Battle of the Buy & Sell websites: Craigslist vs Facebook

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After binge watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo you were struck by KonMari Fever and purged your home of all the stuff that didn’t spark joy. Now what? Having a huge pile of unloved items around is nobody’s definition of joy and the great emotional and spiritual release that comes from letting go of all these items won’t be fully realized until you are out from under the weight of your discards. So how do you handle the stuff you no longer want? Lucky for you, we live in a time where connecting buyers and sellers for every imaginable consumable item couldn’t be easier! The launch of Craigslist and eBay, both in 1995, marked the birth of the online classified ads. The arrival of Facebook Marketplace in 2016 gives us another option to sell (or give away) still usable items. It certainly beats the old standby – the Garage Sale!   The downside of garage sales Garage sales can range from one person selling out of their literal garage, to whole streets and apartment buildings organizing and collaborating to make selling a community event. Garage sales, as a means of finding buyers for your unwanted items, involves comparatively more work […]