Thinking about full-timing? Want to get rid of unused stuff at your sticks-and-bricks or from your RV? Or just wanting to do a little spring cleaning and simplifying your life?
We all know about online selling and buying sites like eBay and Craigslist. But I know of three apps for your smartphone that are great alternatives.
Mercari is one of the most popular online marketplaces outside the U.S. and starting to build its service stateside. The app is free for Apple and Android. It links buyers and sellers. Categories include everything from antiques to sports gear to electronics. Listings can be shared via social channels. And Mercari doesn’t charge a listing fee or take a commission.
Depop bills itself as the little shop in your pocket. Think “Instagram meets eBay,” with an even more personal and interactive version of eBay’s limited feedback system. Like Instagram, you can apply filters to spruce up your photos. Descriptions can be short. Listings are free and Depop doesn’t charge any commission. Free for Apple and Android.
One more online marketplace – Chairish. Also free for Apple and Android, it specializes in higher end home décor, furniture, and jewelry. This is a site you may want to use if you are planning to go fulltime and want to sell off all the stuff in your house. You provide the pics and details – they provide the online market. Chairish helps manage payment, shipping and online presentation, but there is a 20 percent commission for this one and other fees, such as insurance on shipping, could be involved.
Be sure to check out my PC Mike report for NBC below to see the apps in action: