Chapter 21. Buying and Selling in the Facebook Marketplace

Facebook is all about making social connections. But there’s also a part of Facebook that is more about commerce than connections. The Facebook Marketplace, as it’s called, is kind of like classified ads for and by Facebook members. You can use the Marketplace to find items for sale by your friends and others on Facebook or put stuff of your own up for sale.

Understanding the Facebook Marketplace

The Facebook Marketplace isn’t a true marketplace, per se. It’s really a database of classified advertisements. In this respect, it’s more like Craigslist than it is eBay.

Like Craigslist, the Facebook Marketplace is a listing service for online classified ads. You don’t actually purchase an ...

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