my (second) best buy-used-for-baby secret!

I’m kind of an addict when it comes to getting a deal, especially when it comes to things for my children. Quality baby items can be super expensive. Painfully so. But I’ve learned that there are things you splurge on (because they’ll either last through multiple kids or can be repurposed or can be sold for a decent return after use), and there are things you can/should buy used (because they’re either just going to get junked up anyway or are high quality enough that they won’t be too worn out by the time you get your hands on them). The latter is where my inner Deal Diva really kicks it into high gear.

Get ready for this. I’m going to let you in on my second best buy-used-for-baby secret (here’s my #1): local buy/sell groups on Facebook aka the virtual yard sale aka the jackpot aka the holy grail. And they’re not just for baby stuff!

I joined three local buy/sell groups (I searched Fort Bragg/Fayetteville buy/sell) this year. And since joining, I’ve not only found some awesome nearly new baby items, I’ve sold a bunch of stuff, too!

Without ever leaving post, I picked up a like-new Miracle Blanket for just $5 (retails for $32) for Baby Wilhelm 2.0 AND- my piece de resistance- a 2010 Phil and Teds Sport Stroller with double seat and side bags for $140 (an older model, which still retails for over $500). After a thorough washing, both were in excellent new-to-me condition!Phil and Teds Sport Double Stroller

In an effort to make room for the new baby, we’ve been cleaning and purging like crazy. The buy/sell group has been my go-to for getting rid of our crap old/unused/no longer needed things. I’ve already sold our computer desk and chair, extra leather chairs, an end table, moving blankets, our old blender, dog leashes, dog collars, costume jewelry, bags, cookbooks, video game accessories and much more on the groups! My profit is approaching $300, which more than covers what I put out for the top-notch baby items I scored!

For the most part, the people in these groups are quick to respond, they won’t lowball you for great items, they pay in cash and are often willing to pick up. You do get the occasional no-show, but I believe it’s a small price to pay. It’s the easiest way to de-clutter your house and make money doing it! And we can’t stop….we won’t stop… (I’m just bein Miley.)

So what are you waiting for!? Start searching for your local buy/sell groups on Facebook NOW!

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