Alternatives to eBay classifieds: this is the best way to sell

In addition to eBay, eBay classifieds is another popular online portal for getting rid of old belongings. In the meantime, however, there are also numerous other competitors who lure with uncomplicated handling and particularly good conditions. GIGA shows you several alternatives and explains who they are best for.

Do you want to get rid of your old cell phone or clothes? Maybe your bookshelves are bursting at the seams and you don’t know where to put them? In most cases eBay or eBay classifieds is used. For many reasons, however, Internet users avoid the bay – be it because of the high fees or bad experiences and look elsewhere. Which eBay alternatives are there and which advantages and conditions do the individual providers bring with them?

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Alternatives to eBay classifieds 2022: All GIGA recommendations at a glance

The online giant eBay is characterized above all by its ease of use and its diverse functions for selling things online. In contrast to the classic flea market, when selling online you don’t have to stand at a small table in wind and weather and haggle with people passing by, but instead take photos of your goods, write an appealing text and present your item for sale online for a given period of time. Depending on the type of description and the article, you can turn dead chapters from the attic or from drawers into cash. Other platforms, on the other hand, work even more easily and buy your goods directly at a fixed price without any effort. In the following lines, we will explain to you what you have to pay attention to on the various platforms.

Before the sale: You should definitely pay attention to this

Even if it sounds banal at first, the respective goods should always be carefully checked before they are sold and any defects identified as precisely as possible. In this way, you not only make potential buyers happy, but also minimize the risk of possible legal consequences. The key word here is the so-called “material defect liability” – this also applies to private sales. the Stiftung Warentest names certain liability clauses with which you can additionally protect yourself. When selling new and used goods, you should add at least the following formulation to your offer:

  • “I rule out any liability for material defects.”

But the following sentence is even clearer:

  • “The liability for damages due to injuries to health, body or life and grossly negligent and / or willful violations of my duties as a seller remains unrestricted.”

Fairmondo: ideal for the environmentally conscious

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benefits

  • No listing or selling fees for private sales
  • Exchanging, lending and giving away are also possible
  • Proceeds can be donated to good causes

disadvantage

  • Sales commission for commercial use

It is still quite new among the eBay alternatives fairmondo. When the online portal was founded in 2013 under the name Fairnopoly, special emphasis was placed on the trade in fair goods right from the start. Incidentally, a percentage of commercial auction sales is donated to initiatives in the fight against corruption. As a seller, you can also do something good by donating the proceeds or part of your profit to a charitable organization.

Shpock: The flea market for on the go

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benefits

  • Free listing and selling of goods
  • Sale via app or browser
  • Location-dependent search possible

disadvantage

  • Some additional functions are chargeable

The name Shpock is short for “Shop in your Pocket” – this is a flea market app for your smartphone or tablet. The listing of the articles is easy: Once you have taken a photo, you write a nice text about your goods and provide the necessary data for potential buyers. Interested parties can also contact you directly via the app by private message. Thanks to GPS, offers can also be searched locally. Incidentally, there are no fees.

Shpock: buy & sell for free near you!

Shpock: buy & sell for free near you!

Developer: Shpock

Shpock - Buy and Sell

Shpock – Buy and Sell

Developer: finderly

reBuy: Perfect for unwanted electronics

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benefits

  • Uncomplicated sale of goods at a fixed price
  • Free submission (from 10 euros purchase value)

disadvantage

  • Strict control of the condition of the goods
  • Lower purchase prices

If you prefer an online sale that is as uncomplicated as possible: Take a look at reBuy is definitely worthwhile here. All you have to do is search for the item to be sold and you will immediately receive an offer including a fixed price. In contrast to other eBay-like sites, trading is not carried out with other private individuals, but directly with reBuy. If you have accepted the offer, all you have to do is pack the item up and send it off. Incidentally, from a purchase value of 10 euros, the shipping costs are also waived for you. After shipping, the item will be checked by reBuy, after which you will receive your money.

However, caution is advised here: you should always state the condition of the respective goods conscientiously, otherwise you risk a lower purchase price or even the refusal of the purchase. Sometimes you have to have the article sent back to you for a fee or it will be destroyed for you.

rebuy

rebuy

Developer: reBuy reCommerce GmbH

rebuy - Buy & Sell

rebuy – Buy & Sell

Developer: reBuy reCommerce GmbH

Zoxs: Sell Video Games and More

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benefits

  • Free sending of goods
  • Simple sale at a fixed price
  • Payout as credit is rewarded with a bonus

disadvantage

  • Strict control of the condition of the goods
  • Lower purchase prices

A similarly uncomplicated sale of old smartphones, laptops, consoles or video games promises Zoxs. The online portal buys almost everything in the electronics sector and the prices are usually really fair. Here, too, you send your goods to the portal free of charge and then receive a final price offer based on the actual condition of the goods. Another highlight: If you have the money paid out as credit instead of to a bank account, you will receive a bonus of 10 percent.

ZOXS.de - one way |  more gone

ZOXS.de – one way | more gone

Developer: ZOXS GmbH

ZOXS.de - pay off!

ZOXS.de – pay off!

Developer: ZOXS GmbH

Momox: Getting rid of old books and clothes

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benefits

  • Send in or pick up the goods free of charge
  • Uncomplicated sale at a fixed price
  • Also available as an app for Android and iOS

disadvantage

  • Some brands are not (yet) purchased
  • Lower purchase prices

Momox has now become a real giant. You can mainly sell books, CDs, DVDs, games and clothing on the online platform. Similar to reBuy, you sell your goods here directly to Momox itself. This also eliminates the hassle of taking photos and listing the goods. You simply send it to Momox yourself and then receive your money, provided the goods are accepted. This mostly depends on the condition of the object in question.

momox: sell books & DVDs

momox: sell books & DVDs

Developer: MOMOX GmbH

momox - Sell books, DVDs, CDs, games & more

momox – Sell books, DVDs, CDs, games & more

Developer: momox AG

Vinted: For former favorites

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benefits

  • Virtual wardrobe with all your pieces
  • Secure payment processing via the platform
  • Easy to use via app or browser

disadvantage

  • More effort when selling
  • Some functions are chargeable

For all of you who want to clean out your closet would be Vinted (formerly Kleiderkreisel) worth a look. There you can create a virtual wardrobe with all of your items for sale. With the app, everything works really smoothly and other users can then examine your things. If you sell via the portal, the amount of money will first be credited to your wallet, which you have to set up beforehand. You can then easily transfer the money from this to your private account. This may seem cumbersome at first, but your bank details remain safe this way.

Vinted - sell second hand

Vinted – sell second hand

Entwickler: Vinted Limited

Vinted - second-hand clothing

Vinted – second-hand clothing

Developer: Vinted

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