Thousands flock to Facebook yard sale group

Thousands flock to Facebook yard sale group

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Jennifer Ware (L) and Mountain Brook Trading founder Lauren Silsbee (R) manage the group. Source: WBRC video Jennifer Ware (L) and Mountain Brook Trading founder Lauren Silsbee (R) manage the group. Source: WBRC video
MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL (WBRC) -

Your next yard sale may be just a few clicks away. One woman in Mountain Brook manages a group called Mountain Brook Trading that boasts nearly 10,000 members.

The closed group was created about three months ago but it's always busy. Laura Silsbee started the group as a way for her and her friends to buy and sell items they had around the house but within a few weeks, everyone wanted in.

"I still can't believe it. It's really funny and I get compliments on it all the time, people recgonize my name now as the Mountain Brook Trading lady," Silsbee said.

Silsbee's friend Jennifer Ware started out buying and selling in the group, but now helps Silsbee run day to day operations.

"I think a lot of people have realized they have good stuff that's in their garage and closets, just stored that they can make good money off of," Ware said.

The two friends aren't currently making any profits from the group but as it continues to grow they're looking into ways to expand their idea. There are similar groups covering Hoover, Homewood, Vestavia and more.

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