Welcome to Listia CB!

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Our Listia team continues to grow and we’re excited to introduce our newest team member, CB! He’s joining our expanding engineering team and will help us bring new features and improvements to our evolving site and mobile apps.

As he begins his second week with us, we asked him to share 5 random facts about him:

  1. He graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois (Go Illini!)
  2. He likes to go skiing every weekend during the Winter
  3. He’s published a few top 10 iPhone/iPad apps
  4. In 1995, he won a championship in programming
  5. His favorite food is steak

If you’re interested in job opportunities with us, visit more details here: www.listia.com/jobs

Join us in welcoming CB!

Tips to a Greener Holiday Season

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The holidays are coming! With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, we begin to think about all of the things we’ll need to purchase; whether it be food, gifts or decorations. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency and Use Less Stuff, between Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is when household waste increases by more than 25%. Added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons – it all adds up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills.

This year, start thinking ahead and consider green and money saving alternatives to reduce, reuse and recycle this holiday:

HALLOWEEN
  • Go trick-or-treating using reusable bags, paper bags, or even a pillowcase!
  • Trade costumes amongst friends
  • Reuse unused clothes to make your own costumes
THANKSGIVING
  • Visit discount or thrift stores for extra necessities (e.g. gravy boat, vases, utensils)
  • Decorate the table with natural materials that can be found in your backyard (e.g. pine cones, dry leaves, flowers from your garden, etc)
  • Illuminate a room with candles instead of turning on all the lights in the house
CHRISTMAS
  • Instead of buying wrapping paper, wrap presents in reusable materials; newspaper, holiday bags, old maps, towels, etc
  • Save holiday cards you receive and use them as gift tags
  • Cut down on holiday cards and use e-greeting cards instead

What green alternatives will you consider this year?

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Listia’s Halloween Costume Exchange

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Join our online Halloween Costume exchange!  Halloween is coming up soon, and we thought it would be great to do a big Halloween Costume promo here at Listia. 

So, for a limited time you will receive 100 bonus credits just for giving away a Halloween costume you no longer need.  You can then use the credits you earn to find a new Halloween Costume for yourself or your kids! 

Visit the listing page for complete details.

Reusing Halloween Costumes is a great way to save money and be green at the same time. We all have costumes that don’t fit anymore… or you might simply want to change it up this year.  Either way, exchanging costumes can be lots of fun and very rewarding!

Check out all the cool Halloween costumes and supplies available in our holiday & seasonal category right now and remember to a list one of your own.  Enjoy!

You’re Probably Sitting on $3,600 in Unused Goods

Did you know the average American home has over $3,600 in unused stuff? It’s a lot of wasted value considering most households end up with only $4,000 a year in disposable income after covering bills and a standard cost of living.

To put it in perspective, $3,600 is the equivalent of:

  • 456 movie tickets
  • 1,052 gallons of gasoline
  • 2,448 loaves of white bread
  • 970 gallons of milk
  • More than 50 awesome listings on Listia  ;)

Instead of letting your stuff go to waste, consider selling, donating or better yet, trading it for things you want to use.

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