Selecting a Location as a Seller

1. OfferUp is a marketplace for local buyers and sellers - we recommend meeting in person. Whenever possible, meet at a public location such as a cafe or shopping mall. Take extra caution when meeting about a high-value item, and consider meeting at your local police station. We understand that people occasionally meet at residences to purchase larger items. If this is necessary, we strongly recommend having a friend or family member with you. 

2. If you are buying or selling a large or heavy item, bring a friend to help lift. 

3. When the meeting location and time have been set, inform the other person that you’re on your way and provide them with an approximate estimated time of arrival.

4. If you’re running late, please let the other person know so that nobody is kept waiting.

For more information:

Best practices for selling an item
Tips for Engaging with Buyers
Best practices for buying items
Selecting a Location as a Buyer
Tips for Using Messaging
Tips for Inspecting and Purchasing Items


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