Do your kids get a lot for Christmas?? We seem to here so one thing we enjoy doing – Ok, I enjoy, my kids hate it – is clean out our closets to make room for the new. Another incentive I use to get them cleaning is the possibility of selling their “treasures” online and earning money for their stuff.
I have tried selling online in Facebook groups but honestly, I sometimes get a little leery about who I am selling to. And I was recently introduced to VarageSale, which allows you to feel more comfortable about selling your stuff online and I wanted to make sure all of you knew about it too.
What is VarageSale?
VarageSale allows you to buy and sell new and gently used items with your local community. After playing around with it and trying a sale, I like how easy it is to use. And I feel like it’s a much safer way to sell & buy stuff than using local Facebook groups. Currently, VarageSale is available in 42 states and has millions of users.
VarageSale was founded by a former elementary teacher, Tami Zuckerman in 2012 after she became frustrated using other sites to buy and sell online. She approached her husband, a programmer, and the two collaborated together to create something more user friendly with a better experience than existing classifieds sites or social networks.
How Do You Use VarageSale?
I found VarageSale to be very user friendly and took minutes to sign up and start shopping & selling. It’s completely free to use and available on iOS, Android, and online. The app uses location technology to sort the news feed based on what’s closest to you. The more people posting and shopping within a community, the more local your experience will be.
Basically, it’s a “newsfeed” of sorts with what is for sale in nearby neighborhoods and communities. I tried posting an item for sale and it was really easy. I can see how easy this will be to earn extra cash by selling all our unwanted clutter around the house! I also like the fact that VarageSale allows you to shop with confidence by browsing member profiles to see real names and photos which have been vetted by local admins and moderators.
VarageSale in Round Rock
As I mentioned, VarageSale is available in most states across the nation. There are 4 communities to join in the Austin area.
Round Rock/North Austin, TX Buy and Sell – http://m.varagesale.com/m/XQ5kNM4GUn
- Central/East Austin, TX Buy & Sell – http://m.varagesale.com/m/5YPKH8tVZn
- South Austin, TX Buy and Sell – http://m.varagesale.com/m/Ng8Sr24fTn
- SW Austin, TX Buy and Sell – http://m.varagesale.com/m/VAVmzqbmTn
Limited Time VarageSale “Super Seller” Cash Promotion
VarageSale is running a cash offer specifically in the above Austin communities and a family vacation contest. New VarageSale sign-ups who join a newly launched community will earn $5 for every item they list for sale (up to 25 items). That’s potentially $125 on top of what you may earn on selling the items!
Every item listed for sale is also an entry into a state-wide contest to win a family vacation (up to 5 people) to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Super Seller cash offer available to new VarageSale signs-ups only, and only eligible in new VarageSale communities. Users must join via one of the links above to qualify. Users that do qualify will be contacted through VarageSale private message and paid out in the new year via PayPal.
The Walt Disney World Resort contest is available to new and existing VarageSale users and is state-wide. Full terms of the contest can be found at terms.varagesale.com/tx
VarageSale is completely free to use, and available on iOS, Android and online.
Disclaimer: This post contains sponsored content. I was invited to try out VarageSale. All opinions are my own.