12 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Anything Through Facebook
Sure, you can shop where you share your vacation photos—as long as you know how to avoid getting ripped off when browsing Marketplace or clicking Facebook ads.
Look for sellers that provide upfront shipping costs
You don’t want to be charged extra for shipping after you already hit the purchase button on the website. The cost of shopping should be clear at checkout.
Review the business’s return policy
Find out if the company has a refund policy offering an exchange or your money back. Look for good indicators, such as offering free return shipping labels. According to a Facebook spokesperson, it’s a warning sign if international companies offer “free refunds” but not free shipping – often the cost to return an internationally shipped item is more than the cost of the item itself. Make sure you know these other ways to stay safe when using Facebook Marketplace.