You can slang anythang!*
Ever notice that buying and selling online had a little somethin' somethin' missing? We did, so we decided to bring something fresh to the table, providing a fast, free and easy alternative to other classified sites.
The Homeboy Shopping Network is for buyers, sellers, collectors, traders and anyone else lookin' to connect and exchange stuff.
Try it now, it's fast, free and easy baby ;)
Help & FAQTOP
If you don't know, you better axe somebody!
Which browsers are best to view The Homeboy Shopping Network?
The site is optimised for Chrome, Safari and Firefox. We are currently working on Internet Explorer compatibility.
Can I search globally for all listings on The Homeboy Shopping Network?
Search results are based on the city you are currently exploring. To see all listings click "Everything" in the directory bar to search the site globally.
How can I get the best search results?
Do not use quotations when searching on the website.
Do I really have to type "thehomeboyshoppingnetwork.com" into my browser to get to this site?
No, The Homeboy Shopping Network is also THBSN.com.
What the truck?
If you see a truck on an ad page or ad preview, it means the seller is willing to ship the item. Contact the seller to work something out. Offering shipping will increase interested buyers. Ship your slinky from here to Helsinki.
Where is my ad, it didn't get posted?
Sometimes new ads get marked as spam if they contain flagged text. If you think this is happening to you and you aren't promoting Viagra or a distant inheritance please email us and we will sort it out.
Deleting & Updating videos in your ad
On the Edit Ad page, videos posted will show the YouTube link surrounded by an [EMBED] tag. To Delete a video, delete the [EMBED] tag and YouTube link.
You can add multiple videos through the Edit Ad page, the same way you did when you posted your ad.
Tip: When you click the embed button the [EMBED] tag/Video is placed wherever your cursor is in the preview text area.
What the $#!+ happened to my pictures?
If you mistype the captcha when posting an ad, any images you've uploaded will be purged and need to be uploaded again.
Why are my photos showing up sideways?
We're gonna pass the buck on this one. Apple says you're holding the camera wrong and to always hold the Home button to the right when taking pictures. You can also use apps to rotate your images. This guy breaks it down further here.
Request your hoodTOP
Submit a Country, City or Hood
Want to sell your gear on The Homeboy Shopping Network but don't see your area on the site? Submit your Country, City and Hood below. The first person to post in a new city will get a FREE featured ad upgrade! And will be entered into any THBSN Gear Give-away Contests.
Submit Category, Subcategory or Hood requests here!
Want to sell your gear on The Homeboy Shopping Network but don't see a category that suits what you want to sell? Submit your category and subcategory (if any, if not type "none" in the subcategory box). The first person to post in a new category will get a FREE featured ad upgrade! And will be entered into any THBSN Gear Give-away Contests.
Oh Word, it's a word search!
Find the bold word in the following verse, it's hidden somewhere on a photo in an ad page on The Homeboy Shopping Network.
Take Good Photos,
Win a Prize!
Guess what? We're giving away $tuff for good looking' ads; Take good photos and you could be eligible to win a limited edition print by artist Yoke One.
Photos are the most important part of your ad. A good photo will draw people in and will help sell items faster which can mean money in your pockets to keep you warm.
Ad posting tips TOP
Here's a few tips to help you post better ads and move more gear.
Take Good Photos
• Taking good photos will help you sell your stuff faster. Good photos will make you eligible for our 'good lookin' contest (click for info).
• Get creative and use interesting backgrounds & backdrops. Keep the following points in mind when shooting:
• Photo all angles of product, capture all information.
• Don’t waste anyone's time. No one wants to meet in person to find out that "mint item" you're selling is really in poor condition. Highlight any flaws and provide accurate description of your items.
• Take photos against flat colour or textured backgrounds.
• Proper lighting will make or break a photo.
• Shoot from a tripod to reduce blur.
Titles & Description Text
• Include all keywords buyers would search for.
• Include text to answer any anticipated questions buyers may have. Who, what, why, when, how.
• Include brand/artist/designer names.
• Communication is key. Send an email to confirm 'Payment Received' and when 'Item Has Shipped'.
Other Buying & Selling Tips
•If you are buying, ask the seller lots of questions to avoid any surprises.
•Research the items you are buying or selling.
•Examine and test any item out before dropping your cold hard cash on it.
•Cash is king, banks won't take fake cashier's checks & money orders.
• Include preferred payment option.
• When shipping an item, It's a good idea to add insurance.
•Transactions are between buyers and sellers only, there are no third party "guarantees".
• Don't give out your personal financial info.
Shout Outs TOP
We would like to make special mention of the following individuals for their contributions:
From The Noun Project: James Thoburn (Books icon), Pavel Mariánek (Cameras & Gear icon), Joe Mortell (Movies & Film icon), Asmathies Janssen (Music icon), Martin Turner (Music Gear icon), Julia Soderberg (Shoes & Footwear icon), Matthew R. Miller (Sports Gear icon), Luis Martins (Video Games icon), Andrew Cameron (Whips icon), Mourad Mokrane (stuff icon).