One day, I jumped on Facebook Marketplace to see if there were any great deals in my area.
In case you don’t know, Facebook Marketplace is like an online garage sale. It is a hub for people who are downsizing and getting rid of stuff. People can post items that they want to sell on the Marketplace. There really isn’t a limit on what you can sell or buy. From clothes to toys to bicycles, Marketplace has it all.
But one day, last night in fact, I jumped on Marketplace and saw something. I looked closer. It was a patio table. It looked pretty decent. There were no outward signs of damage. And the best part was that it was on sale for $5. Five dollars! I jumped for joy. That’s my kind of price.
I quickly messaged the seller. I was expecting a “Sorry, but it’s pending” or “Sorry, but it’s sold.” But, nope! It was available. I inwardly cheered. I then asked my usual series of questions: How old is it? Is there any damage? What are the dimensions?
She answered and answered and answered. I was satisfied. I was happy. Why? I had scored a great deal. I was sure this table costs upwards of $100 at a major retail giant, and I was getting this cute, tiny little table for only $5. What a deal.
What a deal indeed. The next day, after dropping my daughter off at school, I drove the nearly 20 minute distance to pick it up. The seller was already outside, packing, and getting ready to move. She grabbed the table and she and her son brought it out for me.
It looked amazing. Sure, it wasn’t brand new or top quality. But I didn’t really care. It was going to go on my patio. Once I wiped it down, it would be perfect for some good old fashioned outdoor play. My kids could use it as an activity table. They could play cars and do some painting. There was so much potential in this one little $5 table.
Of course, this kind of deal doesn’t happen very often. But when it does, it’s pretty amazing.
What’s the best deal that you’ve found on Facebook Marketplace or any second-hand retailer?