The Top 5 Apps for Buying and Selling Used Stuff

Why Sell Your Used Stuff?

Not only is selling your used stuff a great way to make some extra money, but it’s also a great way to free up some much needed space in your home or office. In addition, selling your used things to someone else is an important way to cut down on unnecessary resource consumption.

If you’re like most Americans including myself, there is an abundance of used stuff laying around the house that you no longer use or need. The problem is the money you think you could make by selling it just isn’t worth the time, effort, or aggravation.

Selling some of your used stuff online is not a new concept, this is something we are all aware we probably should be doing, but never take the time to do it. After going through a rough period of not having a job for a few months, I desperately needed to have some cashflow while I found a new place to work.

I decided to sell some of my stuff online and through trial and error, research, and some luck I managed to come across some really decent websites and apps that allow you do it with minimal effort and maximal value.

With dozens of different apps out there, the key is to know which apps are the most efficient in saving you time and making you money fast. Selling your stuff on any platform can be a hassle, but if you have the right app it can take all the work out of looking for the best offer.

Here are the Top 5 Apps for Buying and Selling you should download right now:

1. Bonavendi

It may come as no surprise what is at the top of our list when it comes to buying or selling used items to make some extra money. The Bonavendi App is a great tool to use if you are looking to sell any sort of used media. This includes all used Books, DVD’s, CD’s, and Video Games.

This app is perfect for anyone who: recently graduated from school and wants to sell back some textbooks, has a large collection of used DVD’s or Video Games they no longer use anymore, is moving or wants to make some extra space in their home or office, or simply wants to make some extra money on used stuff they no longer use.

How It Works:

The app uses the camera on your smartphone as a barcode scanner to scan any of the used media mentioned above. Once you scan an item with the app it will tell you exactly how much a variety of websites will pay you for it.


  1. Choose the offer of the site you want to sell to
  2. Transfer the item(s) to your selling cart
  3. Send your items(s) with a free shipping label
  4. Get paid (mostly with choice of either Check or Paypal)

This app is great because you can scan dozens of items very quickly without having to type in barcodes like you normally do with most buyback websites. Also the app is completely free to use and charges no commission on the money you make from your sales!

Where Can I Download the App?

The Bonavendi App is available for download with:

  • iOS
  • Android

2. 5Miles

The 5Miles app is very useful and all about proximity in selling your used stuff. This app allows you to search local classifieds as well as yard sales online, all within a reasonable distance of, you guessed it, 5 miles. This allows for you to ensure that the goods you are looking to sell don’t have to travel very far to reach their intended buyer.

How It Works:

The 5mile app is very simple to use and great for wanting to stay local. All you have to do is take a picture of what you would like to sell, and post to a near by online classified or garage sale which will buy your item from you.

The app allows you to customize your items description with a voice recording, and also allows you to communicate directly with the vendor through the app. Very useful for quick and easy item descriptions.

Where Can I Download the App?

The 5mile App is available for download with:

  • iOS
  • Android

3. PoshMark

The PoshMark app is great for anyone interested in selling their clothing, predominantly high-end fashion items. The app is free for download and allows you to advertise your premium shoes, clothing, handbags, accessories, etc. All of this is done on a secure network which allows you to have constant communication directly with the buyer of your items.

How It Works:

The app is very easy to use and offers a variety of services including processing all payments between you and the buyer. Simply post a good picture of your items as well as an asking price and interested parties will contact you through the app.

You then have the ability to choose a preferred buyer, who also pays for the shipping of the item standard. However it is important to be aware that on all items which are priced over $15, your PoshMark app will take 20% commission of the sale.

Where Can I Download the App?

The PoshMark App is available for download with:

  • iOS
  • Android

4. Marcari

If you’re interested in selling some of your old electronics, gadgets, or even used clothing, the Marcari App is a must have for you. You have the ability to log and track all of your sales and offers with a very simple and intuitive interface.

How It Works:

Once you create your free account, you have the ability to sell your items instantly to millions of other users looking to buy your stuff. Simply take a picture of your item, and a detailed description which will put the item in a selected category, and then post your item to their server.

Once your item is posted you have the ability to communicate directly with the buyer as well as choose a preferred payment type including Paypal, debit card, or credit card. The app is safe and secure and also allows for you to share your items on social media for more exposure.

One of the best features of this app is not only is it free to use, it charges no commission on your sales so you keep all the money which you make through the app!

Where Can I Download The App?

The Marcari App is available for download with:

  • iOS
  • Android

5. TroveMarket

The TroveMarket app is the best way to sell your furniture items quickly and easily online. Any sort of used furniture you would like to get rid of is nicely advertised and easily sold through the Trove marketplace. Perfect for someone who is moving and needs to sell their furniture, or simply needs more room.

How It Works:

You simply sign in with your Facebook or Google account and you are ready to go. Create a nice profile with a little bit about yourself and you can join the massive online TroveMarket community which discusses various topics ranging from furniture to interior design.

The app provides you with the ability to take pictures with your smartphone of the items you would like to sell, and easily post them into the marketplace where they can be sold and commented on.

TroveMarket allows you to receive payments for your furniture right through the app with a payment method of your choice. You also have the ability to have constant communication with your buyer to verify any details about the items or the buyers inquiries.

Where Can I Download the App?

The TroveMarket App is available for download with:

  • iOS
  • Android

Word To The Wise

Everything is easier today with useful apps like the ones I have listed above. I have personally used all of these before many times and can tell you that they work really well and are great resources to have when looking to sell any of your used stuff.

In my opinion these are the top 5 apps for selling your used stuff, however there are many apps out there which you can choose from. My only word of caution is to make sure that you always check the terms and conditions for any app you use.

It is important to always be aware of commission percentages an app might charge you for selling an item with their service. The last thing you want is to realize after selling an item that you are not going to get the money you originally thought you would make. With the Bonavendi App however, you know it is always free to use 🙂

Feel free to comment below on your experiences, or any other apps you are aware of that should be added to the list!