How to Use Marketplace on Facebook- One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

I love the idea of redecorating but the cost can be a deterrent.  Furniture, art, and other household items add up over time and so we tend to go big and spend all at one time when redecorating a room.  Stores like Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, and even Walmart tend to carry area-specific items that can inhibit your inner decorator just as much as the cost does.  I have found a really inexpensive way to use Marketplace on Facebook to get some really good items.
My sister, Mariah, has a decent sized kitchen, but minimal counter space.  She has been looking for an island or a shelving unit to free up some space but was having such a hard time finding one.  I hit the marketplace button on my phone instead of the video button and came across a really nice shelf.  It was really inexpensive and in great shape.  The best part is that it worked for what she needed.

It is funny how those things happen, but I was in the right place at the right time.  I have found this to happen for myself too.  I have been able to get books to add to my collection and have made some new friends along the way.  There are a lot of things you can find in the marketplace but you have to be careful.

How to Search
On both desktop and app look for the storefront icon.
Type in the item you are trying to find
Hit search
*My best advice is to be generic in terms of search to get the most of your search.
An example would be a headboard, books, picture frames, etc.*

How to Pickup
If the items or item is not shippable and you have to pick up try to meet in a public area if possible.
If it is not possible to pick up in a public area, bring someone with you for pickup.  Make sure you map the address prior to arriving so you know where it is and what you are near. 
*Do not go to a place you are unfamiliar with alone.  These are strangers.*

Be mindful that not everything you see/read is real on the internet.  Some listings may be inaccurate, stolen content, or just not real.  If it sounds too good to be true, Trust Your Gut.
A good way to check the seller out is to see how long they have held a Facebook account and what ratings they have from things they have sold before.  If it is a new account (less than a year) be wary. 

Happy Searching!








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