The above list shows the Facebook Buy Sell Groups as Public or Closed. This status is declared when a Group is set up.
A Closed Group
- Name, members and description can be seen by the public
- Anyone can request to join but Admins must approve members
- Only Group members can see posted content
A Public Group
- Anyone can join – or be added or invited
- Everything about the Group can be seen by anyone
The Business Directory contains information on each of the Buy, Sell, Trade Facebook Groups above.
As Facebook Groups have emerged from the Social Media world they have become very popular and are now one of the go-to resources to Buy, Sell, Trade in a local market. For instance, they are great for those who want to buy or sell something once, right now and then move on with their life.
For the seller it is quicker and easier to post to a Group than to post on other venues like Craigslist, Amazon or eBay. Likewise it is quicker and easier for the buyer and without going through the “Google Search” process. The transaction has social appeal due to the interaction between two parties in the same community – now that’s “Buy Local.”
Members of a “For Sale” tend to be too casual and fail to list some of the basic information such as size and dimensions, age of the item, the price you want, how you will accept payment and physical location of the item.
The quality and angle of pictures has a lot to do with a successful transaction. Clear, sharp pictures without background noise and clutter will capture a potential buyers’ attention and lead to a sale.
If you don’t know the buyer personally and/or from prior transactions, pickup should be in a public place, preferably with a witness.
Remember the rules of the group. The administrator can blacklist a member. A lot of groups include in their rules “Be Nice.”
Try more than one group. Although it is obvious that members belong to more than one group there are also different people in every group. The objective is to find a buyer for what you have to sell.
Of course there are a multitude of other ways and reasons to utilize a Facebook Group. Here we are talking the Buy Sell Facebook Groups.
Notes for this page:
We acknowledge that the above list of Buy, Sell and Trade Facebook Groups in the Pocatello/Chubbuck area is not complete. Did we miss yours? Please see the Contact Form.