Long gone are the days when you had to go to a store in the hope of getting a sofa, a dress, or the glassware you want for your home. Today, all you have to do is take out your phone and with just a few taps, you can get what you want without leaving your home (or your sofa!) But even with all this technology, from time to time it can be difficult to find what you want at an affordable price. With so many companies jumping on the fast track to sales, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos and end up either paying more or waiting far too long when you order from a smaller online store.
To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, we decided to try some local deals apps that meet 2 main elements – low price and fast delivery time. Here are our top 3 choices.
3 Best Local Deal Apps
1. thredUP – Local Fashion Shopping Made Easy
If you feel it’s time to update your wardrobe, but you’re not swimming in money, thredUP may be just what the doctor ordered. It’s basically a local store for buying and selling clothes, but what makes the app so special for us is that the clothes are really good and you don’t have to waste time worrying if a shirt you order is missing a sleeve or if it has a huge hole in the middle. Also, there are always new items on sale; you can basically search for new fashion items every hour.
We also think it’s great that the app also works the other way around. If you have some great clothes that you don’t want to wear anymore, you can either offer them for sale or, if you’re generous, donate them to charity. The delivery time is solid, and unlike some other apps, you don’t have to wait a month for the summer dress you need right now.
A minor thing about thredUP is that they seem to be a bit more expensive than other second-hand shops. Don’t get me wrong, everything is still much cheaper than if you would buy in a normal fashion store, but it is a bit more expensive, so it is somewhere in the middle. But you should also remember that the quality is up to scratch, so everything has a price.
2. Flipp – Weekly Shopping for Small Things
It goes without saying that a living room rug costs far more than a bag of fresh tomatoes, but while you only need one rug per room or less, the food can easily pile up and reach triple-digit prices. To try to remedy this, we came across a website that lists the top 10 apps for local offers. The website made it easy to try out several apps without having to download them, so we want to share the list with others.
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And out of the top 10 we finally chose Flipp. Consider the app as your home base for all food-related business. It’s easy to find and group flyers, coupons, loyalty cards, and everything else you need to save hard-earned money. It’s all pretty straightforward: you search for what you need, the app sends you currently available offers, then you shop at the current minimum price – it’s as simple as that. Currently, the app covers major stores like Walmart, Best Buy, and Home Depot. That’s more than enough, but we hope they will add smaller, specialized stores in the future.
Although it only happened a few times, there was a glitch that prevented us from selecting the offers presented to us on the screen. We are not sure if it was a malfunction or an error, but we simply could not tick the offer we wanted. Since it seemed to have happened arbitrarily, we are sure that it is nothing more than an error that can easily be fixed in an update.
3. Overstock – Furniture Up for Grabs
On the other hand, if you want to update your home and wardrobe, we have an app for you here. Overstock is already quite a well-known app when it comes to furniture, and with good reason. You have a wide selection of just about everything you need for your home, from small carpets to king-size beds. Another great thing is that they are always on sale and that even orders over $45 can be shipped quickly and free of charge. Finally, one thing we’d like to mention is the feature that allows you to use your phone to find out what a piece of home decor in your room would look like. Just point your phone at the appropriate part of the room and that’s it. It’s not only useful but also fun to use this function.
Although the offers are great, one thing that could ironically be better is the app itself. It’s easy to find your way around, but there are small elements that make it a bit confusing, like figuring out how to order more than one rug. It’s nothing special, but if the developers just made the app a bit more user-friendly, everything would fall perfectly into place.
There you have it, these are our 3 best local deal apps that can save you money on furniture, clothing, and general items. We think this will cover the majority of your purchases, but if you know of other apps that are either better or allow you to buy something more than just fashion, furniture and groceries, let us know – we’d love to check them out.