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Photography Tips To Taking Better Photos When Selling Items Online

Posted 28 August 2014 by Sally Lewis

74% of adverts on Preloved include pictures, and those adverts with pictures are twice as likely to get a response, making it even more important for you to take a great photograph of your item. Here are Six Simple Steps to taking better photos. [more]

Full Article | Related Subjects: Hints and Tips

It's National Dog Day!

Posted 26 August 2014 by Justine Dench

We love dogs here at Preloved, and as part of National Dog Day we thought we would share our love of dogs with you! [more]

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Back to School For Less with Preloved

Posted 25 August 2014 by Sally Lewis

It’s that time of the year again, the mad rush to get everything prepared, from school uniforms, to pens, pencils, and lunch boxes! [more]

Full Article | Related Subjects: Kids

Katcha Bilek | Upcycled Designer Bags

Posted 24 August 2014 by Liz Wheen

If you are looking for a truly unique fashion accessory that is responsibly sourced, then you should keep reading to find out more about this fantastic upcycling designer brand! [more]

Full Article | Related Subjects: Fashion, Upcycling and DIY

Ultimate Upcycling Challenge

Posted 23 August 2014 by Liz Wheen

Fancy having a go upcycling something this bank holiday this weekend? Share what you upcycle with us and you could WIN £200 to spend on your home and garden! [more]

Full Article | Related Subjects: Competitions, Upcycling and DIY

Meet a Member | The ReDo Project

Posted 22 August 2014 by Maria Thornberg

With so many interesting people using the Preloved site every day, it is so easy to bump into people with inspiring passions and interests. Maria tells us about a project she is working on the bring life back into items that would otherwise be sent to landfill whilst raising money for a local animal charity. [more]

Full Article | Related Subjects: Member of the Month

WiTHiNTENT - The Art of Upcycling Old Tents

Posted 21 August 2014 by Liz Wheen

We love all things second hand, but sometimes second hand items lose their original purpose by being broken and over used. Festival tents is a great example of just this! If you have ever been to a festival, you have probably witnessed the thousands of unwanted and destroyed tents left behind. Meet Kate and her very unique way of upcycling unwanted Glastonbury tents! [more]

Full Article | Related Subjects: Upcycling and DIY

Preloved Photo Competition

Posted 19 August 2014 by Sally Lewis

When you list an item on Preloved, how often do you upload a photograph? Preloved are offering you the chance to win a Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Bridge Camera with 16MP, 36x Optical Zoom & 3 Inch LCD. All you need to do is upload an advert with a great picture! [more]

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What Camera Should I Buy?

Posted 18 August 2014 by Sally Lewis

It's World Photo Day tomorrow and here at Preloved we are celebrating with a guide to which camera YOU should buy! We’re looking at the old and the new, from digital to have read to find out which camera is for you. [more]

Full Article | Related Subjects: Buying Advice

Jack Russell Terrier Dog Breed Guide

Posted 16 August 2014 by Preloved

We love dogs here at Preloved, and we know how important it is to ensure you find the right dog to suit you and your lifestyle. In this series of articles you will find detailed information about specific dog breeds...keep reading to find out more about the Jack Russell Terrier! [more]

Full Article | Related Subjects: Pets

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Rottweiler Dog Breed Guide

We love dogs here at Preloved, and we know how important it is to ensure you find the right dog to suit you and your lifestyle. In this series of articles you will find detailed information about specific dog breeds...keep reading to find out more about the Rottweiler! [more]


The Gumball 3000 Rally 2014

The Gumball 3000 Rally is an adrenaline fueled motoring event where the rich and famous drive incredible cars along 3,000 miles of public roads, spanning two continents and five different countries. Get an insight into the action right HERE! [more]


Wimbledon Outfits from Preloved

This year’s Wimbledon is all white everything – aside from the 1cm splash of colour thrown in for good measure. Tournament referee Andrew Jarrett has announced a clampdown on colour and insisted players’ outfits be punctuated with merely a centimetre of it. Boring? We don’t think so. Off the court and on the side-line, you can be as playful as you like, and even don a Venus Williams-esque attire if that’s how you roll. Here on Preloved, we bring to you the best second hand Wimbledon Outfits you could possibly dream up, cherry-picked by yours truly. Enjoy! [more]


Budgeting for Your Big Day

When it comes to making sure her Big Day doesn't break the bank, Preloved member, Cindy Almond, tells us how she sticks to a budget by bagging some second hand bargains [more]

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Hints and Tips

Tips on How to Reduce Your Food Waste at Home

An easy way to save some pennies is to reduce the amount of food waste you create. By buying less food and reducing how much you throw away each week, you can not only save some money, you can also help reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill. We caught up with Love Food Hate Waste to learn more... [more]