Thinking of reselling your used couch or dorm room desk? Where is the first place you turn? If it’s Facebook Marketplace, you’re not alone. While Facebook Marketplace is a convenient “one-stop shop” to buy and sell used furniture, clothes and so on — it lacks a few key features that are helpful when sourcing home goods.
Resale sites like Poshmark and eBay have a better filtering capacity (such as colour, material and size) to ensure you’re finding the best product for your budget. Often times on Facebook Marketplace, you’ll come across a heap of product that doesn’t fit the aesthetic you’re after. Don’t get us wrong, we’ve found some pretty amazing pieces off Marketplace, but there are other viable alternatives to consider as well.
The one that started it all — eBay has been a mainstay for resellers since the mid ’90s. Aside from being a reselling hub for millions of people around the world, eBay has masterfully created a system where you can get the best bang for your buck. The auction function allows users to bid on their desired item with the potential of winning said item well below their budget.
Whether you’ve sourced a past rental unit or used car on here, Kijiji is the one site Canadians look to without fail. While it might not be the most visually appealing, the wide selection of items and localized filtering system make it a breeze to source unconventional home goods you wouldn’t typically find on Marketplace. Some of our favourite decor pieces have come from Kijiji!
This is where things get a little bougee, but for the better. Although best known for reselling luxury clothing, there is opportunity to source some great high-end home goods as well. The benefit of shopping on Poshmark is the ability to discover authentic, brand-name luxury home products for less. We recommend using Poshmark sparingly for when you’re looking for that unique pricey piece with a more affordable price tag.
A common misconception about Amazon is that you can’t resell preloved items, but this simply isn’t true. Amazon’s site offers the ability to buy new items from users as well as retailers, in addition to giving users the opportunity to resell a variety of home goods. There are some minor restrictions to reselling items on Amazon based on the brand, but for the most part, you’re in the clear.