Friday, March 8, 2013

Swap & Sell

There's an online group for Baker Lake that allows people to post things they are selling/looking to buy/giving away, and so on - and for the most part it's a really handy place to pick up/unload anything you can think of. The posts have ranged from baked goods to handmade items to cars and trucks...the list goes on and on.

I've noticed that it's not only for items, but really, it's a community forum to see what is going on in town. The airlines may post when they have a sale, or a flight is cancelled - or the church group will post when a flea market is happening in the rec center for a fundraiser, etc. It is the online hub for the community, and from what I understand, each community seems to have a similar outlet.

I like going on it to read the posts because I find some of them entertaining and admit that I spend at least a little bit of time every day reading through the posts. When someone says that something is "brand new...only worn a few times" or "laptop for sale, nothing wrong...may be missing a few buttons" - it makes me giggly. Where else can you sell small cups of Jello for $1 each, or a homemade pepperoni pizza for $25? It's definitely a lucrative business if you want it to be. The majority of the posts revolve around food that people are selling/looking for, and Jeff has mentioned on more than one occasion that I could make a profitable side-business by selling the things I cook/bake. I don't think I'm quite there yet, when I'm enjoying being a lurker too much.

-L

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