The iPhone can make use of a wide array of apps that can help you with nearly anything, including selling, trading, and buying secondhand items. You can even sell your iPhone with your iPhone (yo dawg).
However, when you’re dealing with cash, you probably should use some trustworthy apps, right? It would be a shame to use an app that takes advantage of your hard-earned money, so we’ve been hard at work finding a few that will get the job done right and ethically.
Below are seven apps that will aid you in the process of getting rid of your old items and acquiring pre-loved ones.
You may have used Craigslist before, but have you used it like a pro? Probably not. Fortunately, Craigslist Pro for iPhone should bring you up to speed. The app serves as an easier way to browse Craigslist than simply visiting the website on your phone’s browser, and it offers features like GPS auto-location, a photo wall, and a killer interface. If you want to post your own listings, you can even upload photos straight from the app.
ShopSavvy is an app that offers features which improve the consumer and local seller experience as a whole. You can scan barcodes at retailers to compare prices and you can also make use of the app’s community-focused SavvyListings, a feature that allows you to post items that are for sale. Using information from the item’s barcode, SavvyListings will create a full description of the item that can be easily posted online.
Listia is a different kind of player in the iPhone buying and selling market, and the app is an extension of its already-existing website that doesn’t use money. Instead, the service utilizes a credit system that is designed to help build trust in the market, and all items are posted by people who simply want to give their stuff away. For instance, the more items that you post and “buy”, the more credits that you receive.
These credits allow you to see, give away, and purchase higher-profile items that you wouldn’t be able to do with less credits. Credits are also acquired by simply signing up, connecting your social media accounts, buying them, and more.
Oodle is another virtual marketplace that allows users to sell goods while online. With that said, it has a pretty awesome iPhone app that lets you to snap pictures of items and instantly post them for sale. This app also lets users sell on the Oodle website as well as on the Facebook Marketplace. You can browse multiple listings across Oodle, Facebook, and even Craigslist. If you want all of your listings in one place, then Marketplace for Oodle and Facebook is the best option.
SellSimple is an app that tries to make the listing process as easy as possible for its users. Just take a picture, write a brief description, post it to the SellSimple servers, and you’re done. Granted, most other apps already make it this easy, but SellSimple claims that it can be done in a minute (unless you agonize over every single detail that you post – that’s your problem, kid). Payments can be taken care of through the app, but your credit card numbers are processed by a PCI-compliant third party. In short, this means SellSimple never sees your info.
When I was a kid, my family used to have yard sales. They were massive, too. Why? We hoarded a lot of crap (it happens). If you’re a self-confessed hoarder that doesn’t want to put all of your belongings on the front lawn for the neighbors to see, then Yardsale might be for you. The app lets you post multiple items using your phone’s camera, and while it allows for a large viewership, it’s designed for a smaller, community experience. To sum it all up, Yardsale lets you hold a yard sale without the yard.
Do you remember trading lunches with your friends in the school cafeteria? It seems as though the developers of Rumgr do. The app is designed for a more localized selling and trading experience that encourages building a circle of friends for your transactions. While the other apps are devoted to faceless, impersonal sales that just happen to be in your community, Rumgr is designed for forming ongoing relationships through buying and selling.
All of these apps offer unique and easy-to-use methods for selling your most unloved belongings. Personally, I’m more of a fan of Marketplace for Oodle and Facebook because of its cross-platform features, but then again, Listia offers the possibility of getting some pretty cool stuff for free. Regardless of what I think, I’d like to get your opinion – which apps do you use?
Do you use any of the apps shown here? Have you made use of the ability to buy and sell using your iPhone?