Carousell is an online marketplace that makes it super easy for anyone to sell and buy things.
As a seller, just snap a few pictures of what you’re trying to sell, and a few words of info and you’re ready to go!
As a buyer, just scroll through all the listings and message the seller that you’re most interested in getting the item from!
Needless to say, there are lots of good deals on Carousell that you can snatch up, but do you know what really are the things that you should only buy from there and not elsewhere because it’s much cheaper?
Here are some ideas!
1. K-Pop Albums
Basically, anyone who even has the slightest interest in purchasing a K-Pop album knows that under no circumstances should you get them from Popular or CD Shops, but to actually turn to Carousell instead.
Many sellers either buy the albums directly from Korea or are selling them because they don’t want it anymore.
As a result, you can get them for incredibly low prices that are $10-$20 lower than what you’ll find in retail shops!
Sure, you might have to wait some time for delivery, but honestly, the savings you get are so worth it.
Some people don’t really think about this but Carousell is actually a really good place to get vouchers if you’re really into saving money.
Getting vouchers directly from the supplier usually doesn’t save you much money and you might get more than you actually need.
However, the Carousell marketplace has a ton of vouchers that you can buy, be it for NTUC, Takashimaya, or Golden Village.
A particularly smart tip would be to buy movie vouchers since they’re usually only $10 a voucher and can be used for a $12.50 movie.
This way, you save quite some money if you’re going with a group of friends!
Let’s face it, how many of us actually reread our storybooks? A lot of times, it’s just left in our bookshelves collecting dust, which is why many smart readers are selling almost brand-new copies of their books online!
Even if you’re not looking for new or recently published titles, you can find almost any book on Carousell and the older books go for cheaper.
It’s definitely more worth it than buying a brand new book and reading it a few times, and more convenient than visiting a secondhand bookstore.
4. Beauty Products
There’s always a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that comes with buying from an authorised retailer or the brand itself, but sometimes we’re just not willing to spend so much money on it.
On Carousell, you can find lots of bargains for beauty products by people who either need to clear out unopened impulse buys or sell off products that they decided that they didn’t like.
Either way, you can get pretty good steals at prices much below those in stores, or buy samples if you’re not willing to invest in the full-sized product!
5. Simple Clothes
The emphasis here is simple because you most likely wouldn’t want to shop for a wedding dress or a formal tuxedo on Carousell. However, if you’re looking for casual clothes like t-shirts or shorts, there are very affordable options on Carousell.
Clothes hoarding is a very common problem and thankfully many people are realizing that, which results in them putting these clothes up for sale at low prices since they just want to make a quick buck.
You probably don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a piece of clothing on Carousell, though, since it might be risky, so stick to ten dollar shirts and stuff and you should be safe.
Kitchen and electrical appliances are another example of things that are often bought but hardly used, and to buy them brand new from a department store would be rather expensive.
It’s easy to find fully functioning and good quality appliances such as blenders and mixers for considerably less than if it were to be brand new.
Of course, there’s always a risk associated with purchasing used items but Carousell is pretty reliable so you don’t have to worry too much!
7. Fan Merchandise
We all have phases in life when we get obsessed with a certain band or celebrity and buy their merchandise, only to regret it later on when we get out of it.
Which is why it’s always a better choice to buy all these kinds of merchandise from Carousell since they’re usually in pretty good condition and more affordable than directly from the official supplier.
Of course, you won’t get the same feeling of satisfaction and authenticity but if that doesn’t bother you that much then this is definitely a better option!
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