After my previous post about Listia, I decided it was time to list my first auction. Afterall, you can earn an additional 50 credits for listing an item!
Since I am still new to posting auctions on Listia, I thought I'd try a simple auction that really didn't require me to physically mail anything. Since I am an avid user of MyCokeRewards.com I decided the best virtual freebie I could post for the time being are Coke Rewards points.
If you're interested in bidding on my auction, it's really simple:
Join Listia, if you're not already a member! New members will receive up to 150 credits, without posting an auction: 50 credits for signing up, 50 credits for linking your Facebook account, and 50 credits for linking your Twitter account!
Add the auction to your watch list so you can keep an eye on it. There is a button to do this right on the auction page above my name.
The best way to find ideas for your own first auction is to scan the current auctions. I've seen things such as stamps, coins, seeds, and collector's cards, which can all be sent for the price of a first class stamp. If you decide you want to offer free shipping on larger items, check out flat rate shipping. The boxes are free!
*I am in no way associated with MyCokeRewards.com or Coca Cola products, other than being a big fan and loving their products!
The best part is that my credits were free! For signing up I received 50 credits plus, an additional 50 each for connecting my Facebook and Twitter accounts. And, just because they can, Listia rewarded me with bonus credits for being active!
A few things to keep in mind:
Every item posted on Listia is purchased with credits.
You'll get free credits just for joining.
The best way to get additional credits is to post auctions and/or refer friends who post auctions, making this an excellent system for bartering.
Free Shipping is optional. Thus, read the auction very closely. Some auctions require local delivery only. Others charge a fee for shipping.
Certainly, if you're only interested in receiving free stuff you'll have to spend some time looking around the site and waiting for just the right moment to use your credits. Personally, I look at this as an excellent opportunity to do a bit of spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new!