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.
(billshelton) I’ve been a member since Oct. 2012 and I’m hooked! On a past Christmas, a buyer won a Superman comic card from me. After receiving the card she told me that Superman was her brother’s favorite super hero. She told me that he had passed away the Christmas before and it had put a painful stain on Christmas. Seems he had 3 grown daughters also. Their story really touched my heart. I collect comic books and I have over 6,000 of them (I sometimes buy more than one copy of a comic which I think will be important for some reason). I had a comic book where Superman gets beat to death, a comic book where the public puts up a statue and mourns his passing, and a comic book where he comes back. It just so happened that I had 3 copies of each of them. So I packed them in separate “do not open ’till xmas” boxes and sent them out. I also sent a set of kitchen towels and potholders to the sister so I didn’t leave anyone out. I don’t remember what I said in the letter I sent with them but it was something about him still watching over them and even Superman can die. They sent me a letter (snail mail) about how there was not a dry eye in the house when my letter was read. They said they didn’t know that a total stranger would feel this way and be so kind. I didn’t tell them but of the 3 copies of each comic book, 2 were extras and the third came from my personal collection, so I don’t have them anymore. With their letter and card they sent me a photo of them holding the comic books. This was so touching to me that on a special spot on my living room wall is the photo and letter and envelope (it has Superman on it) set in a frame. We have emailed/talked many times since. Now all the comic books I sent were worth several thousand credits (or a lot of cash) but that never crossed my mind. As it turned out, I got 200 credits for the comic book card and 4 really cool friends for free. What else could a guy want? This is just one example of many. I’ve made many friends on Listia from all over the U.S. and the world that I wouldn’t meet any other way. I want to thank Listia for helping me to be in contact with so many different people. I’ll be a member for life!!
(zarifasabah) I joined Listia over a year ago and I love it! I am married and have 2 boys (ages 2 and 4). My children love it when the mailman arrives and get super excited. We lost our home and we’re staying with family, which was very hard. I heard about Listia On Facebook, and I couldn’t believe it. So I tried it, and have been addicted to since. We have come a long way since I first joined Listia. I enjoy helping people, as I know how it can be. I love the friends I’ve made and the people I can help. Without Listia I would be lost. It’s a part of me, and my family as well. Paying it forward and also getting a chance to buy, sell, and trade items is just wonderful. Thank you Listia for everything you have done for my family, and myself.
(NawnCaptain) I signed up but did nothing for six months when one fine day, I was bored & hankering for something to do. Google led me back to Listia, I remembered I had already signed up so I thought, “hmmm, let’s just see what this is about.” Listia is very user-friendly when it comes to listing items. This affords anyone the ability to list what they don’t want & earn credits towards what they do. I have been able to use my credits for a myriad of items that I would otherwise not be able to afford. Being creative when listing is fun to me … just one look through the Health & Beauty category (where I mainly list), will show that I am not alone & lots of us love using our imaginations to create wonderful auctions. I could easily site many more examples of why I love it here, but by far, the number one reason is the community of awesome people. Friendships form organically, they just happen, and I could not be more thankful. I work from home & this can make for a lonely existence, but those days are long gone. My friends have seen me through a very stressful couple of years & they are they are priceless to me. I never could have imagined being bored one July day would result in me gaining so, so much. I will forever be grateful for Listia for this opportunity!