Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Kick Your Stuff to the Krrb

Selling stuff can be a pain. Most us use one of several channels: Word-of-mouth, yard/stoop sales, Craigslist or eBay. Word-of-mouth is okay for stuff we want to dump, but many us have issues selling stuff to friends, particularly if we want to make money. Yard/stoop sales are a pain in the butt (dragging your stuff in and out, weather, etc) and they hit a limited audience, most of whom want to pay pennies on the dollar. Craigslist has great outreach, but often buyers are super-bargain shoppers and then there are scammers galore. EBay, for most of us, is a intimidating bazaar filled with cutthroat dealmakers.

A site called Krrb provides an answer for the non-professionals and small local businesses to sell their stuff easily. The site describes themselves this way:

Krrb (pronounced ‘curb’) is a hyperlocal, curiously global classifieds made just for you. A most epic scavenger hunt at your fingertips where you can thrift, scavenge, rummage and discover local treasures – in your neck of the woods or over yonder.

With over 24K users in 1130 cities, it beats word-of-mouth and yard/stoop sales; you can also keep stuff posted as long as you want. Unlike Craigslist, there are thumbnail pics of objects to see what you might want to buy. Also, everyone on the site must become a member, which is a great scammer-deterrent. Unlike eBay, there is no bidding; members can civilly negotiate prices if they so choose, but none of that last-second-outbidding that turns so many folks off of eBay.

Other features include a mobile app that shows Krrb objects in your area, a digest of stuff for sale in your area and Krrb Meetups (only in Brooklyn and Paris right now). Posting works on credit system. One post is one credit. Credits cost anywhere from $.50-1.00 (depending on volume you buy) and there are numerous ways of earning free credits (you get 10 free just for signing up). Visit their site to sell your stuff or buy some preowned holiday gifts.

  • http://twitter.com/krrbsale Krrb

    Thanks for the shout-out. Also wanted to point out that we run Apartment Therapy’s Classifieds and you can post your home goods to Krrb and Apartment Therapy simultaneously thus sharing your stuff with a HUGE audience of like-minded thrifters, vintage-seekers, and furniture junkies! Check it out…

    - Andrew Wagner (Director, Krrb)

    • http://www.facebook.com/davidcfriedlander David Friedlander

      you bet andrew. great site. just posted a couple items this weekend.

  • Marrena

    A new (to me) sofa is coming my way. Thanks!

  • DianaBGKY

    Thanks for the info. Another way to sell is through consignment shops if they exist in your area. I have one I use for everyday stuff and one for the nicer stuff. I get 50% of the selling price, which has historically been much more than I’d have received working myself to death at a yard sale. I can pick up the item if it drops to a too-low selling price (I only have done this at the nicer place a time or two).

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