By Raechel Conover, Cheapism.com
As garage sale season fast approaches, driven bargain hunters may notice a considerable drop in garage sales and the range of offerings. The reason seems to be the boom of local buy/sell/trade groups.
This new type of vendor, facilitated by social media, is now the go-to source for clothing, shoes, electronics, home decor, moving boxes, children's gear, furniture, vehicles, and more in many communities. Not to be confused with eBay or Craigslist, these groups use Facebook as a platform and generally are localized to a specific area.
"When Facebook came around, it was a way for users to connect with long-lost friends," explains Jobie Krantz, administrator for Local to Powell: Buy/Sell/Trade/Giveaway, in Powell, Ohio. "Now the trend appears to be turning toward subgroups within Facebook's parameters. And these subgroups all have a theme or common interest joining them together." For buy/sell/trade groups, Krantz continues, the glue is being Read More »from Is Social Media Killing the Garage Sale?