Sell Your Belongings Online with These Apps (Part II)

Facebook has become a super useful tool to sell your unwanted stuff.

Facebook, Nextdoor

These apps are excellent for go-tos for moving used items quickly. Though, if you really don’t want to deal with any new apps, you’re in luck! Facebook is filled with pages complete with local folks selling and buying. 

Go to Facebook, either on your web browser or phone app, and in the search box, just type the name of your city with the words “sell and buy.” In reality, even the tiniest towns have a yard sale page on Facebook, so the top listing in the search results is what will serve as your go-to. Nextdoor is an easy way to show your community what you’re selling.

Of course, there’s always the possibility that your little township has missed out on the Facebook train. No worries! In that case, Craigslist is the old go-to that still makes results, even if the site looks like it is from 1990. Make a fast listing, put in a pic, and ask for just email contacts. Putting your phone number on a website is never a good idea.

Regardless of which site, app, or virtual marketplace you decide to use, the guidelines for exchanging your stuff for cash are constantly the same: Always make sure that you have your meeting in a public place, for safety, and don’t ever accept a check.  

Experienced local sellers will let you know that the parking lot of the neighborhood police station is a good spot to make a sale. No one in their right mind is going to attempt to swindle you with law enforcement right there. If you don’t want to be messing around with paper money, an app like Square Cash takes payments directly, with an additional layer of security and peace of mind for you.