After sharing about cleansing out and promoting our mother and father home, which ended up being a extremely popular publish to learn, somebody requested me to share about shopping for and promoting on Fb Market, so I’m sharing that at the moment. Should you’ve by no means purchased or offered on Fb Market, it’s a good way to eliminate stuff you not wish to preserve, from furnishings to ornamental equipment. I’ve offered each on there with a lot success.
It could not carry prime greenback, however from my expertise it’s higher than promoting furnishings at a yardsale. Yardsales are nice for decluttering, however they don’t at all times carry prime greenback. When you resolve to declutter and eliminate furnishings and equipment, Fb Market works nice.
I’m not an skilled, however I’ve purchased and offered on Fb Market many instances, so I’ll share my expertise on this publish. This may principally be about promoting, however I’ll additionally point out shopping for.
I’m sharing screenshots of most of the objects we offered out of our mother and father home. It actually helped to begin the clear out course of by itemizing something of worth on Fb Market. I removed lots of furnishings over a interval of a month or so by itemizing after which going over to satisfy folks when it was time to select up.
Checklist for a Truthful Worth
Should you’re on Fb, you may arrange an account with Fb Market in your space. There’s a Market on the sidebar that you could click on which can carry up objects and Teams in your space. There are additionally Teams in your space that you could apply to affix and that offers you a bigger viewers once you’re promoting. Make sure you click on these after they come up so you may get your objects seen by a much bigger group of individuals. The extra teams the higher. Once you checklist, watch out as a result of it doesn’t at all times present as much as click on all of the packing containers for every group, so typically I’ve to search for that space and click on all of the packing containers so my objects present up in all of them. Somebody has to approve you to affix every Group, however that occurs quick from my expertise.
Once you’re itemizing, have in mind what you suppose a good worth could be. We tried to determine what retail value could be after which checklist for 1/2 or much less. I’m fairly good about pricing, since I’ve performed so many yardsales and been to so many, so I’ve a good suggestion of what one thing will promote for. Plus, should you worth issues too excessive you’ll sit on it for awhile. I’ve needed to checklist issues after which wait a number of days, slash the costs down till it offered.
Additionally, should you checklist one thing and get a flurry of exercise within the first couple of hours, you could have priced it too low. I’ve had that occur too.
I’d additionally say that when individuals are coming to your own home, attempt to have somebody at dwelling with you. I by no means had any issues assembly folks at my mother and father home, however among the time I used to be alone, which in all probability wasn’t a good suggestion.
You’ll additionally get a number of folks asking if one thing continues to be obtainable and by no means hear again. You’ll even have folks say they need it, plan a time to return to get the merchandise and by no means present up. I had a number of no reveals. That’s actually aggravating too. I had one man who was shopping for a giant armoire. He instructed me he was coming to get it and the day earlier than, I despatched him a message simply to make sure and have somebody who may assist him transfer it, as I didn’t have anybody to assist. He bought mad and instructed me that he thought I’d have somebody to assist him transfer it. That was a ridiculous assumption on his half and I instructed him so. I’d by no means assume that when selecting up! Individuals can actually be aggravating on the platform, however that’s a part of the method. It’s a must to preserve your endurance.
If one thing doesn’t promote straight away, simply relist and drop the worth. You possibly can relist a number of instances, which bumps it again to the highest. Finally you’ll promote it, that’s been my expertise. You won’t get the worth you wished, however you’ll do higher than a yardsale.
These are among the stuff you’ll run into. Additionally, don’t give anybody your telephone quantity. Individuals instantly inform you to ship them your telephone quantity and it’s some kind of scamming. I’m unsure what they attempt to do, however don’t try this. There is no such thing as a want to provide anybody your telephone quantity. You possibly can correspond on Fb messenger for all of your transactions.
Right here’s an inventory of most of the issues we offered at mother and dads home. All of this provides up so it’s good to promote issues which have worth this fashion. The remainder of the miscellaneous issues that have been left, we had a giant transferring sale at some point after which a free day as I discussed in that publish above. Cleansing out a home occupied for 50 years isn’t any small feat!
These are examples of issues we offered at mother and pa’s home. We even offered their 2008 Nissan Altima. I listed it for $9K, dropped the worth to $8700 after which lastly offered it after every week or so to a younger man within the navy for $8K. We seemed up costs on automobiles to ensure we have been on course. The automobile solely had 40K miles and was in nice form so it went for greater than most. I held out and didn’t decrease the worth an excessive amount of and we have been pleased with the ultimate gross sales worth. I went larger realizing that I may decrease the worth.
I additionally offered my 2006 Toyota Solara final 12 months on Fb Market. It had about 150K miles on it. I ended up promoting it for $3k, which I used to be pleased with. It was nonetheless in fine condition and the woman that purchased it was very pleased.
The piano lastly went for $150 after being listed for a number of weeks. I used to be glad to get that moved and he or she employed a transferring firm to return and get it.
This mid-century bed room set in all probability may have gone for extra. It was the mattress, dresser and chest of drawers and all in fine condition. Mother and pa had this set of furnishings for so long as I can keep in mind. A lot of folks wished it!
I may have offered this propane cooker many instances over and possibly for extra $. There have been lots of inquiries on it.
Dad’s older Troybilt tiller took awhile to promote, but it surely lastly offered for $400. It was in all probability value extra, however on the time we couldn’t get it began, however I knew it will begin and it was deal at $400. It had been used final spring within the backyard and if we had waited til spring may in all probability have gotten extra.
Even issues like this scrap metallic that you simply won’t suppose is value something offered quick. I had lots of people keen on each of those rolls of metallic. I may have offered them a number of instances, but it surely was nice to get them out of there and never need to haul them off.
This can be a good instance of issues we offered at their home. I’ve additionally offered loads myself on Fb Market.
It took me awhile to promote this china cupboard from my previous home. I simply didn’t have room for it, so I posted it. I assumed it will go straight away but it surely took awhile. I believe I ended up promoting it for $50 since I needed to get my home cleaned out. These classic wooden items don’t carry that a lot anymore.
This Ikea expedit piece was extremely popular and I may have offered it a number of instances too.
I didn’t have any downside promoting my previous vintage mirror. I listed that it was from a Chattanooga bar and somebody who was from there purchased it. I offered it for a similar worth I paid for it 25+ years in the past. Some issues maintain worth and a few don’t.
I paid $75 for this classic pie crust desk at a yardsale years in the past, however I couldn’t promote it for that. Somebody bought deal on it.
This was a bit I picked up from Homegoods. It was a cute piece, however I simply didn’t have room to make use of it wherever. I believe I didn’t pay far more for this new.
As you may see, I marked issues down as they didn’t promote however I lastly offered all of them. You possibly can relist issues a number of instances and it’ll bump them again up within the listings to be seen once more. Fb will even provide you with a warning when it’s time to relist.
I assumed this Goal trestle desk would promote quick, however I needed to mark it down a few instances for it to go.
This can be a console desk I purchased at Homegoods for about $150. I listed it for $75 and bought a flurry of messages. I had talked about what I paid for it new and somebody messaged me and mentioned she would pay $150, so in fact I jumped on that and bought my a reimbursement on it. It was in excellent situation and he or she was thrilled to get it.
This king sleigh mattress from Haverty’s was in my visitor room once I bought the brand new Tommy Bahama mattress so I offered it on Fb and bought $150 for it.
This bookcase that was in my workplace, I discovered it at a yardsale years in the past and I believe I paid $25 or $50 for it, so I bought my a reimbursement on it. I had a number of folks keen on it, however they saved dropping out one after the other, however somebody lastly got here via and picked it up.
As you may see, I’ve offered far more than I’ve purchased and that’s as a result of I’ve a lot stuff, I don’t have room for extra. I did spot that rattan armoire on there at some point and I jumped on it regardless that I didn’t actually know the place it was going to go. It ended up in my newly redone workplace/visitor room and I find it irresistible. I paid full worth and didn’t attempt to negotiate. I despatched him fee by Venmo or Paypal in order that he would maintain it for me. That’s what it’s important to do should you actually need one thing on there.
Shopping for on Fb Market
Should you actually need one thing, supply to go forward and pay (Venmo & Paypal are good choices) and that may safe your buy, then work out a time to select it up. I needed to rent movers to get this piece dwelling and I used to be going to have it moved proper upstairs, however as I discussed it wouldn’t undergo the door so it stayed within the basement till I bought to that room challenge. Mark needed to take off the crown molding after which I paid the son-in-law and his brother to return over and transfer it for us. Cash effectively spent! It’s now in place and must keep there for so long as we reside right here.
You possibly can actually get some nice offers on Fb Market should you’re on the lookout for furnishings. It’s a terrific place to browse for these issues in your want checklist that you could look forward to. You by no means know what is going to pop up.
There’s a gal on Instagram who has gotten some stunning issues on Fb Market and he or she’s shared her recommendations on her weblog, A Glass of Bovino. She has the identical style in furnishings that I do and I really like so most of the issues she’s discovered:
She’s an actual skilled on shopping for, however mainly it’s only a matter of stalking Fb Market and watching what comes up on a regular basis. You possibly can undoubtedly rating some offers and as you already know, older classic furnishings is manner higher made than the present furnishings on the market except you purchase upscale manufacturers. I purchased most of my classic items manner earlier than Fb was a factor, by scouring vintage shops and yardsales and thriftstores, but when I used to be trying now I would definitely stalk Fb for good issues. Placing in key phrases and title manufacturers will carry up the higher objects once you’re trying and should you’re affected person you may undoubtedly rating.
These are my ideas for promoting and shopping for on Fb Market. Let me know should you’ve used it earlier than and the way it’s labored for you. It’s a terrific instrument to make use of and a good way to unload stuff you don’t want anymore or to seek out considered one of a sort classic objects for a significantly better worth than new could be. You already know I really like the classic issues a lot and nonetheless cherish my finds that I’ve had for a few years!
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