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Selling on our Facebook Page

Since the inception of the UsedEverywhere Facebook Page there have been people posting their goods for sale on our wall. Fair enough, I say. We’re an online classifieds site, so why wouldn’t you be able to hawk your wares wherever we are on the net?

There are a few complications however, when it comes to posting on Facebook as opposed to your local Used site. For example, when you post to one of our sites, you are bound by our ad placing requirements. In other words, we won’t let you post an ad if you don’t include the necessary information (ie: price, location). On Facebook, you can post whatever you want in whatever format you want. What we’ve seen so far is that a lot of people are forgetting to post their price and/or location, which sort of defeats the point, don’t you think?

Another concern is that our Facebook Page is for everyone from Victoria to Ottawa, from the U.K. to Australia. Even though there is a select group of people from your city that may be interested in what you have to offer, there are a lot of people who aren’t. With all of this in mind, we need your help to decide how to handle all of these ads. Here are the options that we’ve come up with. Let us know what your vote goes to in the comments below.

Option 1) Allow ads that include an item description, location, and price, while deleting ads that are incomplete or that contain personal information such as phone numbers and/or email addresses (just looking out for you!).

Option 2) Delete all ads posted to our Facebook Page. No exceptions.

Option 3) Don’t mess with it. People will post what they want to post and ignore what they want to ignore.

Your opinion matter. Post it in the comments section!

As the social media and community coordinator at, Michael is the voice you hear when you phone our 1-800 number and the text you read skim three days a week on our blog. Keep up with his antics on Twitter @MrConkin.

5 Responses to “Selling on our Facebook Page”

Jan Beintema

No way. That’s what you have the other website for.


Gull Cove

I can see a link to the ad in your local area on Facebook but not the ad itself. Unless people are set up for pay pal I don’t see how they are going to get paid for their item and if they do get paid how can the customer be assured of actually getting the item? In short, there is no mediator protecting the interests of both parties.


    Your Regal Rep

    If they aren’t set up for PayPal, if they are in Canada, they could use email bank transfers.


Or, how about only allowing FB users to post a link to the classified ad they’ve posted on their local Used site, with the added requirement that they have to state their city?

So their wall posting would look like this: “Husqvarna Motorcycle in Victoria – [here’s the link to their ad on UsedVic]”



I vote for option 1.


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