What I Got on Listia This Month (July 2023)

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Back in 2011, I tried out this new swap meet site called Listia. It’s a very different way to exchange items, as you don’t use money, but rather credits. You can buy credits as you need them by credit card or PayPal, or “reload” $10 at a time. While the site looks sketchy and too good to be true, I assure you that it’s not.

I wasn’t on Listia for a long time between 2019 and 2023. After moving to Vermont, I couldn’t get my address verified, so I let the site be for awhile. But in July, I decided to give the site another chance, my PO Box got verified immediately, and I started buying right away. At first, I did some offers to get some free credits, then put in $10. I’ve spent the vast majority of the 8000 credits I had now, and I’m quite happy with my purchases.

First up, Listia has their own digital collectibles (NFTs) that you can buy and sell on the site. My old account was linked with my defunct Facebook and I needed a fresh start anyway, so I needed to purchase some things to get my account started. I bought 3 digital collectibles for 1 credit each. I also created a seller card, on which I could put all of my websites; The Phoenix Desertsong, my Check out my cards account, and obviously my Listia profile. 

Without further ado, check out what I’ve won in the past month. All items mentioned here have been received; there are a few that are still in process and transit.

If you like what you see here, join me on Listia with my referral link! It costs nothing to get started and if you don’t mind doing free offers on the site, you never have to spend a penny. Plus most auctions have free shipping in the US!

I won four lots of Stickers, three of them raised (cartoon vehicles and cartoon animals) and one regular sheet of cartoon animal heads. I won all four of them for 308 points, or roughly $0.62 worth of points.

I won a 2021 WWE Charlotte Flair Womens Division Roster Insert for 203 points ($0.40ish). I’m not a wrestling fan, but I know that the daughter of Ric Flair has had a great career — a 14 time women’s world champion. She has some good cards, and while this one isn’t expensive (it’s probably a $1 card) I’m always happy to pick up cards of all-time greats.

Charlotte flair women's division topps card

I won a Vintage Used Postcard of Blueberries for 5 points. I think it was supposed to be listed for 500 points, but the seller honored the listing, and I love postcards. I especially like blueberries. I hope that our own blueberry bushes finally bear fruit next season. 

I won an “Awesome” lot of Albert Pujols cards for 1045 points ($2.09 worth of credits). The cards included were: 2021 Topps Retro 1952, 2020 Panini Donruss, 2020 Topps Update Active Leaders in Runs, 2020 Topps Update Active Leaders in Slugging Percentage, 2020 Series Two, and 2021 Topps Series One. For 35 cents per card of a guy with over 700 home runs, I’m taking that deal all day. I even got a Pete Alonso card as an extra that I’ve relisted for auction.

Albert Pujols baseball cards

I won a couple more digital collectibles for 1 point each. I’m holding them for a future auction.

The next thing I won was a “Fantastic” lot of 6 Mookie Betts cards for 1298 points ($2.60). Two depict him on the Red Sox and four on the Dodgers. For a future hall of fame player — he’s certainly tracking that way — 43 cents a card isn’t too silly, and I also got a Bryce Harper insert as an extra, which I’ve since relisted as an auction of my own.

Mookie Betts baseball card lot

I also won a lot of 3 Team Checklists from 1991 Upper Deck Football for 20 points. I only bid on this penny auction because one of them depicted Vinny Testaverde with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he has his collectors. The other two aren’t anything special. Also, I bid on two other lots from the same seller, but I lost the other two because I was off doing something and forgot about them. 

Football card lot including Vinny Testaverde

I did win quite a few more auctions but those haven’t arrived yet. I’m not going to mention things that haven’t shown up yet. But in all the years I’ve used Listia, I’ve only ever had a few little things go missing. Listia is good about refunding people for auctions that never show up, and because it’s not real money — outside of any credits you purchase — there’s much less risk.

So, if you have stuff you want to get rid of, especially smaller items you don’t mind covering the shipping on, Listia is a great way to get it gone. While the ending prices of many auctions are inconsistent, the site is a lot of fun, and if you list enough, your big wins will outweigh any auctions that go for super cheap — like many of those I won. After you’ve sold on there for a bit, you can list Get It Now, too, which allows you to set your own price.

I hope to see you on Listia in the near future!

Amelia Desertsong is a former content marketing specialist turned essayist and creative nonfiction author. She writes articles on many niche hobbies and obscure curiosities, pretty much whatever tickles her fancy.
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