I've written about Listia before (click here to read the original post) but if you're not familiar with it, it's a free auction site. People sign up and list things they're willing to give away for free. You bid on items by using points (and no, this isn't one of those penny auction sites lol). You get points by listing items, promoting auctions on twitter and facebook, referring people, etc.
There is no money involved unless someone has to pay shipping for the item. Some people will ship for free but some need you to pay shipping. Either way, when you're browsing through the auctions the ones with free shipping are clearly marked.
And for whatever reason, some people really enjoy buying things specifically just to put on Listia. Of course, there is always the chance of someone listing something and not sending it or not having it (and not planning to buy it) just to get points, but as far as I can tell Listia will give your points back if you get scammed.
Anyway, the other day I saw a listing for a brand new, never been opened, Coby mp3 player that holds up to 2000 songs. The guy said he didn't have it yet and would buy it from amazon when someone won the auction. I had my doubts, but since there was no money involved (not even shipping) I decided to go for it.
So here it is!
Not bad for FREE huh? lol
So far I'm really happy with it...I put a ton of songs on it and it works great. :)
So if you're interested in signing up for Listia please use my referral link here, but if you'd rather just sign up at the main page go to Listia.com.