Facebook’s effort to be a one-stop shop continues today with the launch of an ecommerce feature called Marketplace.
Marketplace is essentially a mashup of Facebook and Craigslist. Users can buy or sell items with Marketplace, but all transactions are done in the real world.
That means yes, you still have to worry about dealing with crazies. However, perhaps things will be slightly improved on Marketplace, as everyone will have their Facebook profiles attached to the transactions.
Facebook Marketplace is first getting rolled out to users in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. Other countries will be added over the next few months.