Frequently Asked Questions

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Searching

How do I search for an item in a particular size or color?

Because most of the platforms searched by Secondarie don't have unique data fields for color or size, the best way to search for a particular color or size is to include them in your search keywords. For example, you could search for “black boots size 8.” If you're not getting the right size in your results, make sure you have the word "size" in your search terms.

How do I search for pants with a particular waist size?

For more accurate results when specifying a waist size, follow these tips:

When I search directly on the eBay website, I see results that aren't shown on Secondarie. Why is that?

Because our mission is to facilitate the purchase of secondhand items, we filter out items on eBay that are classified as “New.”

How does Secondarie find results near me?

Secondarie uses your ZIP code and the radius you indicate in your search parameters. If you leave the zip code field blank, Secondarie uses the region associated with your IP address to approximate your location. Depending on your Internet Service Provider, this might not be accurate. We recommend filling out the zip code field if you are looking specifically for items near you.

How does Secondarie compile results from “anywhere in the U.S.”?

When you choose “anywhere in U.S.” as your search radius, Secondarie compiles results based on the delivery methods available on each platform. For platforms that offer shipping (currently eBay, Goodwill Auctions, OfferUp, Poshmark, and Bonanza), we include results from the entire U.S. For platforms that offer local pickup only (currently Craigslist), we include results within a 100-mile radius of your location, as indicated by your ZIP code or IP address (see above).

Does the Secondarie distance radius apply to both local and shipped results?

Yes, to the extent possible on each Source platform. Your distance radius applies to all Local Pickup results, as well as Shipping results if the Source's search results include the seller's location. At this time, Poshmark search results do not include seller location, so searches on Poshmark will return all results, regardless of your distance radius.

Why do some of the Sources become unavailable depending on my Delivery method?

Not every secondhand marketplace offers both local pickup and shipping options. If you select “Local Pickup” as your only Delivery method, we disable the platforms that do not offer local pickup. If you select “Shipping” as your only Delivery method, we disable the platforms that do not offer shipping.

Why isn't thredUP selected by default as a Source?

Secondarie users search for a wide variety of items, from fashion to home to hobby items, books, and more. Most of our Source platforms offer a wide variety of items, but thredUP lists only fashion items. To make sure our site runs as fast as possible, we have chosen to have thredUP de-selected by default so we're not searching it for types of items they don't carry. If you're searching for fashion items, just check the thredUP box to include their great items in your results!

Selling

How do I sell my items on Secondarie?

To have your items show up in Secondarie search results, all you need to do is list them for sale on any of the Sources we search. We intentionally don't offer our own selling feature so sellers can use the platform they prefer and not have to manage their items on multiple platforms.

I own an independent secondhand shop. Can I be listed as a Source on Secondarie?

We are currently exploring the possibility of integrating independent secondhand shops into the Secondarie search tool. If you own a shop and are interested in potentially becoming a Source, please fill out our Independent Shop Application.

Other

Do you make money from Secondarie?

We currently earn money from Secondarie through affiliate links from purchases completed on eBay and Bonanza. We are exploring ways to expand the site's features and improve the long-term viability of this project without compromising user privacy or relying on advertising. If you like what we're doing and would like to support it, you can buy us a coffee!