Monday, August 27, 2012

Heebie Jeebies, Craigs List and an Alternative

Me? I am a fan of Craigs List. It beats the hell out of holding a yard sale. Negotiating via text message or email is so much more comfortable than face to face with a pushy yard sale professional.

We have had great luck (so far) with our dealings on Craigs List, yet every single time it comes down to actually meeting with the person and the exchange of money, I have to admit that I get the heebie jeebies. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way... we've all heard the horror stories (the Craigs List Killer ring a bell?)

And then there's eBay, which I've been over since 2004 I think.

What to do when you have something you want to sell off? Or are looking for a gently used item at a much better price than retail?

Here's your alternative: Ubokia
 If you are a Craigs Lister, Ubokia might seem a little backwards at first, but trust me, it doesn't take long to get the hang of it. You see, Ubokia is buyer-centric. People post things they need to sell AND post things they want to buy. In fact, you can't start negotiations with a seller until you post a want on the site.

PLUS, it's safer! With uTrust, Ubokia is the safest way to buy online. You can even use your PayPal account for exchange of funds. (Who carries cash around these days, anyways?)

  • Buying through a blog marketplace means you are connecting with other like-minded people - making it easier to find what you want and in general your interactions are more pleasant than something like Craigslist.
  • Ubokia is easier for buyers because all they have to do is post a want and let sellers come to them. No more searching!
  • Ubokia is easier for sellers because they don't have to wait to potential buyers to view their products. They can immediately connect with buyers.
Have something you want to sell? Click here.

Have something in mind you are dying to get your hands on? Click here.

Try it out. What do you have to lose?

<3, Tabi :D

I was compensated for this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Hello :)

    Stopping by from the GFC blog hop today! Hope you are haveing a great week so far.

    I´m a new follower!

    Smooches from Germany,
    Anni //

  2. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back.

  3. Hello. fantastic job. I did not imagine this. This is a fantastic story. Thanks!


I love feedback, thanks so much for sharing.

Have an awesome day.

xo, Tabi :D

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