Claudia Banks, an online buyer, feels the sites are a hit or miss.
“I don’t do well as a seller and as a buyer it’s hit or miss,” Banks stated. “Seems people feel the need to validate the over priced items with posting what they paid for them. A used item for sale should only be 10% of original purchase price, at least that’s what they say about garage sales. Also if I think I can get items cheaper at Goodwill or a garage sale this summer, then I’m going to wait, that’s my opinion. I do love looking at all the items everyone has though.”
Tamara Beth Ridge says it’s all about who you know.
“I have put a lot of things on here and some won’t sell, but some can put the same thing and it sell quickly.”
Another buyer, Jessica Fisher agrees.
“I don’t get on the sites to sell, but as a buyer it’s a hit or miss. I’ve gotten some really great deals and references to other places to shop that I will be going to, if I haven’t been,” Fisher said. “I also have seen what Tamara said, it depends who knows who. I don’t care who I know, I’ll go for the best deal. It just has to be something I want and in good condition, etc.”
According to a few other sources, buyers and sellers of both sorts say they would rather buy online than go to a retail store for clothing or household items. A woman told the Republican that there is more of a variety online and not near as expensive. A person can find brand new items or in great condition for next to nothing.
So whether you want to sell clothing or any other imaginable item, doing it the Facebook way seems to be the way to go these days.
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