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Home > Garage Sales General > To Pay To Advertise A Garage Sale or Not To Pay. That's The Question.

To Pay To Advertise A Garage Sale or Not To Pay. That's The Question.
By Robert Polman
Sunday, 9 September 2012
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Robert Polman

Rob has joined egaragesales to handle day-to-day operations. Coming from a Marine Engineering background, he is well placed to handle any tricky issues that may arise from time-to-time. It's time to put the garage sale hobby to work.

Robert Polman has written 71 article(s) for egaragesales.

I'm sometimes asked why a fee is charged to advertise a garage sale on Egaragesales when there are other web sites which don't charge a fee. The main reason Egaragesales charges a small fee, is that Egaragesales is totally dedicated to helping people advertise their garage sale, and to helping people find specific things at garage sales.

Egaragesales is not in business to earn money by displaying Google Ads or promoting other businesses (unless helpful to Garage salers). The two primary roles of the Egaragesales web site led to the trademarked slogan "Egaragesales - helping buyers and sellers meet". That's what Egaragesales does best.

There is a significant cost to running, maintaining and checking content on web sites. At Egaragesales, we don't pay for these costs by subjecting our Users to an endless barrage of unrelated Google Ads and third party ads. Our primary and sole focus is to help garage salers exchange goods, and we feel that Google Ads and other advertising would only distract garage salers from this purpose. Why would you want someone who clicks on your garage sale ad, to see an interesting Google ad, click on it, and be taken away from your ad - maybe never to return? Are you here to advertise your garage sale, or to make money for Google?

Egaragesales doesn't forget the all important buyers either. The web site provides extensive dedicated search tools which help buyers easily find your ad and quickly work out what you are selling. So, while we are focussed on maximising the exposure of your ad by removing the distractions of third party ads, we are also very aware that buyers need to be able to browse ads quickly and easily to find what they want.

Egaragesales attracts potential buyers to your ad by making it easy for buyers to search through the ads with a minimum of clicking. Buyers can check a listing of suburbs, then browse the garage sales in just two clicks, because the summary view of your ad provides enough information for a buyer to decide if your garage sale ad needs a closer look. If it does, one more click opens your ad in full. Couldn't be easier for the searcher. And you'll know how many times your ad has been clicked by checking your Ad View Counter. Garage sale buyers around Australia use Egaragesales to find garage sales.

If considering a free web site to advertise your garage sale, you might like to think about the following:

  • Does the web site owner have a face, a name and a phone number on the web site?
  • How easy is it to find a garage sale? Pick a suburb and try. It needs to be really easy.
  • Are ads kept up to date, or are there a lot of expired ads still showing?
  • Is the address still showing in the expired ads? (Not at Egaragesales where we value privacy)
  • How does it pay for costs of operation? Through Google ads or by collecting your contact information?
  • Will they take the time to check your ad for errors - and fix them?
  • Can you edit your garage sale ad anytime you want without fuss - even during your sale?
  • Are the buyers using the site?

Because Egaragesales was set up purely to help buyers and sellers,  placing your garage sale ad on Egaragesales will help you produce great results and make it easy for the buyers to find you.

Egaragesales - helping buyers and sellers meet.

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