TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Tampa Bay moms are finding deals and steals in Facebook groups. New mom, Melissa Gallagher, is a member of a Facebook group called “Swap N Shop,” in which she says she finds incredible deals for pennies on the dollar.
“There’s tons of baby stuff on there, so we’ve been swapping and shopping,” said Gallagher.
People post their used items for sale on Facebook, and interested buyers can jump in by commenting on the post.
You shop in your own community; there’s a South Tampa Swap and Shop, one in Westchase, Pass-a-Grill, and in cities and towns across the country.
Before you start, you must be screened and accepted into a group. Then it’s just a matter of keeping an eye out for what you want.
There is definitely swap and shop etiquette, that may vary by group, so get a handle on the rules. For instance, starting bidding wars can be frowned upon, the stuff you sell needs to be in good condition, and once you post that you want something, be ready to make that swap.