VarageSale is a no-fuss, less hassle way to get all the benefits of a physical garage sale, but with personal experience… with much less work. It’s an online portal where you can buy and sell items with your community in a less stressful way than you would traditionally buy or sell new and gently used items.
VarageSale was founded by a former elementary teacher, Tami Zuckerman in 2012 after she became frustrated using other sites to buy and sell online. (I’m sure you can commiserate, I too have done the Facebook page ones and all the frustration that goes along with them!) It is free to use, and available on iOS, Android and online at www.varagesale.com, so you can buy and sell wherever you are. And what’s unique about this website/app is that it uses location technology to sort the news feed based on what’s closest to you.
While VarageSale has hundreds of local communities across 42 states, and millions of users, my local North Texas readers will be interested in knowing that there are 7 VarageSale communities in the DFW area.
- Arlington & Grand Prairie – http://m.varagesale.com/m/VpzqrBymTn
- Carrollton & Farmers Branch – http://m.varagesale.com/m/WyYinD0eTn
- Dallas Inner Loop – http://m.varagesale.com/m/hqS4xcqmTn
- Duncanville/DeSoto/Lancaster – http://m.varagesale.com/m/vLcp7UumTn
- Fort Worth – http://m.varagesale.com/m/86SLojVlTn
- Mesquite & East Dallas – http://m.varagesale.com/m/adGCMthlTn
- Richardson, Garland & Rowlett – http://m.varagesale.com/m/GTcJpMXfTn
So let’s say you live in the city of Carrollton and you want to find something specific for your child – a Little Tikes Picnic Table for instance. Another nifty and helpful trick for users is that you can customize your news feed so that only the categories and items you care about, show up! So if you only want to see children’s toys – that’s all you’ll have to weed through! Or type in the search field for “Little Tikes” and it will show you all of the items listed. See how much easier that makes it?!
On the selling side it’s just as easy! I listed a gift card in my community and it took me no time at all.
I’m in the process of listing other items that someone else will have more use for than I do. It’s a win/win for everyone.
How about a great reason to try VarageSale yourself? Well here are two!!
**Limited Time “Super Seller” Cash Promotion and Family Vacation to Orlando Contest**
- New VarageSale sign-ups who join a newly launched community (see above) will earn $5 for every item they list for sale (up to 25 items). That’s potentially $125 up for grabs!
- BONUS: every item listed for sale is also an entry into a state-wide contest to win a family vacation (up to 5 people) to the most magical place on earth in Orlando, Florida (Disney World).
** Super Seller cash offer available to new signs-ups only, and only eligible in new VarageSale communities. Limited to first 100 new sign-ups per community. Disney contest is available to new and existing users and is state-wide. Full terms at terms.varagesale.com/tx
So what are you waiting for? Make the whole ‘garage sale’ process easier on yourself and get involved in a local community on VarageSale.com.
PS: Check out this channel for lots of short, fun video demos of how VarageSale works – www.youtube.com/varagesale.