There are many buy, swap and sell Facebook groups in your area.
There are many buy, swap and sell Facebook groups in your area.

Buy, swap and sell on Facebook

Saturday, 25 March 2017

It has never been easier to buy, swap and sell your things.

Furniture, baby goods, sports equipment, clothes, you name it. All it takes is a quick post on Facebook - with a photo uploaded from your phone - and you’re in business.

If you’re not on Facebook, ask a friend or relative to help you out.

It’s a great way to clean up around the house, while making some extra cash.

You get rid of something you no longer need, someone else picks it up for a bargain price and nothing goes to landfill – everyone’s a winner!

Join your local Facebook secondhand group

Here’s a list of some of the most popular ones:

  • Geelong Online Sales

  • Geelong Online Baby Sales

  • Geelong Facebay Buy Swap Sell

  • Geelong Buy, Sell, Swap or Giveaway

  • Geelong Buy, Swap and Sell

  • Bellarine Buy, Sell, Swap

  • OGBH Secondhand Page

  • OGBH Sell My Stuff

  • Ocean Grove Secondhand Page

  • Leopold Buy, Swap, Sell & Services

  • Corio Sales, Buy, Sell, Trade

  • Lara/Corio District Online Sales

  • Surfcoast, Geelong, Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads Secondhand

Tips for selling items on Facebook

  •  Make sure you include a photo, brief description of your item, price, measurements (for furniture items) and specify if it needs to be picked up or if you are willing to deliver it.

  • If you’ve advertised it elsewhere, make sure you write that in the post.

  • If your item has any noticeable damage/flaws then be up front about it and let people know in your post.

  • Once your item has been sold, make sure you delete your post.

  • If you want to get rid of a large number of items – such as toys or baby clothes – then sell them as a bundle.

  • Don’t tell people your address in a public post, instead negotiate pick up with the person buying it via a private message.