5miles opened a new channel called 5miles Dash. It is a new auction feature that
allows you to bid on brand new items. - Auctions last 90 seconds and bids start
at $1. - Only pay when you win. - Items are shipped directly to your door. - If
user is unsatisfied with a product, we offer bu...
OFFER UP IS A BETTER APP
I’ve had this app since 2016 and it USED to be a great app but for some reason lately I can’t post a single item without getting a notification almost immediately from 5miles saying my post was taken down because “it’s a duplicate post”. Before 5miles even responds with some MEANINGLESS APOLOGY or a STUPID SUGGESTION of theirs my post was NOT a duplicate post. All my items are different and I take time to take pictures and post them. People (that act like children) selling the same thing I do flag my posts because I sell my stuff cheaper and 5miles doesn’t even bother looking at it before removing it. It’s frustrating and I don’t need a USELESS LINK from the “5miles developer” to some email y'all will never reply to. If you’re going to delete my “duplicate post” delete everyone else selling the same thing I do without picking and choosing just mine it’s frustrating. I haven’t used the app for about 6 months for this same reason and don’t plan on using it any longer. I’ve had the same issues with OFFER UP because there’s childish people there too but when I email them they resolve the issue quickly and ban those accounts flagging competitors but when I tried to dispute the issue with 5miles they simply went ahead and removed most of my posts and said they were all “duplicate”. I WOULDN'T WASTE ANY TIME DOWNLOADING THIS APP WHEN OFFER UP IS A WAY BETTER OPTION THEIR TEAM ACTUALLY PAYS ATTENTION TO YOUR ISSUES.
I have had the app for a few years now and started running into an issue with posting. I wasn’t able to get past a certain point and kept giving me an error to where i couldn’t post any new items or even edit current posted items. I got so frustrated that i emailed their tech support to get the issue resolved. I emailed back and forth with now going on 4 people. At first they kept saying restart your phone and try reconnecting your internet and so forth which i thought was weird seeing as though my issue had nothing to do with any of those solutions. I then got an email from another department saying the reason for by denied purchase was due to not having enough “friends”. That’s when i knew they weren’t going to resolve the issue. Why is it so hard to fix a cliche on the app. I haven’t had this issue before so I’m not sure why it started now. It has made the app impossible to use which is very disappointing. I’ll be using other apps for my selling needs and keep this in mind when reaching out to a company like this. My issue is still currently unresolved.
I can’t 100% prove it but I get messages from people who have not been active in multiple days or weeks. I think the app is looking at products that are not selling well and it sends automated messages from inactive accounts. The messages are asking questions like “ Do you have more pictures?” I always have at least 5+ pictures in my listings. When I ask what other pictures they want there is never a response. They ask “Can you give me more information?” I over explain each of my products to make sure that there is no confusion later in the process. But again when I ask what other information they are looking for, no response. I get the question are they being sold as a group or individually and in the listing it says “I am pricing/selling them individually.” Shocker no response from them either. I have yet to sell anything on here because the couple times I have had real interest the people don’t show up or they are expecting me to deliver a $15 product 30 miles from my house for free. Use a different app this one doesn’t seem to have an ethical setup!
Great market app !
Really and truly one of the greatest local market apps available . Can get good deals on everything from electronics to housewares . There is a feedback system so you can get an idea of who you are interacting . On a couple of my meet ups the other person mentioned that they were nervous about meeting up with cash to buy something. I’d recommend to those who are wary of meeting a “stranger” in public , pick a place like the DMV , a police station, or meet inside a store. Meet during daylight hours as opposed to nighttime, this way you could feel more secure about meeting up to trade . Don’t let the possible (if any) bad apples ruin the experience of using a market like this .
Entire system is flawed
I’ve tried so many times to sell stuff through this app and have been disappointed every time. Seems like the people that are “buyers” on here don’t do anything but waste your time asking lots of questions and basically wanting you to give it away for free only to leave you stranded in the end. They have no means of screening sellers and buyers to verify if they are even who they say they are. Also, I tried to advertise a yard sale and posted pictures of the things I’m selling to encourage people to come and check them out in person. In the end I get flagged by 5 miles and my listings get pulled for “duplicates”. Why? Because I used the same pictures for my individual listings as I had in my yard sale listing. So dumb in so many different ways. Just save your time people! If you want to safely and efficiently sell your stuff take the cut and sell through EBAY. Heck, at this point even offer up has better options for sellers than 5 miles. This app is nothing but overhyped due to their “duplicate” commercials on social media.
Went from kind of buggy to never opening
Latest update: App recently updated to a new look, and now all of my liked/saved local items for sale are gone. Only my 5Miles Dash items remain. Very disappointing; I saved items I intended to buy, and they’re gone. ——————— Update: Used this app successfully for months, sold several things, and made appointments. App would sometimes not open, would have to try a few times. For the past several weeks, I've been able to access the app once or twice. Otherwise, it won't open, despite trying multiple times a day. Deleting the app. ------------- Been using the app for a few weeks. Sometimes I get notifications for messages I've already read, sometimes for messages that aren't there. Nothing too bad (other than some of my experiences with other users.) Now, after updating to the new IOS on my phone, though, the app won't open a lot of the time.
Too many glitches and auto responder support is no help!
I use several other apps for local sales including OfferUp, letgo, and craigslist and this App is by far the glitchiest! If pictures aren’t sized just right your whole listing gets rejected, and instead of allowing you to edit it, you have to cancel it and start all over from scratch – ridiculous! I don’t have this issue with any other app for the same identical listing! Another issue that relates only to this backwards app is listings getting canceled for being in the wrong category. Again, you have to start all over from scratch instead of being able to edit the listing. When you appeal, they don’t tell you what category it’s supposed to be in and if you don’t put it in the right one, your listing gets canceled again and you have to start all over. Support is virtually no help because they don’t read your comments and just send you canned responses that just infuriates you even more!
2 days into the 24 hour “order pending” process
I’ve honestly never seen anything like it, other than a commercial that used to be on TV were customer service personnel were only authorized to apologize, repeatedly… Apparently there is some provision somewhere deep within the details of 5 mile, that allows them to suspend your transaction by placing it into pending status, due to a nonspecific issue that no one in customer service can identify or communicate to you, even though your credit card has been billed and the seller has selected a meet up location and scheduled to meet you. I wasted four hours of my time on Friday while waiting for Customer Service to get to the bottom of what specifically the issue was, but they seem completely unable to do anything other than apologize; which to their credit, which they have done repeatedly over and over again for the last 36 hours…. And fine apologizers they are indeed… however, eventually become you’re really aware but they seem to have the ability to do nothing but apologize, as they have no information, can’t get any information, can speak to no one who has any information, and provide no solution whatsoever for your dilemma… An amazing experience, because I have truly never seen anyone be so well-trained and polite while providing no information or solutions whatsoever… Truly remarkable.
Not a good experience overall
I got the LetGo app as well as 5Miles. Photos: One thing I loved on 5Miles was the ability to select several photos during the photo upload process. Whereas LG only allowed one photo selection at a time and I had to wait on each photo to load before I could select the next one. Wrong Category: The other thing about 5Miles, two of my toys were categorized wrong. Why? There was not a toy section, so I put it under Other. When I got notice, I looked around and guess where I found Toys? Under Fashion and Accessories. Really? When is a toy a fashion or an accessory? No, you guys have the category mis-categorized. Plus, you can’t just select a new category, you have have to delete the post and start over. Time consuming and ridiculous. Sales: Even though I only had seven items posted I got no likes, no interest and no sales. On other sites I got likes and questions. Folowers: I got two followers. Both Male. I know anyone can follow who they want, but I thought it was weird being I was selling kids toys, baby blankets, woman’s dresses and house shoes. I felt like this is not a dating site and felt uncomfortable. Especially since I never had that experience on other selling apps. Other than that, I don’t like the auction on the site at all and things kept telling me I need to boost and stuff. Not interested, so I deleted the app.
“SMILES” attracts more MATURE w/MOSTLY SERIOUS BUYERS and SELLER!S
“-The 1st Time I opened the APP, I filled directs and registered, then W went to the EXACT-CATEGORY, and literally in 5 minutes found JUST what We desperately needed and the ASKING PRICE SEEMED SO FAIR, and the Gentleman so POLITE, I felt it was a “Fair & Square” Deal!!! I did not ask for the discount (which could not be much...the price was immediately satisfactory (I’ve been shopping-around BECAUSE I AM 60 YEARS OLD, TERMINALLY DISABLED, and on a ‘FIXED INCOME’ that barely allows Me an extra $400 monthly. But, that covers ZERO because mostly it’s for food. Potty paper. Toothpaste and CLOTHING from Goodwill. So, when I immediately FOUND IT... “I bought it!” (THAT IS HOW THESE APPS ARE SUPPOSED TO “WORK”)....! - -Right??! “-ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!” P. S:My Wife and I really feel the need to say “THANK YOU ‘5’-MILES”! You and My ADULT SELLER turned Me from “A BROWSING PERSON” into a “BUYING Person...In just “5 -MINUTES!”. (-that’s gotta be a RECORD!) -a little miracle happened!) lol!
App for Scammers
This app is plagued with scammers, and 5miles does absolutely nothing to protect the customer. On eBay when a buyer makes a purchase you know the sellers real name, email address, physical address, and phone number simply by conducting business with the seller. For some reason 5miles chooses to hide basic contact information from the buyer, so if anything goes wrong with the transaction the buyer is screwed. 5miles response to me was that that would be a good future update for the app to allow buyers to see the sellers contact information. My scammer’s account has yet to be banned, but can you believe the scammer was actually allowed to block me!? What’s even more ridiculous is that 5miles is unwilling to provide me with any of my sellers contact information unless I get a subpoena. Has anyone at 5miles even offered to reach out to the seller in an attempt to retrieve my money. Absolutely, NOT! eBay, why did I ever leave you!
Great app except for photo limitations
This is a great user friendly app for the most part. The only exception is that they require all photos to be square and limit the number to twelve. If the photo does not meet their square 2:1 ratio photo limitation, they will not approve the post and therefore it cannot be sold on their site/app. Perhaps it is a limitation of their software developers but, not all objects are square or can be edited to be square without distortion of the object appearance, which would then be a misrepresentation of the product and fraudulent. Please develop a way to give more allowance for sellers. All other marketplaces allow for rectangular and circular photo uploads. That is the reason for the four-star, instead of a five-star rating.
Just a terrible app.
If you look through the reviews you read reviews that have 5 stars but everything they said was a negative about the app. This app is filled with spam and advertisements, it does not feel authentic. It links to other apps like “burner phone” that just want to make you subscribe for payments to o use. The speed deals that you bid on are just cheap items from china that show an original price that is completely made up, a scam I hope people do not fall for. User-ability is terrible and difficult to navigate. I also believe messages are fake to think your products are getting interest. The final thing. I have never heard of this app and found it by just strolling though the app store. I have never heard of anyone else actually using this app. Stay away, there are way better apps and websites you could use to sell your items.
No thanks, I'll use a different app
The profile photo upload is terrible. It won't center how you set it, and it has to be square or it's impossible to crop it correctly. Then, even when you do finally get it right (I had to go into a secondary app to crop my photo and then come back), it didn't center it as I had selected. It just showed the top left corner of the photo. Also, you need my phone number for verification? No, I'm not doing that. I've had way too many problems with apps and services sharing my phone number, now I get spam and scam calls all day long. So, I'm sorry if I don't trust you, but I just don't trust the situation anymore. Furthermore, if you need my phone number and won't budge on that, fine. Could you tell me BEFORE I typed up my whole first ad and cropped all the photos of the item (keep in mind, I had to back out and use a secondary app to make them square first and then come back to upload them). That was terribly annoying and insulting that you would try to make someone feel "forced" to submit personal info once they've completed their ad. I just started trying it out a few minutes ago, and you've already greatly annoyed me twice. Thanks, but no thanks. I will not be using your service.
Absolute garbage. Use ANY other sales app instead!
I haven’t had ANY positive experiences with this app. I spend the time to type out detailed listings, add my pictures, etc. only to have my listings removed with ZERO explanation. When you click the option to appeal, it immediately gets denied, again without explanation. If you email them for clarification, it’s the same thing. I tried getting more information, and they told me that nobody can sell those items, yet there are LITERALLY dozens of them listed! They said I could report them, so I did, yet over a week later & theirs are still up. I’ve NEVER had a listing removed in the other selling apps! In fact, with this app, I’ve never had any real people inquire about my items. Maybe the previous reviews I read were accurate. Sorry if this review sounds like a rant- I’m frustrated!!
Yes. 5miles: Buy and Sell Locally is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 190,840 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for 5miles: Buy and Sell Locally Is 28.9/100.
Yes. 5miles: Buy and Sell Locally is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 190,840 5miles: Buy and Sell Locally User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for 5miles: Buy and Sell Locally Is 28.9/100.
5miles: Buy and Sell Locally works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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