A SAVVY saver has claimed that we are all misusing Facebook Marketplace.
The homeowner says her perspective will make you feel a lot better about making the most of your old junk.
Kara walking by @whimsyhomesShe shared her advice in a TikTok video online.
She said, “Work smarter, but no one wants to pay $150 for their used IKEA bookshelf.”
The homeowner claimed we needed to consider Facebook Marketplace as a free moving service.
She said: “They are all using Facebook Marketplace incorrectly. Think of Facebook Marketplace like a moving service, not a sales service.”
Kara says too many people are trying to get rich on Facebook Marketplace, which is really difficult.
She said: “It’s not the place to get rich, it’s a place where you let someone pay you to clean your crap out of the apartment or house.”
Kara explained she just bought a new cabin full of furniture she didn’t want and revealed she used Facebook Marketplace to clear out all the furniture for free.
She said: “The previous owners of this cabin left pretty much all of the furniture online and I slowly sold it on Facebook Marketplace.”
Kara reasoned, “I don’t know if you’ve looked into U-Hauls or towing services lately, but they’re expensive.”
She explained that even throwing away or donating furniture would cost a little money.
She said: “Donating furniture is great, except you have to pay to bring it to this thrift store and in fact a lot of them don’t even take furniture anymore.”
“So you willingly went to sell furniture or send it to the landfill, and the second option still costs you money.”
Kara explained that by selling your stuff cheaply on Facebook Marketplace, you still make more money than if you had to throw it away or donate it.
She said, “You might as well sell it on Facebook Marketplace and mark it as super cheap so people will bring it out for you.”
She said: “You get paid for that shit to be gone. This is how you should approach Facebook Marketplace as a moving company.”
Kara’s video has been viewed more than 120,000 times online, with many viewers agreeing with her point of view.
One user said, “I deleted my Facebook account years ago but want to create one just to get rid of stuff from Marketplace.”
Another said, “I keep seeing people valuing things as if they’re trying to get their entire original purchase price back.”
“People have been a little crazy about these prices on the FB marketplace lately. Your 30 year old kitchen table is NOT worth $500 folks!” claimed a third.