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    Default Selling things over the internet.

    So I have some Ikea bed slats I'm looking to sell (they were the wrong size and returning them wasn't an option). What are the sites people like to use for selling things? I'm looking for an alternative to Amazon.
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    There's ebay, which seems to be a common one
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    Facebook Marketplace
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    Facebook Marketplace
    I will just say that FB Marketplace is full of flaky people and the listings aren't always transparent in terms of something being faulty. 😞
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    Bed slats sound like a pain in the ass to ship and costly...that's why I don't like ebay or etsy platforms for that type of item. Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace sounds like a better fit because the advertisement can be tailored to a local audience and avoids the shipping hassle. If you were looking to start an online store, then Ebay would work better, especially if the items are lightweight and easy to package but just to move some bed slats, I'd go for more local. Personally, I've had no problems selling stuff on Craigslist. There's no overhead, the ads are free and the platform does not take a piece of your action. FB Marketplace is probably the same though I have no firsthand experience to speak from
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealisticSlumbers View Post
    I will just say that FB Marketplace is full of flaky people and the listings aren't always transparent in terms of something being faulty. 😞
    craigslist and ebay is the same way, well especially craigslist. there's not gonna be a place online that you aren't gonna get this, people are shitty in conclusion
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    eBay, craigslist, Amazon for conventional products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    people are shitty in conclusion
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomb1 View Post
    Bed slats sound like a pain in the ass to ship and costly...that's why I don't like ebay or etsy platforms for that type of item. Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace sounds like a better fit because the advertisement can be tailored to a local audience and avoids the shipping hassle. If you were looking to start an online store, then Ebay would work better, especially if the items are lightweight and easy to package but just to move some bed slats, I'd go for more local. Personally, I've had no problems selling stuff on Craigslist. There's no overhead, the ads are free and the platform does not take a piece of your action. FB Marketplace is probably the same though I have no firsthand experience to speak from
    Unless you are selling a car or boat, I think, on Craigslist. Then it's $5 for the ad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomb1 View Post
    Bed slats sound like a pain in the ass to ship and costly...that's why I don't like ebay or etsy platforms for that type of item. Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace sounds like a better fit because the advertisement can be tailored to a local audience and avoids the shipping hassle. If you were looking to start an online store, then Ebay would work better, especially if the items are lightweight and easy to package but just to move some bed slats, I'd go for more local. Personally, I've had no problems selling stuff on Craigslist. There's no overhead, the ads are free and the platform does not take a piece of your action. FB Marketplace is probably the same though I have no firsthand experience to speak from
    I was looking to sell them to people in my city, really. It's big enough that I might be able to pull it off.

    Anyway, thanks for the suggestions everyone!
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