I Love Facebook Marketplace

A few weekends ago we were cleaning out our garage and trying to reduce some of the things that we’ve accumulated since we built our home about 10 years ago. We did the math, we actually have 8 televisions in our house. It’s amazing what you can accumulate in a short period of time. Typically, I would push everything that we didn’t want anymore into a pile and my wife would either donate it to one of our area non-profits, or hang onto it (meaning that it remains in our garage for a little longer) until she could coordinate with our neighbors to have a garage sale.

For those of you that know me, you already know that I despise garage sales. They are a lot of work, people will poke around and try to negotiate a $1 price on a $50 baseball glove that’s already marked for $3. It gets on my last nerve, in fact a few years ago I turned on our lawn irrigation system when people started parking too close to our lawn. Needless to say, I despise yard sales…

Well, fast-forward to this past weekend, I had noticed that a lot of our friends were getting rid of things on Facebook marketplace so I thought I might give it a shot. I had multiple items that I listed on multiple marketplaces and it blew my mind, within a few minutes I had people pulling up and giving me money and hauling off whatever it was I had listed. I managed to pocket a couple hundred dollars in just a few hours –and honestly, we wouldn’t have gotten as much for these items had we had a garage sale. so… I’m sold on the Facebook Marketplace. I’ll be cleaning out my closets and storage rooms now and listing all kinds of things to reduce clutter from now on.

About Cotton Rohrscheib

Cotton Rohrscheib is the CEO of Rohrscheib Capital Partners. Over the past 20 years he has been associated with numerous projects in the IT, Healthcare, and Agriculture industries. Born a serial entrepreneur, Cotton has personally been involved in several startups, product launches, and brand acquisitions during his career and has consulted on hundreds of projects for clients around the world. Today he still services the marketing and consulting needs for clients while trying to maintain a healthy balance between work and being a good husband and father to his wife, Donna, and their son, Spencer.