Buy and Sell Used Stuff on Your Android with These Apps

Ben Stegner 16-01-2017

Smartphones have made the pastime of shopping more convenient than ever. Whether you need to compare some prices The 5 Best Price Comparison Apps: How to Find Deals and Save Money Here are the best price comparison apps for mobile devices to help you make sure you get the best price across multiple stores. Read More or keep track of your shopping list Going Grocery Shopping? Top 5 Android Shopping List Apps Check out these awesome grocery shopping list apps to help you stay organized! Read More , all you need is a free app on your phone.


However, there’s an entirely different side of shopping that these apps don’t touch. Using your phone, you can purchase used goods from others and sell off your old junk Amazon Makes It Easier to Sell Used Goods Amazon already sells used goods. However, the online retailer is now testing out new ways of letting us all sell used goods. Starting in India. Read More . Here are some great apps for all the secondhand sales you could ever desire.


No list of secondhand sites would be complete without the leader of selling all sorts of stuff 5 Critical eBay Online Shopping Tips You Must Know eBay is different from Amazon and other shopping sites. Here are the critical eBay shopping tips you must know to succeed. Read More , eBay. Though the site started out built around auctions, the Buy It Now feature lets you instantly purchase any item you’re interested in, just like Amazon. The eBay guarantee makes sure that you receive the item you paid for, reducing nervousness about scams 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 .

The Android app provides everything you need to interact with the site, whether you prefer buying or selling. You can monitor items on your watchlist, keep up on items you’ve placed an offer for, see the latest deals, and check your messages. If you want to sell 11 Critical Tips on How to Sell More on eBay eBay is one of the top online shopping sites. You may be a seasoned seller on eBay, or you may have just started with your eBay seller career, these tips can help boost your profits. Read More , the app lets you quickly snap pictures of your goods and list them.

Chances are, if you need it, someone probably sells it on eBay. Next time you need a replacement knob for your decade-old stereo, take a look on eBay. You’ll be amazed 10 Things eBay Won't Let You Sell (You Weirdo) If you’ve never ever sold or bought anything from eBay, please raise your hand (or leave a comment). In the 17 years eBay has been around, almost everyone has had some dealings with it, if... Read More  at what you can find.

Download: eBay (Free)



Poshmark has become one of the biggest apps for buying and selling clothes. Aimed at women, it allows you to create a “closet” of new or gently used clothes you’d like to sell and encourages you to browse others’ offerings. They advertise that you’ll find prices up to 70% off retail, which adds up to big savings on fancy name brands.

The app lets you list items for free and makes the process of snapping a picture and creating a listing easy. Sellers set a price, but you can haggle a bit if you think they’ll come down. Some digging could lead you to some incredible finds!

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Download: Poshmark (Free)



Taking the award for the strangest name on this list, Shpock (the developers explain the name as an amalgamation of “Shop in your Pocket”) focuses on local selling 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 . The app markets itself as a digital flea market/classifieds section, allowing folks to sell in categories like Electronics, Sport, Home and Garden, and more.

You can sort your searches by distance, and the app prioritizes items from nearby sellers. Thus, if you don’t want to deal with shipping goods 7 Ways to Score Free Shipping on Every Online Order Here are seven ways you can get free shipping when you shop online. Read More or want to offload items quickly, Shpock is the app for you.

Buy and Sell Used Stuff on Your Android with These Apps Shpock Android

There are no fees for listings or transactions, and you can message the other party inside the app to arrange a meeting. Easy social integration means you can send off your new listings to Facebook and Twitter in a snap.


Of course, your mileage with this app will vary depending on where you live. If you’re in a well-populated area, you’ll likely find some great deals and all kinds of items to buy on Shpock. Those in rural areas might not see a lot of new content, but it’s still easier than checking physical flea markets!

Download: Shpock (Free)


Carousell is a lot like Shpock, except it connects you with buyers and sellers from both nearby and afar. Like the other apps on this list, you can create an account and start snapping pictures of your used items in minutes. You’ll find common categories for browsing, and plenty of deals on gently used items of all sorts.

Unique to Carousell are Groups, which let you create a community of like-minded people. Whether you want to buy and sell with people in your neighborhood, people who have interest in a particular kind of item, or people of the same age, you can make a Group to keep track of them.


Download: Carousell (Free)

Don’t Forget About Facebook!

If you don’t want to use a separate app, you might already have the best shopping tool available How to Sell Stuff on Facebook: The Best Tips for Success Here are all the different ways you can sell items on Facebook, plus some crucial tips for successful selling on Facebook. Read More installed on your phone. Facebook is a great place to exchange goods 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 with local folks, as many communities and cities have big Facebook groups specifically for selling items. Perhaps few people in your area use the above apps, but a great majority probably use Facebook!

Your quest for finding great deals or selling your old junk will only be as successful as the number of people you can interact with, so have a look at the Facebook groups near you and join in!

Download: Facebook for Android (Free)

Download: Swipe for Facebook (a free light alternative to the bloated Facebook app How Facebook Is Ruining Your Android (and What You Can Do) If you care about battery life, performance, or privacy, you're going to want to uninstall the official Facebook app and use one of these alternatives. Read More )

Haggling is Easy with Android

There are many other apps that let you buy and sell used items, but they’re quite similar to the above. For more, have a look at letgo and OfferUp. No matter which app you use, chances are you’ll start selling without much trouble. Somebody, somewhere will want what you consider trash!

Or, instead of selling them, you could get creative and try repurposing your old electronic devices 7 Things You Can Do to Recycle Old Electronic Devices We all have them in a drawer or on a shelf somewhere; outdated or broken electronic devices. Are they even good for anything now? Surprisingly, they can be quite valuable! Read More .

What are your go-to apps for buying and selling goods on your Android device? Tell us your best finds and success stories using these shopping apps down in the comments!

Originally written by Erez Zukerman on July 23rd, 2013.

Related topics: eBay, Facebook, Online Shopping, Selling Online.

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  1. hereNT
    February 4, 2017 at 5:08 am

    FWIW, OfferUp is known in the Twin Cities as a haven for thieves. I've lost track of the number of friends that have found their stolen bicycles on there, and a lot of other items appear to be straight off of a garage being raided. There are some legit sellers, but overall? It's super sketchy.

  2. FN
    September 27, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Shpock asks if you want it shared on Facebook, I choose NO, then as the advert is processed and your screen slides to the next picture. The Share button changes itself to share. Do it yourself and see. I lasted all of 5 minutes and sent a delete request in, that simple over ride of my own choice is enough for me to run for the hills.

  3. Anonymous
    October 16, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Shpock stands for shop in your pocket. I won't be visiting this website again. It froze my android so I entered with my laptop. I had to recover the webpage 5 times to see all the info, and even as I type, my words are showing up like 3 seconds after I type them. Everyone gets so freaking greedy they let all these ads clutter the sites, slow our system down frustrating users. What good is the website if no one wants to stay. My laptop isn't a pos and I have hi-speed. I stream Netflix constantly, no issues. It's your site.

  4. James
    November 7, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Good reviews thanks. !
    Do any of these apps track your profit? can you add the cost then the sell price to get the profit amount?? thanks.

    • Erez Z
      November 8, 2013 at 9:33 am

      Hey James,

      Glad you liked the review! As far as I know, the profit calculation is up to the seller (manually).

  5. ivg
    July 28, 2013 at 5:52 am

    you can buy and sell stuff here: