There are lot’s of selling sites and online garage sales on the market – but up until now I’ve been reticent to use any of them. It felt risky, and I didn’t see any safe guards in place. That’s why I was immediately impressed with the way the 5miles App works!
5miles makes listing and shopping for local goods easy, and has some cool safety features built in. My favorite is that if a dispute arises 5miles can access the conversational thread between buyer and seller. Pretty cool.
—–> The Challenge: I was challenged by 5miles to use their site to upgrade our electronics and a home space – and in return 5miles is donating $200 to a charity of my choice! <—–
I accepted the challenge! And selected St. Judes Children’s Hospital. Thanks to 5miles for donating to this awesome charity, doing great work!
So how does 5miles work?
Step #1: Have fun looking at all the goods for sale on 5miles. When you find something – you can favorite it, buy it, or even follow the seller for more items.
Step #2: I found some neat patio upgrades, including a bench I liked, and the seller had listed price negotiable. I messages with the seller via the 5miles app and we agreed on a price.
Step #3: The seller sold me the patio upgrades, we met up, and I payed for and picked up the items.
Step #4: I re-designed our outdoor patio space using the items I bought on 5miles! Easy!
Home Space Re-do Results: A much Nicer outdoor space with new flower pots, stands, and bench!
Things that sets 5miles apart from other selling Sites:
- Along with feedback ratings, 5miles users verify their identity by phone or via Facebook, so buyers and sellers can feel confident they are dealing with a real person. In addition to being verified by phone or via Facebook, most users have profile pictures, so you know who you are dealing with.
- 5miles has an internal messaging system, so contact information is kept confidential. This ensures no unwanted messages. Further, should a dispute arise, 5miles is able to retrieve all communications via the platform.
- Unlike most marketplaces, 5miles has an “Awesome Experience Team” which works hard around the clock to review every item posted on 5miles, making sure they meet high standards so you can buy without worry.
- 5miles encourages buyers and sellers to meet at public places to ensure safety, such as parking lots at supermarkets and gas stations.
I found so many awesome electronics deals. 5miles has great deals sellers have listed for for cell phones, computers, tech gadgets – you name it! I even found tools!
Ultimately – I chose a Disney Infinity gaming system for 80% off retail – that included extra characters! We previously had one, and when it broke our daughter was super sad. 5miles saved the day, and for way less than it would have cost to replace our system at a retail store!
I’m grateful that they challenged me to see what their site is all about – I’m hooked. The 5miles app will always be on my phone now, and before I buy retail – I’ll be checking 5miles out first!
We are officially a 5miles loving family now! Have you used 5miles – I’d love to hear what you thought!
Thanks to 5miles for facilitating this review and for donating to St. Judes hospital in thanks! All opinions are my own.