Preloved Media Centre

Hi, welcome to the Preloved Media Centre.

Here you'll find our latest press releases, story suggestions, stats & facts and heaps of interesting stuff about the UK's leading second hand selling site. You can also sign-up to our regular newsletter, 'The Haggler'.

Every month we help thousands of our members turn their clutter into cash, and there's always something interesting, decidedly unusual or downright quirky being advertised for sale – from space hoppers and sailing boats, to classic cars and camping gear…


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A Little Preloved History

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Preloved was founded by Ian Buzer in 1998. It was designed as a small and friendly site where enthusiasts could buy, sell and chat about all things second hand. Word spread quickly and Preloved is now one of the largest classifieds sites in the UK with over 11 million visits every month.

Despite this success, Preloved is still run by a small team that what it lacks in numbers makes up for in its passion and enthusiasm for the joy of second hand.


An Interview with Preloved's Founder

Ian Buzer is the founder and Managing Director of Preloved. He answers some of the most common questions about the site.

Read the full interview


Preloved In 2013

The UK put secondhand shopping first in their BILLIONS during 2013

Preloved released an infographic celebrating the UK's money-saving obsession with secondhand buying and selling in 2013, which revealed:

  • £1.6 billion - the estimated total value of items advertised on Preloved during the year
  • 1.1 billion page views for adverts
  • 2.4 million adverts placed by members of the website
  • 12.3 million message sent between adverts and buyers to seal deals

The city named as the Secondhand Capital of the UK was Norwich - Preloved had more visits per resident from Norwich than any other town in the UK throughout 2013.

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Preloved Stats and Facts

Did you know?

  • Preloved is the second most visited classifieds web site in the UK according to Hitwise
  • The total value of items for sale on Preloved tops £1.5 billion
  • Preloved has over 11 million visits every month
  • With over 1.7 million active members, Wembley Stadium would need to be eighteen times bigger to accommodate them all
  • Over 10,000 new adverts are placed on Preloved every day
  • If all the cars for sale on Preloved were parked nose-to-nose, they would completely fill all lanes of the clockwise carriageway of the M25
  • The busiest time on Preloved is around 9pm, when visitors view over 15 adverts every second
  • A plastic two and-a-half foot donkey, a papier mache moose head and a Tuk Tuk autorickshaw are just a few examples of the weird and wonderful items that are regularly advertised on Preloved

Second Hand Story Suggestions

Looking for unusual and quirky content and contacts for story ideas? You're in the right place. All human life is on Preloved – from Aston Martins to zithers. (We recently listed a two and-a-half foot high plastic donkey for sale.)

How about these as a starter for ten:

  • How to set up home on a budget – from furniture to complete kitchens, DIY tools to garden sheds
  • Preloved wedding dresses – How to look like a princess without paying a king's ransom
  • Go retro and get vintage value with some cash-saving, second hand, chi-chi styles
  • An antique lovers' treasure trove – from Alvar Aalto to, bone China and Chippendale!
  • Kitting the kids kitted out for school for less
  • Get Set for Summer Savings– From camping and cycles, to sports cars and sailing
  • Great ways to recycle unwanted Christmas and birthday presents, turning them into cash
  • Top money-saving sites – Preloved is the UK's most passionate second hand website

Preloved Case Studies

Angela Beebee lives in Rugeley, Staffordshire and has been a member of Preloved since April 2009. As a regular user of Preloved, in the last two years she has placed over 100 adverts on the site, selling everything from a kettle, rice steamer and cycle carrier, to camping equipment, a dishwasher and Volvo estate car. [more...]

Contact us and we'll help find a case study to supplement your story.


Recent Press Releases

Download our latest press releases below:

7 Jan 2014 UK Puts Secondhand Shopping First
 
5 Sep 2013 Preloved Welcomes Pet Watchdog's Advertising Standards
 
11 Apr 2013 UK's First National Secondhand Day Launched by Preloved
 
10 Apr 2013 Liberace's Gold Cadillac For Sale on Preloved
 
2 Apr 2013 Time Travel to Bag Best Bargains on Preloved
 
13 Nov 2012 Apple iMac Makes Purrfect Pad for iPussy
 
28 Feb 2012 Double Decker Detached Des Res For Sale
 
14 Mar 2012 Heard the one about the comic who sold all his joke books?
 

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Get in touch – Spread the Preloved

For all press enquiries, please contact Richard Ginger

Remember to follow us on Twitter and 'Like' us on Facebook for all the first-hand second hand news!

 

Get In Touch

For all press enquiries, please contact Richard Ginger

Remember to follow us on Twitter and 'Like' us on Facebook for all the first-hand second hand news!

We just want to say a very big thank you to first of all Preloved for having the free section available for people to put on things to give away and secondly a huge thank you to those whom we have gotten several lovely things given to us! Just a few to mention ... a lovely desktop computer set, garden items, an electric fireplace, a pair of the most lovely sweet Bishon frise dogs ... I love them sooo much, a two story playhouse, a greenhouse and so many other things I do not have room to list here..but THANK YOU THANK YOU for being so generous and providing so many of our familys needs when we did not have the money to buy the items! If you haven't found what you are looking for, just be patient, you are sure to find it on Preloved free!!


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We lost our beloved border collie Shep in 2009, we were never going to have another dog, not ever, we'd had Shep for ever and he was such a character. That was until one day, some months later, when I was "browsing" on Preloved..... I spotted an advert for a Beagle needing a new home... I quickly phoned up, and made arrangements to check out the little dog. My husband made the trip to Hucknall in Nottingham to the little dogs house! The rest is history.. Tai Bo, as she was already named, became a member of our family that very same day.... We'd never had a beagle before, but this little girl is so intelligent, unbelievably funny and a brilliant character, practically a human!! Such a softy and absolutely adored by all the family. Best money we had ever spent!! THANK YOU!

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