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Wayne Hemingway has been at the forefront of the vintage and thrifty movement since the heady days of the 1980s. He tells us why buying and selling secondhand is as important as ever. more...
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To celebrate Preloved's National Secondhand Day, we've got a fab
competition to WIN two books packed with ideas for inspirational interiors
using secondhand, vintage and upcycled finds.
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Last year we advertised two beautiful New Forest Ponies on Preloved. I chose the site because it was recommended to me by a close friend who had enjoyed success selling various horsey bits and pieces - I had not heard of it before then but placed a free add - well two actually. It was great to be able to write as much as I wanted and attach several pictures.
I posted a link to the advert on the New Forest Pony page on Facebook as well. We received loads of emails from potential buyers who came directly from the Preloved listing as well as a family who followed the link from Facebook. Within a month we had done several viewings and the ponies were both sold together to a wonderful home. Although the buyer had found the PreLoved listing from the Facebook link she contacted me through Preloved as she was also an existing member. We were all very happy and have kept in close touch and have made great new friends as a result!
So this year when I wanted to sell a saddle my first thought was Preloved! I joined as a full member to access the benefits of unlimited pictures,
choice of backgrounds and quicker response times as I also wanted to find a horse to loan and needed to be able to reply to new adverts straightaway!
I received dozens of emails about the saddle and eventually after a couple of weeks was contacted by a young lady who lives only a few miles from us. I was able to take the saddle to her to try and she was delighted. We agreed the sale and she collected the saddle the following week. She was also delighted as she had been able to sell her existing saddle through Preloved during the week and paid cash and the full asking price for ours!
All in all a great experience and far more straight forward and less hassle and uncertainty than EBay! Thanks Preloved! I am currently mooching around the house to see if there is anything else we can sell and will definitely use Preloved again! A few quid for full membership very well spent!
I have only joined "Preloved" today and am yet to buy or sell anything however I must say it is a fantastic simple and by far the best of it's type I have come across. Simple to use and easy to navigate. I will say no more. Thank you.
Today I sold my Staffie Cross, Scruffy to a lovely couple, Jamie and Kezzia from Montrose. Scruffy is 6 years old and I thought he would find it difficult to go to someone new, I have had him from 8 weeks, but he took to the couple very quickly. They have been in touch and said he seems to be happy with them. He has behaved himself and obeyed his commands. They took him for a walk on the beach and he had a great time chasing sticks and running around making friends with other dogs. They have invited me to visit them any time if I want to see him and they have offered to come and see me when they are visiting friends who live nearby. Thanks Preloved, it was not an easy decision to get him rehomed but I am sure he will be very happy and well looked after.
Hi...Just wanted to drop you a line to say that I think Preloved is brilliant! I sold my vintage bike to the first person who came and she was delighted..Thanks for the service x
Just had a crazy moment on @PrelovedUK and advertised nearly everything I own
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Travel through history in our Time Machine - it lets you travel back in time to find brilliant old things from decades ago on sale now.
Can you offer a new home to an unloved TV? Rescue some old toys from being taken to the local tip?
If so then visit our Freeloved page. It's full of items being given away for free.
Or, have you got things cluttering up your house? Don't take them to the tip - give them away here and help cut down on landfill.