Tech Made Simple

Hot Topics: How to Fix Bluetooth Pairing Problems | Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy | How to Block Spam Calls | Snapchat Symbol Meaning

author photo

New Sold App Makes Selling Designer Clothes and Tech Items a Snap

by on May 31, 2013
in Phones and Mobile, News, Mobile Apps, iPhone/iPad Apps, Blog, Time Savers :: 1 comment

Techlicious editors independently review products. To help support our mission, we may earn affiliate commissions from links contained on this page.

Sold boxesI sold my first item on eBay about 13 years ago. And that just happens to be the last time I sold an item, too. I didn’t like having to figure out what to set the price at, I didn’t like having to deal with a slow-to-pay seller afterward, and I didn’t like having to scrounge up a box to ship something cross-country. It wasn’t a simple, streamlined procedure.

eBay may never quite reach the level of ease and simplicity I’d prefer, but a new startup called Sold is trying to reinvent – and perfect – online selling. Once you provide the Sold iPhone app with a picture and brief description of what you want to see, the service will help you price the item, sell it for you, and handle all the hassles of shipping and payment. All you have to do is watch for Sold to deposit the cash directly to your bank account (after the company takes its cut, of course).

There’s a little bit of a catch, however: Sold doesn’t want your trash, it wants things of actual value. That’s why the service is trying to focus on designer items, like that pair of Ray Bans you haven’t worn since 2007, your stash of designer kids' clothes, your old iPod touch, or last year’s smartphone. To that end, Sold provides three different sized boxes, one of which must fit your item.

Sold may not be the most charitable way to get rid of your old items, and it may not net you the most money, but it does aim to be the easiest. Once the service prices and sells your item for you, Sold will send you a pre-labeled, pre-insured, pre-paid box filled with protective packing materials like bubble wrap and tissue paper. You don’t need to worry about collecting the money or waiting in line at the post office – Sold takes care of that stuff for you. All you have to do is put what you sold in the box, and open up the Sold app to schedule a pick-up appointment.

The Sold app is free for download for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Apple iTunes.

Discussion loading

your Bose headphones

From Pat Chiappa on June 03, 2013 :: 10:38 pm

Seriously, I am in the market for those Bose headphones! I bought the cheapos by Sharper Image - and they lasted about 5 years. I’m legit Fox, check out our website and if you haven’t posted on Sold - maybe we can work something out? I’m in NoCal.


Love getting helpful tech tips? Subscribe to our free newsletter!

Home | About | Meet the Team | Contact Us
Media Kit | Newsletter Sponsorships
Accessibility Statement
Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookie Policy

Techlicious participates in affiliate programs, including the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which provide a small commission from some, but not all, of the "click-thru to buy" links contained in our articles. These click-thru links are determined after the article has been written, based on price and product availability — the commissions do not impact our choice of recommended product, nor the price you pay. When you use these links, you help support our ongoing editorial mission to provide you with the best product recommendations.

© Techlicious LLC.