Hello, I have been using this app for over a year and just like LetGo, OfferUp will randomly send me notifications telling me to check out items for sale in my area. I have never bought anything on OfferUp. I have only sold a lot of items. Just now, 10:30 am, I received an alert telling me to check out iPhone's for sale in my area. I have sold iPhones on OfferUp, not bought them! If I were interested in buying something, I would do a search when I'm good and ready to, not because of these annoying notifications. Why is there no way to stop getting any notifications other than ones having to do with items we are selling or buying???
I want to double down on this one. I'm close to deleting the app and only reinstalling it when I need to sell something.
I don't see how it helps bring any extra revenue to the development team, given the nature of the app.
I searched for headphones once a month ago and now I have random notifications happening to remind me I did that.
My phone dings enough. lol
I know exactly what you mean. I'm still getting hit with random notifications suggesting that I buy the same things that I sold weeks and months ago. I've never made a purchase on OfferUp, only sold items. As soon as a I finish selling some items this month, I am definitely going to delete the app until the next time I have things to sell. Too bad because OfferUp in my area, gets more hits than LetGo and the other apps.
OfferUp needs to work on their algorithm. How on earth do they think it's a good idea to suggest that users buy the exact same type of items they recently sold?!?! Even worse is when I'm waiting on buyers to msg me and then it turns out to just be an annoying msg asking me to buy what I just sold or am currently selling.
Because of the traffic, I completely forgave the outdated design of the iPhone app. I even got over how the app often gets stuck it you happen to be traveling and drop a few signal bars. I assume it has to be the app because while everything else on my phone works in that moment, OfferUp will just get stuck hanging/spinning circle, and of course it only happens when I'm on my way to meet a buyer. This never happens with LetGo which is my #2 app of this kind.
When you have the time, try to update the OfferUp app on your device to version 3.1.0 (9186). Then go into My Account, then tap on the green gear icon at the top corner, which should take you into settings. From settings, what someone else is telling me is that we should be able to turn off these annoying notifications. However, after updating, I still don't see any option. If you update and try, please confirm.