After concluding a comprehensive 6-part series guide on Carousell Singapore, Guidesify recognises that it lacks in content for consumers, who are a vital part of the platform. For part 7 of our Carousell Singapore guide, we will unveil exclusive items and subscriptions services that may fascinate you. These are listings that buyers are likely to be unaware of but are the gold, or rather, lobangs that should not be missed.
#UPDATE July 2018 Disclaimer: Carousell has updated its terms and conditions and has listed more products/services as restricted items. This includes Supernatural items or services (e.g. Spells, curses, hexing, potions), Digital subscriptions and accounts for streaming services, including, but not limited to, cable TV, Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, etc., and illegal job listings. You may no longer purchase these items on Carousell.
1. Digital Products: Netflix, Spotify, Microsoft Office, Anti-Virus, etc.
We will start with the juiciest items. It is no secret that Carousell Singapore is powerless in stopping prohibited listings from appearing on its platform all the time. Search Netflix or Spotify under the search bar and tonnes of listings will be displayed in the results. Initially, these subscriptions were priced at an insanely low S$1 per Netflix/Spotify account. However, as more Carousellers get to know of this lobang, the prices of these accounts began to surge naturally. As of today, prices for Netflix and Spotify accounts are as stated:
• Netflix Standard Account – S$7, S$15 for use on two devices
• Netflix Ultra HD – S$25
• Spotify Lifetime Premium upgrade to own account- S$25
The sellers of these accounts also give a lifetime guarantee out of goodwill. Sounds too good to be true? Search and see it with your own eyes.
Side Note: One particular seller who shall not be named also sells secrets on how to get full refunds on Amazon items. Guidesify shall reemphasise the risks of engaging in such activities in prohibited items and will not be held responsible for any consequences.
2. Amulets, Religious Items, Black Magic and Voodoo
That’s right. You can search up anything superstitious in Carousell and relevant listings as stated above will show up. From items that offer wealth to black magic that attacks any person of yours in mind, sellers seem to sell these items openly on the platform. Heck, there’s even a category called “Religious Items”. Prices of such articles could be as little as S$20 to as much as S$20,000.
3. Digital Games
You can find digital games on gaming platforms like Steam, Origin, Xbox and PS4. However, as suggested by one veteran seller on Carousell, vendors who sell digital games are just trying to make a quick buck and aren’t exactly the cheapest place to find these items. You are recommended to go to G2A.com, Kinguin and Gameflip to find cheaper sources of digital games instead.
4. Room Rentals
Chased out of the house? Need room to stay, but Airbnb is not affordable enough? There are tonnes of rental listings posted every minute at Carousell. Most of these landlords require tenants at short notice and will be willing to negotiate the rental prices. Do pay close attention to the terms and conditions in the description and whether an agent will be engaged in this dealing.
Job listings are mostly catered to part-timers and students. The pay rates will be relatively higher due to savings on commissions and agent fees. Do read our guide on how to write up a good resume fast, preparation tips for the job interview and other information.
6. Tickets to almost everything in Singapore
It is unknown to Guidesify how these sellers get a hold of these tickets at lower prices. The more popular tickets on sale are USS, Gardens By The Bay and River Safari tickets. Concert tickets like Ed Sheeran are jacked up though.
7. Website/App Design
Websites and Mobile Apps are productive ways to earn passive income. However, it takes a lot of effort and technical knowledge to set up and maintain a website/app. On Carousell, depending on the level of the project, setup costs ranges from S$50 to S$10,000. It is crucial to do your research and know what you want to avoid getting butchered.
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