Listia.Com is an eBay-like web auction site that operates on the barter principal. Â First, you earn 300 credits for just signing up, then you earn more credits by “selling” your stuff. Â Think about it — you list your stuff free on Craig’s List and 47 people send you email and want appointments, then none of them take your stuff. Â On Listia, folks bid for whatever you have to offer. Â They do all the work and you have only one person to deal with. Â Not bad, huh?
So, now you’ve got all those credits. Â What are you going to do with them? Â Easy! Â Check out the other auctions and get your own free stuff!
There are other ways to earn credits. Â When I saw the little link that said one could buy credits I thought, “Aha! Â And here is how Listia earns money!” Then I clicked and read. Â If you buy credits from Listia, you can donate the money to charity! Â Now that I appreciated. Â And, I Goggled Listia looking for scams, but couldn’t find any — though I did find a few complaints from folks who received products that weren’t asÂ advertised. Â Listia, itself, is straight forward and above board, but just like eBay & Craig’s List, caveat emptor — buyer beware.
Another thing that caught my interest on Listia, is thatÂ corporationsÂ are listing their logo items there. Â Amoeba and I are of the opinion that buying items with advertising on it is rather like paying to be a billboard. Â If I am going to wear or use products that advertise for somebody, they’d either better pay me, or give me their product free of charge. Â I am NOT paying them so I can be their shill. Â So, you want those logo items but don’t want to pay for them? Â Check out Listia.Com.
Here’s a clip from a current auction: