Listia Stories: Thanks For This Amazing Site

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.

allstar_111914_1I joined Listia in January 2012 … by HannahLeighAnn

I joined Listia in January 2012 and It’s the best thing I’ve ever found on the internet! I’ve met so many amazing people from all over the world on Listia; it really is a great community. I love trading things, and finding that perfect item. My heart still pounds when I’m trying to win an auction. My latest and best score was 36 Forever stamps, that I wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise, so I can get started on making holiday cards to send to all my Listian friends :) Thanks for this amazing site!

 I browse Listia everyday … by tonichaunceyDigital Camera

I have only been a member for two short years. I browse Listia everyday. I love just looking and finding something that catches my eye. I have won many auctions for Christmas gifts. My most prized find was a gift for my son. He wanted so badly to own a Darth Vader face mask. I priced this item on several sites and it was just ridiculous in price. I searched Darth Vader many times on Listia with no luck, but then one day there it was! I won it for him and he loved it! As a collector of many items, my son treasures this find like I spent a ton of money. But ssshhhh… he will never know that mom got a wonderful deal thanks to Listia. I love Listia!

Introducing Our Brand New Listia iPhone App!

At Listia, we’ve always strived to be the easiest and most rewarding way to turn your unwanted clutter into things you’ll love and actually use. From DVDs to clothing or toys, Listia makes it easy to unlock the value laying around your house whether you are on your computer or on your phone.

Today we’re excited to announce we’re making it even easier to declutter with our brand new Listia iPhone app. It’s the culmination of nearly a year of work and we couldn’t be more excited to show it to you. New features include:

  • Rebuilt from the ground up to be faster and easier to use!
  • Improved Messages! Messages appear as conversations now allowing you to talk to other members easier and more quickly
  • Notifications! Now you can see all your recent activity in one place.
  • Credit Activity! View all your credit activity in one single view
  • Saved Searches! We’ve now brought your saved searches to the app
  • Badges! We’ve improved your Badge view to be more descriptive and show your progression.
  • Gallery view! You can now view your search results in gallery or list view
  • Scheduler perk! When listing you can now use your scheduler perk when posting from the app

You can download the new Listia app for iPhone today to start decluttering and discovering!

listia_browselistia_auctionlistia_profilelistia_rewards_storePlease let us know what you think in the comments. Enjoy!

Listia Stories: A Great Way to Shop for Holiday Gifts

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.

I’ve been a Listian since… by croakdesigns

allstar_110414 I have been a Listian since February of 2010!  It has been a great way to clear my drawers and shelves of unneeded knick knacks, jewelries, books, and all kinds of things, and it’s been a great way to “shop” for holiday gifts.  For the last few years, I’ve been able to do a good majority of my gift shopping via Listia.  I’ve been telling my friends about it, but so far they don’t seem to understand how amazing trading can be.  I got my daughter hooked though.  She currently has 30+ auctions running.  I think Listia is great as it is, but I think adding a “wish list” could make it even better. I would love to find a Trix Rabbit Pez dispenser to complete my cereal box Pez collection; I know it is out there somewhere :-)

 

I joined on August 2013… by traceylynnmunkomba

0929142303I can not even begin to tell you how much Listia has changed my life. I joined on August 2013, and have been hooked ever since. On April 1st of this year (April Fools Day – and not a very funny one I might add), our house caught fire and we almost lost everything we owned. The outpour of love that I got from my Listia family was tear jerking. We now have a new home (and I even have my own “Listia office”) and my friends and family who were skeptical of Listia, are now believers! Thanks so much! (Here is a picture of my new Listia office).

Rule Changes for Digital Items

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October has come and gone, and we’re heading into the holiday season with continued efforts to keep the Listia community safe and happy. Last month, we revised our rules surrounding photography and coupons. Today, we’re introducing additional measures to build an online marketplace full of great items (and experiences!) for sellers and buyers alike.

Digital Items

Starting today, all newly listed items with digital delivery will need to meet one of the two requirements below:

  1. The item can be used or claimed, and upon use, no longer has value and cannot be reused
  2. The item being listed is Bitcoin

Examples of things that meet the first requirement, and therefore are allowed:

  • Codes to redeem movies or games
  • Digital gift cards
  • Subscription codes for services like Xbox Live or Hulu Plus

Examples of things that do not meet the first requirement, and are no longer allowed:

  • E-books and PDFs, including instructions, recipes, how-to guides, etc
  • All other types of digital media (photos, music, text, etc) regardless of copyright ownership or resale rights

We feel that these changes surrounding digital items will help our community continue to grow in the best way possible. Today we’re lucky to have members who list things they no longer need, as well as others who create their own handmade items or buy new items to give to others. Digital items that can be reproduced indefinitely, however, don’t seem to fit as well into the type of community we’re trying to create.

The rule changes take effect immediately for all newly listed items (items existing prior to today are not affected). As always, you can visit our rules page to see the entire list of what is and isn’t allowed.

Thank you all for your support and patience as we continually work to make Listia the best that it can be!

A Listia Story: My Customized Halloween Costume

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. Submit your entries to Ilove@listia.com.

Thanks to Listia …  by crcopley

allstar2_102214Because of Listia, I was able to find someone to make my 10 month old daughter (Abigail) a customized Halloween costume! We call her Abby for short or sometimes Abby Cadabby (Sesame Street character). This is her first Halloween and I really wanted to dress her up as Abby Cadabby in honor of her nickname, but I couldn’t find any Abby Cadabby costumes in stores that were her size. Everything was too big. Well, Listia made it possible for me to connect with a seller who custom makes tutu dresses. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to check my mail. When I opened the box, I was SO pleased with the dress. It looks fabulous! Thanks to Listia, I now have the perfect costume for my little girl’s First Ever Halloween :)

Listia Stories: My Life Has Changed

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.

My Life Has Changed Dramatically by kaylaRrogers

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I have been a member since August of this year and from the time I started, my days have been full of Listia!  I check on friends I have made, items needed that all other Listians so graciously post, and I try to return the favors myself.  I am disabled due to a very traumatic and unforeseen event.  This caused me to be a little bit of a shut-in and my motivation went down.  Once I found and got into Listia, my life has changed so dramatically!!  I have ambition now, love talking to the people I meet on Listia, and most of all, Listia gives me something important to do.  I take it seriously, as I would a job, and being a part of Listia has made all the difference in my life.  I am definitely addicted to Listia!! And loving every day of it!!!  Thank you so much to Listia and all my Listian friends who have helped me and been so kind just to brighten my days.

When I’m on Listia. . . by kristykayadkins

I joined Listia in August of this year. I have had a lot of health problems for over 20 years and 4 surgeries. My last surgery was a few months ago. I found Listia and it has helped me get through this hard time when I can’t do much. I can’t take care of my house and animals by myself right now. I am supposed to have another surgery soon and I know that Listia will help me through that, too. I have met some truly nice, caring people. When I’m on Listia, I don’t think about my health problems or my pain. I just have fun and enjoy the fact that people like the stuff I list and make. I am so thankful for Listia and the kind people that are a part of that community.  I will continue to be a member even when I am healthy and active.


Listia Changed The Way I Use The Internet 
by Androgynous14u

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I joined Listia a few months ago. . .I have done over 25 auctions, have over 20 badges and made some honestly remarkable friendships with other Listia [members]. There is nothing that can usually stop me from hopping on here for hours out of my day, besides my health! Even then, I went to the Google Play store & it’s such a perfect application. Not too big or small & is right to the point. I’ve truly given up on eBay, and Craigslist is an afterthought. This right here is the way to go. The member Support Team is the friendliest and most helpful I have found anywhere!!! I plan to be on here as long as this site is available. If I could change one thing, it would be that I would have joined years ago! I’m up to 1873 experience points so I MUST be doing something right ;-)  I just ask that this site stay up and NEVER EVER take it down. So many great, smart, helpful people on here who would literally give the shirt off their back for you. . .and they can actually do that here! It has changed the way look at & use the internet altogether.  I’m a Listia addict all the way.  Keep rocking. . .you’ve stolen my interest away from all other auction/bidding sites. I LOVE IT  “and  live it”  HERE!


Go Away, I’m Bidding 
by debrabenyshek

debrabenyshekI joined Listia March 29th 2014.  I do everything on my cell phone, [the] Listia website and app. I am so addicted to Listia that I am bidding while at family functions, at a restaurant, no matter what I’m doing or where I am. I have received so many beautiful things, functional things and have listed some things too. I’ve met wonderful people too.

A Slight Change To The Rules

Every day, more and more people join our community, and send us notes describing their incredible experiences on Listia. We are dedicated to growing a positive, healthy environment where members enjoy listing, bidding, socializing and winning items.  In an effort to maintain a safe & healthy climate, we are implementing two new rule changes, effective October 1, 2014.

 

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Creativity is encouraged, but certain kinds of photos are no longer permitted.

Yes:  Photography of artistic / scenic quality, at Listia’s discretion
No: Selfies, ordinary photographs of other people or everyday items

 

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No coupon listings of any kind are permitted, after October 1, 2014. We don’t allow coupons because it violates the manufacturer’s terms of use.

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As we grow, we take all of your feedback  into consideration.

Note: New rules go into effect October 1, 2014. Listings prior to this date are subject to the original set of rules, prior to October, 2014. For a complete set of rules, please refer to listia.com/rules

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