Great app but got scammed for the first time :/
I was talking to Someone on the app who was selling a new phone and I offered cash but he wanted a “down payment” of 50$ sent to him on ‘Cashapp’. I asked why and he said because last time he met someone with money in hand the person apparently ran off with the phone from him. So I believed him and i sent him the 50$ and he claimed he never got it yet it sent to him so I sent it again and found out I actually sent 100$. He told me to meet him at a park and once I notified him I was there, he never showed up
And didn’t respond for hours. This happens twice after I threaten to call the police on him and file a report. He then didn’t respond to me on letgo and claimed I was scamming him for money yet he never even showed his face or name to me. He refuses to meet with me to do the transaction yet I said I’d let him keep the 100$ if he still met up with me. Annoyingly he never did and ive been left with just being able to report him but not get any return or have him punished. I’ve been using this app for a few years now and have sold and bought a lot of things with no problems and have even ha many family and friends join the app and I am verified. It’s quite upsetting that I have to report this person to the police and his brother for scamming me and never showing up. Please ban them Immediately and have them reported as well thank u so much. I’d really hate to retire from such a good and fun/easy app.
5 stars for the App! Buyers are another story.
I have sold quite a few items here after moving, but have never purchased anything. Selling is pretty difficult and can take some time because of the many messages that you get from buyers that aren’t serious. The app is great...if only there were a way to hold prospective buyers accountable for sending “I’m interested” messages. No matter how quickly you reply “Yes, when would you like to take a look?”, many people will not even respond to that. I understand that people change their minds, but if they see the photos, the price, dimensions, location, the fact that they must pick up in a certain location and all other pertinent information that they need to make their decision, how can they change their minds within minutes of a response? I spend way too much time typing out responses letting prospective buyers know when I can meet them, exact location, etc...to hear absolutely nothing back. That’s the only frustrating thing about how this works. Holding buyers accountable by having a system like Home Away would be great! You already have the “verified by” icons. Add another icon that shows their grade as a buyer and as a seller. If the user does not respond to messages in their in box (quickly or at all), they are slowly downgraded. Their grading will show up on their profile. This will help others to decide if they want to reach out to them or not.
Pretty alright app for buying and selling stuff and things.
Pros: It’s a good app, pretty easy to browse local or long distance ads for people’s stuff. Categories to narrow the search. The app predicts what you will like based on what you buy or look at most. It’s easy to communicate through the app, and it gives safety advice like suggestions on where to meet when it sees you are planning a meeting. I usually give my cell number once we are meeting, but it’s safest to keep it all on the app for record if possible. Selling on the app is a breeze and there seem to be a lot of active buyers in my mid sized college town..I imagine it’s even better in metro areas or bigger cities. Most of my posts have gotten more response than a Craigslist ad ever got. They have Auto one button convo starters like “Is it still available” making it simple to shop. Free to buy and sell.
Cons: The ads look deceivingly similar to posts sometimes so you accidentally get diverted to the web. Worst issue is that the way it’s designed, you can’t avoid accidentally sending the auto responses mentioned in the pros section. You will inadvertently send questions about things you were not interested in as you scroll through the app. A lot of flakey sellers, and no guarantee on product quality.
Overall it’s a great app with just a few little flaws that are annoying at worst. But it’s mostly just an open second hand market. It’s a garage sale with pawn shop prices on a web platform basically.
Great sale app
Great app. Easy to use. Keeps your info private and I like that it just sets up local sales so you do not have to deal with shipping and just cash. Wish you could send more pictures in a direct message with someone if they ask to see more without having to put them on the whole post, but that’s not a huge deal. Just prefer not to send through my personal email at all if possible. But like not having to use my email for the most part too. That’s wonderful. Love how the map gives an idea of where someone is without specific detail too. Overall a great tool for selling your extra stuff. Have made some extra money, and also gotten a few amazing deals for myself. So it’s a win win in my book! Will continue to use, hopefully even more often as I spring clean 😉
One more thing that would be nice is not getting notifications on every little thing you look at. Just the things you inquired on or put in your favorites. And if someone likes your product it wouldn’t automatically send you a notice coming across like they are truly interested. They really have to message you when they want to make a deal. Can take up some time. But other than those little things I’ve found it fine. And so far everyone I’ve sold too or bought from has been super pleasant and easy to deal with. No one has been rude or jerked mr around. That’s a big plus compared to others selling sites.
Like the app, but one small suggestion and one BIG problem
By Dales Wife
I’ve sold quite a bit on here in the past, and up until recently it was a 5-star app. The best feature to me is how little time it takes to enter the item’s info in for posting (I also use Craigslist, but is a bit more involved). Also it’s quick and easy to communicate with the buyer. The “small suggestion”, which is really no biggie, is, like others have said, the “Is it still available?” option that’s given to buyers is annoying; it wastes time texting back “Yes it is”, then they text their real question back, if they even write back.
The BIG problem and the reason I gave only a 3-star is that before the last update, everything about the app worked perfect, including that I could see my listings right away after posting them. Now, days later after posting, I still can’t find, in the “feed”, what I’ve posted. I emailed for help and was told to update my app and OS, which both were. I also was told to be patient ... but as I had said in my email, it was days later after I posted, so by then I should be able to see my listings! So I didn’t really get any help 🙁. Since then, I kept trying to post, but since this still keeps happening, I haven’t posted in awhile because it’s been frustrating wondering if buyers can see my listings, since I cannot see them. Hopefully the “Letgo” person reading this review will offer some help — and thank you if you do, cause I really miss using your app and would like it to work!!! 😊
Best virtual yard sale app, the simplicity!
I wish I had found this app sooner, before using other sale apps and consignment stores robbed me blind while also being a huge pain in my end. There are so many different options when it comes to selling anything online, and I have tried them all. eBay, offer up, Craigslist, Facebook yard sales and even my local classifieds. They all offer their own unique pros and cons. But if you are looking for a simple way to both sell and buy items nearby: this app is for you. Their is no long and complicated process for creating a profile, there are far less annoying scammers, the prices tend to be lower, the time it takes to sell an item is usually much quicker, there are a lot less shady people to worry about, it’s easy to have a direct line of communication with buyer/seller, you can sell literally anything and get much more money than you would at a pawnshop or consignment etc. honestly I could go on and on with everything I enjoy about this app. But what really sets it apart for me is the ease of creating a profile through your Facebook, and how simple making a sale post is. You snap a photo, give a title and price and a small bit of info if you want - and that’s it! It really is the one site that feels as easy as having a yard sale only a million times easier. I highly recommend this app, and I rarely make reviews.
Pretty Good App
Of all the buy/sell apps I’ve used, this one is pretty good. The only suggestion I have to the developer/programmer is to make the “chat” section a bit more organized. Meaning, there needs to be a better way for me to find a previous conversation I had with somebody about a specific item instead of scrolling through all my conversations one by one. Maybe a search bar using key word? I also notice if I accidentally tap on a picture in a certain area as I’m scrolling, it will automatically send the seller an “I’m interested” message. Maybe adjust that button so that a pop up asks if you’re sure you want to let the seller know you’re interested? And then the user is able to tap yes or no, just in case the first tap was accidental. I’ve had that happen to me on both ends. Also, if I start a new post for selling something but made a mistake or changed my mind, could there be an easier way to cancel the post? I had no choice but to post it empty, then go to my profile and manage my sales and cancel the post from there, but not before receiving a message about it. It may just be that I’m still learning about the app and I haven’t figured it out yet but I’ll keep playing with it and update my review if I find a better way. Besides some of the user interfacing (which don’t bother me that much) the app and its services serve their purpose, which I like, and for that I give it four stars.
Needs a clean up
App is useful and has so much stuff in all locations I’ve been. But, it’s a very cluttered app. Kind of difficult to continue in a search without ending up in a totally new area of searching. The swiping left and right is OK but one minute you’re in a local area, the next couple swipes through you’re in a state 1,000 miles away. Also, I keep accidentally telling people I’m interested in their item but not intentionally hitting a small button that says something like “Is it still available?” Or “is the price negotiable?” Then they answer my accidental question and I have to tell them I didn’t mean to send that. I feel bad for the seller every time this happen, and it happens somewhat frequently. The home search page is set up in a collage type layout which is kind of hard to look through without feeling overwhelmed. Those are the things that bother me most. On a positive note, people tend to respond very quickly it’s easy to search for a specific item in an area.
Last thing - it would be really great if there were options on your profile to tell people if you only ship and do money transfers or if you prefer in person pick up drop off/money exchange. I’m not the most comfortable with the second option so having the ability to use Venmo or PayPal or let people know this up front would be great. But maybe, this app is just not what I’m looking for?
Long winded but overall an OK app if it fits the type of buying/selling style you prefer.
Sellers bad attitudes
I enjoy buying things from Letgo but recently it has been really hard to purchase items. I don’t know what happen to all the good sellers out here. I have been insulted or blocked if I don’t respond within minutes from either asking a question about the item or if I like an item and don’t message or make an offer. It would be really nice if sellers understood that being patience is part of selling an item and insulting or blocking people is just scary and makes us buyers afraid of purchasing anything from here. Maybe you should give a short adobe to people selling that it’s ok if someone doesn’t reply as fast as they wish to. I woke and I tend to go here for items I may need during my breaks so it’s hard to respond as fast as wished and I am sure there are many people who do the same as me. I have been blocked and insulted for not responding or sometimes I change my mind and I get insulted if I don’t purchase the item which is sad to say but I am sure many others change their minds too. I don’t always buy everything I like here and sometimes I find something at a better selling price. Sellers just need to cool down a bit and I think is part of your responsibility to educate sellers to not insult or get angry at people who change their minds. Our safety is also on your hands and just a small education towards what selling is like would make this more successful for you and everyone else. So far I’ve had a sad experience buying items
This app is OK I think it could be better first of all if an item has sold then why don’t you just take it off of the app automatically instead of it continuing to stay in someone’s favorites list because it gives off the impression that the item is still available when in actuality it’s not. Also I don’t like how when you’re scrolling through all the items on the main page and you click on one, it takes you to that picture and that description and then when you could back out of it it automatically takes you back to the top of the list instead of putting you back at the place where you were when you decided to click the item forcing you to now scroll all the way back down to where you were so you can pick up where you left off. That should be something that’s automatic and that’s frustrating. Other than that it’s OK some sellers and buyers are hell a rude but I guessThat’s to be expected.
Oh and I don’t like that you can’t look at people‘s pictures without the obstruction of all that crap that’s written at the bottom of the screen where it says in big red oval shape’s: is it still available, is the price negotiable, yadda yadda.. Like why can’t I just click on the picture and just see the picture of the item? Like without the sellers profile picture and the price and all that like, we should be able to click on the picture and have it be separate so we could actually see the entire item.