It all started because Emily Bitze needed a can of tomatoes. She planned noodles for dinner, but didn’t have the ingredients or money for a sauce. That’s when she invited her friends to form a private Toronto Facebook trading group called Bumz Trading Zone.
Two years later, the group has surpassed 30,000 members, and copycat groups have emerged in other Canadian cities. After some of the members complained that the name “Bumz” was insensitive, Bitze changed it to “Bunz Trading Zone.”
The only rule to using the group is that money is not allowed. The trading group also differs from other sites such as Kijiji or Craigslist because you are able to view the persons Facebook profile which many feel is safer and more reliable.
Would you prefer using Bunz Trading Group over other sites such as Kijiji or Craigslist?
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