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Have You Shopped Yardsellr.com Yet?

Updated on May 7, 2012

Browse Online Yard Sales from the Comfort of Your Home or Office

There’s a relatively new kid on the block in the online person-to-person selling business. Yardsellr.com was founded in October 2009 as a platform for buyers and sellers to experience the informality and serendipity of browsing or holding a yard sale without leaving the comfort of home or office. You can keep your car in the garage and even stay in your jammies while you hunt for bargains and treasures.

Yardsellr.com sellers offer a huge variety of items ranging from antique to vintage, to new and gently used, to hand crafted, to products that can be customized for you. You will find items at yardsellr.com that you would expect to find in your neighborhood’s seasonal yard sales, local thrift shops, and artisan and hand crafters’ studios. 

To be sure, there are sellers on yardsellr.com who promote their existing businesses, so you will see some obvious drop-shipping and other commercial enterprises. However, there’s also a wealth of sellers wanting to connect from their home to yours.

Jump into Browsing Yardsellr

It’s so easy it’s almost silly. Just type whatever your interest is into the search box at the top of the page and click Search. Or, scroll down the page to select one of the “Blocks,” Yardsellr's term for categories. There’s some pretty funky stuff out there, so have fun browsing.

Before You Can Buy on Yardsellr

You can browse to your heart’s content on yardsellr.com, but in order to make a purchase, you need to have a Facebook account. This is a bit different from well-known selling sites like eBay, Etsy, or Amazon. On those sites, you set up an account, specify the details of contact information and payment method, and shop away.

In contrast, Yardsellr is a social media shopping site that uses online “neighborhoods” to make connections between buyers and sellers, and this means you need to be part of that social network. If you don’t already have a Facebook account, you will have to create one.

A Few Things You Should Know Before You Buy

Yardsellr is not an auction site Sellers set the price. Sellers also set the shipping and handling fee, which is prominently displayed in the item listing.

To learn more about a seller Click the seller’s Facebook page link.

To contact a seller There are three ways to contact a seller: you can leave a comment on the item listing, click the envelope icon on the item listing page, or send a message through the seller’s Facebook account.

Payment methods You can pay for your item with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or PayPal.

You pay a fee to buy a Yardsellr item Sellers pay no fee to list and sell an item. You pay a small fee to buy an item, which you will see at checkout. And here’s the good news…

Congratulations! You've earned Photon$.

Yardsellr is so clean and uncomplicated that this congratulatory animation always surprises.
Yardsellr is so clean and uncomplicated that this congratulatory animation always surprises.

The buyer’s fee is easily offset by earning credits You can easily offset the buyer’s fee…and the price of your purchase…by earning credits called Photon$. Ten thousand Photon$ are worth ten US cents. Many opportunities exist across the site for earning these credits. For example, leaving a comment on an item listing will put a surprising number of Photon$ in your account, as will purchasing an item. I even earned 25,000 Photon$ one day just for logging in. Not to mention, when Yardsellr adds to your Photon$ bucket, it drops an animated sign on your page congratulating you for earning...kind of funky and funny.

When You Buy on Yardsellr

After you select an item and make payment, Yardsellr notifies the seller of your purchase. The seller then ships the item to the mailing address you provided during checkout. If you have questions about shipping time, shipping method, or the seller’s return policy, you should contact the seller before you commit to buy.

About “Liking” Blocks and Sellers

You as a buyer can opt to Like Blocks or sellers. When you do, you will be notified through your Facebook news feed when new items are listed in the Blocks or by the sellers you opt to Like.

You may want to exercise a bit of caution about Liking. When I first started browsing Yardsellr, I Liked the Jewelry Block and found my Facebook news feed bombarded hour-by-hour with new jewelry listings. You might be OK with that, but I wasn’t! I later learned to be more discriminating about what I invited to appear in my Facebook news feed.

Sample Yardsellr Block

What You Won’t Find on Yardsellr

You will not find the guides, product reviews, seller and buyer feedback, and forums that you may be familiar with on sites such as eBay and Amazon. You will also not find a detailed help section. But, in a way, you don’t need one, because the site’s navigation and operation are so simple. If you do run into a blip, then you can email Yardsellr through their contact page.

Keeping Up with Yardsellr News

The Yardsellr Blog Yardsellr staff publishes a blog which you access from the top of a Yardsellr page. It’s well worth your time as a buyer to frequent this lively venue for announcements, news, and tips.

The Yardsellr Leaderboard Also worthwhile is the Yardsellr Leaderboard, also accessed through a link at the top of a Yardsellr page. The Leaderboard displays member rankings and a comments section to which members can contribute.

Give Yardsellr a Whirl

I am giving Yardsellr a whirl, not only as a buyer but as a seller. Check out the Yardsellr site for unusual, collectible, fun and funky items as well as for surprisingly super deals.

I wonder if Yardsellr isn’t that new kid on the block that does manage to give eBay and other established online selling venues serious competition in the person-to-person marketplace. What do you think? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I am going to go check it out..I want to sell stuff though...Thanks be back later...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      G-Ma, I did a lot of browsing on Yardsellr before I decided to sell there. Hope it looks like a good selling venue for you. :)

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I just read abt the whole site...how long has it been around? sounds really good to me but I am such a precautious person I am a bit afraid

      It would sure make it easier for me to get rid of things...I am trying to sell all this stuff I have collected over the years and now wonder why?

      I have 2 mink coats here (were my mom's) all registered and everything but I sure don't fit them.

      I have been giving so much to the Goodwill but could use some extra money actually...brakes just went out in the truck...ho hum...

      Anyway I am sure going to look further into this..I am actually excited...THANKS SWEETIE...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      G-Ma, I'm glad this site might be inspiring for you. It's only a little more than a year old.

      I've got another Hub in the works about selling there, but that will take some time to write and publish, since I haven't sold anything there yet (it's only been a week since I started my Yardsellr yard sale)!

      One thing's for sure, you've got to promote your stuff through the Facebook community.

      Let me know how this adventure goes for you.

      (((((G-Ma)))))

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      Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      Great hub and well written.

      Sweet wishes Rhonda

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Thanks, Rhonda! Glad you enjoyed.

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      dearabbysmom 6 years ago from Indiana

      I had not heard of Yardsellr, so this is great information! Makes sense to connect it to FB, so people can read a person's profile and see if they would trust doing business with them. Thank you for writing!

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Dearabbysmom, that's just what I was going for...introducing folks to Yardsellr and hearing their thoughts. Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :)

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      Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

      Sounds like a pretty cool site. I actually have quite a few things I want to sell, but don't have time to arrange a real yard sale at my place. Thanks for sharing, Sally. Voted up and useful. :)

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Om Paramapoonya, give it a try. It costs nothing to list or sell, and you have the option of shipping your items or arranging for the buyer to meet you at a location (good for things like furniture). Thanks for the up and useful votes, I live for those! :)

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Well, this is a site that I am going to have to look into. I have so much "stuff" to sell. Thanks for sharing this information. :)vocalcoach

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Vocalcoach, hope you enjoy browsing and then selling on Yardsellr. I am pleased to say that I made my first sale yesterday, and I'm looking forward to selling a lot more "stuff"!

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      Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi, Sally. I've never heard of this one and it sounds like a great way to shop as well as sell. And for the seller, it sure saves a lot of time and the effort of dragging all that stuff outside, then back in if it does not sell.

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Dolores. I think Yardsellr is a win-win site for both buyers and sellers. If you're willing to package items for safe shipping or meet buyers at an agreed location, then, you're right, this sure beats hauling things in and out of the house!

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      Roberta Kyle 6 years ago from Central New Jersey

      Just as I thought I was through with yard sales and flea markets ( one of my addictions as you know) you come along with one I can frequent online < sigh> There will be no tearing me away from my laptop now. This looks fabulous. Thanks for the heads up and as always, for a great read

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Robie, so glad you enjoyed this read. Yardsellr is a good opportunity for both buyers and sellers, but you and I will have to get away from the laptops and compare the worlds of virtual and real yard sales / markets at the Golden Nugget soon, before it evaporates into thin air. Sadly, that physical venue looks like it's being replaced by venues online. But that's the way of progress. At least we can eat a good muffin or hot dog there this season, which is something we'll never savor online.

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      Wow Sally, this sounds neat. I will definitely check it out.

      rated up/useful and bookmarked

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      iSpraytan 6 years ago

      I m going to check it out

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Fay and iSpraytan, go for it! It's a lot of fun and there are some good bargains out there. I think the site is growing rapidly, which means more and more to look at every day. :)

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      SUSANJK 6 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for some good tips.

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      You are welcome, Susan!

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for sharing.

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      Jen's Solitude 6 years ago from Delaware

      Well I am certainly interested in this site, thanks for the info. I will check it out. I loved holding yard sales so maybe I continue to do so online. :)

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      HH, so nice to see you. I've been away from catching up with my friends on HP, so I'm really happy for your comment. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Jen, it's a lot of fun. Hope you try it out!

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      Ken Barton 6 years ago

      Great Hub! My wife and I are both big time Yard Sale folks, but I think I will still prefer the outdoor venture over the online one. Have a great day!

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Yeah, when the bug bites, it really bites! It's nice to know there are both outdoor and online venues. I'm looking forward to the weather stabilizing a bit before venturing out. Thanks for the good words, Ken!

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      jagerfoods 6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Very cool. I'm not sure on the facebook angle at first but the more I thought about it the more it makes sense. It keeps everyone legal. This hub was very informative. Thank you.

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      jagerfoods, I was quite reluctant to get involved with Yardsellr only because it requires a Facebook account, which I didn't have and had no interest in setting up. However, after browsing around Yardsellr for a few weeks, I was pretty impressed with both the diversity of offerings and the upbeat informality of the site.

      About the Facebook angle and keeping everyone legal, well all rules are made to be broken, but nesting Yardsellr inside the Facebook community seems to give the site, the buyers, and the sellers a certain automatic credibility among themselves.

      I've only been on Yardsellr for about three weeks, and all-in-all the experience has been positive...with the buyers, sellers, and Yardsellr staff. So far, I'm giving it a five-star rating.

      Thanks for reading and leaving your awesome comment.

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      Teylina 6 years ago

      Sally, really appreciate this info, and I'm w/G-mom--every nickel counts these days, seems like, to everyone. I've been hesitant about Facebook since it started; unfortunately, for me its connotation is not credibility, but I had to sign up anyway for something here on HP. But hubs like this are one reason I keep reading. Up/useful/bookmarked

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Teylina, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. Facebook is not loved by all, for so many reasons. However, it has put its stake solidly in the sand as a leader in this kind of online social enterprise.

      Bless my daughter, who dragged me into Facebook--kicking and screaming!--so I could open a Yardsellr account. Interestingly, nice things have happened, and not just because of Yardsellr. Guess it was time for me to take the plunge. :)

      So glad you found this information useful!

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      Mellisa McJunkin 6 years ago from Thompson Falls

      Very interesting site. I hope it takes off for you. Thanks for explaining it so well here on your HUB. :D

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Thanks for the good words, Mellisa!

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      Teylina 6 years ago

      Me, too. I've signed on but ignored FB. Your answer gives me new insight, as did the hub--which was great! thnx again--wonder if any of us will wind up buying/selling each other and not know it? Curiouser and curiouser ideas in my head!

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      toknowinfo 6 years ago

      Very interesting hub. Thanks for the great info.

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      amymarie_5 6 years ago from Chicago IL

      Very cool! I like that there is no fee to sell. I'm done with eBay and amazon. I'll be checking out their page for sure! Thanks, voted up & useful :)

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Teylina, I love your reflection on this issue (reminds me of me). I've found a lot of folks from HubPages on Facebook (not on Yardsellr yet), but by different names. It's been an adventure. Glad to hear your curiouser ideas are going round and round. Sounds like a Hub in the making and maybe some good buys and sales!

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      toknowinfo, thanks for the good words! Glad you find that this is good info to know. :)

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      amymarie, no-fee is a real plus for the seller. What I hope the buyer understands is that they can earn those "Photon$" credits to offset the fee they have to pay. The credits don't apply directly to the fee or the shipping charge, but they do apply to the price of the item.

      Glad you'll be checking out the Yardsellr site. I'm pretty impressed with it. :)

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      Renee S 6 years ago from Virginia

      Ok, I'll check it out. Thanks.

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Please do, lovelypaper. Good stuff to be had there.

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      Mrs. J. B. 6 years ago from Southern California

      This was so interesting. I will check it out. I do love going to yard sales in person though.

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Glad you found this interesting, Mrs. J. B. Now if we could only get some coffee and home made cookies at online yard sales, they'd really make a killing!

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      Mrs. J. B. 6 years ago from Southern California

      Sally's Trove: OHHH I think you have something there. Perhaps sell Sally Trove's Waters... or Cookies...

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      I'm working on Sally's Hummus and Old Fashioned Creamy Chicken Soup. You are a dear, Mrs. J. B.!

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      Mrs. J. B. 6 years ago from Southern California

      Sally: Do the water and cookie thing too. What a take off and money in your pocket. Add a weekly blog to your mix and you will be golden... Just a thought from one business person to another...

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      CASE1WORKER 6 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      a very informative hub- i have seen something on the uk facebook called market place- i wonder if that is similar

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Mrs. J. B., what a neat idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

      CASE1WORKER, thanks for the good words! Marketplace has more of a flavor of classified ads, but both are Facebook apps.

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      Mrs. J. B. 6 years ago from Southern California

      Sally: Your Welcome... You will do well..

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      trish1048 6 years ago

      Firstly, let me say I'm sorry for not being here sooner.

      Yardsellr certainly does sound interesting. It's too bad I've given up my addiction or I'd be right there with you, but buying LOL. However, as I've mentioned to you, the biggest reason I wouldn't go there is because of having to sign up with Facebook, which I want no part of.

      It sounds like you're doing well with it and I even venture to say it seems to be a good positive experience.

      I hope you earn photon$ by promoting their site :)

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      No apologies necessary, my dear friend Trish. Thank you so much for the good words and wishes.

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      Jamie 6 years ago

      I would be very careful of this place! No protection if something goes wrong. They have banned many people for complaining on their wall about how they are treated. Make sure you read all Reviews on their main Facebook page before you decide to chose them.

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Jamie, your words are wise for anyone who wants to buy on the net..."do the research first". Thank you for sharing your thoughts here.

      I've had no negative experiences with Yardsellr sellers or the company, but that doesn't mean others haven't. A good rule to follow, always, is caveat emptor.

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      Chris 6 years ago

      Took over 2 months to get money back for an item I purchased. After repeated emails to the help@yardsellr I got the same thing your refund is coming. Then they started to get rude with it. And the 20% buying fee (yardsellr slice) use to be 10%. Please be careful, this is a site of young adults (by the pictures) running it and seen now after doing research are banning people for any negative comments or feedback.

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Thanks for sharing your experiences and thoughts, Chris. As I've said before, buyer beware, always, no matter where you shop.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for these good, concise details put together so well. This will be interesting to check into.

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Thanks for the good words, RTalloni. I think this site can be a premier venue for person-to-person selling. Check it out and have fun!

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      jami l. pereira 6 years ago

      Voted up and awesome ! Great hub!! I just spent two days of last weekend in the hot summer sun , 102 degrees ! 105 heat index ! and i sat under a tree and still got my face and forehead and legs and arms sunburned! and it was exhausting! i remember why i had only had 1 yard sale in my whole life ! and iknow now that it will never happen again unless its in january!! :) thanks for the tip , i will go and check it out! thanks so much for the info!! :)

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      LOL, jami! I know what you mean! So, do as I do: pour a big glass of something cold, sit in a comfy lounge chair inside your air conditioned office (sunscreen optional), and go buying and selling on your laptop. Thanks for the very fun comment. :)

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      Victor Mavedzenge 5 years ago from Oakland, California

      Interesting site.Was a bit turned off by the fact that you have to sign in using facebook.Nonetheless i think I will give it a try at some point.Thanks for the information

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Alladream74, I understand about being a bit turned off...The only reason I even joined FB was to open a Yardsellr account! Glad you're thinking of giving Yardsellr a try.

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      DORI ZANELLA 5 years ago

      SOUNDS AND LOOKS GOOD. BUT BEFORE I PROCEED I WILL DEFINITELY DO MORE HOMEWORK TO FIND OUT THE DETAILS OF THIS SITE. THE CONNECTON TO FB IS A PLUS, IN MY OPINION. I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THE PROS AND CONS.

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Dori, that's exactly the way we need to approach an online venue that is new to us. Check it out and see if it's good for our purposes. TY for a great comment, and let us know your experience.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Never heard of it, but it sounds intriguing.I love yard sales of any kind! Great hub. Voted up and awesome. Thanks for the information.

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Victoria Lynn, TY so much for reading and commenting. Give it a try!

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      Lacreta Doty 5 years ago

      This is my favorite site to sell online. I've been selling on Yardsellr since April 2011. No seller fees, friendly and helpful staff, great items, overall just an excellent experience. Anyone new to the site gets a $5.00 sign up bonus. Check them out...you won't be sorry.

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Lacreta, so glad to see a comment from the seller's point of view. And your timing couldn't be better, as I'm just gearing up to add to my Yardsale's inventory.

      Not only is Yardsellr a wonderful place to shop (nothing could be easier), it's also an excellent place to sell. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

      Readers, you can check out the fun, cool, funky, and neat stuff in Lacreta's Yardsale here:

      http://yardsellr.com/yardsale/Lacreta-Doty-118546?...

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      Alexandros 5 years ago

      Yardsellr is complete crap.I bought something from there and earned 20 bucks in photons.I come back the next day I only have 10 bucks left! They scammed me out of money I couldv used to buy some more things!

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Alexandros, you've provided helpful info about the Photon$...they don't last forever, but Yardsellr doesn't make that very clear. However, I wouldn't call this a scam. The Photon$, which don't cost us anything, are incentives to buy quickly, thereby making sure merchandise moves. I found out about this a while ago quite by accident when I participated in a promotion and received 1,000,000 of them. As soon as I logged in, the Photon$ counter started going backwards, quickly! So I griped about it on their fb page and got the answer I've just shared with you. Thanks for helping others understand how the system works.

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      Kathleen Johnson 5 years ago

      Very well done article on YardSellR.com. I am there as a Seller and a Buyer. Excellent site, superb customer service, and despite the lack of rules akin to eBay - they run a very tight ship and there is no nonsense.

      Recommend you stop on in to visit.

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      Richard Meiburg 5 years ago

      I'm also a Seller and Buyer on Yardsellr and I agree with Kathleen my friend on Yardsellr + it's Fun and profitable and you can get most anything. I've been collecting for years and now I have finaly found the place to sell my stuff. Facebook is the way to communicate with friends and Sell at the same time and it powers your Yardsale, It's the only way to Sell on line. Thanks Richard Peace

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      Rayann Fatizzi 5 years ago

      I love Yardsellr I have been buying and selling about 6 months there. I have sold things that have been sitting in my etsy shop for months some for years LOl. My items are not cheap either, as I deal in vintage and antique jewelry so don't let the name scare you if your a seller. You can get some decent things on that site and decent $ for selling

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Kathleen, Richard, and Rayann, thanks so much for commenting from both the buyer's and seller's view. You're inspiring me to get my yard sale back up and running!

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      Mike Shannie 5 years ago

      wow this site is WAaaaay over priced on items! most I can order online cheaper and I thought yardsellr would be a site of gently used items for sale from person to person? I will stick to Lista seems like the real yardsellr site than this site have fun blowing your money!

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Hey Mike, can you give us the URL for the lista site you are referring to? I'm not familiar with it, and the only sites I found with lista in the name were selling storage accessories (shelves, file cabinets) or used items in Brazil for sale in London. Thanks in advance for clearing this up. :)

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      Linda Libbey 5 years ago

      Thanks for your article, as I am trying to get all the info on yardsellr before I set up shop. I did not find the site very informative or into detail explaining all topics for my questions. Now I know it is a Facebook "thing" and I am leery due to letting them have access (basically to my friend list). Communicating with me is one thing but my friends may not want to be known to yardsellr...and repeated hacking of the sight. I did not read anywhere if listings are picked up automatically by any of the search engines..google, bling.or is facebook it?..or do you have to pay in the "block + boost" since they do not explain exactly what that is at $1.00 an item for that feature? Any other clarifications for what you get for basic free listings vs. what you are chared a fee for.

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Linda, you have valid questions. I'm not in a position to answer them (unless Yardsellr puts me on their payroll).

      There is a lack of "help", as I mentioned in this article. But, on almost every page of Yardsellr there is a small black box to the left labeled "Feedback". Clicking on that Feedback link will get you to a place where folks ask questions and get answers, sort of like a forum. That would be the place to ask about block and boost.

      I'm glad that you are doing your research about where you'd like to sell. Yardsellr isn't for everyone, as eBay is not. As for the info sharing at FB, well, that's the name of the game. We can work within that platform or not. It's our choice as we weigh advantages against disadvantages.

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      Jay.j 5 years ago

      I love this website great deals and a great community of friends. I have also began to sell on here and its has turned out to be a hit. Hats off to the yardsellr crew!

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Hey Jay.j, I agree. Lots of good stuff to be found there!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Was unfamiliar with this site but since I like yard sales, I'll check it out. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Thanks for the votes, alocsin. It's kind of cool to hunt in yard sales without using up gas in your car or getting out of your chair!

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      Sharon in KS 5 years ago from Berryton, Kansas

      Great reviews and helpful comments! I just saw the Etsy Import Tool on Yardsellr and am considering trying that. Has anyone tried that yet? So far I haven't bought or listed anything because I'm still doing my homework, but it sounds like another great place!

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Sharon in KS, I haven't tried the Etsy tool, but you might get some information from Yardsellr sellers by clicking the "Feedback" link at the far left of nearly every page on the site, selecting the question icon, clicking "See and rate more questions" at the bottom right of the questions window, and then typing Etsy tool or Etsy into the search box.

      Doing your homework is smart...I think Yardsellr won't disappoint. :)

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I recently joined yardsale as a buyer. I really wanted these Duran Duran pins...lol! I chicked out! I am 40 years old...lol! Great hub material here! You put it together very well! Voted up and shared!

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      TY, Audra. Yardsellr is a fun place to be, and it can be lucrative for sellers and a gold mine for buyers. Thanks for the up and share. :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm in! I've seen FB ads, but never went to the site. I'll check it out now. Thanks for the heads up!

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Sunshine, it's a cool place to trade. The terms are simple, nothing complicated for either buyer or seller. Enjoy!

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      Melody Crim 5 years ago

      After two bad instances with Ebay (they have really gone downhill) I switched to Yardsellr and love it! I have only sold two things so far, but it really is a better fit for me. You can also connect your yardsale to your Facebook page so when you list something your friends know. There's like a little album or something that goes on your profile.

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      Lacreta Doty 5 years ago

      Great Page! I love Yardsellr, and have been selling there for 14 months, very easy to use, safe payments, buyer can choose to pay with Paypal, debit or credits, and you're only paid when tracking is entered which protects both parties! Love the site:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Stopped by to tweet this hub! I'm sure many people will find this hub useful. I still haven't bought anything yet or had time to shop. One day.

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      Sherri 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Sunshine, I think this is a good marketplace, much easier to navigate than eBay, and much more productive, dollar-wise, for the time invested. Melody and Lacreta (their comments are above) have good words to share.

      I'm not as active there as I was, but I give it a 5-star rating for a place to sell ephemera and for support from staff. Thanks so much for taking a look here. Try Yardsellr out! :)

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