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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Facebook yard sales gaining popularity

LEE COUNTY, GA -  There's a new trend gaining popularity on Facebook among south Georgia internet users. Many people are selling their belongings on online yard sales.

The process is simple: you take a picture of your item, post it to a facebook page with many potential buyers.

Then, they message you about a price. A Lee County woman who runs an organizing company says the online yard sale reaches a big audience in a more efficient way than a traditional yard sale.

"It is profitable because there are a lot of people who want to get rid of their stuff, but they don't have time to have a yard sale," said Kim Pittman with Organize 4U. "They don't have enough stuff to have a yard sale. It is a great tool to get rid of things they don't want. It is also a great tool for them to de-clutter their homes."

An online yard sale page for Lee and surrounding counties has almost 3,000 people. That page was started around ten months ago.

You can see that group here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/215492601833823/?notif_t=group_r2j_approved

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