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Students Say “Goodbye” to Anonymous Listings and “Hello” to Facebook Marketplace

With school just around the corner and budget top-of-mind for most, students nationwide are looking online for slightly-used furniture, bikes — even textbooks. Facebook Marketplace provides students a safer way to buy or sell because listings are tied to friends (or friends of friends). This provides some knowledge about the buyer or seller, making it also a more social way to find a new apartment or roommate. Individuals also tend to me more accountable for these same reasons.

The Facebook Marketplace is free to use — and will be releasing an iPhone app soon, making it even easier for students to post their stuff for sale.

To see how easy Facebook Marketplace is to use, check out this video, Facebook Marketplace in Plain English, which was created by one of our users.

One Response to “Students Say “Goodbye” to Anonymous Listings and “Hello” to Facebook Marketplace”

  1. October 3rd, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    steve says:

    The Facebook marketplace is definitely a very interesting concept. I think there is a lot to be said for doing business within a circle of friends. I can’t help but feel that most of these Facebook services will ultimately be overshadowed by specialty website focusing on a niche (ex: marketplace, and leveraging the Facebook Connect feature. Now that Connect is open to all sites, you don’t really need to be on facebook to leverage the power of people’s networks. Interesting to see how it all plays out.

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