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.
(luckdragon11) When I stumbled upon Listia over a year ago, I looking for a way to get rid of my items to sell and make ends meet as I had just lost my job. I found it very interesting that I didn’t need money to set up my auctions and I could choose to have buyers pay postage directly to PayPal. As I started listing, I was getting enough credits to start bidding on gift cards for Walmart that helped me get groceries. Then the whole whirlwind began! Christmas was coming and with no funds, I started cleaning out the garage, grabbing the grandkids clothes they grew out of and on and on. With as much effort as I wanted to put into it, I not only helped to make ends meet but also made a wonderful Christmas for my family! Along with being able to do all of this, I began making friends as well as doing something fun! Some of the people I have met through here I believe will be lifelong friends from here on out. (As my husband is disabled from cancer, I have bonded with two very special people through Listia who have tragically been in my position). I feel a camaraderie with many on Listia. Thank you for coming up with this wonderful site!
(pamhawkins9461) I don’t remember much about how Listia entered into my life, but I can remember this: it has changed my life forever. I joined Listia in 2013 and my life hasn’t been the same since. Being a female, two of my favorite things are jewelry and makeup (naturally). Since I’m a disabled widow on a very strict budget, I can’t afford to pay retail prices. I haven’t won an auction yet I haven’t loved. And the people I’ve had the great pleasure of working with are amazing. I’ve made many new friendships with people from all around the world. Thank you Listia for becoming a very exciting part of my life.