Let it go, locally
We strive to shop local, so why not sell local too? “LetGo is built to be hyperlocal,” says Jonathan Lowe, a spokesperson for the new site and app. “All of the features mentioned are designed specifically to make it simple to buy and sell in your own area.” A few of those features of the LetGo app and website include an in-app chat, ratings, reviews, integration with Facebook, Google and other platforms as well as image recognition. All the seller has to do is take a photo and the app recognizes what you’re selling and automatically gives it a title and categorizes it. The in-app chat feature eliminates having to ask questions or negotiate via email. If the seller isn’t online when a buyer asks a question, the seller will receive a notification. LetGo is free to download and use. “LetGo doesn’t take a cut of sales or charge sellers to list an item,” says Lowe. “There’s one paid feature to add extra visibility to your listing if you choose, but that’s entirely optional and the cost is just a couple of dollars.”
When it turns out you’re not musically inclined
Decided you’re never going to master the bass guitar? No problem. Sell your guitar or other musical instruments, DJ equipment, and music-making software online or the app at Reverb. Simply list your item with a description and pictures and decide the shipping option and your minutes away from making extra cash online. There’s no cost to list the item but Reverb takes 3.5 percent cut of the items you sell. Musical gear can be pricey and buyers want reassurance of what they’re paying for. Using a platform specifically for musical instruments can help buyers decide if it’s a good deal or the right instrument for them. “When buyers and sellers call, email or chat Reverb, they not only get a real person on the other end—they get a musician. As musicians, we understand how important gear is, which is why when a problem arises, we do whatever it takes to fix it,” says Dan Orkin, director of content at Reverb.