You’ve found the perfect item on Facebook Marketplace. But wait—it says “pending.” What does pending mean on Facebook Marketplace? Let’s break down this question and a few tips on what to do if you encounter this situation.
What does pending on Facebook Marketplace?
If an item is pending on Facebook Marketplace, it means that someone has already claimed it and is in the process of making arrangements to purchase or pick it up. The original poster will usually remove the listing once the item has been collected.
What can you do if an item is pending on Facebook Marketplace?
If you see an item you’re interested in that’s pending, you can try contacting the person who posted it to see if they’re willing to sell it to you instead. However, there’s no guarantee that they’ll be willing to do so—so don’t be disappointed if they’re not interested.
That being said, many sellers will be willing to sell it to you if you can pick it up faster. So if they do respond to you, be ready and willing to drop everything to meet them for a transfer. As another tip, you can offer the seller multiple methods of payment to make you seem more appealing and reliable as a buyer.
The easier you make it for them, the more likely it is that they’ll sell to you (even if the item is currently pending).