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When shopping for your home on Facebook

 Here are some practical tips to ensure a safe and successful shopping experience [Courtesy, Freepik]

In this age of digital shopping, Facebook Marketplace has emerged as a treasure trove for the discerning home decorator. However, venturing into the online world of pre-loved furniture and homewares can feel daunting.

But with caution and some savvy shopping practices, you can transform your living space with unique finds from Facebook Marketplace all while avoiding the pitfalls of online scams.

The appeal of online shopping is undeniable. Unlike traditional retail stores, the marketplace offers a curated selection of new and pre-owned pieces at different price points.

While the prospect of bargain hunting is exhilarating, it is crucial to approach Facebook Marketplace purchases with a healthy dose of caution. Here are some practical tips to ensure a safe and successful shopping experience:

Before diving headfirst into a purchase, take a moment to scrutinize the seller's profile. Look for a history of positive reviews and completed transactions. If the seller's profile seems relatively new or lacks any reviews, proceed with caution.

Clear communication is paramount. Don't hesitate to ask detailed questions about the item's condition, dimensions and any potential flaws. Request for high-quality photos from different angles to get a comprehensive understanding of the piece before you rush to M-pesa.

Whenever possible, arrange to collect the item in person or ask if you can pay on delivery. This allows you to inspect it thoroughly before handing over any cash. Meet in an open public place during daytime hours and have someone to accompany you as an added security measure.

As the seller for secure payment options. Utilizing safe payment methods ensures both you the buyer and seller are protected in the event of an issue. In case of any problem you can contact M-pesa or reverse the transaction hoping it is not too late.

While caution is key, remember that many Facebook Marketplace sellers are honest individuals looking to declutter and earn a little extra cash. A friendly and respectful demeanor can go a long way in building trust and fostering a positive buying experience. But that doesn’t mean trusting all sellers blindly because at the end of the day, this is Kenya! 

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