How to search for items

Follow these steps to search and narrow down your results.

Search all categories

  1. Tap Screen_Shot_2020-11-03_at_4.23.11_PM.png and enter the term you want to look for.

Search within a category

  1. Tap Screen_Shot_2020-11-10_at_9.17.23_PM.png, then select the category you want.
  2. Once you’ve selected a category, you can select a subcategory (Example: Electronics & Media > Cell phones & Accessories).


  3. Search for a term and select the category from the list of options. (Example: iPhone X in Cell phones & Accessories).

Customize your search results

  1. You can change your location and shipping options by clicking the location under the search bar.
  2. Run a search.
  3. After you’ve searched an item, tap Filters and set any or all of these options:
    • Price range: Minimum to Maximum
    • Condition: New (never used), Reconditioned/Certified, Open box (never used), Used (normal wear), For parts (heavy wear), Other (see description
  4. Sort: Tap how you want to sort items. By default, OfferUp shows the Best Match. Other options include Closest, Price: Low to high, or Price: High to low.
  5. Some categories, like Cars & trucks, may have special filter options. How to search for cars. Fill in the information that's relevant to you. Note: You can also add extra subcategories if applicable.
  6. When you're finished, tap Apply.
  7. Your results will refresh to reflect your choices. 
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