I recently posted about making over $500 this summer just by selling on Facebook yardsale groups. You can read about it here.
Today I thought it might be useful to give you a few tips and tricks to actually getting your stuff bought. Lots of people post lots of stuff on these Facebook groups and I’d say most of it sells. It depends on the price, location, and sometimes what doesn’t sell today will sell two weeks later.
Take GOOD pictures!
Be honest about your stuff
Follow the rules listed by your group admin
Write a quick and thorough description of you item
Keep your price reasonable (This isn’t Etsy. People want to buy stuff for cheap on these groups.)
Facebook is an amazing place to sell your old stuff. In fact, I made over twice as much money selling on Facebook than I did on KSL Classifieds (and I didn’t even try Craigslist).
My parents are in the middle of moving and we’ve been packing and getting rid of stuff ALL summer! They were wanting to throw out so much stuff and with me being a poor college graduate, I figured maybe I could sell everything.
Surprisingly, I sold much more than I expected. Who knew an old cork board or kids paint was something someone was looking for?
I started out by selling on KSL Classifieds. It’s a lot like Craigslist but it didn’t make me as nervous as Craigslist. However, I only sold a few things. I would say that those types of selling centers are best for more expensive items. But what about all the little random stuff that I really didn’t want to throw away?
Yay for Facebook yard sale groups!!!
I enjoyed selling on Facebook because the communication was quick and easy. The best thing is that you actually see the person (due to their Facebook profile) and you get a hint of who is buying from you. That made me a lot more comfortable with having buyers come pick up their items at my house.
So how do you do it?
I’m not sure if your specific town does it, but all I did was search “yard sale” and the name of my town in the Facebook search box. I then searched yard sale pages for the surrounding cities. Usually you have to request entrance to the group, but I was added within hours on most of them.
Some of the stuff I sold include:
-Old projector and screen
-Lots of paint for kids
-Food storage wheat
So before you throw away your old stuff, try selling through a Facebook yard sale group. You might end up walking away with more cash in your pocket than expected.
Do you know what makes me really upset? Spending hard-earned money on unnecessary food. And yet I still do it occasionally. We all need cheat treats, right?
I made a rare stop at Starbucks the other day while on a business trip. With some time to kill on which was a very hot day, I thought it would be a good place to relax and get an iced tea. I went with the Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade because the cashier said it was their most popular.
You heard me, folks! $3.72 (food tax included) for a 16 oz drink. Might I add that the tea mixture had been poured over ice. They didn’t even give me 16 oz of fluid and THEN add in ice.
Oh no, because that wouldn’t be profitable for Starbucks!
I did enjoy the cold drink, but ended up buying a Jamba because iced tea does not fill you up. So in the end, I ended up paying as much for drinks as I would have had I just gotten one of Cafe Rio’s delicious burritos.
Like I said, the iced tea was pretty tasty (a little watered down due to the immense amount of ice). So after looking up a few recipes, I tried making my own today. Two weeks ago I was sitting in my grandparents’ home in Europe sipping hot tea for breakfast. And now I am back in America with loads of European tea, green tea included. So I was rather excited to experiment copying Starbucks’ drink.
Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade
16 oz water
1 green tea bag
11 tbsp peach juice
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
Steep the green tea in 16 oz of boiling water. Stir in the honey and let cool. Then add peach juice and lemon juice. Stir, then cool in fridge for 30 minutes. Serve poured over ice.