Posted by Renee Schmidt

Listia: an awesome new way to get rid of your junk.  Like eBay, Listia, is an auction site that lets you bid on other people’s stuff using credits instead of real money. It’s great for giving away stuff you don’t need and collecting the stuff you want in return: FOR FREE!  The more popular your listing is, the more credits your auction will go for. You can then use those credits to bid for things you want. The highest bid wins the item, so each thing goes to the person who wants it most.  Getting credits is easy and most importantly, costs nothing!

How It Works
1. A user lists something they don’t want anymore (like an old cell phone).
2. Other users bid on the cell phone using credits they received for signing up, referring friends or listing their own stuff.
3. When the auction ends, the user who bid the highest amount of credits wins.
4. The buyer gets the cell phone, and the seller gets credits to use for something else on Listia.

For a limited time, every new user gets 450 free promotional credits just for signing up and listing an item.  If you connect on Facebook and Twitter, you get an additional 100 points.  Suggest to friends and get another 200 points.  You can then trade the 750 points you’ve collected into virtually anything –both new and used!

Trade your Stylin Santa Hat in for a Samsung T-Mobile Phone and still have 50 credits left over.