Facebook garage sale sites are the way to go!
Just click one, and as soon as the page administrator approves your request, you’re in! Once approved, postings for the group will begin to filter into your newsfeed. If they fall off, or start to disappear, just go to the page every once in a while to engage in some way so that Facebook knows you’re still interested in seeing that content.
3. How to I buy & sell on a Facebook garage sale site? Easy breezy lemon squeezee, my friend. But before you start rummaging through your garage, know that each site has house rules. Make sure you know them. If you don’t, you’ll probably get a nastygram from the site administrator at some point. Most of the sites have very similar rules, so that helps.
As for posting an item, it’s no different than updating your Facebook status. Just go to the top of the group’s page (NOT your personal page) and write a post for the item, just as you would if you were updating your Facebook status.
4. BUY BUY BUY and SELL SELL SELL! You’re off to the races!! Let’s go MAKE SOME BENJAMINS, and find some stellar deals, boys and girls!
Common Online Yard Sale Terms:
- P/U = Pick-Up, usually followed by the location you’d like to meet to sell an item. Typically, these transactions are done in a public space…such as “P/U Target parking lot, Wood Dale”
- PPU = Pending Pick-Up, sellers will write this in their listing when the item has been spoken for.
- Cross-Posted = Written in an item’s description to let buyers know that the item has been listed on multiple sites (Craigslist, other yard sale sites, etc)
- Bump = Sellers will use this term to comment in their own listing and “bump” the item back up to the top of the feed, to give it more exposure. There is usually a rule about how often an item can be bumped…typically once/day.
- ISO = In Seach Of
- OBO = Or Best Offer, meaning if the buyer cannot get the price listed, they would consider other offers.
- Interested = What potential buyers typically write in the comments if they want to purchase your item
- Sending PM = Sending Private Message. This is how a potential buyer will communicate with you as a seller. Typically, since these people will not be your actual facebook friends, any messages from them will be filtered into what facebook calls your “other folder”, which can be found at the top of your facebook page, under your message folder. Here’s a picture…