Listia Stories: I’m Very Grateful

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 & 1,000 bonus credits deposited into your Listia account. Email your entries to Ilove@listia.com.

me3(marthaannflores) I started Listia on January 1st, 2012 and found out through Facebook. I started searching auctions and got all set up that same night. It became a nightly ritual of taking pictures of items for my daughter and I to get rid of and list. We had so much fun bonding, too. It also provided a means of companionship and means to help each other. Listia helped me through some real bad times: severe depression, recovery from surgery and more. During these times there have been many Listian friends that have listened and helped me along the way. For this, I’m very grateful. So not only have I gotten many items, gotten rid of many items, got closer to my daughters, made many friends, and improved my health, but most of all, I met a wonderful family with a precious little lady fighting daily for her life. Thank you Listia for bringing this little lady into my life (I hope one day to meet her – she holds a place in my heart).

Sept '13 @ SP(KarmaCake) I have been on Listia for a few months and am truly amazed by its unique and creative take on online marketplaces. It is better than Amazon, better than Ebay, and better than most other online marketplaces out there! The ability to sell almost anything is wonderful and extremely helpful to all Listians. As a medically disabled military US ARMY vet, I am so happy this venue is a blessing and a very successful experience. I look forward to continuing to use this site, list more and more, and become a top rated seller on here providing the utmost best customer service possible to all fellow Listians.  God bless you Listia, for giving me the ability to gift  Christmas presents to more people than I ever have any other year of my life. I love this site!

Announcing the Unboxing Video Contest Winners

city-night-explosion-fireworkThere’s no better way to ring in the New Year than with some gifts of our own. We’re excited to announce the winners of the Holiday Video Unboxing Contest! There were some outstanding entries from all of our fans and our team had a tough time deciding the winners. From video collages to heartwarming gifts, we loved them all. There can only be a few winners though. Without further ado!

1st Place – $100 Giftcard – Christina. Christina really showed off the holiday and Listia spirit!

2nd Place – 100K Listia Credits – George. George showed off unique items and even racked up thousands of views on Facebook

3rd Place – 50K Listia Credits – Jenny. Jenny’s multiple videos showcased her items in great lighting and clear audio.  

We can’t say how much fun the team had watching all of the videos. Many of the contestants even had multiple entries! We’ll be sure to do more of these contests if you enjoy them.

Let us know which was your favorite and what you thought of the contest below!

Introducing Credit Selling on Listia

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We’re always working hard to make Listia the best place for you to unlock the value of items around your home. It’s never been easier or more fun to simplify your home and life while getting the things you actually want. Today we’re excited to introduce the biggest addition to Listia since our iOS and Android apps. We’re now allowing you to sell your credits to other members!

What does this mean for you?
This means that you’ll soon see more items that you want on Listia as our members start listing more goods, you’ll see higher-value items in the marketplace and most importantly you’ll be able to earn more on Listia.

How will this work?
Very easy. Through an exchange (much like a stock exchange), sellers list their credits at rates they choose, and when others buy credits, Listia links up the seller and buyer anonymously, and both money and credits change hands.

Buyers in the exchange are the same people who have been always been purchasing credits. Payment is then sent to the seller’s connected Verified PayPal account. Listia handles the entire process which means once your credits are sold, they are sold. You don’t have to worry about any disputes and there won’t be any refunds available on credit sales. Only credits received for successfully selling items on Listia can be sold in the exchange, so you won’t be able to sell credits that you bought or received for free through other means like offers and promos.

When I sell credits, how will I get paid?
We deposit the net proceeds from your credit sales into your Verified PayPal account that you’ve connected to your Listia account. The deposits are made as your credits (or portions of your credits) get purchased from you by other users. Both the sale and purchase of credits are completely anonymous. Because a single sell order may get purchased in multiple portions, you may see more than one deposit in your PayPal account for a single order.

When can I try this?
Initially, this feature is slowly rolling out to our higher volume Trusted Sellers. If you are not yet on the waitlist, visit the Sell Credits page to see if you are eligible.

Whether you want to trade with other members, buy items for your home and life or get cash for your goods, we want to make Listia the best and friendliest place you go. Support for credit selling on iOS and Android is in the works and will be coming soon. Visit our FAQ page to learn more about credit selling and sign up today to start selling credits!

Cyber Week 2015

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Update! – December 14th, 2015

Wow! Listia Cyber Week is officially over! And what a contest it was! We had thousands of players but there could only be a few top winners. There were 50 Listia sticker winners and 93 people completed the puzzle so they’ll be sharing the 5 Million Listia Credit prize and be receiving 53,764 credits each! Without further delay, the winners are below!

  • $100 Amazon Gift Card – Angela M
  • 40″ LED TV – Brenda L
  • Apple iPad Mini 2 – Wendy W
  • Listia Swag Pack – 10 Members
  • Listia Sticker – 50 Members
  • 3 Million Listia Credits – Jennifer T

Congratulations to all the winners! The credits will be issued in the next 72 hours and the stickers will go out in the next 2-3 business days. Stay tuned for our next contest!

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It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving and we all know what that means, Cyber Week!!! A week of shopping for deals and spending hours in front of your computer and Listia is going to give you one more thing to do this week!

This year we’ve crafted a Listia Cyber Week Crossword Puzzle along with daily Listia sponsored auctions and raffles. Get started on the crossword here: https://www.listia.com/cyberweek

Crossword puzzle details

  • Unlock the crossword puzzle by sharing on Facebook or Twitter
  • Once shared, one clue in the crossword puzzle should be unlocked
  • Special Cyber Week goals will be released every day until Monday, 12/7/15. Each of these goals will unlock a certain number of crossword puzzle clues and may even reward you with credits.
  • Once the clues are unlocked you may enter the answers in the crossword puzzle
  • Each time you successfully answer sets of crossword puzzle clues you will be automatically eligible to win 6 different tiered prizes
    • 5 Answers – 50 random people that answer 5 clues will win the highly coveted Listia sticker
    • 10 Answers – 1 random person that answers 10 clues will win a Listia swag pack consisting of: mug, shirt, beer stein, limited edition 2014 coin, and 5 stickers
    • 16 Answers – 1 random person that answers 16 clues will win a $100 Amazon gift card
    • 22 Answers – 1 random person that answers 22 clues will win a 40″ LED TV
    • 30 Answers – 1 random person that answers 30 clues will win an Apple iPad Mini 2 (White, Wifi, 16GB)
    • 35 Answers
      • 1 random person that answers all 35 clues will win 3,000,000 credits
      • 5,000,000 credits will be distributed evenly amongst everyone that answers all 35 clues (eg if 100 people fully complete the crossword puzzle, each person will get 50,000 credits)
  • There are 35 total clues, but there will be enough goals to unlock ~50 clues (you don’t have to do EVERY Cyber Week goal to complete the puzzle)
  • The last Cyber Week goals will be live on 12/7/15. Once these goals end, the contest is over and you will no longer be able to unlock clues or enter answers.
  • Winners will be chosen a few days after Cyber Week ends and will be contacted via Zendesk ticket or Listia private message

A don’t forget the awesome raffles we have!

Let Cyber Week… BEGIN!!!

Listia Stories: I Have Credits to Splurge on Myself

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 & 1,000 bonus credits deposited into your Listia account. Email your entries to Ilove@listia.com.

allstar2_111815(jenfrancis) I am a five year veteran as both a Listia seller and buyer. I wanted to write to say how much I thoroughly enjoy using the site. Last year, I won 100,000 credits after sleuthing out puzzle pieces for the Cyber Monday Mystery. It was fun and worth it. When I solved the puzzle, I knew I was among the first! It was very early in the morning on the third day of “hunting”. I was thinking “well, maybe they will give me a special badge, or maybe a Listia T-shirt”. I can not believe I have 100,000 credits just to spend on myself.  I am a stay-at-home mom to triplets ages 6 and twins age 4 (yes, a handful). Most of my credits are won by trading their old items and getting new things for them. I now have these credits to splurge on myself! Thank you for the many years of fun and friendships.  I look forward to many more.

allstar1_111815 (wendy9165) Hi, I became a member in March of 2014. I was a single mother with two teenagers and found myself struggling around the holidays. Then I thought Listia! I got crafts and clothes for my daughter, tools and sports equipment for my son and I even got a new TV for my family! Everything was new and we had a wonderful Christmas. So this year, I am buying new toys and auctioning them off for other families! Thank you Listia … you saved Christmas!

allstar3_111815(joshuahubbard581) I’m so excited that Listia gave me the opportunity to get Christmas shopping done early. Yes, on Listia I got a Michael Kors bag & so much more! And right now, it’s time for me to enjoy my credits. I recommend Listia because it’s way better than other auction sites. I haven’t had any problems with Listia and it’s a fun and exciting atmosphere. The raffle part on Listia is a fun and exciting experience. Listia has offered me Michael Kors, Coach, Philosophy, Paul Mitchell & so much more.

Listia Holiday Unboxing Video Contest

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One of the best parts of the Listia community is seeing all the unique, amazing items our members have won on Listia. Everything from new toys for your kids, to iPads and even new fall clothing or makeup. With the holidays coming up, we wanted to highlight and reward you for sharing the things you’ve received from Listia with your friends. So we’re announcing the Listia Holiday Unboxing Video Contest!

Starting today, November 6th, each person who creates an unboxing video sharing what they’ve won on Listia and puts their referral link in the video description, will be eligible to enter the contest. Unboxing is just filming yourself opening what you’ve won on Listia, like showing a box of toys or makeup. See how to make one here. You will receive 10,000 credits for every person that signs up and successfully completes their first listing with your referral link. Not only that, when a new member signs up they’ll receive an extra 1,000 credits thanks to you!

To enter:

  • Upload a public video on YouTube or Facebook
  • Include in the title “Free From Listia Unboxing” along with the name of the item you won (e.g. Free iPhone From Listia Unboxing)
  • In the description, place your unique referral link found here – https://www.listia.com/invite_friends
  • Share the video link or tag us on our Twitter page or Facebook page 

Due to popular demand, we are extending the contest until January 3rd, 2016! The winner will be chosen the following week! The promotion ends December 11th and we’ll be announcing the winners on December 14th. The 1st Place winner will receive a $100 dollar Walmart giftcard, the 2nd Place winner will receive 100K Listia Credits, and the 3rd Place winner will receive 50K Listia Credits!

We are looking for high-quality, unique and original unboxing videos. Having a lot of views and likes doesn’t hurt your chances either. :) Learn how to make one and start uploading today!

Listia Stories: This Site is Amazing!

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 & 1,000 bonus credits deposited into your Listia account. Email your entries to Ilove@listia.com.

allstar1_110415(kimberlypusey) This site is amazing! I joined back in August 2012 and after a friend had posted on Facebook an auction she had won and I have been addicted ever since! Some of the people I’ve won auctions from have become dear friends on Listia and on Facebook. A lot people on Listia are genuine and there are some that are questionable but Listia protects your credits.  I have found that the people I have met on Listia ARE great people, like me and you.  Most are kind and will do what they can to help and offer advice. And I appreciate that. I have met some of the most kindest, sweetest, greatest people I’ve met in a long time.  Thanks to all the moderators who work to make the site a safe and fun place to be!

allstar2_110415(susanmalston3) I started on Listia to find items for myself and started by listing guitar picks (because at any given time I have a 100-1,000 guitar picks on hand). I teach guitar to local people who are interested in learning how to play, and as a reward for practicing their instrument, I give them really cool guitar picks. Soon my guitar picks started flying out in the mail at an alarming rate and my credits started to build up fast which I used to bid on and win a lot of intimate items for a local ladies group. One day I noticed a lot of local families were depending more and more on the local food banks, so I inquired as to where they got the food items from and I was told that local charity organizations donated money to help them buy the food for families in need during these hard economic times, then that little light in head lit up. Now today 100% of my guitar pick sales go to bid on and win intimate items, which I turn around and sell at our ladies group and then 100% of my proceeds are donated to local food banks to help feed anyone who is in need. This is just a hobby for me, but it’s a VERY rewarding hobby indeed. So anyone who GIN’s or bids on and wins my guitar picks; know that the credits you are using on my items are going for a really good cause…. Oh, and I do come across items once in awhile for myself, lol… THANK YOU Listia for making it a really fun way to help my mission with feeding hungry people.

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