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Expert tips for posting an ad on

Great! You’ve decided it’s time to sell some of your gently used stuff on Now, let’s make this as quick of a sale as possible. Here are a few tricks used by the pros at to get buyers lining up for your items. This article will outline how to best choose a title and description for your goods, for help in taking photos, check out this article.

Here are our top tips for describing your item:

  • Ads should be short and interesting
  • Think SEO when creating your title: use keywords that people may be searching, don’t get too descriptive or creative here
  • Tell people why you’re selling the item, i.e. “We forgot to return this in time.”
  • What condition is the item in? Brand new, gently used, excellent, showing its age, etc.
  • Don’t forget measurements
  • Mention the materials (wood, plastic, metal etc)
  • Remember that transactions are done in cash, so prices that end in zero are easiest: $20, $50, $100, etc. Buyers will usually want to haggle the price so leave room in your pricing to lower it slightly but still get the amount you want.

These simple tips can make a big difference when posting on your local site. Happy buying and selling!

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