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Facebook ‘Marketplace’ NEW ‘Shipping Option’ Works, Works Well — & Makes It Better Than eBay.

by Anura Guruge


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In the past, with Facebook ‘Marketplace’ you either had to hope for local sales or rely on using PayPal (or equivalent) to obtain payment & then sort out your own shipping.

Not anymore. Facebook ‘Marketplace’ now has a NIFTY built-in ‘SHIPPING’ option with Facebook collecting the payment & supplying a shipping label.

I listed an item earlier this week. Facebook notified me of the new ‘shipping’ option & to entice me (totally) sadi that they will pay for the shipping. That was quite the enticement. They were ALSO NOT charging any fees or commission. WOW.

So, I would get, 100%, of the selling price of the item.

Facebook was paying for the shipping & there were no fees that were going to be deductible.

OF COURSE there was a catch. FB hold onto the payment for a week or so! Unlike eBay/PayPal you do NOT get paid when the buyer pays. Instead FB holds onto it. They don’t release it until the item is DELIVERED. Then, they still reserve 5-days to pay you. So, I still haven’t got paid. SMILE.

But, ….

I am impressed. It worked well. They, like eBay, provide built-in tracking.

They are setting themselves up to compete with eBay head-to-head. That is good. eBay had become complacent. This is good.

Try it out. I am sure you will like it. I did.


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by Anura Guruge

Inflation Simplified — Jamaican Style.

by Anura Guruge


YouTube Video below.



It is cute. Just 30-seconds.

What is REMARKABLE is that it was made by the “Jamaica Central Bank” (JCB) — their Government Agency responsible for their monetary policy. Their equivalent of the U.S. ‘Fed’.

Impressive.

I heard about this video on NPR’s ‘MarketPlace’. It intrigued I. I had to go find it. Then, I would have been remiss IF I didn’t share it with you.

Enjoy. Concentrate. You could learn a thing or two about inflation.


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My Sony a6500 Up For Sale On Facebook Marketplace.

by Anura Guruge


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Link to the Facebook Marketplace posting.


No, I don’t need to sell it, BUT it seems a waste to have it and NOT use it!

Last week’s 5-day trip to Acadia was the tipping point. I took the a6500 with me BUT I never used it once! Given a choice I these days just prefer to use my full-frame Sony a7 II and my Google Pixel 2. It is basically the Pixel 2 that made the Sony a6500 redundant. I got the a6500 to be my COMPACT when taking the a7 II was not practical. But, the Pixel 2 has now become my compact — plus you can take phones to venues that don’t allow cameras!

Hence the decision to TRY and sell it. If I sell it I will use the proceeds to get another lens for my a7 II. That is my biggest impediment. I just do not have ANY good full-frame lenses!

So, that is the logic. Let’s see what transpires. Not the end of the world IF I don’t sell it.

 


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by Anura Guruge