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Best Android Apps for Selling Your Old Stuff

Almost everyone loves to hoard things, whether they hold an emotional or simply nostalgic values, we tend to keep things long after they stop being useful. The best Android apps for selling your old stuff is a great way to make more space in your storeroom and make quite a bit of cash as well. In the past days you would hold a garage sale to get rid of things you don’t need or use anymore but in the modern age, you don’t have to set up tables and keep an eye on shoplifters. All you need to do is install one of the best Android apps for selling your old stuff and get selling right away.

I’m one of the best examples of people who have a hard time letting go of stuff. I still have every gaming console I ever owned in a box somewhere taking up space. I have even kept a ton of video game cartridges in neat boxes as well. I know, I can easily download an emulator for Android and play the games on my phone but there is something special about owning material things. Unfortunately, there comes a time in life when you have to part ways with your treasured possessions of the past and there are no better apps than the best Android apps for selling your old stuff to help you with that.

Note: the best Android apps for selling your old stuff were tested on a Sony Xperia Z smartphone. I wasn’t able to actually check out the services but according to the reviews they work perfectly fine. I tested out the apps and their functionality and there were no problems faced during the testing. You’ll need an active Internet connection to use all of these apps and your smartphone camera will also be needed to capture the “stuff” you want to sell.

1. Letgo: Buy and Sell Used Stuff

Letgo is the best app to sell your old stuff if you’re in a hurry. All you need to do is snap a picture of anything you want to sell, type in the description and that’s all. You will be contacted by buyers fairly fast and you’ll be able to directly chat with them into negotiations. The best part? The app is intelligent enough to recognize the image you took and auto title your product, it can even categorize your secondhand items, so you don’t have to worry about additional settings. Like I said, it’s almost as easy as snapping a picture of anything you want to sell. One of a good features of this app is that it shows buyers stuff that is local first, there is a chance that you can sell a hot item within a day or 2. I also like the custom, Hollywood style ads that can be made with the commercializer included in the app, it simply makes listing stuff a lot more fun.

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2. VarageSale

Want to hold a garage sale but you don’t have a garage? Then hold a virtual garage sale by using this app. One of the best things about this app is its design, everything is instantly accessible and posting an ad is a joy. Basically the app allows you to sell to people that are closest to you, the people in the same places where you work, live and play. This means that it’ll take a very little time to actually make a sale. The community is also moderated by admins so you can be assured that at it client has a profile picture, has set a name and are willing to meet locally. That means will also answer any questions that you have as well. I know you are here to sell your stuff but the browsing experience is also top-notch, so if you want to purchase something, this app is surely one of the best ones to window shop.

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3. eBay

The kingpin of selling stuff and has been for a while now. Back in the days it was only a website with a very clunky interface but it has transitioned well to Android in the app form. On eBay you can sell almost anything, from clothing to cell phones and from cars to curtains, everything can go here. The actual selling process is a longer affair because they may require additional information based on your location but after that it’s smooth sailing for the most part. You can list your items for sale in a matter of minutes, you can sell big things as well as small ones and they even provide a barcode scanner to scan products and set up sales professionally. This only applies to those who sell in bulk and not to people who are actually selling old stuff but it can come in handy. The best part is, you can manage and revise your listings on the go as well.

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4. 5miles

I assume that this app only shows the ads within a five-mile radius but it turns out it’s just a claim. The app is completely free to list all your old things you want to sell and it can be done so in a matter of seconds. Snap a photo of the object you want to sell and offer up your demand, that’s about it. Buyers can use GPS and ZIP Code to find great listings there by that they can drive easily to. Potential buyers can send messages directly to you and you can respond instantly. The app also requires email, phone and Facebook notifications to make sure that not only the seller but as well as the buyers are actual real persons and not scammers. I also like how this app recommends safe areas for exchange with their Safe Area Exchange Locator feature find a secure meeting place.

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Conclusion

After using one of these apps you’ll have a lot of space in your storeroom to buy new things that you won’t use. Remember the juicer you got for your wedding? Or the thousand piece puzzle you bought on a whim? What about the sunflower lamp that was on sale but looks ugly in your room? Yeah, all of this can be sold by using one of these apps. You have to be careful while listing stuff that belongs to your spouse though, it can get you in a hairy situation.

What are your thoughts about selling stuff online? Have you ever done it before? Talk to us about your experiences in the comments, we love to hear great stories from you.

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2 Comments

  1. I have had really good luck selling on OfferUp. Seem to get twice as many responses that I get from Craigslist. Not sure why it wasn’t included in this list.

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