My First Experience with Facebook Marketplace (v2)

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My First Experience with Facebook Marketplace (v2)

Post by Flack » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:31 pm

This past weekend I sold the dragon skeleton I got from Big Lots using Facebook Marketplace. The first lady who responded to my ad complained that I was located too far away. The second lady who responded sent me pictures of her clown room. The third person who responded paid me $120, and I delivered the plastic skeleton to his home. The end!
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Post by Flack » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:28 pm

Today I listed a set of wheels and tires on Facebook Marketplace. I found a comparable set for $400, so I listed mine for $300. The first person who contacted me asked if I would meet him in Tulsa (120 miles away). He said it's the least I could do, since he lives 300 miles away. I told him that wasn't likely. He called me a dick.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:24 pm

This seems terrible. The whole benefit of using craigslist is that they don't know my name unless I respond. Is there a fee to use Facebook Marketplace? It's $7 to post an ad on craigslist now.
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Post by Flack » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:21 am

The opposite of that is also true, which is that on Craigslist sellers don't know a buyer's name, either. With Facebook Marketplace, you can click on the person's profile and at least see if they look like a crazy person.

Facebook Marketplace is free, and once you mark your item as sold it "disconnects" you from any potential buyers. The history of your communication remains, but it doesn't appear they can still message you, which is good.
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Re: My First Experience with Facebook Marketplace (v2)

Post by Flack » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:24 pm

This morning, a guy told me he wanted the wheels and tires. He came over, paid me for the wheels and tires, and left with them. I guess the key here is to just wait out all the crazy people on days 1 and 2.
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Re: My First Experience with Facebook Marketplace (v2)

Post by Casual Observer » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:25 pm

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:24 pm
Like It's $7 to post an ad on craigslist now.
are you serious? Craigslist was always free, literally that was the only reason to use it. When did this happen?

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Re: My First Experience with Facebook Marketplace (v2)

Post by Flack » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:37 am

Craigslist is free except for a couple of small areas, like job postings and cars being sold by dealers.
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Re: My First Experience with Facebook Marketplace (v2)

Post by Jizaboz » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:57 pm

Here here for everyone here who never created a Facebook account!

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Re: My First Experience with Facebook Marketplace (v2)

Post by RealNC » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:49 pm

Jizaboz wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:57 pm
Here here for everyone here who never created a Facebook account!
Does a fake account qualify? A fake account was my only interaction with FB to date.

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Re: My First Experience with Facebook Marketplace (v2)

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:26 pm

Craigslist has some other sections where they charge $7 for an ad. They rolled it out to different cities at different times. (Initially it was $5 in Denver, then $7.) I hate to say it, but it actually works. 90, maybe 99% of the ads dropped overnight when they did it. So the ones that are left, someone paid $7 to screech into the ether. If you do use the service now to sell stuff or whatever, it sticks around longer now too. Freeloaders and spammers tried to ruin it.
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