5 Sites Like Craigslist to Buy and Sell Used Stuff Online

Saikat Basu Updated 26-12-2018

Craigslist is an interesting part of the internet’s legacy. Founded over 22 years ago as an email distribution list, the site has steadfastly refused to change its minimalist design and easy-to-use posting system. Craigslist remains a favorite selling site to offer used items locally and an enduring site to post your classified ads for free.


Other sites like Craigslist want to sell stuff online too. Most of those alternatives to Craigslist have failed before anyone knew they existed. Still, there are a few which managed to withstand the web’s churn and have endured as a viable choice to Craigslist.

Let’s look at several other online classified sites where you can sell old and new stuff online with a few clicks.

1. Oodle Marketplace

Oodle - a website like Craigslist

Oodle is both a site like Craigslist and an anti-Craigslist at the same time. The basic concept of posting online classifieds is the same, but it embraces Facebook to provide a more personal experience and recommendations from friends.

It uses the same technology that powers Facebook Marketplace Facebook Marketplace Lets You Sell Your Old Junk for Free Facebook has launched Marketplace, which lets people buy and sell used items listed nearby. As a bonus, Facebook Marketplace is completely free to use. Read More . You don’t have to use Facebook to post, but you have to connect your profile to your genuine Facebook profile.


Oodle’s focus on social networking makes it a bit less intuitive for people looking to find items in a specific category. Some people will prefer this design, and others will find it frustrating.

There’s a lot of activity on Oodle. You can not only sell your stuff online but also use it to find jobs nearby. This site seems to do a better job of providing geographically relevant results than many competitors and there is support for several countries besides the United States. The site operates in Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

2. - A Craigslist alternative is not as old as Craigslist but not by much as it started in 1999. It started its life with only buying and selling ads. Today, it covers other kinds of classifieds like Pets and Animals, Jobs, and Services.


The site also does not categorize classifieds by region automatically, though there is the option to enter your zip code. You can also drill down to the city of your choice and then refine it with an advanced search.

Want to save yourself some time?

Log-in to the site and set up an alert to match new ads to your keyword. allows you to make your ads more visible on the site by paying money. You’ll find eBay-like features such as seller ratings and a shopping cart. Products are more visible thanks to the thumbnails.

Do note that there’s no charge to browse, make offers, or buy items and services on But, you have to pay a small fee to list and sell items and services.


3. Geebo

Geebo - Lists stuff for sale

Here’s another internet veteran of the buy and sell industry. Geebo has never obtained the household name status of companies like Craigslist and eBay but has remained relevant for anyone who’s looking for an alternative classified site.

Like most classified sites, the design is simple, but like eBay Classifieds it is far more colorful and modern than Craigslist. Another similarity is this site’s focus on the United States.

Geebo uses the tagline “safe community classifieds” and claims to have a more personal atmosphere than the competition. The site’s blog does spend a lot of time bashing the competition for sketchy practices, but otherwise, the site isn’t any safer than any other online classified site 10 eBay Scams to Be Aware Of Being scammed sucks, especially on eBay. Here are the most common eBay scams you need to know about, and how to avoid them. Read More .


4. Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace

There was a hint of Facebook’s own market when we talked about Oodle. There are already thousands of groups on Facebook that have the same idea at their heart but the Marketplace makes it a bit more organized. Think of it as a more specialized corner where you can do a more localized search for stuff you want to buy and sell. You might even find people listing things like clothes for free 5 Sites Like Craigslist to Buy and Sell Used Stuff Online Want to buy and sell your used items locally but not on Craigslist? Here are the best sites like Craigslist you should consider. Read More .

Snap a photo and publish it to sell your stuff. To buy stuff, type the keywords and filter by location, category, and price or through a map.

With the community-powered marketplace, you can “know” the person you are dealing with through their social profile. That’s always a wise precaution before any big-ticket purchase even though it can be a hotbed for scammers too.

Check the listings carefully and the Facebook public profile behind it. Opt for verified profiles on the Marketplace. You can talk to the seller using Facebook Messenger to negotiate a final price and close the sale. If you spot a red flag, be careful of the details you give out.

Marketplace is available in the Facebook app and on desktops and tablets. Look for the Shop icon at the bottom of the app on iOS or at the top of the app on Android.

Download: Facebook for Android | iOS (Free)

5. LetGo [Broken URL Removed]

LetGo - a Craigslist alternative

LetGo follows the template of Facebook Marketplace and others with its large thumbnails. But it seems to do a better job than Facebook with its pinpoint filters. It is a mobile app first and website second.

For instance, it’s much easier to click a photo and load the information with the apps. It uses artificial intelligence to categorize the product and title it. Also, the in-app chat platform is a must when you want to talk to the buyers and sellers.

Letgo is free and doesn’t charge sellers a fee for posting their listings. You don’t have to give a percentage of your sales either. Letgo offers in-app purchases to allow you to feature your listing. It’s an optional feature that you can pay for to highlight your product amidst the crowd.

Download: LetGo for Android | iOS (Free)

Online Flea Markets: Other Honorable Mentions

Craigslist is barebones. Several alternatives have found a home in mobile apps because it is easier to click, upload, and list the stuff you want to sell online. So pick one that reaches the largest audience or has a thriving community. Even selling internationally is no longer hard.

  1. OfferUp
  2. Locanto
  3. Carousell
  4. Your Classifieds
  5. Wallapop
  6. Gumtree (UK)
  7. AdlandPro
  8. AdsGlobe
  9. Mercari
  10. Bookoo

And if it’s old toys you’re selling 9 Tips for Making the Most Money When Selling Old Toys Old toys can be worth a lot of money... if you know how to sell them. These tips will help you get the most out of your sales. Read More , check out these helpful tips for making the most money with them.

More Ways to Take Advantage of Craigslist

There are a lot of sites like Craigslist, but these were picked because of their strong user communities. A classified site is not of much use if no one ever visits it. Today you can take your pick from social shopping apps and many niche apps that list only one or two categories.

Keep searching for good bargains on Craigslist 15 Ways You Can Use Craigslist to Make Money Craigslist is a massive site with tons of opportunities for making money. Here are 15 of them, from totally sensible to borderline crazy. Read More but don’t stop yourself from listing your stuff on other classified sites too.

Related topics: Buying Tips, Craigslist, Online Shopping, Selling Online.

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    August 4, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Only two of these are in the USA. I entered the same item in the search on every one of these sites, got all kinds of CRAP completely unrelated to the item. No thanks.

  2. Steve
    October 22, 2019 at 3:07 am

    I like what the guys are are doing, it is an up and coming site and you can sell anything 100% free.

    I gave them a call and liked their energy. I think in the near future, saying 'Blast it' to refer to selling something, will become as synonymous as saying 'Google it' to search.

    Good Job Guys!

  3. Misty C
    July 13, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    I googled what are the best websites/apps to sale stuff on. They have alot of different ones and give you a description of them.

  4. Misty C
    July 13, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I googled what are the best websites and apps to sale stuff on and was very pleased with the lists this website provides.

  5. John
    June 20, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    If you're in Northeast Ohio, is new to the scene. (Fee-based to separate the wheat from the chaff.)

  6. aaviads
    April 13, 2019 at 9:14 am

    you can check also, it is a free classified portal.

  7. Gary
    February 11, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Let go doesn't work for a Desktop PC and on a phone you can't see the prices unless you open the ads picture and Craigslist is a scammers paradise for big ticket items

  8. Justin
    November 27, 2018 at 7:44 pm . A marketplace to buy and sell any goods you own. They have partnered with Stripe to allow for users to create their own store and get paid directly into your bank account. Cashless meetups without all the clutter of other marketplaces. Check them out!

  9. Mike
    June 29, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    New Marketplace - - is the place to sell and buy goods with other members of the Marketplace. We bring together buyers and independent sellers from around the US and Canada in a welcoming, friendly environment.
    -Free open seller's store,
    -Free unlimited listing,
    -Low market fee and no fee for first 3 months.
    For free registration go to

  10. baptiste
    February 28, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    There is this cool new app called oFree where you can give, get, or trade free stuff in your community. I just traded my old office chair for a beautiful vase! I also gave away a lot of my clothes to my neighbors on the app too. I think it is a great way to reduce waste and help each other in the community. I am literally obsessed with it, and I check it everyday to see what new stuff is posted. Their website is Check it out!

  11. Linda B
    January 28, 2018 at 2:13 am

    I've used which lists items by your location and sends you new postings in your email. All the items are FREE - To Recycle them to others. "The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,315 groups with 9,147,350 members around the world, and next door to you. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and neighborhoods. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on 'Browse Groups' above the search box. Have fun!"

    Also has items listed by your location and is free to sign up.
    Step 1
    Find your local community
    Enter your location and join a community in the same places you live, work and play.
    Step 2
    Get verified
    Connect with Facebook to confirm who you are. An admin will review your request for approval.
    Step 3
    Buy and Sell safely
    Transact with other verified people in your neighbourhood. Sell stuff quickly & find amazing bargains.

    I've used the other ones mentioned, but a few (Oodle, Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, Close5) are new to me and I'm looking forward to trying them out.
    Thank you everyone for the interesting suggestions!

  12. Richard
    January 21, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    You can see best site will is

  13. Tim H.
    January 17, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Great Help!!!!!!!!!!!! Good Job, Thank you.

  14. barb randolph
    January 4, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    looking for sites to sell my puppies on, face book and craigeslist wont, first time breeder and feeling panic HELP

    • Louise Christensen
      February 5, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      Thank you for this article. I have had problems trying to sell animals on Craigslist. Apparently CL discourages animal selling, and has posses of pet ad vigilantes that harrass sellers by posing as buyers. Pets are not okay, commodity sex under Adults, is okay.

  15. Jack
    October 12, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Great write-up, I’m regular visitor of one’s website, maintain up the excellent operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a lengthy time.

    September 6, 2017 at 7:57 am

    I've been selling online for the past 2 1/2 years. I have never had any success with Close5. I have done very well on OfferUp and Letgo. I recently started using Facebook marketplace and have done very well there as well.

    September 6, 2017 at 7:55 am

    I've been selling on local sites for two years plus. I e never had any success with CLOSE5. However I've had major success with OFFERUP and LETGO. Facebook Marketplace is my other go to site.

  18. KELLY
    August 13, 2017 at 6:29 am

    My grandmother contracted Herpes from Usher backstage because she likes the Oodle.

  19. Jackob Fisherman
    August 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Oodle Requires you to have a face book and to connect it to post

    • KELLY
      August 13, 2017 at 6:31 am

      And Usher contracted Herpes not using his noodle messing with the wrong oodle

  20. mongana
    December 8, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Email me@ (mongana6@gmail) if posted ads
    is still available for sale?i will have chat with you
    but am at work now am on able to chat okay thanks for your understanding...........

  21. oc2o
    October 6, 2016 at 1:16 pm


    We are finishing our website , we don't have a big database of users but we keep the quality of the design. We hope to give a free service and a good quality of the service.

  22. Trademysite
    September 8, 2016 at 9:30 am


    I love the articles that you have mentioned, though in simple words Buying and selling of websites can be very tedious and confusing if you don’t have much experience .I remember the first time I wanted to sell my website.
    I was a complete mess and eventually it did take me a long time to understand the working of the internet market world dimensions .seller is selling his website it may be due to following reasons :
    1.First and foremost , understand the fact that when you intend to buy a website you should earn a profit buying 2. 2. the asset and not on eventually selling it
    3. It is usually harder to build a business than to grow it
    4. Never rely on google, it may seem it brings a lot of traffic but it doesn’t, looking at larger scale
    Build your own ad campaign
    There are a number of market place sites which offer you great deals .Sites such as trademysite can be a great platform to sell the website when the need arises.


    • oc2o
      October 6, 2016 at 1:19 pm


      we offer a local marketplace on , free to post listing, you are right we concentrate on the quality even it is free.

  23. Trademysite
    September 8, 2016 at 9:29 am

    I love the articles that you have mentioned, though in simple words Buying and selling of websites can be very tedious and confusing if you don’t have much experience .I remember the first time I wanted to sell my website.
    I was a complete mess and eventually it did take me a long time to understand the working of the internet market world dimensions .seller is selling his website it may be due to following reasons :
    1.First and foremost , understand the fact that when you intend to buy a website you should earn a profit buying 2. 2. the asset and not on eventually selling it
    3. It is usually harder to build a business than to grow it
    4. Never rely on google, it may seem it brings a lot of traffic but it doesn’t, looking at larger scale
    Build your own ad campaign
    There are a number of market place sites which offer you great deals .Sites such as trademysite can be a great platform to sell the website when the need arises.


  24. Ace
    May 17, 2016 at 3:19 pm DOES charge; so others may want to take note... GRRR...

    • oc2o
      October 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm is free of use, no hidden fee.

  25. Sara Harlington
    May 5, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Buy*Sell*Trade locally the items Craigslist doesn't allow!
    Pistol / Handgun
    Antique Firearms
    Firearms Accessories
    Survival Knives
    Collectors Knives
    Precious Metals
    Vacant Land
    Off-Grid Property
    Business / Commercial
    Apartment /Condo
    Weight Loss
    Coffee / Tea
    General Wellness
    Medical Devices
    Heirloom Seeds/ Plants
    Local News
    World News
    Women 4 Men
    Men 4 Women
    Local Groups
    Gift Cards
    Adult Entertainment
    Contractor Svcs
    Electronic Repair
    PC Repair / Software
    Software Developer
    Arts & Crafts
    Auto Parts
    Baby & Todler
    Barter / Trade
    Bicycles / Bike Parts
    Boats / Water Craft
    Books / Magazines
    Cell Phones
    Farm & Garden
    Free Stuff
    Garage / Yard Sales
    General Items
    Motorcycles & Scooters
    Musical Instruments
    Photo & Video
    RV's & Campers
    Sporting Goods
    Tickets & Venues
    Toys & Games
    Video Gaming
    Wanted to Buy

  26. Charles
    November 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Great post! I am trying to learn more about this subject and this article gave me a lot of insight so keep up the good work!

  27. Anonymous
    October 14, 2015 at 9:54 am

    hey there is one more site which can also be a better option for classifieds

  28. Anonymous
    July 2, 2015 at 4:08 am

    There are many new players (I mean new classified websites) in the advertising industry. Perhaps it would be good to create a table of such (latest/updated) listing in alphabetical order, domain age, etc. There many good ones out there if you search for the Biggest or Largest Classifieds, Best Online Classifieds, Free Classifieds Directory, Internet Business Classifieds, Online Business Classifieds, etc.

  29. annmariebouchet
    May 18, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I would love to have or given some vintage items.And old big wine bottles .if not selling them .

  30. C
    April 13, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    OfferUp is popular in the Los Angeles area of Southern California. As a seller, I've done pretty well. What's different is that buyers can respond with Offers to your items in a very easy manner. Beware of crazy low ball offers however!

  31. Alex Abrams
    January 6, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Just started using an app called eddi. Way easier to deal with. They have a website too:

  32. Tom Swearingen
    December 28, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I helped start a very honest and friendly wat of selling a buying tools and cars just prior to the recession about 5 years ago on( EBAY), I sold automotive spray guns on there that were very high quality and the government was forcing people to change to stupid HVLP EPA Compliant guns. Then 5 years ago I quit and had to move North to help my passing parents and bury one and sell the house and move the other down to Florida where I live.
    I checked out eBay after 5 years and now it is nothing but thieves bidding on there own items and ebay seldom stops them, it is pittyful, it was very honest many years ago, I wish someone would bring back the honest eBay.

    • Me
      January 26, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      can you prove it that they bid on their own items or are you just disgruntled because you did not win. I think it's the latter

    • Todd
      January 26, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Besides the op was taking about ebay classifieds anyway not ebay

  33. Mike
    December 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I suggest these great free advertising websites:

  34. Michael
    August 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Something that you might want to take a look at is Catasym. It is a new Classified selling social network. Gives you the ability to post ads for free but also allows much more for just a low monthly fee. [Broken Link Removed] is the website. To view videos about this website go to [Broken Link Removed] . thanks

  35. patricia
    August 12, 2012 at 3:16 am

    i need a good furnture

    • janette
      March 16, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      I'm selling my bedroom set and sofas

  36. patricia
    August 12, 2012 at 3:11 am

    i need a excellence furniture for my home

  37. David
    June 29, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Have you guys heard about, this is getting popular in philly?