Spring is here and yard sales are a great way to make some extra cash and clean out your house at the same time. What you may not know is that your front yard isn’t the only place to hold a yard sale. Thanks to Facebook, there are now yard sales groups for almost every city and small town across America. And, if there isn’t one, you can always start one of your own. Let’s take a closer look at having a yard sale on Facebook versus your front yard.
Facebook Has More Exposure
You can get exposure for your at-home yard sale by posting an ad in the paper and online forums, but you’ll get a lot more exposure posting your items on a Facebook yard sale group. It will take a lot longer to post your items, but you won’t have to worry about laying everything out on your front lawn. Best of all, you can post the items with several groups that are within a short driving distance of your home. This means that hundreds or even thousands of people will see your items.
It May Take Longer to Sell on Facebook
It will take a lot longer than one day to sell your items. While some items may sell quickly, others may take a while. The good news is you won’t have to worry about adjusting your prices immediately. If you’re patient, you can still get the price you want, or close to it. Make a comment on your post each day to move it back to the top of the group page so that it continues to get exposure.
You’ll Have to Consider the Cost of Delivery
You never want to meet a buyer at your home. This means you’ll need to drive somewhere to deliver the item. For that reason, you need to consider the cost of gas. If you’re lucky, you can line up the delivery of several items for one trip. This can save you time and money.
Safety Can Be an Issue
There can be safety issues when selling items online. You want to make sure to always choose a safe location to do your transactions. This should be a place with lots of people and the transactions should take place during daytime hours. If possible, always take someone with you for further safety.
Facebook yard sale groups can be a great way to sell the items you have around the house. The only drawbacks are that it can take longer for the items to sell and you may have to pay money for gas to deliver the items. However, if you line up your daily errands and deliver several items at once, you can beat this drawback. Just remember to put safety above everything.