Carousell is an mobile application designed by some NUS students in Singapore. Carousell aims to bring online shopping and selling to a whole new level, making things so much easier.
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There are times when I wished I never knew of its existence, and also days that I feel it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Regardless, I can say that carousell has become one of my most frequently used apps. Its interface is sleek and it only takes a matter of seconds to list an item and put it up on the marketplace. With it’s large user base right now, you can expect to find anything under the sun, and even a prospective buyer for that Christmas present you received 5 years ago still rotting in your storeroom.
Time to time, there are also discount events like 24 hour flash sales along with the usual Black Friday or GSS ones, offering prices that you will never be able to find elsewhere. There are also times whereby they will promote certain categories, like how white and red items that were listed received their own category in the front page during the National Day period, resulting in greater traffic for your item if it fit into that particular event.
Whether you are looking for an obscure fan merchandise or a cheap bundle deal for socks, there’s something for everyone. Communication through the app is also smooth, reducing the need for other mediums suchlike email or messaging apps. I have had so many great deals in the past using Carousell, with bicycles, clothes and even textbooks bought at much cheaper prices than I expected. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I even managed to sell off a concert ticket one day before the concert. That said, I also had bad deals, with jeans being bought at conditions much poorer than what was stated by seller and phone cases that never arrived. It does help to always be wary of scams and the feedback function for each user help in that aspect. In general, the community is very friendly and there are some that might even go out of their way for your convenience. Give it a try - just use it in moderation!
Carousell (User: Macness)
Considering my iPhone cables have an average lifespan of ~4.79 months, my MacBook charger making it past three years was a cause for celebration. But yesterday it finally called it quits. So if it's 10.30 pm at City Hall and all physical Apple Stores on this island have closed, your go-to guy is Bras Besah based Carouseller Macness.
Macness offers MacBook 60w MagSafe 1 and 2 chargers for Macbook Air / Pro at $60. You'd have to pay $108 any Apple Store. They're also from Apple's original equipment manufacturer (OEM), so you don’t have to take any chances with knockoffs.
Who wouldn’t say yes to making a quick buck? My friend and I decided to set up a joint account to sell our preloved clothes one day, and it was then when I was first introduced to the most efficient buy-and-sell apps in Singapore.
Before Carousell, Singaporeans usually resort to Instagram to buy and sell their items, under the #sgselling hashtag. But considering how Instagram doesn’t allow you search more than one hashtag at once, filtering through all the photos for what you’re actually looking for is extremely tedious. With Carousell, all these woes are put to rest. Carousell is the place to go to find ANYTHING you need at a significantly cheaper price, be it clothes, or tickets to the zoo.
Users on Carousell are mostly self-regulated, which may result in some tiffs or regrettable events at times. But user trustworthiness can be determined by the feedback left on their profiles, and will greatly facilitate your shopping experience here on this app.
Carousell is a mobile application available on both the Android and Apple store and serves as an e-shopping platform connecting sellers and buyers directly. Products sold on Carousell include stationery, clothes, furniture, make up … basically anything you can think of.
Some users also use Carousell as a platform to earn extra pocket money through Pre-Orders (PO) for popula products in stores. I absolutely love Carousell! Well, that’s perhaps because I’ve only had pleasant experiences with it thus far - the sellers were extremely helpful and prompt. Some of my friends aren’t as lucky though, some receive flawed products while others face buyers who back out last minute.
Thankfully, Carousell tries to target this problem by allowing sellers and buyers to leave reviews about the other party. This allows buyers and sellers to assess the credibility of the other party before dealing with them. On the whole, I would definitely recommend Carousell as the items sold on it are a lot cheaper than in stores!
With Carousell, it really depends. I cannot promise that you would enjoy using it unless you promise to use it with an open and focus mind. You should expect to be spoken to rudely/ let down and you should focus on selling your item/ buying what you want.
Personally, I have had a fulfilling experience with Carousell. I have managed to make extra cash and get rid of most of my unwanted clothes the past 2 years using this mobile application. I use it mostly only to clear my wardrobe. It really is that easiest and most convenient way to do so. All you have to do is set up an account, post all the items you would like to sell with honest details and price, and wait for response. Then, communicate with your potential buyers respectfully and hope for successful sale! All together, I have definitely made more than $500 from the things I have sold on Carousell.
Other than selling, you can also easily look for items to buy on Carousell. If you need something quick, the best place to look for the item is Carousell. For example, I found an exercise book I needed on Carousell for a quarter of its original price in the bookstore!
However, you have to be careful using this mobile application. Its security feature is hardly topnotch. Try to trust your instincts and only deal with people you feel are genuine. You can rely on reviews made on the user to judge.
Have you ever bought something and wondered why the heck you bought it in the first place? Don't worry, you're not alone. The salvation to your shopping guilt comes in the form of the app - Carousell.
You can find and sell just about anything on Carousell, which divides products into various categories like For Her, Beauty Products, Luxury and even things as specific as Tickets/Vouchers. This way, if you've ever regretted buying something, you can sell it off at the tip of your fingers.
Embodying the "buy first, think later" kiasu attitude, I guess it comes as no surprise that this app was made by Singaporeans.
This is a very useful app, I must say. I have had many fuss free and enjoyable dealings, and I like the fact that you can actually arrange meetups and pay in cash instead of, say, using a credit card or something (because I don't have one). There are some very cheap and good deals here, and I've bought mostly CDs and such for as low as 2 dollars each. Wow!
Also, since there are so many people on here, I go a lot of followers very fast (although no one has bought my stuff yet). And I assure you, most of the people here are very very nice, unless you encounter the nasty lowballers or those backing out from a deal. But they aren't commonly seen.
When I first received an email from Carousell team, urging me to sell my stuff on the platform, I deleted it, thinking that it was a spam and 'yet another marketplace'. It was after the third email that I finally decided to download the app and...
IT WASN'T ANOTHER MARKETPLACE AT ALL!
I have used Qoo10, ebay and gumtree to sell my stuff, but NONE OF THEM allow you to put up your listing easily. Only Carousell lets you do that in seconds-minutes.
The platform has also come a longggg way thanks to the responsive team. The team does take in our suggestions and make changes to the app regularly.
I made 2 suggestions before (like many others), to include a feedback link and to make a whole new category dedicated to music/kpop and today, both of those suggestions were being fulfilled *oh joy*
Till date, I have sold more than 100 over items (I know it doesn't say so on my feedback link, but back then there weren't any feedback thingy remember?), and this is not bad right, considering that I only joined a year ago.
It has been a pleasant experience honestly, selling and buying on Carousell. If you have not sell stuff on ebay, qoo10 or gumtree before, you will not appreciate how awesome Carousell is.
In short, ANYONE can be a seller on Carousell. Housewives, students, working adults, retirees. ANYONE.
I've gotten so many good deals from Carousell, and I absolutely love it! As a buyer, you just have to make sure that you're discerning and judge for yourself of the seller is reliable. Ask questions such as what the expiry/mfg date is, where they bought it and check user reviews to see other buyers' experience with the seller. Of you're buying makeup and you doubt the authenticity of the product, my advice is to avoid people who say that the items are "in stock" or are ordering from a "trusted wholesaler", MAC, urban decay and benefit do not operate this way and the products they are selling are fake and are actually very bad for your skin.
As a seller, I've also gotten amazing deals such as selling off my iphone 5 for $600 when Singtel would have given me maybe $200 if I had just traded in my phone. My advice for selling items is that the more likes they have, the more attention it will get as it will get on the popular page so get all your friends to like you items!