I know this is a little early, but recently, I’ve been thinking about how many different avenues exist for selling/buying stuff at Stanford. I wanted to run down the options students have.
Come take a look….
The big bad wolf. Craigslist has been around for a while and it’s the first stop for many Stanford students.
Pros – Lots of stuff to buy and sell
Con – Sellers/Buyers can be far away so you need a cars
The oncampus version of Craigslist, SUPost seems to be doing fairly well since launching last year with a massive advertising campaign (SUPost. Sell your stuff)
Pro – Everyone is on campus so getting to people is not as hard
Con – less selection compared to craigslist.
I’ve been seeing a lot of facebook flyers for ULoop, and it seems like they are trying to hit a lot of campuses at once. The only problem is that its hard to get saturation when you’re casting your nets so widely.
Cons – There seems to be no one from Stanford on it
– You have to register to post something
This is very new, I just noticed it a few days ago on my sidebar.
Pros – Easy to use, convienient
Cons – less people using it, (but that could change)
Techtain is also pretty new – I’ve been seeing flyers around my dorm this quarter. I fail to understand why people try to do the invitation-only groups. It just makes barrier to entry that much harder and limits the selection for peple who are in.
Pros – “trusted membership”
Cons – You’re not part of that membership
I’m sticking with SUPost for now, but keeping my eye out for Facebook Marketplace to hedge my bets.
Tell me your thoughts!