Treating yourself does not have to mean breaking the bank. At least, we definitely don’t think so. That’s why we’ve been on the hunt for resources to find good local deals. In fact, we were recently talking with a fellow blog writer when she recommended that we check out apps. And not just any apps, but she sent us the link below, saying that she had discovered some interesting finds from apps she located there.
We love our friend, of course, but we weren’t just going to blindly take her recommendation and share it with you without trying some of the apps for ourselves. So we jumped straight in and actually discovered some really awesome resources for local deals in the process. After narrowing down our favorites, we decided to share them with you so you can find great deals too!
Wayfair – Rating: 4.8, Downloads: 10M
Wayfair offers quality, low-cost home goods that you can order right from your mobile device. Literally, you can buy a couch from your couch. There are tons of amazing new releases at discounted, early-bird prices; it really is ideal for users who like to stay ahead of furniture and home-good trends. Plus, Wayfair has a virtual tool you can use to see how a new product will fit into your home. That way, you can decide whether or not it matches your style without having to bring it home first.
We will say, some users have claimed that there is a tendency for the app to freeze during transactions. While we haven’t experienced this ourselves, just know that this is something people have mentioned previously in app reviews.
Pros: In-home testing function, early-bird deals, order furniture right from your phone
Cons: App may freeze during the transaction process
Overall: As long as you’re patient, you’ll have access to great furniture deals and tools to decorate your home efficiently
LetGo – Rating: 4.5, Downloads: 50M
If you want good local deals or have things around the house you’re trying to get rid of, then LetGo is the perfect app to help you get rid of the things you don’t need and buy the things you do. What’s so fantastic about this app is that it gives you the opportunity to declutter your home and make some money while simultaneously letting you shop for the things you need at discounted, second-hand prices. It’s extremely convenient.
One downside is that sellers are limited to displaying just one picture of their product. This can, of course, lead to a bit of confusion, so it’s really important that if you do decide to sell, you use the best picture possible.
Pros: Make money at the extra items you have around the house, declutter your home, shop with discounts
Cons: Only one picture can be uploaded by the seller (per product)
Overall: As long as you pay close attention to the images you upload or view on the app, then you’ll love how much money you can save or earn with this app
Mercari – Rating: 4.7, Downloads: 10M
Mercari is great for garnering amazing deals on normally-expensive items. If you like living in the life of luxury, then you’ll really enjoy all of the great deals you can find using this app. Plus, the best part (in our opinion) is that you don’t have to meet with anyone in-person to get your purchases, meaning no creepy meetings. Everything you buy is shipped right to your door, saving you time, money, and energy.
Because you’re interacting directly with buyers and sellers, it’s likely that you will occasionally run into rude people along the way. Yes, it’s totally frustrating. No, we don’t know why people have unnecessary attitudes, but you definitely shouldn’t let that affect your shopping experience.
Pros: Get deals on luxury items, everything is shipped directly to you
Cons: People can have attitudes occasionally
Overall: Treat everyone with care and respect, and you’ll have an excellent luxury-for-less shopping experience
While these apps probably aren’t great for shopping addicts (or, maybe they are, you’re spending less money, right?) they are perfect for people who want to avoid spending big bucks on the products they really need. There are so many good options and deals – we really think you are going to be blown out of the water as we were. Seriously, if you’re someone who is always looking for deals, you are not going to want to miss what these apps offer.