When it comes to decluttering your home of old stuff and selling it online, Craigslist is usually the go-to place for listing that kind of stuff.
And not just the old stuff in your garage. You can sell cars, rent out apartments, and even offer jobs on Craigslist.
But what if you are looking for alternatives to Craigslist because the platform is simply not your jam? Or, in my experience of recently selling a lot of stuff, because Craigslist wasn't getting me any results?
In this post, we found 20 alternatives to Craigslist where you can list and sell just about anything.
Alternatives to Craigslist for Selling Your Stuff
Over a billion people use Facebook on a monthly basis and the Marketplace is increasingly becoming a place where you can sell everything from cars to clothes.
It helps that Facebook Messenger is built right into the Marketplace so you don’t have to resort to sending emails back and forth with potential buyers.
When selling my recent stuff, about 50% of my transactions happened through Facebook marketplace - the leader of Craigslist alternatives.
OfferUp is a mobile app where you can sell and buy items locally. It has quickly climbed through the ranks to become a non-sleazy and reliable selling platform.
Business Insider reported in 2016 that people are spending just as much time on OfferUp as they do on Instagram and Snapchat.
Based on my recent selling experiences, this platform is one of the best. I sold a lot of items here very quickly.
Letgo is another mobile app that is similar to OfferUp in what it enables you to do — sell extra stuff around your house.
Unlike OfferUp, however, while Letgo is primarily a mobile app, you can access their marketplace on a desktop computer.
I found the Letgo app to be clunky, and I ended up not using it after trying to list several items.
Close5 (formerly eBay Classifieds) is another great way to sell locally. The downside to Close5 is that according to their website, they are not currently in every city across the United States.
Close5 is available in San Diego; San Francisco Bay Area; Las Vegas; New York; Washington, D.C.; Boston; LA; and Phoenix.
Mercari is another mobile selling app where you ship the items instead of meeting up with people to deliver the goods.
If you’re wary of meeting up with people on the marketplaces named already, no problem! Mercari has your back.
Listing is easy: just take a picture on your phone, list it, and set a price.
The catch here is that Mercari charges 10% of whatever you sell on their platform.
Poshmark is a fun and simple way to buy and sell fashion. A lot of social media celebrities are known to list their used designer items on this platform.
Poshmark, like Mercari, gives you an opportunity to ship the item instead of delivering the item yourself.
Bookoo is another classified platform where people can list anything from furniture to event tickets.
ClassifiedAds.com is laid out very much like Craigslist — except with more colors.
Posting an ad to sell your item is simple and free.
You can sell cars and offer apartment rentals, pets, jobs, and services on the Oodle marketplace.
You will have to create an account with Oodle to make a listing.
Recycler is similar to Oodle in that it concentrates on helping people sell cars, pets, and real estate. It also helps people offer jobs.
We did not forget about all you folks who live in the UK. While most of the sites listed above are US-based, Gumtree is specific for UK sellers who would like to list and sell their items.
Locanto is available all throughout the United States. And yes, you can post a free ad from your desktop computer.
ADLANDPro has been offering free classifieds since 1998. You can also find your next apartment or job there.
Although it seems the plan of ADLANDPro is to also create a community for its users, their blog has not been updated since 2016. Their forum section, however, looks busy.
Geebo is a free classified platform founded in 2000.
A bit of trivia: The founder was so against the possibility of his platform being used for human trafficking that before platforms like Craigslist ever shut down their personals section, Geebo deleted theirs.
Yes! USA TODAY has an online classifieds website that is well kept, organized, and a great alternative to using Craigslist.
They have everything from auctions to cars to business opportunities.
Here is yet another free platform for you to posts ads for items you are selling. If you live in Canada, the UK, South Africa, or India, you can still use Adsglobe to post ads.
Trovit dubs itself a “search engine for real estate, jobs and cars.” You can download it as a mobile app or you can use their desktop version.
It focuses on just these three areas.
And what they do is very smart: Trovit pulls its search results from other classifieds websites so that you don’t have to find what you are looking for on multiple websites. Thus, while you cannot sell directly on the platform, your listing on another website could show up there.
Trovit does have a “premium ad” service that you would have to pay for to show up in their search results.
Fun fact: Trovit reaches more than 50 countries worldwide! A similar platform, Vast.com, focusses on homes and cars.
There you have it — 20 alternatives to Craigslist for selling your stuff.
We are sure we covered most of the reliable platforms. However, if there is one we did not mention in this post, feel free to add it in the comments below.
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