New Raffles & New Updates

Raffle News & Updates

This week we have all new raffles, and as always, everyone who chooses to acquire a raffle ticket has a chance to win. One ticket is always selected at random to choose a winner.

We decided to review and update how raffles work going forward. As you know, all raffle winners are selected at random, any user, new or old, that acquires just one ticket still has a small chance to win. After careful review, we think we found some ways to improve Listia raffles, while still allowing everyone to participate.

Your feedback helped tremendously – thank you! We traced the entire history of raffles on Listia to determine just how many raffles were won by both new and longtime Listia Members.  All Listia Members have a maximum number of raffle tickets they can acquire each day, so the more you use Listia, the more tickets you are allowed to acquire. We do so that you don’t spend too many credits on any one raffle, and to encourage everyone to use credits on auctions. When examining the use of credits from all Listia Members, we realized that some newer members may have become so excited about  amazing raffles, that they were not participating in listed auctions.

In order to encourage active participation in the marketplace, we have decided to lower the maximum number of credits new users may use toward the purchase of raffle tickets. Once new users begin to bid, win and list auctions, they’ll be able to acquire more raffle tickets for each raffle.

Beginning today and going forward, raffle tickets for new Listia Members will require more participation before the daily limit is increased. However, new members will still have a chance to win, as all raffle winners are selected at random.

We hope these changes will encourage you to participate, but also thank those loyal Listians that have been discouraged or frustrated by the raffle process in the past. Going forward, we’ll continue to improve all aspects of Listia while making it a fun and rewarding place to get free stuff!

Journal Entry 002 From A Listia Miner


Silver Rush Day 2

~Day 2 of the Listia Silver Rush~

Finally, “EUREKA!” The Listia mines exploded with Silver all across the auction valley as Eureka was echoed through the hollow mines. The long hours, the frustrating night and cold morning brought both silver and a sense of accomplishment to the dwindling, yet unstoppable miners of Listia.

I take this moment to reflect back on all the fallen miners, those who gave up, quit or otherwise lost all hope in the pursuit of the one thing they loved the most, Silver. As Thomas Edison once said, “many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” While the journey seemed impossible at times and unfair to some, it proved gratifying knowing that Silver didn’t get the best of me, “not this time, not today, not ever!” When I shout out, “Eureka,” I do so with a heavy heart; knowing not all were as fortunate as I.

But I cannot dwell on my accomplishments nor claim victorious, as striking Silver was only half the battle. The war for Silver wages on in the minds of many, in the hearts of few and in the greedy hands of all those who wish to sneak in and steal MY silver! The fight is on, I scoured these auctions in search of Silver, now I must fight to possess it once and for all.

With only three days remaining, and a small fortune of credits to fend off these greedy blood-suckers who prey on MY silver, I am left with very little recourse at my disposal. Yet, there is always something that can be done… something must be done! In order to build up my war chest quickly, and defend my silver, I shall list some of my mining equipment from around the camp, while placing a low Get It Now price that someone will win for sure. At the same time, I will remain vigilant for more, well hidden Silver that may be lurking in yet unknown locations, where competition is lacking.

It would be easy to give up now, it would be simple to walk away, but my spirit remains unbroken. For I am a Silver Juggernaut, an unstoppable mining machine that will stop at nothing to claim what is rightfully mine!

Journal Entry 001 from a Listia Miner


~Day 1 of the Listia Silver Rush~

Tens of thousands of miners set out to dig for Silver this morning, but few were able to withstand the grueling hours and constant reminder of the long road ahead. Tempers flared and frustration grew as the mining seemed endless while the Silver seemed unobtainable. I for one, will not listen to these naysayers, nor be beaten by down by the unrelenting auction listings that cause me great grief yet so much pleasure.

As the miners give up and go home, as they leave the digging behind, I am reminded that someone will find this Silver, and why not me? It gives me a great sense of pride and a renewed sense of enthusiasm as the field of miners dwindles and yet I remain!

During the first day of digging, I realized that there was no way I could dig through every single auction and hope to find silver, so I needed to narrow my search. Using the advice from my fellow Listian miner Jasonhcad I began to focus on auctions that will be ending within the next 4 days. To accomplish this, I first browsed “All Categories” in Listia, then sorted by “newly listed,” knowing that the silver auctions just went live today. Once I did this, I was able to see when auctions were ending, and speed up my digging. It also made sense to just look for the Verify badge first, instead of dig through all the images. The key is to narrow the search, think smart, and be efficient. While I was unable to locate any Silver today, I shall repeat this process tomorrow, as new auctions listings are sure to bring new luck!

I know the days are long, and the odds are longer still, but Silver Fever has taken hold. I know in my heart of hearts, that my will is stronger than most and my persistence will be paid in Silver. It is for this reason I remain a miner ….‘til the end.

The Listia Silver Rush is On


The Silver Rush is ON!

Listia is in desperate need of adventurous miners to dig through the auction listings for hidden Silver Coins. . .

Over the next five days between February 18th and February 22nd, each Listia miner will have the chance to scour auctions in search of the elusive 2014 Limited Edition One Ounce Listia Silver Coins, made of .999 Pure Silver. Each silver coin is hidden within otherwise common auction listings. As you’re mining, examine closely each auction for a glimpse of silver, because that may be your chance to procure this precious metal!

If you’re lucky enough to find a rare silver coin, you’ll want to keep it a secret for sure, because you may be the only one to find it, bid on it, and win it for very few credits. Some silver coins may be discovered by many miners, while others may remain buried forever. Each day, more Silver will be buried in Listia auctions, and the search will begin anew for the hidden Silver Coins. If you search long and hard, you may even find multiple pieces of silver in a single auction!

In order to determine if you’ve found an official Silver Coin from the Listia Silver Rush, each auction will include two things. The first thing to look for in each auction is this image:

The auction lister will also have the Verified Badge in their profile:

While mining, look for the official Silver Rush Eureka image and Verify badge to ensure that this is truly a legitimate Silver Rush Coin auction.

When you find these two things, you’ll know you have struck Silver!

If you win the auction, you will be sent a One Ounce, .999 Pure Silver, 2014 Listia Silver Coin, along with the auction item included in the auction.

This quest is not for the faint-hearted or weak-minded, only those with the strongest fortitude and perseverance will be capable of withstanding the fever of Silver. Good Luck to all those who seek silver!

For helpful hints, updates, and questions, please check back here.

Small Print:
Listia may relist items in the unexpected event of fraudulent behavior or technical issues. Moderators, Admins, and Listia employees are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Contest duration: February 18-22, 2014

The Listia Silver Rush Is Coming. . .[UPDATE]


 UPDATE: THE The Listia Silver Rush is here! Click Here to get the updated details and good luck, Miners!


The Listia Silver Rush is coming…

Starting on Tuesday, February 18th, Listia will be bursting with Silver Coins for a very limited time.

Every Listian has the chance to join the Listia Silver Rush! Find your fortune as you become a miner in search of rare 2014 Limited Edition Listia Silver Coins.

Listians will start on an even footing – credit wealth won’t necessarily help. To become a successful miner, you’ll need your wit, endurance, and a little luck a long the way.

The bounty will be plentiful while the path to riches shall be daunting, but those who choose to brave the elements in search of Silver have the potential to strike it RICH!

If you’re up to the challenge and have what it takes to become a Listia Miner, then make sure to Join the Listia Silver Rush and check back on Tuesday the 18th for all the details!

The Silver Rush begins, with or without you, on February 18th.

Good Luck!

I Love Listia Video Contest – Win $500


Movie Time! Get out your smartphones & video cameras, it’s time to show us your video chops. Record a video telling us why you love about Listia and you could win $500. Entering the I Love Listia video contest is easy: Make a 90 second (or less) video describing why you love Listia. That’s it!

You can enter your video in one of two ways:

1) Enter by YouTube: upload your video to YouTube with the title “I Love Listia” put your profile link somewhere in the description & make the video public. If you choose to use an alternate title email a link to your video to

2) Email the compressed video file with a link to your Listia Profile to

5 Winners, 5 Prizes

1st Prize:  $500, Featured on front of Listia YouTube Channel, plus 50,000 Credits
2nd Prize: 40,000 Credits, Featured on front of Listia YouTube Channel
3rd Prize:  30,000 Credits, Featured on front of Listia YouTube Channel
4th Prize:  20,000 Credits, Featured on front of Listia YouTube Channel
5th Prize: 10,000 Credits, Featured on front of Listia YouTube Channel

Tips, Tricks, & Rules

Get creative and have fun with it!  Show us your best video skills and don’t hesitate to use your favorite video editing tools or applications. If you use YouTube, use their video editor to add effects and annotations as you see fit. Click Here to learn more about the amazing YouTube video editor.

  • Using your smartphone? Search the app store on your smartphone for a  video editing application, you may be surprised at how many there are, for free!

  • If you wish to add music, you may only do so if you upload your video to YouTube and use the YouTube music tool. Videos submitted via email which contain music will not be considered.  Videos uploaded to YouTube which contain music which is not added by the YouTube editor will not be considered.

  • 90 Seconds or Less! Videos over 90 seconds will not be considered

  • Videos must be entered between February 1 1:00 AM – February 28 at 13:00 to be considered for contest

  • Entries accepted by mail on SD Cards or thumb drives, must include your Listia profile information, and must be received by the contest deadline to be considered. Mailing address: Listia Inc. 3964 Rivermark Plaza #108 Santa Clara CA 95054 USA

  • All submissions must comply with Youtube Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. Videos which do not comply with YouTube Terms of Service and Community Guidelines will not be considered.

Winners* Announced:
Monday March 10 at 13:00

*Winning videos will be selected by an internal staff voting process who will vote with anonymous ballots on their favorite videos.

By submitting a video to the contest you are granting Listia permission to share your video on the Listia channel

Good Luck!

New Badge Display

Happy 2014! One of the first new features of the year is our new badge view that we released this afternoon! Here’s a little summary of the details and reasoning behind it.

  • You can now click on your badges and a popup will open displaying the details of the badge
  • There are badges that have tiers/levels and badges that don’t. If a badge has multiple levels you will see an icon in the actual badge. In the popup you’ll also be able to see what levels you’ve reached and what criteria it took to get there. Click the “See All” link to see more details.
  • One downside is that the count of number of badges you have has probably gone down for most of you. This is a new way that we are counting badges where we no longer are counting each level as an individual badge. The main reason for this is because we’re making room for more badges.
  • Bigger badge images!
  • Oh and did I mention… more badges soon!!!


This is where you may see a slight difference. We no longer include the number of times you have leveled up for each badge.



Click the “See All” link to see how many times you’ve leveled up with a specific badge



If a higher level is available you’ll see what it is and the criteria to get there. Cool huh?


We are still taking a close look at a couple odd things during this change (including a few reports of missing badges). We’re on top of it and any issue with this should be resolved soon!


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