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New Search Function on Preloved

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’ve launched a new search function on Preloved alongside some other swanky features!

Sometimes site changes take a little bit of getting used to, but we promise that you’ll have a better Preloved experience with all of our exciting new features, and that you’ll be able to conduct the best on-site search to date.

A New Way to Search

Step 1 – Searching in a Particular Category

There’s a new drop down menu in town! It allows you to search for all things Preloved faster and more effectively than ever before. Once you’ve decided which Preloved treasures you’re searching for, just type it in the search bar on the top right hand side of the page.

Drop down menu

You’ll then be given the option to narrow your search down by looking for it in a specific category, for example ‘caravan’ in ‘Caravans and Camping’.

Step 2 – Searching in All Categories

If you’d like to search for something and see what’s available in every Preloved Category, you can do this by simply pressing enter. This will bring up search results for All Categories.

Step 3 – Narrow Down your Search

If you’d like to find your favourite category, or narrow down your search even further, you can use the useful bar on the left hand side to find specific categories.


This is where you can change your location, Price Range, Advert Type and Advertiser Type. The ‘promotions’ tab allows you to only see ‘free’ or ‘featured’ results.

Take a Look at This Transformation!

Once you’ve searched for something using the new search bar, the extraordinary Preloved items on site are now displayed in a trendy new grid/list format, making it so much easier to see what’s available.





Grid or list options

In the right hand corner you’ll have the option to switch between the two depending on which way you’d like to view your search results.

Advert Pages

Pages which contain adverts also have a new look, and have changed from this…

advert page

… to this!

advert page

When you view adverts, you’ll now notice a new and improved map which allows you to see the exact location of an item. You’ll even have the option to ‘get directions’ to it!


Underneath the advert, there is additional information including how many people have viewed the advert, when it was posted, and the exact distance it is from you.

Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to browse through over 500 categories on the homepage or via our top navigation bar! These new features are deisnged to fit on your computer, tablet, or smartphone wtithout having to select a different page layout, so you’ll no longer have to worry about switching devices to make the most out of the site.

With our new and improved features, wave goodbye to the old 10 minute wait time, as adverts you list now appear immediately on site (unless they are flagged up and need to be approved by the Preloved team). This means that Premium members really can respond to your advert immediately! 

Having Problems?

If you’re experiencing problems using our new features, please contact our customer service team, who will be happy to help answer any queries you may have.

Let us know what you think of the new search @Preloved.

Adele Gardner

Adele Gardner

Creative Writer

Adele is a creative writer for Preloved. She loves literature, travelling, baked goods and is always hunting for new music.