Facebook launches new Marketplace to rival eBay

Facebook is now taking on eBay and Gumtree with its own Marketplace.

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Cashing in on the increase of buy and sell pages on its site, Facebook is now taking on eBay and Gumtree with its own Marketplace.

According to Facebook, more than 450 million people now buy and sell goods through community hubs and selling groups, so why not make the most of the obvious need?

If you’re looking to buy something, it’s as simple as clicking on the Marketplace icon to find out what people nearby have to offer. If you’re looking for something specific, then you can apply a filter, such as household goods. You then either save the item to allow you to think about buying it, or contact the seller via direct message to agree a price and arrange to have it delivered or collected.

And selling is pretty simple too. All you have to do is upload an image, give a description and price, confirm your location and post. Then sit back and wait for the messages to flood in.

Facebook doesn’t facilitate payment for goods and, currently, the service is free.

With spring cleaning well and truly underway, why not clear those cupboards and earn yourself a few extra dollars? To find out more, visit Facebook’s Marketplace.

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    Blossom
    4th Oct 2016
    2:05pm
    I understood that Gumtree was free. Am I being mislead?
    jackie
    4th Oct 2016
    2:16pm
    Thanks, I will have a look
    Alipal
    4th Oct 2016
    3:56pm
    I cannot find the shopping symbol on my FB app. Is it in Australia yet? Yes, Gumtree is free.
    particolor
    4th Oct 2016
    8:29pm
    My favourite lately is "I didn't see you at my Garage Sale! I put it on Facebook" :-) :-) :-)
    May as well have wrote in the Public Lavvy ,for all Id know, and many others :-) :-)
    Mez
    6th Oct 2016
    9:00am
    Seems like a good option however this has sort of been happening already on Facebook via Groups that may join free and people make their own arrangements after replying to an ad posted in there.
    Alipal
    6th Oct 2016
    11:27am
    That's what I have been doing successfully, Mez. Still no answer from the author of this article as to why the symbol does not pop up on my Facebook page.
    Mez
    6th Oct 2016
    12:02pm
    I think that the symbol will become available over the next few days.
    Alipal
    6th Oct 2016
    2:25pm
    Is that your information, Debbie McTaggart?


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