In the market for kids’ clothes, designer women’s clothes and shoes, furniture, or even a Green Egg grill?
Hoover has a new virtual marketplace for buying, selling and trading gently used items — the Hoover Trading group on Facebook.
In less than two weeks, the local Craigslist alternative group has gained about 200 members.
Here’s how it works: A member posts a picture, item description and asking price. If a member is interested in that item, he or she comments with the word “interested.” Items are sold in the order of interested comments.
Members can also post “ISO” (in search of) with items they are looking for.
After watching Hoover friends buy things off trading groups in other areas of Birmingham, Hoover High School teacher Ali Pierce Pilcher decided Hoover could use one of its own. She started the page last week and enlisted the help of Melissa Pierce and Amy Kirkpatrick to act as group administrators.
The Mountain Brook Trading group, started in November, now has more than 6,000 members trading everything from a $10 Gap dress to a $350 bamboo dresser.
Hoover Trading administrators are encouraging members to add their friends to the group and have fun.