These 5 tips for buying furniture on Facebook Marketplace can be applied to any other online selling outlet you are using (Craigslist, Nextdoor App, LetGo, OfferUp, etc.).
Buying furniture on Facebook Marketplace can be so much fun and it can also be so frustrating. It is a great way to find amazing pieces at a discounted price but it can also be tough trying to find pieces. Today, I am going to share a few tips that will make the process easier and a little less frustrating the next time you are searching for furniture pieces on Facebook Marketplace.
5 Tips For Buying Furniture On Facebook Marketplace
Switch Your Keywords
When you are searching for furniture pieces on Facebook Marketplace, pay attention to the keywords you are using in your search. People call furniture pieces different things. Do you call it a sofa or a couch? Would you call that an end table or a side table? Is that a console table or an entry table? Is it a vanity or a desk? Switch up the words you are using when you are searching for furniture pieces on Facebook Marketplace to find the best pieces.
Check Facebook Marketplace often. This is the main thing that will ensure you find the best furniture pieces. People are posting items all the time and to be sure you are finding the best pieces, it is important to check the platform as often as you can.
Know Your Criteria
Before you even open the app and start searching, know the criteria you need in the pieces you are looking for. Are you looking for a particular style? Do you want the furniture to be made of real wood? Do you need it to be a certain size? Whatever the criteria, make sure you stick to that so you aren’t wasting time browsing other pieces while your perfect piece is being picked up by someone else.
Give It A Thorough Scan
You want to make sure that you give whatever piece you are buying a thorough look-over before you commit to buying it. Don’t pay for a piece of furniture before you have had a chance to look it over in person. Open all the drawers and the doors. Look for repairs that it may need. We are all buying furniture pieces for different reasons so just make sure you see the piece in person and it passes your inspection before committing to buying it.
Talk To The Sellers
If you are always looking for furniture pieces, let people know. When you pick up an amazing piece from someone, let them know what you are looking for. Are there certain pieces you are always searching for? Is there a certain style? Tell them. They may have a couple of pieces they want to get rid of but haven’t had time to post them on FBMP. Talk to the people you are buying from. You never know what else they may want to get rid of that could be a perfect fit for what you love and are looking for.
I hope these tips help you the next time you are buying furniture on Facebook Marketplace.
Buying furniture through FBMP and other platforms like Craigslist is a great way to find amazing pieces for less. But, it can also be frustrating to never find those pieces when you are searching. These tips will ensure a more successful time finding furniture pieces on Facebook Marketplace.
What was your last FBMP find? I would love to see it! Post a photo on Instagram and tag me @mycreativedays!
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