It’s been a couple of weeks or months since the Facebook Marketplace feature came out to the public and I never felt the need to use it- until now. As a Christmas present I received a patio seating set but noticed that once the table was assembled it was a little too big for my patio space and was pretty sure that the chairs wouldn’t be able to fit. Last week, I tried to return the chairs in their original shipping box but the retailer wouldn’t accept them since they are part of a set. The fact is, I do really like the table because it fits perfectly the smaller chairs I bought and I don’t want to give it back. My mom suggested, “Natalie, I don’t know what you should do. Put in on Craigslist or something”. That something reminded me of Facebook Marketplace and that I did.
Facebook Marketplace is a place where you can buy items and sell your items on Facebook. You name your own price, enter a description for the item and post. There is a lot of things that you can buy on Facebook Marketplace like cars, purses, baby strollers, beds, microwaves, wheels, rims, etc you name it!. The possibilities are truly endless on Facebook Marketplace. I decided to give it a chance and see what happens. To start you just go to your Facebook app on your phone and opened up the section tapping the icon right in the middle of my lower screen.
There, I have the options of selling, viewing products based on categories, searching for specific products and to view the items I put up for sale. There is also images of the items people are selling near my location. Since I was interested on selling – not buying, I tapped on the “What are you selling?” text box and that opened up my camera and photo library. I used a photo from the website where I purchased the chairs since it looks professional enough (and the chairs are still on the shipping box).
I entered the information of the item I am selling and next a brief description of their condition and anything else I want the buyer to know. Then I set a price, the chairs cost me $125.00 so I entered $150.00 just because of the mere fact that people will try to low-ball me. That way I really get the price that I wanted which was the original price. To finish the post, you enter the location where you are at, and select the category of what your item is. You have the option to post to more places but I didn’t choose this option.
Ta-da! After tapping post, my item was live, and even though I posted the item at 9:40pm by this morning I received around 20 Facebook messages regarding the chairs. Whether one of these 20 messages pans out or not it’s up to the buyer, I just want to get that box out of my patio.