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!

Comments

  1. So, all you’re really is that, because you guys work on email accounts and do not trace IP addresses, users are able to sign up for a pile of accounts and apply all of the free credits from each towards raffles, the same way as they do with auctions trying to get lots of free items for the cost of nothing more than signing up for a free hotmail account, and then reap the rewards while the regular, honest users enter raffles at a disadvantage due to their honesty.

    • Hi there, For detailed information on shared household accounts, please visit http://listia.com/rules

      • Been there, done that. The rules are very strange. Why would you want to limit your marketing base by this IP SHIT all you need to do is reinstate these poor people’s accounts!! And just make anyone on the same IP BLOCKED FROM ACCESSING EACHOTHERS LISTINGS, or just blocked from bidding and whatever else people do that made this rule . A rule to begin with…..it sucks btw. Cause I love listia but that is stupid. Can I have a joint account?! It says no where what I CAN DO only what I can’t!! SOMEONE FROM LISTIA GIVE ME A REAL ANSWER FROM A REAL PERSON UNLESS U ALL ARE ROBOTIC…I wouldn’t doubt it, customer service is pointless. You deem it solved. It’s not and no one cares .
        For all the work we do for your site to even work at all you should appreciate your members more and ANOTHER THING! CHANGE IT SO U CAN FREAKING EDIT YOUR TRACKING INFO INCASE ITS WRONG I WANT IT SAVED ON LISTIA CORRECTLY FOR A REASON AND its an easy fix for the app with NO OPTIONS! K I’m done adios

    • No we can’t? U get banned forever when u don’t even know your doing anything wrong but signing in to you’re friends wifi….at least now I KNOW I will never log in on anyone else’s IP but most new ppl have no idea!!!

    • They definitely do trace IP ADDRESSES.

  2. I am glad that you heard what we have been saying and looked into it. I work hard for my credits and it is very difficult to give them away and get nothing back since i always do free shipping. this is great that ya’ll are fixing it and making it more fair for your loyal Listians.

  3. It’s great that you have the great raffles but how about instead of giving away huge amounts of credits to one person (ex. 100,000 credits) split them up so that several people can win. such as 25,000 for 1st, and break it down from there. Even if 10 won 10,000 each would be better then just one winner.

    • Im in agreement with Laura….I work hard for my credits and purchase many as well as auction off my things. I think breaking the raffles up to more then one winner would be alot more fun. I was sad to see that you didnt keep a daily journal of the “mining”, listacorey. Had a blast searching even though I won nothing. It was a blast to see so many things up for auction and I won alot of auctions!

    • Yes I agree with this would def improve that part of listia anyways. Than more people win and more people like the site ect ect its a win win situation..

  4. ListiaCorey, way to go! Love the new updates!
    P.S. loved the miner journal-it was very well written!

  5. one item during the silver hunt i really wanted the item but because there was silver coin. I thought it was run unfairly. I never win in any raffles anyways, still I try. Maybe put some items up that there are multiple winners for each item would be nice so more people have a chance. I work really hard for my credits and not wasting them on raffles I know I have no chance of wining so your new rules really do not effect me much. I would spend some credits if there were multiple winners on some items but that is it.

    • Same here I gave up after looking for literally a day straight cause they banned my bf forever for using my ip so I was pretty still am pretty pissed about that. And am still needing answers why I can’t have two accounts on my ip like I should. Or can you just have a joint account I guess? Which is annoying…blegh whatever

  6. If ONLY YOU GUYS WOULD FIX ALL THE REALLY CRAPPY THINGS INSTEAD OF improving the lame raffles. You never win! Unless you wanna spend all your coins!! It should be 10 TICKET PER PERSON AND YOU CAN EARN MORE by playing some game or something besides “mining listia” like w that train wreck of a silver rush that once again no one new can ever afford so that’s where you’re gonna loose people. They don’t want to pay for credits ESP since u can never convert them back. And there is near to no real monitoring of what is going on I feel like you people are clueless or just don’t really care what we WANT its just the next money maker while we do all the work for you! We should earn more for badges and surfing the site should be like timed…than however long u spend on listia that’s what you’ll get in credits …IM FULL OF IDEAS. Not that it matters lol and the one person per IP IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE than innocent people get suspended and cant even have a reason why or an apeal because the reason is usually because u logged onto anyother persons wifi which people do ALL THE TIME!!! and wothout even knowing it by checking listia app at a friends mite get u suspended so be careful! AND THERE AGAIN LOOSing clicks on your site!

  7. DAVID PETERS says:

    Listia was a great idea but I am not sure they are going to make it. I have been on Listia for just over a year and while it was great when I started it has really gone downhill. I mostly try to bid and win silver on Listia and have noticed the section for coins drop from over 1000 listings at any given time to now around 300 with hardly any silver listed at all. I think most of the good sellers got tired of giving their items away for free basically.

    I have listed new items in the past and sometimes I would do ok with the bids while other times it wasn’t even worth the postage. One example was some Skull Candy earbuds that I listed which were all brand new in sealed packages. I had multiple colors to choose from and charged 15,000 credits and free shipping but time after time people would leave a comment my prices were to high. Meanwhile Listia was selling their earbuds for like 26,000 credits and they were flying off the shelves. The biggest mistake Listia made was opening the rewards store. This sucks most of the credits out of the Listia community leaving hardly anything left to spend on the actual Listia users items.

    • Drops mic….

      I agree 100%

      Plus, the cost of buying credits has almost doubled.

      Site has lost it’s appeal in pursuit of greed.

      This would be like ebay opening its own rewards store and screwing over all the sellers.

  8. pnm2001 says:

    Still think it might be a good idea for raffle members (as well as all members) be AGE VERIFIED. So many raffles have been won by children who should not be here to begin with.
    Serious members would be willing to pay to be age verified. I would

  9. Sharon Eft says:

    I am personally tired of all the boguas auctions through out Listia. All these new so called Litians join just to get the free credits and the to more free credit they list a auction that 2x I got had and won and never heard from the owne of the auction. All that does is tie up peoples credit because we first have to wait 3 day in order to file a dispute requesting our creditsback, then we have to wait another 5 days so we can still not hear from the auction owner before we can get our credit back. But L:istia never des anything to those kids that are not going to be good Listians in the first place. If Listia has time to scan our IP addresses then damn why can’t you take a look at all these bogas accounts that have already claimed out credits that have to be held for 8 days. How fair is that. I had a new person all she was her for was to collect all those free credit listia gives freely to people and kids and one of them won an auction of mine. When I refused to send the item because she was not listia verified I was called the most disgusting vile, vulgar names I have ever heard. Listia even flagged the profanity, so I then asked listia for created support ticket and copied the auction link as they request and just incase they didn’t want to go to the actual auction I copied and pasted every comment from me and from her proved that I refused to engage her and the response I got back made me so angry as all this agent did was recite listia rules back to me as if I didn’t already know these rulesshe recited to me. I went back with a vengeance and asked her would you want your mother or daughter called to be called all the disgusting and vulgar language and profanity to have to put up with that! I then said I wanted her supervisor, because all thhey seem to read is the tital in which you have to choose from that there was none that applied tol what was going on, so all she was read the title which prompted her to recite listia rules. Long story short It made to a supervisor and finally after 2 weeks of this going on my credits were refunded back to me and finlly removed the slug of a person from the site. Why does anybody have to go through that kind of ordeal??. And it started because Listia doesn’t put obstacles in place to detour these kinds of people that are just here to take whatever they can and are rewarded by listia by giving them credits, then listia will give them another couple 1000 if they list and auction FOR CRAYONS and no pictures. There is seriously something wromg with Listia’s recruiting these bottom feeders, and something is seriously broken that us older and dedicated Listians are paying for it dearly. I could care less about these raffles as again these bottom feeders get there hands in the raffles to and take away from us as well. FIX LISTIA then you can FIX the raffles Enough saqid

    • I agree with you totally I had my share! I just want to say Thanks You so much and well said even with the typos. I think Listia should start a say a kiddy pool for new people to test them out and have different levels to unlock to be able to play with the “long term Listians” before they are able to bid on people who been here so long and then rune and destroy what we built up over time in our seller feedback and such or like you said Rob us out credits then run away with free items also. I just got a bad feedback because the idiot is new and he not listening to reason. All these years I worked and was proud of my work and all it takes is one new idiot to come in and Poof only a few seconds GONE!! Us people on listia who have been on for a long while its not right!! I also think that them new people who was booted off listia should also take down the Negative feedback that an older time Listian has gotten because they just was kicked off not for good behavior for bad why should we still suffer????? I am willing to work with everyone why does listia not listen to reason I been here long enough things do happened and it was totally out my control now they will get the item and the credits Listia gave back to them. All because things came up in this really bad time for everyone! Money is tight for everyone and things happened I cant help that it will take time to catch up I still willing to mail their items why can then not wait till I can. Life happens New People have no right to do that to us that’s not Fair to us over the dumbest freaking things. And like you said I just got a threat If I no send it right now They will give me a bad feedback Listia give them their credits back!! I Lost internet for 2 weeks out of my control then truck no start out of my control I promised everyone I will mail all items out things came up I am sorry. I now am paying shipping cost, lost my credits, and will not loose the item. because I am honest like that but the bad feedback will still be their for years to come no one will even know what I did all that for FREE totally. I have people call me ugly stuff also if they can not be an adult kick them off listia!! I can not help things come up I still mail that I can help but I cant not always control when it gets mailed out do to the funds of money and life unexpected happenings. Keep in mind some people are also Disabled and can not get things done A/S/A/P but as long they no do it all the time I mean come on Listia like your act together where their is a loop hole some one will use it!! Thanks again Sharon for posting that! I hope listia hears us loads and clear Add me as a buddy on Listia I send you a random link of one my auctions so you can add me as a buddy I not sure why can never look a persons name up on listia! Lol thanks Sharon

      http://www.listia.com/auction/15707853-ave-money-on-3-tiger-animal-planet-t

      not copy past that then will take you to my auction even if it did end then add me Tigras is the name Totally talks to much is the gain lol

      Thanks to anyone who also reads all of both Sharon’s and my post and also agrees and joins in!!!!

  10. PLEASE Fix my TIME is MONEY perk. I have “owned” this perk for YEARS and now for some reason Listia won’t let me renew it. I can only list 10-day listings, even though my scheduled listing posted at up to 21 days (as I normally do).

    PLEASE FIX my account!
    I submitted a support ticket for this THREE days ago … I’m getting NO help from Listia.

    I really need that perk …

  11. WOW.. SOO MANY COMPLAINTS….. I FEEL FOR YA , THE PPL HAVING PROBLEMS , BUT SO FAR I HAVE ONLY HAD POSITIVE EXP.!! I KNOW THERE WILL COME A TIME , BUT AS FAR AS ME THROWING A FIT ABOUT IT , JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.. I GUESS SINCE I HAVE HAD REAL AD THINGS HAPPEN IN LIFE , LISTA RAFFLES , AND CREDITS BEING USED IN THE STORE , AND SO ON AND SO ON , JUST ISNT WORTH MY BLOOD PRESSURE GOING UP !! LOL.. BUT I DO UNDERSTAND THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE TRIED , TO GET HELP FIRST FROM LSTA , AND NO REPLY GETTING A LITTLE UPSET.. GOOD LUCK YA ALL..

  12. Can someone help me?? IVE TRIED EVERYTHING TO PUT THE EAST AND THE APT IN MY ADRESS. I GET MY MAIL ANYWAY BECAUSE IT’S A SMALL TOWN BUT WOULD LIKE MY AUCTONERS TO HAVE THIS. PLEASE email help to Nanner1963@hotmail.com. it’s easier for me. I love LISTIA and each of you individually and APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.
    NANCY E. MANN. BIG HUGS TO YOU.

  13. What does Listia need with all them credits anyways?? I think that if one person wins like the auctions everyone gets the credits back but the winner!! The other thing is if that is not done I think that then listia should do a 1 ticket raffle or both kind of raffles making it really fair for everyone to win a raffle. Now if my Idea is used in this case I been on listia for a few years now not as long as some but more then others I think because this was good problem salving and you will more then likely use that then I should get a bunch of credits for all the good ideas I just gave!!

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