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Editors' Review

by   / July 21, 2014

Carousell Snap-Sell Chat-Buy for Android lets you buy and sell things from your smartphone. For sellers, a storefront with basic listings and image hosting is free; Carousell pays for it all by charging a small fee on each completed transaction. Sound familiar? That's how eBay works; in fact, Carousell's documentation calls it "eBay for smartphones."


Sell easy: Listing items to sell on Carousell is easy and starts with your camera or gallery when you tap Sell on Carousell's toolbar.

Attractive layout: The Carousell listings we browsed and searched for were attractively presented and feature useful extras such as customer comments and social media links.

Buy local: Carousell is based in Singapore and caters to users worldwide, but it also helps you find local sellers. Buying from neighbors saves shipping fees, too.


Caveat emptor: As always, let the buyer beware: Carousell is a venue, not a retailer, and reputation is critical. Sellers should take the time to read all of Carousell's Terms and Conditions.

Not eBay: Despite its description, Carousell is not eBay for smartphones. eBay has its own Android app, and its listings dwarf Carousell's many times over.

Bottom Line

Carousell Snap-Sell Chat-Buy may be a clunky name, but the app is nice. It seems like a promising eCommerce site, comparisons to eBay notwithstanding.

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Full Specifications


Publisher Carousell
Publisher web site
Release Date May 15, 2014
Date Added May 15, 2014
Version 1.6.1


Category Entertainment Software
Subcategory Lifestyle Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements Requires Android 2.3.3 and up

Download Information

File Size Not Available
File Name External File


Total Downloads 2,287
Downloads Last Week 7


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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