Differentiating ourselves from Craigslist:
- Craigslist is an online free classifieds service open buyers and sellers on a global level. In the section “For Sale,” posted items are listed individually unless listed in the “Free” or “Items Wanted” category.
- Craigslist clearly discourages on-line or virtual tag sales, however, you can advertise your “physical” tag sale in the “Garage Sales” section.
- Craigslist does not currently charge to post an item in its “For Sale” section.
Differentiating ourselves from Ebay:
- Ebay is a global on-line auction powerhouse. Items are auctioned off singularly or as “sets” of similar items or product. (i.e. Pez dispensers or toys can be auctioned off in a “lot” because they are the same item).
- Ebay charges their sellers a listing fee to list an item and a commission fee when the item sells, which is based on the final sale price.
- *Ebay owns a 25% interest in Craigslist
Tagsellit.com allows users to list and post photos up up to 100 items for free.
- A brief description, asking price and photos can all be included and uploaded to the site. Users can manage their content during the two weeks their sale is live and communicate with buyers.
Advantages of using Tagsellit.com:
1. Advertise the physical sale of items at a specific place and time FREE! (Such as newspapers do).
2. Users can list multiple items and manage their sale anytime.
3. Those who cannot physically hold a tag sale can advertise their possessions in a virtual tag sale for buyers to inquire. An example of this would be someone who lives in Manhattan and is relocating or downsizing and needs to sell their stuff all at once but they do not want to deal with commissions or with creating multiple postings on an e-classified site.
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