post was underwritten by VarageSale. All opinions are our own.