Listia Stories: Thank You for Helping My Family

Listia Stories features you, and all of the Listia community members. Tell us about the friendships you’ve made, or why you love Listia. Members whose stories are published here on the blog receive a unique Listia All-Star Badge, 5 Listia stickers which will arrive in the mail & 100 bonus credits deposited into your Listia account. Email your entries to Ilove@listia.com.

allstar1_090215(kellieb77) I stumbled across Listia in Dec 2014 shortly before Christmas (I saw it mentioned on a couponing site) and I signed up so I could earn some coke rewards. That quickly changed & became so much more! I was listing stuff like DVD’s & video games my children grew out started winning stuff we need like candles, gift cards, clothes, dog items, stamps, household items, etc. Listia has helped me so much in such a short time; I only wish I had joined sooner! I have made lifelong friendships and it has been a life changing experience. I just love my Listia family. Thank you so much for helping my family, Listia. I plan on being here for a long time (hopefully forever)

allstar2_090215(onesmileynurse) I joined Listia in May 2011 after looking for something different than the typical auction sites. I worked as a nurse for 25 years, until I was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease. I have always been compassionate and giving.  Listia has given me a way to be giving again! I love it! When I go to our post office (a small town of 1700 folks), I joke with the postmaster that it cost me more to get rid of my own stuff, because I am so giving! I always offer free shipping and generally start most of my auctions off with a very low or zero bid. I enjoy helping other people be able to get items they would like to have without it costing them so much! I love the idea of using the points for this bidding system. I think this keeps things fair and on a even keel. Since I’m not able to work, Listia also keeps me from going into depression and keeps me busy doing things, since I’m not able to do much anymore with my illness. I have also met many new great friends on Listia. In fact, I can say I have met such great friends on Listia that if I need to go to another part of the country for medical care that I would be able to do so and have places to stay without the cost of a hotel.  This is how much I adore and trust these people! The friends I have met on Listia are very giving people. One of my friends even assists feeding homeless people. There are so many people on Listia with hearts of gold! I feel that many of us on Listia don’t just want to give away our unwanted items, but to see people’s dreams come true! I plan on being a friend of Listia for many years to come!

allstar3_090215(jolevy104) ​There is no question I love Listia. The whys are so many:
1. I have been a member for less than 1 1/2 years but I am totally hooked.
2. I have made great friends, one of whom and her husband and my husband and I are meeting for dinner tonight​!
3. It has given me a great hobby after retiring as a social worker and being diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases.
Let’s look at number 3: Listia is more than a hobby to me. Last year my husband’s Father’s Day and birthday presents came from Listia – from socks to bandanas to a wallet and an engraved key chain. We are now expecting our first grandchild- a girl and I am buying her an entire wardrobe and room full of toy it seems. I love making, buying and looking around for great items to give away. For me Listia is a rewarding part of my life and I look forward to many fun years ahead. Thank you, Listia and to my Listia friends for making this possible. (p.s. I actually met another Listian with our husbands and wanted to give you the picture).

Listia Stories: I’ve Made So Many Friends on Here

Listia Stories features you, and all of the Listia community members. Tell us about the friendships you’ve made, or why you love Listia. Members whose stories are published here on the blog receive a unique Listia All-Star Badge, 5 Listia stickers which will arrive in the mail & 100 bonus credits deposited into your Listia account. Email your entries to Ilove@listia.com.

081915_allstar1(jabulonestar) I have been a member of Listia for 3 years now and I have met some wonderful friends, given away items that I no longer need, and have gotten some items that I have always wanted but couldn’t afford (like a kindle that goes with me everywhere now). I love getting a chance to win raffles (I have not won one yet but I can’t win if I don’t try), getting badges, and finding interesting items to buy with the credits I earn. I didn’t think it would be this much fun when I became a member. Now I wish I had been here when it started 6 years ago! Happy (belated) Birthday Listia :)

081915_allstar2(curtisintarsia) I have been a member of Listia since 2010. I was waiting on some Halloween children to knock on my door. A friend of mine invited me to check out Listia and I did and have been here every since. I have made so many friends on here. I have been a scroll saw artist for many years. Art has died in so many other places but here in Listia. There are so many wonderful people who love art. Listia have helped me with so many of my Christmas needs and gifts to give. What can I say…. I am so in love with Listia. You will too! Can’t wait to meet more new friends. Thank you Listia members for making this happen!!

081915_allstar3(azdiamondkat01) I joined Listia the end of 2013. I stumbled upon Listia.com by accident and been so happy that I did :) I have gotten rid of a lot of stuff and received so much needed items for where I work. And met absolutely amazing, sweet people on Listia. I love all of my friends I have befriended on Listia they are all added bonuses to being on Listia. It is truly amazing that you can bid on almost anything on Listia for free. I thank the founder of Listia for such an amazing website. Awesome job Listia :)

Listia Stories: Listia Has Changed my Life

Listia Stories features you, and all of the Listia community members. Tell us about the friendships you’ve made, or why you love Listia. Members whose stories are published here on the blog receive a unique Listia All-Star Badge, 5 Listia stickers which will arrive in the mail & 100 bonus credits deposited into your Listia account. Email your entries to Ilove@listia.com.

080515_allstar1(rhsgwanda11) I found Listia through another link and once I joined this wonderful group I have never left! I am amazed at all the wonderful people I have met with either selling or buying with credits on this website. Listia is such a great resource to get many things that you need from clothing, books, DVDs, jewelry and more. It is wonderful that it is done with a credit system instead of cash. It makes it so much easier for the bidder and the seller. You can find incredible deals on Listia. I am very thankful and grateful for this website and the folks that make it happen. I LOVE Listia and I highly recommend it to anyone that has not tried it.

080515_allstar3(debdeb1964) Two and a half years ago my youngest son died suddenly at 24 years old. I went into a deep depression and shut everyone out of my life. Almost a year ago, I stumbled onto Listia. I started off by just looking around and seeing the many things being given away. I thought “I have a lot of cool stuff I could give away”. The more I gave away and the more things I received, I started having fun again. I’ve met a lot of very nice people who I keep in contact with. I finally have something to look forward to everyday whether it’s listing new things, getting new things or just chatting with my new friends. I am so thankful that I found Listia.

080515_allstar2(dorisdeshazo) I love it here. I have been here about a year and a half and totally love Listia. It has really helped my life by being involved here. I have met a lot of forever friends, decluttered my home, and have gotten awesome items for me, my hubby and friends! Most importantly, it has changed my life for the better. It has gotten me out of depression and off meds for it. Listia has changed my life and I love it here! Thanks for giving us a place to have auctions and win auctions. What great admins.

Listia Stories: Making Friends & Saving Money

Listia Stories features you, and all of the Listia community members. Tell us about the friendships you’ve made, or why you love Listia. Members whose stories are published here on the blog receive a unique Listia All-Star Badge, 5 Listia stickers which will arrive in the mail & 100 bonus credits deposited into your Listia account. Email your entries to Ilove@listia.com.

allstar1_072215(suzhappy724) I joined Listia way back in 2010. I must say right now that “I am addicted to Listia!” My house is a littler dustier and we use mostly paper plates. I have learned to juggle my phone in one hand while ordering a pizza and my iPad in the other while trying to win an auction. I no longer have 2 full rooms devoted to Listia (future auction items, shipping supplies, etc.) but I have spread out to the attic and half the basement. Who needed that chest freezer and foosball table anyway?! My boxes and totes full of makeup and body lotions are far more important… aren’t they? You better believe it! And if it can’t be won on Listia then you can expect to get no birthday/Christmas gifts from me!! The people you meet here are the absolute BEST too because you just know that they have their own boxes and tubs and totes full of treasures and their BFF is the same as yours ~ The Mailman/lady of course!!

IMG_20150413_222655(meggross9) When I first stumbled onto Listia, I expected to sign up, browse the site and forget about it. When an offer sounds too good to be true (and Listia sounded AMAZING) it usually is, right? Well, Listia turned out to be all that it claimed to be AND BETTER! I do all my birthday and Christmas shopping FOR FREE! I’ve met a number of people who have become true friends and connected with a bunch of folks to swap fun and silly, but also essential and even life saving medical supplies with. Where else can you get a brand new Xbox 360, a phone, a tablet and diabetic test strips for not a single cent? And, yes, these are all things that I’ve won! And the best part is, you don’t have to make anything like a job or a business. I work 40 hrs a week and still have time to just check in, post a new auction, bid or comment just for fun. I have now been a member for two years and still can’t believe that a silly, absent-minded girl like me is making friends and saving money with 100% positive feedback. And I have to give all the credit to the Listia moderators for that! 9 out of 10 of the people I connect with are honest and kind, and with the watchful eye of our moderators, I never have to worry about being taken. Thank you, Listia for putting gifts under my tree and happiness in my heart.
ME 001(123SHARON) I absolutely love Listia!! I’ve been on for 3+ years , met a lots of wonderful sellers and watchers. Became great friends with so many; it’s like having a huge family which keeps growing! Listia is the best place to find outstanding items and perfect for giving unwanted items to someone who can reuse it. LISTIA IS LIKE A HOME AWAY FROM HOME!!

A Night With The Stars

Getty Images for The Les Paul Foundation.

Getty Images for The Les Paul Foundation.

For many June is a month for high school graduation – a day filled with smiling photos and celebration. For Beth Barbis this year had a few extra camera flashes as she walked won the red carpet with her father at the Les Paull 10th Anniversary in New York City. The sold-out tickets, won by her mother Krystal on Listia, were a special graduation gift for Beth and a birthday present for husband Glenn.

From Glenn’s extensive record collection to Bethany’s saxphone playing, music runs deep in their familiy. So it was the “opportunity of a life time” to attend the 100th Anniversary event was in honor of Les Paul – the father of the solid body electric guitar. Les Paul is widely known as the inventor of multitrack recording, overdubbing, delay effects, and many other recording innovations that today’s recording artists use every day.

Venturing from Conemaugh, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh, they started their night walking down the red carpet in front of over 50 news crews who clamored to get the photo. Later the Barbis’ enjoyed a sold out performance by rock legends Joe Bonamassa, Steve Miller, Warren Haynes, Steve Vai, Neal Schon, Johnny A, Count’s 77 and Joe Satriani.

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Beth had the chance to turn the tables and take photos of the stars and papparazzi herself before they headed to an exclusive invite-only after-party jam session with other musical greats at The Iridium Club on 51st which is where the great Les Paul played every Monday night up until his passing. There they were greeted with VIP seating, food and a giant birthday cake in the shape of the famous Les Paul guitar.

Exhausted from all the adrenaline and seeing all the amazing guitarists play, they headed home late at night from their “once in a lifetime” night in music history. Beth will be studying Photography and Business at Robert Morrison University in the fall. You can view her photos from the night here.

Stay tuned as we bring more extraordinary items to our marketplace and make Listia the best place to declutter and simplify your life while getting things you’ll love and use!

Listia Stories: I’ll Be a Member for Life!!

Listia Stories features you, and all of the Listia community members. Tell us about the friendships you’ve made, or why you love Listia. Members whose stories are published here on the blog receive a unique Listia All-Star Badge, 5 Listia stickers which will arrive in the mail & 100 bonus credits deposited into your Listia account. Email your entries to Ilove@listia.com.

allstar3_070815(billshelton) I’ve been a member since Oct. 2012 and I’m hooked! On a past Christmas, a buyer won a Superman comic card from me. After receiving the card she told me that Superman was her brother’s favorite super hero. She told me that he had passed away the Christmas before and it had put a painful stain on Christmas. Seems he had 3 grown daughters also. Their story really touched my heart. I collect comic books and I have over 6,000 of them (I sometimes buy more than one copy of a comic which I think will be important for some reason). I had a comic book where Superman gets beat to death, a comic book where the public puts up a statue and mourns his passing, and a comic book where he comes back. It just so happened that I had 3 copies of each of them. So I packed them in separate “do not open ’till xmas” boxes and sent them out. I also sent a set of kitchen towels and potholders to the sister so I didn’t leave anyone out. I don’t remember what I said in the letter I sent with them but it was something about him still watching over them and even Superman can die. They sent me a letter (snail mail) about how there was not a dry eye in the house when my letter was read. They said they didn’t know that a total stranger would feel this way and be so kind. I didn’t tell them but of the 3 copies of each comic book, 2 were extras and the third came from my personal collection, so I don’t have them anymore. With their letter and card they sent me a photo of them holding the comic books. This was so touching to me that on a special spot on my living room wall is the photo and letter and envelope (it has Superman on it) set in a frame. We have emailed/talked many times since. Now all the comic books I sent were worth several thousand credits (or a lot of cash) but that never crossed my mind. As it turned out, I got 200 credits for the comic book card and 4 really cool friends for free. What else could a guy want? This is just one example of many. I’ve made many friends on Listia from all over the U.S. and the world that I wouldn’t meet any other way. I want to thank Listia for helping me to be in contact with so many different people. I’ll be a member for life!!

(allstar2_070815zarifasabah) I joined Listia over a year ago and I love it! I  am married and have 2 boys (ages 2 and 4). My children love it when the mailman arrives and get super excited.  We lost our home and we’re staying with family, which was very hard. I heard about Listia On Facebook, and I couldn’t believe it.  So I tried it, and have been addicted to since.  We have come a long way since I first joined Listia.  I enjoy helping people, as I know how it can be.  I love the friends I’ve made and the people I can help. Without Listia I would be lost.  It’s a part of me, and my family as well.  Paying it forward and also getting a chance to buy, sell, and trade items is just wonderful. Thank you Listia for everything you have done for my family, and myself.

1-%252Fstorage%252Femulated%252F0%252FDCIM%252FCamera%252FC360_2015-04-12-06-06-54-658(NawnCaptain) I signed up but did nothing for six months when one fine day, I was bored & hankering for something to do. Google led me back to Listia, I remembered I had already signed up so I thought, “hmmm, let’s just see what this is about.” Listia is very user-friendly when it comes to listing items. This affords anyone the ability to list what they don’t want & earn credits towards what they do. I have been able to use my credits for a myriad of items that I would otherwise not be able to afford.  Being creative when listing is fun to me … just one look through the Health & Beauty category (where I mainly list), will show that I am not alone & lots of us love using our imaginations to create wonderful auctions. I could easily site many more examples of why I love it here, but by far, the number one reason is the community of awesome people. Friendships form organically, they just happen, and I could not be more thankful. I work from home & this can make for a lonely existence, but those days are long gone. My friends have seen me through a very stressful couple of years & they are they are priceless to me. I never could have imagined being bored one July day would result in me gaining so, so much. I will forever be grateful for Listia for this opportunity!

Listia Stories: It’s a Great Community

Listia Stories features you, and all of the Listia community members. Tell us about the friendships you’ve made, or why you love Listia. Members whose stories are published here on the blog receive a unique Listia All-Star Badge, 5 Listia stickers which will arrive in the mail & 100 bonus credits deposited into your Listia account. Email your entries to Ilove@listia.com.

allstar2_062315(NancyBeck) Listia has helped me get quite a few gifts for my 77 year old mother. She is mostly blind, and I found everything for her here … rings, clothes, Walking Dead items … I feel I can spoil her so easily here on Listia. I even got fabric and made living room curtains to match mom’s chair blanket. It’s been the best experience I’ve had online. And I’ve made so many friends, too. I hope it keeps going for so long; it’s a great community. (Pictured is a photo of my mother).

allstar3_062315(forrestfireb1) I started Listia in August 2014. I am disabled (bad back) and have depression (because I can’t get out like I once did). My computer is my way of connecting to the outside world. When I found out about Listia, I was a tad scared at first about what to expect. As time went on, I have found many things to auction off. I really love the friendship and camaraderie of this site. I have met many friends here, and even some in my hometown! Since becoming a member of Listia, I have gotten so much better with my Bi-polar and back pain, that it doesn’t bother me as much anymore, Listia, to me, is a virtual doctor. Thank you Listia and all the friends I have made. I have something to look forward to each and every day. I’m having so much fun doing this that I’m so glad I’m alive and get to keep on living in a manner that I used to not be able to do. and I have Listia.com to thank for all you have given me. I just can’t say it enough… THANK YOU LISTIA!!!

allstar1_062315(iwhisenhunt) Just wanted to say thank you for making a free site. Because of Listia, my fiancé and I have our rings so we can finnaly get married. He didn’t want to have a wedding without the rings and Listia made it possible. So I just want to say thank you for making our wedding dreams a reality.

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