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Handy app purchasing all sorts of items
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4.5
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4.5
I have been using Carousell since the start of the year, and the app is still installed in my phone for a good reason! It is really easy to upload pictures and information of any item which you intend to sell, and there are many categories which you can upload your item to. There is even an 'Everything Else' category for all sorts of odds and ends. I often browse the listings on the app to see if there are any good buys and to check if there are any new offers for my listings. But how well you do on Carousell really depends on the appeal of the items you are selling.

Many people are aware that there are scammers lurking around in the community, and I did encounter one when the seller kept pulling out the last minute when I wanted to view her item and the seller just started to ignore my messages. At least my money is still with me, it was just an unpleasant experience. Apparently, there are also pranks accounts being created as to warn these scammers, through scary profile pictures and posting negative comment ratings on the alleged scammers. Unfortunately, my account was mistaken as a scamming account and the prank account posted negative and threatening comments on my profile which cannot be removed. This is probably the uglier side of Carousell that I have seen.

Nevertheless, the app serves its main purpose and is great to browse when you have spare time. Buy and sell at your own caution, and you should be okay.
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Great shopping experience!
(Updated: November 15, 2013)
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4.0
Carousell is a fantastic application - I often scroll through it while bored looking for new updates on preloved items. It combines the low prices and unique items that flea markets offer with the accessibility and convenience of online shopping, which is something I absolutely appreciate, given that there aren't that many other online thrift stores out there.

I also appreciate the fact that it's a mobile application, so when I want to shop for cheap clothes on-the-go, I don't have to try and navigate through blogshops or Taobao on the minute screen my phone offers, but can easily browse through the listed items on this application, where the layout is designed to suit the interface of a phone screen.

The ease of purchase also makes the application a mainstay on my home page.
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Shop anytime, anywhere!
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I've been using Carousell since last November and it is amazing! I've personally bought so many items from sellers on Carousell and majority of them are very accommodating when I bombard them with questions . You can get items at really cheap prices which is a steal! You no longer have to travel to *Scape for fleas when you have a mobile app for that.

However, there is a need for you to be careful as sometimes, sellers may not be transparent with the details of their product and you will be left disappointed. For example, a few weeks ago I ordered a kimono cardigan from this seller. When it arrived, it looked nothing like what was pictured. I thought of confronting the seller but kept mum because it was the first time something like that has happened and I really couldn't be bothered.

Overall, that one incident has not deterred me from purchasing more items from Carousell. Although I would love to see an i-banking option straight from the app itself, Carousell has made shopping really easy and I sometimes worry about my credit card bill (hehe). Anyone who loves to shop and look for bargains, this is the app for you!
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Great way to sell/buy
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5.0
I recently came across the Carousell app through twitter and Instagram. After hearing many things about it, my curiosity led me to signing up and making an account. I am a frequent online shopper, and is always on the look-out for good deals!

Carousell helps me find the good stuff, really, really easily. I managed to buy cheap clothes really quick, since there are individual categories that I can browse through. I am proud that this app was made by our own NUS students, and such innovation should be applauded. It's widely used by many fellow Singaporeans, and the community just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Also, after signing up, I received a personally written welcome email from one of the team members. I was touched by this, because usually apps like these just send you a standard welcome email, which some people usually do not even read.

Another thing is that it is incredibly easy to sell your items on Carousell. It's such a quick process it can be done within 30 seconds. Also, they partner with STclassifieds, so you have the option to put it on STclassifieds if you wish, which would further advertise your items for sale. It's great!
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Best App Ever
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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!
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A Must Have For All!
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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.
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Shopping made easy!
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4.5
Old-school blogshops, move out of the way. Here comes the super user-friendly and efficient Carousell app.

I first downloaded Carousell after one of my shopaholic friends recommended I download it. Not being much of a tech savvy person, I generally struggle to learn how to use new apps - however, Carousell is extremely simple and easy to use.

It makes shopping a lot easier - you can make offers, discuss methods of payment and enquire about the products others are selling just by using this app - no phone numbers or emails have to be exchanged for the buyers and sellers to contact each other. Also, it only takes about a minute or two to make a listing - making selling your old stuff a lot easier than holding an garage sale - how ancient.

Of course, as with all forms of online shopping, there is a slight possibility of being scammed; however, the chance is slim. Of all the deals I've made so far, I haven't been scammed and neither have any of my friends been scammed. However, I've heard of people getting scammed using Carousell, so do be careful!

Overall, Carousell is a lovely app that makes buying and selling products a lot easier for both buyers and sellers. I would definitely recommend shopaholics and bargain-seekers to download this app!

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Excellent
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4.5
Stumbled upon the web page of this app. Downloaded it. Never looked back. Carousell is a wonderful app that makes shopping easy. Products are grouped into neat categories for easy browsing. Nice layout of the product listings make scrolling through them all a breeze. I like that I can bid other prices easily, and strike up conversations with the seller all within Carousell. There is no need for me to reveal my private number for communication.

I'm surprised that Carousell was developed by students. Judging by the quality, I would have thought it to be produced by a tech startup. Great job! Was also pleasantly surprised when one member of their team emailed me and asked for suggestions/feedback. She was polite and earnest about it, which I admired. Definitely an app worth downloading, and just one of many examples that local can be good too.
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An extremely convenient App
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
To say that Carousell is just like any ordinary app doesn't seem right. In my opinion, Carousell is a really useful app that my entire family uses. Its convenience allows us to snap a photo of our items and upload them online for fellow Carousellers to view anytime, anywhere.

What I like most about it is that this application actually categorizes your items just so that it will be easier for Carousellers to view. Some examples of categories are 'For Her', 'For Him' and 'Baby/Kids Stuff'. There are many more other categories for you to explore other than the ones that I have listed.

I have managed to sell my preloved items after signing up for a week and I must say that Carousell has brought me a lot of convenience, as compared to setting up a physical booth at a flea market to sell your brand new or second-hand items.

Carousell is a truly recommended app! Moreover, it's free!
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Good user experience
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4.5
I recently used Carousell to link up with a junior of mine who was selling away his book collection and video games. Hence, carousell has a personal touch with me since I not only obtained stuff I genuinely wanted that is in a good condition, but also linked up with an old friend I haven't spoken to in quite a while.

In terms of user experience, Carousell is an extremely easy app to use. With its products organised neatly into different categories, I frequent lifestyle gadgets, for him and sportswear categories the most. Moreover, Carousell also functions Instagram style, allowing you to follow your friends and see what they have to sell. Moreover, the 'Activities' section allows you to track your own purchases as well as sales.

Generally, items found on Carousell tend to be cheap (no guesses because there are quite a number of second hand items). However, from my own personal experience, some of the items (encompassing books, games, DVDs and even a wristband) are in mint condition and well worth the money paid for.

Overall, a relatively easy and useful app to use, not to mention created by one of our own.
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