Communication made simple with Rumgr 2.1

Posted April 3, 2014 by Keary

Hey Rummagers! We’ve been listening to your feedback and we’ve been hearing that Rumgr lacks a way for simple and open communication. So, we’re excited to finally announce Rumgr 2.1 with an all-new simpler public comment system which has taken the place of Questions & Answers.

Whoa, where’d all my questions go?
All questions have been removed to make way for comments. Comments can now be used to ask for details on an item, as well as announce additional information to your watchers. After you’re done discussing the item, submit your offer and finish the deal!

What should I avoid putting in comments?
Just as with Questions & Answers, comments are public. You should never give out private information like phone numbers, addresses or emails. Once an offer is accepted, use Private chat to privately discuss where and when you’d like to meet.

We’ll continue to build tools for better communication in Rumgr, so stay tuned! If you have any feedback, feel free to email team@rumgr.com or shout out to us @rumgr on Twitter.

Happy Rummaging!


Who’s excited for Spring Cleaning?

Posted March 20, 2014 by Keary

As we’re gearing up for Spring Cleaning, it got us thinking about how Americans can accumulate so much stuff in just a year. It brought us to a study published by UCLA Center of the Everyday Lives of Families. It contains a lot of science-y stuff, but basically Americans buy more and have way too much stuff compared to other countries- we like to fill our garages with boxes of knick knacks and stuff we never use, so much that only 25% of us actually have room in our garage for our car. But for that other 75%, does more material possessions equal happiness? According to the researchers at UCLA, all that clutter is actually a major source of stress.

So now that Spring  is here, it’s time to finally tackle your garage, closets, and those “junk” drawers nobody likes to admit to. But don’t be too quick to just throw everything out! You’d be surprised how much you can get for your clutter. Things like unused homegoods, kitchen appliances, collectibles and decor can all fetch a pretty penny on Rumgr. For the things you can’t sell, be sure to donate to a local charity of your choice, such as The Salvation Army. And with a little extra money in your pocket and a newly de-cluttered no-stress space, don’t forget to sit back and enjoy all that Spring has to offer.

Be sure to check out 9 of the best apps for Spring to help you out with everything from your gardening to warm-weather leisure!


Garage Sale Restrictions in Southern California

Posted February 28, 2014 by Keary

This weekend marks the first weekend of March, and if you’re in Southern California, you know what that means: You can hold your first garage sale of the year. Well, maybe.

With so many cities now restricting when you can hold a garage sale, what may be sold, where your signs are posted, and some cities even requiring you to obtain a permit, holding a garage sale is more of a pain than ever before! Luckily, you can sell your items year-round on Rumgr without all the planning, permits or having to wake up at dawn to price your items with those annoyingly bright stickers and strategically place your signs. Just download, take a picture of your item, and it’s immediately live for everyone to see. Easy peasy lemon-squeezy!

Check out just some of Southern California’s local garage sale restrictions in Los AngelesLong Beach, Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Fullerton.


How to Catch an iPredator: Craigslist Edition

Posted February 26, 2014 by Dylan

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Tonight on 8NewsNow, long time Rummager Mike Cao goes undercover with the news team to catch the culprit of a recent theft of Mike’s new cellphone. The phone was delivered and placed on Mike’s front porch, but was nowhere to be found when he arrived home. After searching on Craigslist he discovered someone had activated and was now selling the exact phone. “Undercover Mike” set up a sting to confront the person.

The whole story will be on 8NewsNow tonight at 6pm, but here is a clip of what’s to come.


Refer your friends, earn discounts. Rumgr 2.0 available now in the App Store.

Posted February 5, 2014 by Keary

Rumgr 2.0

Share Rumgr with a friend and you both get 5% off your next purchase!

When your friends join Rumgr using your referral code, you both automatically get 5% off your next purchase. So share us with 5 or 10 of your closest friends, or better yet, your entire friends list! Update on the App Store.

How do I invite my friends to Rumgr?

Share Rumgr via Facebook, Twitter, email or SMS all from your in-app Menu.

What else is new with Rumgr 2.0?

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First ever Rumgr Meet & Greet recap

Posted February 3, 2014 by Alex

Rumgr meet & greet

A big thanks to everyone who came out to our first ever Rumgr Meet & Greet! We had delicious food, chatted about buying & selling online, and announced some exciting new developments with Rumgr. Check out the highlights and photos of the event after the break.

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Is your Las Vegas garage sale worth going to jail for?

Posted August 16, 2013 by Dylan

Having a garage or yard sale is as American as apple pie. Even on the hottest of Las Vegas summer days you can drive around and see bright pink, blue, and green signs with arrows pointing you to someone’s home. But did you know that you can go to jail for having that simple garage sale?

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Schedule a donation pickup before you move

Posted July 17, 2013 by Dylan

We commonly use moving to a new apartment or house as a great excuse to downsize the amount of “stuff” we’ve accumulated over the years. Whether it’s the extra furniture you’re storing in the garage, clothes that have filled up your closet, or kitchen appliances that you only used a couple times. The truth is that we can all stand to get rid of a few things every so often by donating them.

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