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Default Is Facebook marketplace the next big thing?

Hi everyone,

I would say around 5 or 6 years ago I sold things around my apartment I use to have on Facebook marketplace never saw Facebook marketplace as a potential business until this week.

My eBay account got another MC011 I had it last year and I got it again. I havnt tried to fix it this time I thought instead of waisting time with eBay Iíll try other marketplaces.

I listed on facebook accepted PayPal, cash on collection, bank transfer. To my amazement I was getting enquiries left right and centre messages all the time and I sold out what I had quicker than ebay. I had lots of cash, bank transfers and PayPal payments.

The prices are a little less than ebay but the profit is still their? My question is Facebook marketplace the next big thing? What bad things can happen on Facebook? Ie ebay mco11 drop shipping policy suspended account list goes on with eBay lol.

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I think, yes.
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Facebook is getting bigger - still feels like a lot more for locally-based sales (up here anyhow) for now
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I think, yes.
Yes I think so too Iíve also listed on gumtree and Shpock. My PayPal has now just been limited so had to supply invoice hopefully it will be alright. But the interest Iím getting on my stock is unreal messages everyday and because Iím willing to deliver the item myself customers trust my business. I canít rely on eBay too much as things always happen I need to branch out and getting paid bank transfers and cash on collection is better then not being paid at all. (If anything happens to PayPal or eBay)

Itís nice meeting new people itís like a business my old mates got where he goes to garages to buy cat converters or car batteries and then weigh them for money. Itís nice delivering an item and getting paid for it. Unfortunately I have no stock now so no money to be made :(
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Default Re: Is Facebook marketplace the next big thing?

Facebook as in the Facebook.com? I doubt it. Not many people I know even use it anymore, looks like a dead platform like MySpace became.
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Facebook as in the Facebook.com? I doubt it. Not many people I know even use it anymore, looks like a dead platform like MySpace became.
Yeah Facebook.com 85 messages in 8 days for just one product I donít get interest like that on eBay and these people want to buy desperate to buy but I canít sell because I canít keep up with the demand.
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Yeah Facebook.com 85 messages in 8 days for just one product I donít get interest like that on eBay and these people want to buy desperate to buy but I canít sell because I canít keep up with the demand.
You have to live in big city so they pick it up if its something big. no one will drive to small towns to pick it up.
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Yeah Facebook.com 85 messages in 8 days for just one product I donít get interest like that on eBay and these people want to buy desperate to buy but I canít sell because I canít keep up with the demand.
That's a relatively nice niche to have - high demand, low supply...seems like price geared for high profit
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Be careful,make sure the payment is cash,do not accept Paypal or similar payment processor and meet in well lit public places.
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Facebook take money from ads, if it really wanted to become it would have done it already a real marketplace
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Facebook is huge. I would say the third largest platform in the USA.
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Default Re: Is Facebook marketplace the next big thing?

Thanks everyone who has replied appreciate all the replies and some great advice given. I’ve noticed on Facebook I can potentially buy same items I’m selling for and up the price as well so might be worth giving that a go.

I sent my bank statement into eBay today for MC011 they wanted supplier invoices but I don’t have them so not optimistic my bank statement will be accepted but it’s not the end of the world if it doesn’t get accepted.
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What about having different Facebook (user) accounts in the computer?. Do they check fingerprints like Amazon?. I wouldn't like to use my main account as I have lots of friends wouldn't like me to see selling. But neither lose my main old Facebook account for being linked to other (stealth) Facebook accounts selling some risky stuff ...
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What about having different Facebook (user) accounts in the computer?. Do they check fingerprints like Amazon?. I wouldn't like to use my main account as I have lots of friends wouldn't like me to see selling. But neither lose my main old Facebook account for being linked to other (stealth) Facebook accounts selling some risky stuff ...
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I wouldn't be surprised if they do check fingerprints...and more. Fb constantly monitors activity to ban users for ⊗⊗⊗⊗ info, bad info, negative posts, etc
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Default Re: Is Facebook marketplace the next big thing?

All platforms soon will use Selfie Security. This is all part of the plan. But it wont work for long because economy will collapse and you will be lucky if you have electricity.
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What about having different Facebook (user) accounts in the computer?. Do they check fingerprints like Amazon?. I wouldn't like to use my main account as I have lots of friends wouldn't like me to see selling. But neither lose my main old Facebook account for being linked to other (stealth) Facebook accounts selling some risky stuff ...
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You donít have to let your friends see what your selling on Facebook. None of my friends know what Iím selling. I excluded friends from seeing just because I want to keep my business and social life separate.
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I'd say FB is good as a supplement platform compared to eBay
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I'd say FB is good as a supplement platform compared to eBay
I couldnít agree more if anyone has any issues with eBay definitely try Facebook out might surprise you.
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FB Marketplace has been a little secret I have been using for almost a year. Is it perfect? No. But if you understand the "trick" to sourcing products that catches their buyers and algo, you can make a nice paycheck on there. (you wont figure it out on PC platform).

The only negative is the random ban over "unusual activity" You can get the account restored, it is just a headache.

Also, expect persistent dumb questions from buyers that never read your ad. I average 30-50 questions a day just on about 5-10 items.
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Facebook is huge. I would say the third largest platform in the USA.
fourth largest platform. Not third lol
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FB Marketplace has been a little secret I have been using for almost a year. Is it perfect? No. But if you understand the "trick" to sourcing products that catches their buyers and algo, you can make a nice paycheck on there. (you wont figure it out on PC platform).

The only negative is the random ban over "unusual activity" You can get the account restored, it is just a headache.

Also, expect persistent dumb questions from buyers that never read your ad. I average 30-50 questions a day just on about 5-10 items.
I sold Fire Rings on the marketplace last year. Great pictures, measuremnts etc.... literally thousands of messages a day asking where the item is and what size is it...
We simply stopped answering questions.
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Wish.com is good
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