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Facebook is getting more deeply involved in e-commerce with the launch of Marketplace, its new user-to-user exchange for buying and selling goods with others in your community. The company says Marketplace — which launches this week in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand — is an evolution of an existing behavior on the social network. Up to 450 million people already use Facebook to buy and sell used goods every month, mainly through its groups feature, according to project manager Bowen Pan. With Marketplace, Facebook is now giving users a more formal process to conduct these exchanges.

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Can this be better than craiglist in the future? Maybe more trusthworthy?
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Can this be better than craiglist in the future? Maybe more trusthworthy?
catfishing works well with selling stuff tongue.gif
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IOS only for now i guess.
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Wouldn't want to limit myself to selling to one demographic.
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Wouldn't want to limit myself to selling to one demographic.

I think it is acceptable if you want to sell stuff like your drawer, table etc...

but for computer parts etc, yeah more people better.
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here in new zealand most regions have 10+ pages for buy/sell, flatmates, clothes, cars/bikes etc. will be interesting to see how this goes.
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We already have BSS pages all over facebook did they really need to implement this? rolleyes.gif
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In South Florida this has been ongoing by "private groups" for years with the local women that I knew that traded/sold items (clothes, handbags, shoes etc), while meeting at local locations etc.

 

Facebook is just trying to get a cut of the action. :rolleyes: Again it's been ongoing for years.

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My university has been using this to sell textbooks between students for a while now, not sure how this is new.
     
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Can this be better than craiglist in the future? Maybe more trusthworthy?
Doubt it, you still don't know the person you're meeting is even legitimate. It's easy enough to spoof past all of facebook's security features, I should know I did it myself when I made mine to contact a local fish seller (only option).

Like on Craigslist I wouldn't leave home without a second man and my side arm, only takes one moment to change your life forever.
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