Every Thursday evening if you drive by Faith Lutheran Church in Eustis Florida you would think they would be having a church service by the amount of cars in the parking lot. In reality that is not the case, the parking lot is filled with hundreds of people that are meeting up to exchange products that they have sold online. North Lake Resale is a Facebook group that allows residents of North Lake County to post items they have for sale. It may seem like a craigslist type of page but the difference is that the people can communicate easier and it is more like a virtual yard sale. The members of the page can suggest different meet up locations or agree to meet at the weekly meet.
The weekly meet has grown in the past few months from a small parking lot at an abandoned shopping plaza to the huge parking lot at the church. Stephanie Clunn, one of the administrators on the page, believes that they might have to find a new location because they are starting to outgrow the church’s parking lot. The meet allows the members who may purchase or sell items to multiple people the convenience of meeting at one location rather than meeting multiple times. The meet is free but the members’ can chose to donate one dollar that will go towards upkeep of the page as well as a $25 raffle.
According to the Association of Resale Professionals the resale industry is a “$13 billion industry.” Clunn mentions that “moms are making hundreds and hundreds of dollars,” just by the Facebook group. In order to be a member of the group you must live in the area and be willing to meet in the area. If you want to join simply log onto Facebook and search for North Lake Resale to request to be in the group.