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How Does Preloved Work? – Memberships Explained

At Preloved, we like to keep things simple. We don’t charge listing fees, take a commission or have nasty hidden charges – because we’re all about the joy of second-hand. However, if you’re wondering “how does Preloved work?”, here’s a quick guide to break it all down.

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How does Preloved work?

We’ve tried to make buying and selling on Preloved as simple as possible, so you can buy and sell for free! However, to get the best from Preloved, you can upgrade to one of our cheap and simple membership tiers.

For example, if you want to get your hands on the newest Preloved ads under 12 days old, you’ll need to have an upgraded account, it’s the same if you want unlimited photos on your adverts.

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What is a Full Membership?

A Full Membership is the cheapest upgrade you can have on your Preloved membership.

It’ll mean you can reply to any advert as soon as it’s placed and use unlimited photos on your adverts. Plus, it’s only £5 for a whole year – that’s nearly 40p a month!

Upgrade once and you’ll get all the best of Preloved for 365 days!

What is a Premium Membership?

Want to get even more from your Preloved membership? Then a Premium Membership is for you! Not only do you get all the benefits of a Full Membership, but you also get priority placement in searches (so people can find your ads quicker!), embed videos in your adverts (to show all of it’s best angles) and you’ll be able to browse the site without banner ads. All of that for only £15 for a whole year? Why not!

What else is there?

If you’re a business, you can upgrade to our monthly Business (£20 p/m) or Business Unlimited Memberships (£45 p/m). There’s no contracts or obligations so you’re not tied in and you’ll get month free to try it out! A business gets a whole host of benefits, head over to our memberships page to read more!

If you’re a charity, we want to say thank you! So, we give all registered charities free memberships with all sorts of perks! 


That’s it! No tricks, no strings attached! Simply head over to our memberships page to upgrade and start making the most of our world of second hand!

Want to learn more about how Preloved works? Check out our other Preloved No Strings Attached blogs here


Buy easier and sell faster and upgrade your Preloved membership for as little as £5 – what Preloved gems could you find?


Zoe Allison

Zoe Allison

Writer and expert