One of the fastest growing ways to buy and sell online is in Facebook groups. Is there one in your city? There probably is.
All you need to do to find it is to start typing in “buy sell your_city_name” into the Facebook search box and 1 or more should appear in the search results.
These groups are almost always “Closed Groups” which means that an admin will take a quick look at your profile to check if you are a real person before they accept you into the group.
Once you’re in, in a big group (5,000+) you might see something new for sale every 30 seconds at peak time! If the email notifications get too annoying you can switch them off.
The benefit of buying and selling via Facebook Groups is that there is no middle-man to charge you transaction fees or listing fees. It’s a very cheap and effective way of selling your unwanted items.
Be careful though. There are a few risks with buying off strangers. Imagine if you pay them via internet banking and the goods don’t show up! Who do you have to complain to? No-one. At least middle-men like TradeMe providing you with some protection.