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The online classifieds giant has officially opened its doors to our little corner of the earth. I wonder what their stipulation for creating new areas on their website is? Either way, it is definitely better than Facebook’s stipulations and it’s lack of a Medicine Hat network. Right now, the listings are pretty empty, in fact, they are completely empty, probably because nobody realized that it was open. Hopefully this post will drive some commerce to the website.

Personally, I would rather use craigslist over services like Facebook groups and Kijiji even though it may look “ugly” – it’s simple, lightweight, ad-free and very effective which is why it still dominates in other markets.

Medicine Hat Classifieds @ craigslist

It’s that time of the year again! Garage Sale Medicine Hat Facebook group is in full swing and has been updating their yearly map of all the garage sales in the city. Earlier we posted a huge resource for buying and selling in Medicine Hat on Facebook here, but Garage Sale Medicine Hat is the largest and most active by far, not to mention the great service they provide by supplying this map.

Garage Sale Medicine Hat Facebook group
Medicine Hat garage sale map provided by Garage Sale Medicine Hat

In related findings, there seems to be a lot of huge garage sales happening this weekend. Some worthy of mention are:

Shannon Cresent – Block Sale

This is a huge block sale that includes households, No. 9, No.12, No.19, & No.23. (possibly more added later). May 1st: 9am to 7pm & May 2nd: from 9am to 4pm (Some open possibly on May 3rd).

Fifth Ave United Church Flea Market/Garage Sale

May 1st and 2nd. Starts at 9AM.

Santa’s Flea Market & BBQ

The Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund will be hosting Santa’s Flea Market & BBQ one day only. Saturday, May 2nd, 10am-4pm.

Indoors @ 740 Smelter Avenue SE (directly behind the All Nighter on South Railway Street)

Medicine Hat News story on Santa Claus Fund Flea Market

I never realized this, but there is a huge community for buying and selling (garage sales) in Medicine Hat. Most of this community exists spread throughout several Facebook groups. Overall, it’s probably not the best system or way to do it; however, considering it’s Facebook, you’re going to get a lot of users, visitors and searches for items you are buying and selling – and most importantly, for FREE. In this post I will give a breakdown of all the Medicine Hat Buy & Sell groups available on Facebook.

I’m going to try and post all of them even if they don’t have much business going on because if anybody is trying to sell something (especially fast), it would be easier to post on every one of these groups to get maximum coverage (granted the item is compliant with the group’s rules). Sorry about the length on this one, there’s so many (redundant) groups!


One of the largest, if not the largest Medicine Hat based groups out there. There is over 6000 members, thousands of items, hundreds of posts. There’s a lot of business going on here. Who needs real garage sales anymore? GARAGE SALE MEDICINE HAT

ANYTHING for sale in Medicine Hat

This group is another big one with close to 1000 photos listed. Plenty of users and discussions going on. As the title suggests, anything is allowed on here. ANYTHING for sale in Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat Moms Swap/Buy

This group is for children and baby items only. It is by far one of the largest groups of this type with almost 2000 members and over 800 items listed. Medicine Hat Moms Swap/Buy

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