I'm no stranger to Craigslist. It's a great (and FREE) way to buy and sell items which are frankly just too big to ship or are mostly valuable to folks living in your own area, such as concert tickets. Unfortunately, the longer I'm on Craigslist, the more I'm concerned about the scams and the crazies which seem to dominate the listings and responses I receive.
Thankfully, there's a great new Craigslist alternative called Ubokia. What makes Ubokia so unique and different though is that it is buyer driven, instead of seller driven. I even have a Ubokia marketplace hosted RIGHT HERE on my site that creates a community of buyers and sellers amongst my readers. Keep reading to learn more!
Ubokia: A Much Safer Craigslist Alternative
Ubokia is a brand new way for buyers and sellers to meet. Creating an account is free and takes just seconds. Once you are a registered Ubokian, you can enjoy the full benefits of the site including the ability to Post a Want, set up Seller Items, or simply browse what other people want. What makes it a great Craigslist alternative, is that you can request to sell or to buy only from people who are verified by Ubokia. Craigslist doesn't have this stringent verification system in place, which is why scams and crazies abound on their platform.
Asking for what you want dramatically increases your chances of getting it, and Ubokia has created a powerful marketplace to help you do just that. By posting what you want on Ubokia – including as many details as you wish – YOU have the power. YOU control the negotiation process, YOU review offers from sellers, and YOU choose who you want to deal with. Sellers also benefit because they know exactly what you want.
You can review and browse the Wants of other Ubokians by clicking on "Browse Wants" at the top of each page and/or via the "Browse the Wants of Others" on the left margin. Once at the Browse Wants tab, you can specify keywords or search criteria including want category, the location of the buyer, and/or the priority of listed Wants (e.g. by price, timing of listing, or even proximity to you).
uMatch lets you instantly find qualified buyers for the items you have for sale. It's completely free to list and sell your items, and as soon as you've listed your item, you can view matching Wants from buyers. Try it now!
Instead of spending time and money trying to catch the attention of people who want what you have, set up a Seller Item on Ubokia. You can describe the item, post pictures, set a price and specify your location. Once you've created your Seller Item, you'll be shown a list of Wants that match what you have. You can then can engage directly with the person who posted the Want.
Another reason that Ubokia is such a fabulous Craigslist alternative is because help is just a phone call away! That's right, there's a live staff of folks just waiting to make your Ubokian experience a great one. With the holidays only a few months away, now is the perfect time to start making your Wants known to the community. Join my Ubokia Marketplace today!
Disclosure: I received a promotional item from Ubokia in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!