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Buying & selling

Be the Best at Buying and Selling Online

Buying and selling online can feel daunting if you’ve never done it before, or you might be frustrated if you’re not getting the results you’ve wanted. With these 4 simple steps, you can become the best at buying and selling online.

4 Tips for Buying and Selling Online

Take great photos (and ask for more)

If you’re selling an item, be sure to take as many clear photos as possible. Use natural lighting, multiple angles and a clutter-free background.

Show any damage or wear and tear in a close up so you can avoid problems once it’s sold

If you’re buying and you have any reservations about what the item looks like or if it has any damage, be sure to ask for more photos from the seller. Usually, they’ll be more than happy to send photos over and might be able to take them in better lighting, for example.

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Describe your item well

If you describe what you’re selling in more detail, you’ll be able to save time on answering questions that people might have. Plus, people will be able to find it easier when searching on the site.

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If people do have questions, try to answer them as quickly as possible! People could be put off if you don’t answer in time and you might lose a potential buyer,

Buy and sell sensibly!

We do everything we can to be one of the most trusted marketplaces in the UK and we work hard to make Preloved a safe place to buy and sell but always be vigilant.

Check out our Safe Second-Hand page to get clued up and always be sure to not get carried away by what looks like a bargain. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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Remove your advert when it’s sold

Save everyone time by making sure you archive an advert once it’s sold and gone to its new home. You help yourself by avoiding unhappy buyers who find out your item is no longer available and help others not be disappointed by an item they can’t have.

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That’s it! No tricks, no strings attached! Just the joy of second hand!

Head over to our memberships page to upgrade and make the most of your new buying and selling skills!

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Zoe Allison

Zoe Allison

Writer and expert