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Secondhand Shopping is First for UK!

Posted 15 January 2014 by Preloved


You went crazy for secondhand shopping on Preloved during 2013! Just check out our fab infographic that celebrates The Joy of Secondhand by visualising all our stats and facts for last year.

We've also found out which city is the UK's Secondhand Capital whose residents can't resist a bagging the bargains on Preloved… Congratulations to Norwich in Norfolk!

Wow! 2013 was a great year for secondhand buying and selling – check out some of the BIG NUMBERS that kept Preloved the UK's Number One independent advertising site:

  • £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

Norwich beat off rivals Wrexham and Cambridge to be crowned the UK's Secondhand Capital with more visits per resident than any other town – a staggering 1.9 million visits during 2013. Mobile homes, furniture and fashion all featured highly in searches of the site made by people from Norwich. 

Meanwhile, all over the UK, canny cash savers hunted for bargains across the board on Preloved - our  top search words in 2013 included:

  • Sofa
  • iPhone
  • Mulberry
  • Wardrobe
  • Motorhome

So which advert do you think got the most views? A 1986 Yamaha YX250 motorbike, which had 17,000 potential buyers looking to seal the deal.

Sunday was your most popular day for secondhand shopping, with 9pm in the evening our busiest time as over 100 pages were viewed by bargain hunters every second!

Vintage finds were also much in demand, and one decade in particular had the most searches on our unique Time Machine search facility – the Swinging Sixties.

And who bought that lifesized plastic donkey?! Come on, 'fess up!

We're thrilled that you chose Preloved as the best place to get buying and selling for FREE last year - so a massive thanks for all your support

Now let's make 2014 even BIGGER for Bagging the Best Bargains and Cashing in your Clutter!

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