Buy and Sell items without cash

(Saving with 6abc - Amy Buckman)

October 30, 2011 7:10:02 PM PDT
Kristen Holdcraft of Glassboro, New Jersey, enjoys making hand-beaded jewelry.

And now she's found a way to turn the items she makes into other items she needs, thanks to a website called

Holdcraft explains, "It's kind of a cross between eBay and CraigsList. 103052 so, you kind of buy and sell things with credits instead of money.

When you join Listia, you get 500 credits. And you get more credits every time you list an item for sale and other users bid on it. Then you can use your credits to buy items that other users are selling. No money changes hands.

Handcrafted items -- like the crocheted headrests that Holdcraft bought-- and small, shippable items like DVD's are very popular.

And Holdcraft's had great success with her jewelry. Her necklaces usually sell for between 1,000 and 2,000 credits each.

Shoppers can search by category and you never know what you might find.

Holdcraft bought a prom down for her daughter for 800 credits, which she considers a bargain.

Shipping can either be included in the price, or paid by the buyer.

To join Listia or check out the site, click here.

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