KIJIJI OR CRAIGSLIST
Everyone by now should know what Kijiji and Craigslist. Craigslist more due to some weird things happening on there. I have often wondered What is better? Kijiji or Craigslist.
Okay, So we will start with Kijiji.
It's a great site, you can find lots of things and as always its buyer beware. They have a free section. (usually ridden with people getting rid of their animals) You can find some great items and meet people. One of the things I find useful is the job section. The website is very easy to use if your buying or selling.
There is a downside, you have to email and wait for an email back. I had a situation where when I was browsing someone with a business had their ads posted all over (against the T.O.S of Kijiji) and when I nicely asked him to stop explaining that I have to go through pages of his business adds that are categorized. He told me to get a life and things got heated up, He stalked my email and sent me messages about how he was going to ruin my life, He was a big A-hole. I found that Kijiji lets some people getaway with it and often it makes it suck to have to go through that to find what you searched for.
I won't go much into Craigslist I have always found it to be very confusing, people still use it but when I went to try to use it I just got really confused. Kijiji in my opinion way better. without all the creepiness. Their platform to me isn't very friendly and I have noticed at least for my area there isn't much posting, but lot's in the escort section.
NOW what if I told you that there is a better way to buy and sell and you probably use it often.
FACEBOOK....... Facebook groups have been exploding with buy and sell groups, I would imagine there would be one local to you, using Facebook is pretty decent you get to talk one on one with the person. You can kinda see who you are buying from. .You don't have to wait around for an email. I find that you get better results when you are selling ( As long as you add a picture and description) You can haggle prices and get some good deals. I had got an electric guitar, Guitar stand and amp for $25 Delivered. Sometimes you can catch the best deals on things that people won't even post on Kijiji.
Another great thing about groups on Facebook is the free cycle groups that may be floating around for your area, Where I am there are free cycle groups and a group for mothers called Frugal Mom, it's amazing some of the items that are given away. Not only that you become part of an amazing community. People give away furniture, gift cards you name it!!
Try searching in Facebook. _______ free, frugal, free cycle. If you can't find one on your own why not create one? Its super easy to create a page and if you invite friends it will grow in time and you will have an active Facebook page.
What is a Facebook page?
Facebook Pages enable Public Figures, businesses, organizations or other entities to create an authentic public presence on Facebook.
Example: If you are a fan of True Blood, you can connect with the official Facebook page.
What is a Facebook Group?
Facebook Groups: Are the place for a small group communication. You have an option to make the group publicly available for anyone, or require approval for members to join, you can make it by invitation only. This is widely used to make buy and sell groups as its very easy to add admins. And the posts are easier to read, you can also create events.
Where are you from and are you part of Facebook selling groups? What is your experience?