4 Selling Websites Like Craigslist

Andrew Reyes
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Sites like Craigslist offer the opportunity to buy or sell new, used, or old items. This can be a great way for sellers to earn some extra cash. If you are looking to cushion your budget or save a little extra cash, you may consider selling some of the extra items you no longer need or use.

Buying and selling items on Craigslist can be a risky endeavor with all of the money scams and identity theft and cyber scams. If you wish to avoid the scam hassle while you hustle your old items, you should consider the following alternative sites to Craigslist. You can find more details about each selling site below.


Decluttr is a website that offers a platform to buy or sell:

  • Tech.
  • Cellphones.
  • CDs and DVDs.
  • Games.
  • Books.

Decluttr works by compiling the items you wish to sell and giving you a free valuation for your items, which provides you instantly with a price for your items. You can also use the free Decluttr app to expedite the process and scan the barcodes of your CDs, DVDs, games, and books. Some items may not be accepted.

Once you complete your order, you package your items up and ship them. You can receive a free shipping label by email after you complete your order, or you can drop your box off at a UPS store, UPS customer center, or authorized retail outlet. A free shipping label can only be used once, though you can generate as many labels as you need.

How You Get Paid Using Decluttr

Once your items arrive at the Decluttr warehouse, the items will be analyzed and checked by their expert team. They will then use their software to delete any personal information on the device and Decluttr will send you a payment via direct deposit or by PayPal.

Your payment will be issued immediately after the quality assessment, but payments made through direct deposit take three days to clear; PayPal may take 24 hours. You will be paid the price you were quoted unless your items did not meet the quality standards. You also have the option to donate your money to a charity.

Buyback Boss

Buyback Boss is a great way to trade in or sell an old device or phone when you are prepared to upgrade for a new one. With Buyback Boss, you describe the condition of your device and receive a price quote for your item.

If you accept the price of the item, Buyback Boss will send you a free shipping label. You then print the label and ship the device. Once Buyback Boss receives your item(s), they will review the condition of the device.

If the device condition is as you described, they will send you payment. If the condition is not as you described, you can either accept a new offer or choose to have your device sent back to you free of charge.

There is a lengthy list of devices that Buyback Boss will take. Buyback Boss may also take some broken or low-quality items that they can refurbish to sell. You can always get a free quote and decide whether Buyback Boss is the right option for selling your items.

How You Get Paid Using Buyback Boss

Buyback Boss orders are processed within two business days of arrival. You may receive payment via PayPal or a check. Payments are made the same day that your order is processed. You also have the option to donate your money from your order to a charity.


Gazelle is a website that buys electronics from sellers, which may include:

  • Apple devices.
  • Macbooks.
  • Samsung devices.
  • Android products.

Gazelle is easy and simple to use. First, check to see if Gazelle will accept your item. Once you find the item on their website, you describe the condition of your item by answering a few questions.

Gazelle will then provide you an offer for your items and you can select how you would like to be paid. If you accept the offer, you ship your items to Gazelle using USPS or FedEx.

The condition of your items will be reviewed, and Gazelle will submit your payment. If the condition of your items is poorer than you initially described, you may be given a new offer based on the condition. If you do not accept the new offer, your items will be shipped back to you free of charge.

How You Get Paid Using Gazelle

Once your items have been shipped, it may take a week for the payment to be issued. You also have a few options for payment from Gazelle:

  • Check: May take three to 10 business days to arrive after processing.
  • PayPal:  May take zero to two business days to arrive after processing.
  • Amazon Electronic Gift Card: May take zero to two business days after processing.


Bonanza is a great option for those who have many items to sell or are looking to become an online seller. They carry diverse  items and categories including:

  • Clothes.
  • Home and garden.
  • Health and beauty.
  • Collectables.
  • Art.
  • Handbags.
  • Jewelry.
  • Books.
  • Baby items.
  • Electronics.

To sell on Bonanza, you will need to set up an account and a booth. Bonanza works by providing you with a platform to create your own online store of items, but you will have to pay the base 3.5% fee to sell your items on Bonanza.

Bonanza also offers customer marketing tools and advertising for the site. You will have to pay a percentage rate for advertisements. You will be responsible for shipping your items and setting your shipping rates.

How You Get Paid Using Bonanza

The payment process for Bonanza is unique in that Bonanza does not have a part of the financial transaction. Buyers who purchase your items pay directly via PayPal, Amazon Pay, or Stripe.

Bonanza does not recommend shipping the purchased item until you receive payment confirmation. A payment may appear with a tag that says “pending” —  this means that the payment is awaiting verification for the seller’s account. Payments must be manually claimed by the seller.

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