Recently I’ve noticed Facebook has added a new feature to its site, and it’s called Facebook Marketplace. Users can sell almost anything. Furniture, appliances, video games, clothing, instrument, phones, TV, and even cars. If you want something used, and at a good price, chances are you can find it on the Marketplace.
To access Marketplace hit the middle button on the bottom, to the left of the notifications button. This will appear once you do so.
As you can see you can search in the search bar for anything you are looking for. You can set up the search from location, and the amount of distance you are willing to search. Also you can customize the search with a certain category, and price. There is even a free category if you’re feeling lucky.
Recently my mother has been babysitting a 2-year-old. She expressed to me that she wanted to buy a stroller for her, but didn’t want to spend too much money since it’s only a part-time job. I suggested we tried the Facebook Marketplace. We were both skeptical at first, but we gave it a try.
Look at that, tons of strollers pop up!
We ended up finding a decent priced one for $20 in Farmington, which is just a town over from where we live.
We contacted the seller, who was an older women who had the stroller for her granddaughter, who is now to big for it. The messages go straight though to Facebook Messenger, which was very convenient. We set up a time when we could pick it up, and pay for it. My mother and I but had a little bit of anxiety about the situation. We made my dad come along with us, just to be safe.
As we arrived the stroller was waiting for us in the driveway, and the cutest old woman came out to greet us. After inspecting the stroller, and making sure it was as nice as the picture, we paid the woman and went on our way. Not as scary as we thought!
I had a great experience with Facebook Marketplace, and i would use it again. Have you used Marketplace yet? Would you use it? I would be interested in what you guys think.