There are so many ways to sell stuff these days…like local stuff – the stuff in the closet, garage and basement stuff. You can use craigslist (funny how this seems so “old” now), eBay, Facebook local groups, letgo – and then all the apps and sites you have not heard yet.
A short time ago, my family needed a new freezer. We have three boys at home – so we go through a lot of food and we use the deep freeze to stock up. We were looking for an upright freezer.
I looked on craigslist for a couple weeks – but there wasn’t too much. Some for $150, some for $400. But are they good, bad or smelly? So I jumped on Facebook and just asked if anyone had a lead, I had some quick responses and within 24 hours…I bought one.
The best part – I knew the seller. So I felt good about the transaction.
That is the power of Facebook. They have had “Buy/Sell” groups for a while…”garage sale” groups. But now, they have the Facebook Marketplace. Its only on mobile – but they gave it prime real estate.
They launched this fall – and it is quite good. This has potential, there is a lot of stuff for sale – in my area there is a ton of stuff popping up.
It will be interesting to see the impact this has on the other options. I can say – I finding my self using it more than Craigslist. Craigslist is just too hard to navigate from mobile.