OfferUp: Buy. Sell. Letgo. Mobile marketplace review

OfferUp: Buy. Sell. Letgo. Mobile marketplace

OfferUp: Buy. Sell. Letgo. Mobile marketplace review

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OfferUp is a virtual marketplace that links 50 million people who want to get rid of or buy some stuff. You can be a part of this wild commerce – just download OfferUp and go for it!

For The People, By The People

To present the app in a nutshell, OfferUp is one giant garage sale. Unlike Amazon or eBay, it isn’t a marketplace for big-time brands and corporations to promote their products. 

Instead, you will find regular people here – maybe including your neighbors – who want to sell or purchase something nice even if it’s second-hand. So, if you want to sell your old accordion or hunt for a vintage set of porcelain dishes – OfferUp could help you.

The list of stuff to find here is truly enormous:

  • Music instruments: from ukuleles to Spanish guitars;
  • Books: from English grammar to vintage Harry Potter editions;
  • Clothes of all sorts: tuxedos, wedding dresses, leather jackets;
  • Vehicles: cars, BMXs, motorboats, and even badass-looking choppers.

In other words, it’s like a giant bazaar where you will find anything you want. With a certain discount, of course, as most of these things have been in use. Unless we’re talking about a mint condition Spock figurine or an original Rubber Soul UK print – these are collectibles.  

Make Money Fast

Practically, it takes just a few taps to start selling on OfferUp. All you need to do is:

  1. Download the app and create a profile.
  2. Write a short but informative description.
  3. Put a price and come up with a catchy title.
  4. Take a picture of the items you want to sell.

The app has an in-built chat, so you can respond to your potential customers within just a second. Plus, it’s a handy tool to have negotiations and provide extra info or pictures in case they are requested.

And if you want to snoop around for some cool stuff at a price lower than that of a retailer, OfferUp provides a flexible search. Simply type in a keyword in the search bar – “PS1”, “silver necklace”, “antique books”, “kids bike” – and results will pop up immediately.

Additionally, you can use search filters: distance, price, and so on. In other words, you can fish for cool items that are being sold right now, right this second, right in your neighborhood! 

A Note of Complaint

After the latest updates, OfferUp became klutzy and slower. Its interface lost a degree of responsiveness, and before you can begin browsing, it’ll take you some fiddling with the search parameters.

Another thing that requires improvement is long-distance selling. Unlike local deals,  it’s not that smooth. OfferUp employs the services of USPS and doesn’t seem to keep track of the shipment. (It affects both buyers and sellers).  

As for the rest, OfferUp is a solid app that gives you a key to a giant garage sale nationwide. You will find here everything – from furniture to vinyl albums. As a rule, the stuff sold here is much cheaper. And if hustling a few extra dollars is your goal – this is certainly a platform for you.

Pros

like
  • Tons of cool stuff to scavenge for
  • Instant messaging
  • Lower prices

Cons

lose
  • Clunky GUI

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OfferUp: Buy. Sell. Letgo. Mobile marketplace
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    4.0

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  • Compatibility:

    Android 5.0 and up

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  • Version:

    4.0.28

  • Autor:

    OfferUp Inc.

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