About Preloved - The Joy of Second Hand

Welcome to Preloved, the web site for people that love some of the older things in life.


Preloved was started in 1998 and has grown to become one of the largest classified advertising sites in the UK with hundreds of thousands of adverts in over 500 categories.

If you are buying or selling second hand, Preloved offers a great alternative to the hassle and expense of auction sites, and a fun and friendly alternative to other more anonymous classifieds. This is because:

It's fast - No waiting 7 days for an auction to finish. No procession of potential bidders coming to visit. No travelling miles to then later be outbid. We also provide rather clever ad alert services to potential buyers, which mean that, quick-as-a-flash, they'll be notified if you're selling an item they want.

It's free to sell - Preloved has no listing fees, no selling fees and no catches.

It's local - Once you become a member of Preloved, we automatically prioritise adverts in your local area. This means you can visit the seller and inspect the item before handing over the cash.

It's friendly - Preloved aims to connect you with local people that share your common interests. We hope that you not only grab yourself a second hand bargain, you'll make a friend in the process.

It's all about second hand - Most items on Preloved are second hand. Therefore, items are cheap because they have been previously owned, not because they're ... well, just cheap.

It's good for the planet - Selling second hand is a one of the most effective ways to recycle. By finding a new home for your unwanted items, you are cutting down on unnecessary manufacturing and land fill.

It's kind to kittens - Because of its friendly, local nature, Preloved is a great place to find a loving home for a dog, cat or other animal. Preloved takes the issue of animal welfare very seriously - to find out more visit our animal welfare page.

"I'm impressed with @PrelovedUK classifieds. Sold stuff with ease. Far better than that other auction site!"

"I for one think the site is excellent. I have just found a Blue Merle collie and going to see our new addition tomorrow. Thank you so much."

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