Bollox, thought it was 15 quid a year Definitely a (poo) deal imho
Seriously would anybody pay £15 per month for Preloved!
Am i missing something? Isn’t gumtree the worst selling site ever full of scammers and fakes? Has it improved or something?
Worst selling site ever, can't believe its still going
Deffo worth mentioning this!! totally different to being free. Two extra months is not two free months (unless you want to get pedantic or are in advertising! ) you have to spend money [Yuk!!!] spoils all the fun.....
Posted 6th May 2016Posted 6th May 2016
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I've used preloved for over 5 years I always sell things in there. I use Gumtree too. I like Preloved better easier to use, renewal is easier than Gumtree if you have multiple adverts to renew you can tick a box to renew all or individually instead of doing them one by one on Gumtree. I have the free membership
preloved is good, i find it safer to use if you want delivery aswell beacuse you need an account to use.
how good is preloved? I never used it . have been using Gumtree from 6 yrs and find it good
it works however your page links to a vouchers website which I dont think is allowed but I may be wrong?
Posted 15th Apr 2016Posted 15th Apr 2016
70% OFF PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP AT PRELOVED - £8 INSTEAD OF £25£8
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It was a good deal, thanks for posting. I just went to sign up but saw it had expired. :|
Wow I had no idea this was such a controversial topic! I hoped by posting this I would be helping somebody out but seemingly not! Just to weigh in on the 'Which is better? Preloved or Gumtree?' debate... It depends entirely on what your looking for, for example try searching for anything horse related on gumtree.. turnout rugs, tendon boots, overeach boots, grooming kit etc.. etc.. & I pretty much guarantee you can count the results on 2 hands, maybe even 1 & thats NATIONWIDE!! It really is that shocking, yet perform the same search on preloved & ill put money on it you'll find an abundance of items just in your local area. To give Gumtree the benefit of the doubt I tried to be really vague & searched the word 'Saddle' in all categories, this brings up a mere 882 ads nationwide, as this also includes bike saddles I narrowed my search by selecting the pets category leaving me with just 327 ads. Now when I run the same search on preloved I get a staggering 6,753 results which when narrowed down by selecting >home & family then >horses & Livestock still leaves me with 5,881 results, there really is no contest here, the winner is clear. I have to admit, sometimes Gumtree has more to offer in certain categories but I have yet to find such shockingly different results as the ones I mention in this post xx
I just checked both Gumtree and Preloved. Gumtree provides an Extended Validation certificate for all secure areas of their website (green padlock). Preloved on the other hand just has a standard certificate that does not demonstrate who owns the website (grey padlock). From a technical standpoint, Gumtree is doing a better job of securing your data. All secure connections are fully end to end encrypted. So the only way you could have been 'hacked' is via user error of some kind (malware on your system?) Splitting hairs at any rate :). But to be sure, there is no reason to be concerned about Gumtree.
Yyy using same PC all the time for years and that's the only place/account which was hacked?
Someone hacked your account?! Given that Gumtree uses the same security infrastructure as Ebay, that doesn't seem plausible. People don't just get hacked by accident...there will have been something happen that allowed your account to be compromised (logging in via unsecure/free wireless, or via a malware compromised computer). There is no inherent reason to trust Ebay more than Gumtree as they are the same thing. As for advertising for a house - if you put a 'wanted' request for a house, then you'll probably get some do gooder trying to help. Better to just browse the myriad of houses that are listed and make a choice that way.
Posted 29th Sep 2015Posted 29th Sep 2015
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Sadly, disappointment soon follows the excitement of a more reasonable alternative to the 10% fees ebay charges. I have tried preloved and others like ebid and these just don't have the reach. I have found gumtree and forums better for selling items.
Thanks OP, worked for me... might actually use this site now!
Have just used the code and it works!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for this.
Posted 17th Apr 2015Posted 17th Apr 2015
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This should be in the ' just had my pants pulled down' section..
Yeah, what that second guy said. 250mb data??? Are you having a laugh??!! Once me and my friends ended up at the same hotel bar with a president of Vodafone, and started talking about phones and deals... He told us (that was about 2 years now) that the future will be that they will be giving you unlimited or a lot of minutes & texts with fairly "affordable" contracts but will be making their money on data... Guess he was telling the truth...
The iPhone 6 is being announced next month, so there may be more price drops soon. I'd hold off, rather than pay £18.99p/m, especially with only 250MB of data.
5C is a gimped version of the iphone 5, a two-year old model. £18.99 is too much for a used version of that, particularly with a paltry 250MB of data which will mean you can't actually use any of the advantages of having a smartphone
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Posted 20th Jun 2014Posted 20th Jun 2014
FREE FRIDAY PRELOVED
You can respond to any advert on preloved just for today without paying for membership.
"I have fallen out of love with Ebay." - I should say, as a seller. I still buy lots through them.
Thanks for the info. A decent alternative to eBay is well overdue.
Thanks very much I use preloved alot, great find, heat added. :)
Easy to use and list but I'm going to be honest and say the prices on their are unreasonably high. Look at ps3 Games for a rough idea. I won't be deserting here or eBay anytime soon for this site as it needs a lot of work done on it to compete seriously with eBay or Gumtree
Posted 10th Apr 2014Posted 10th Apr 2014
Half Price Preloved Membership Full Membership for only £2.50£2.50
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Preloved is a more reliable service - I always found that when buying and selling on here potential buyers and sellers are more reliable, because they pay for the service they tend to be looking or selling for that exact purpose. On each occasion buyers have turned up when agreed. Gumtree however is full of messers! I was advertised a table and chairs -8 people arranged to view and not one turned up, first person on preloved turned up. Same with my dog, tried gumtree first to be contacted when on way to view and be told puppy had sold to a family friend, preloved - lovely reliable woman. That's just my experience, and for £2.50 a year, well worth it just for the general higher calibre of sellers on there alone.
Got this a year ago. It does give you early notice of ads. Not that I made much use of it! Will get it again though because you never know.
If you haven't had any sales on Gumtree, Preloved is an alternative audience...I've had sales on both so it is a 'Great Alternative' ...and no I am not a representative from Preloved!
Agreed. Deal posted by PreLoved, perhaps? Cold from me.
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Preloved – From Hobby to Leading Website
Preloved was launched in 1998 by founder Ian Buzer. Buzer was a fan of attending car boat sales and visiting charity shops and initially the website was just a hobby website. Preloved wasn’t the first website of its kind; companies like Loot and Exchange Mart already existed. However, Preloved quickly acquired an audience, largely by word of mouth. In 2013, Preloved created National Second Hand Day, a special day to celebrate the UK’s love of buying second hand goods. In March 2014, The Hut Group purchased the operator of Preloved, Moo Ltd, for an undisclosed sum. Preloved is furthermore well-rated on TrustPilot, one of the main website reviews websites.
How to Shop with Preloved
Preloved is completely online-based and works on a peer-to-peer model. To buy anything through the website, from a second-hand TV to a second-hand car, you will need to get in contact with the seller via the website at www.preloved.co.uk.
Preloved can be used on any internet-ready device such as a desktop, tablet, or smart TV. There are also native Preloved apps available for both iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
What can you buy at Preloved.co.uk
The items that are sold on the website are countless. The following are just some of the main categories on Preloved:
Pets – Browse the different pets for sale or for adoption, including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and fish.
Furniture & Fittings – Second-hand and almost-new furniture includes everything from second-hand beds and couches to wall art, lighting, and antique furniture.
Horses & Livestock – Ideal for those living in the countryside. Browse adverts for ponies and horses, second hand riding tack, and poultry.
Caravans & Camping – If you’re thinking of going on holiday this section has everything from tents and camping equipment to motorhomes, campervans, and caravans.
Motoring – Looking for a second-hand car, motorbike, trailer, or even a number plate? You’ll find all of the motoring adverts in this section.
Marriage – The marriage sections lists everything from second-hand wedding dresses and mother of the bride dresses to catering and wedding photography supplies.
Health & Leisure – This section covers everything from sporting equipment to dart boards, yachts, and collectible items.
Children’s – A useful section if you have a new-born. This section includes second-hand prams and buggies, cots and bedding, child seats, baby clothes, and toys and games.
Property & Accommodation – Sell, buy, or rent a property including bed sits, house boats, student accommodation, house shares, rooms, apartments, and homes.
Home & Family – Furniture and goods for every room in the house. This section covers bathroom furniture and fittings, kitchen products, garden furniture, home improvement, and children’s toys.
Second Hand – What is That to the Members of Preloved?
Second Hand – What is That to the Members of Preloved?
Top Brands Available at the Preloved Online Shop
What’s available at Preloved depends entirely on what people in the UK are selling at that time. The following are some of the most sought-after brands:
Users set the price of the products they sell on Preloved, so there aren’t any times of the year when Preloved run a sale. However, there are times of the year when there is a surge of new products listed on Preloved, often at reduced prices.
Before and after Christmas is a good example of this. Money can be tight for many people both before and after Christmas, and many people sell second-hand items or unwanted Christmas gifts to raise some extra cash. This can be a good time to keep an eye on Preloved as you might find a bargain that you wouldn’t find the rest of the year. Of course, these deals can come up at any time of the year so you don’t have to wait until the Christmas period to do your shopping.
Shopping at Preloved
To contact a seller, you will need to create an account with Preloved. This allows Preloved to verify you as a legitimate user and to create a message inbox so that you can see and reply to messages from other buyers and sellers.
You can either sign up for a free membership or a paid membership (£5 per year for buyers, £25 for sellers). The added bonus of the paid membership is that you get slightly quicker access to viewing new adverts.
Paying for goods at Preloved
Preloved simply list the advert. The actual exchange of cash for goods is between you and the seller. If you’re buying something large such as a second-hand couch or bike, then the chances are you’ll meet the seller first. It’s always a good idea to try and meet the seller first to make sure that the item is exactly as it is described at preloved.co.uk. For cars, bikes, and other such products, you may want to take a test drive first before making your final decision.
How you pay the seller is up to you. Cash is common, although it’s not uncommon for payments for more expensive items to be paid for by bank transfer or PayPal. Preloved recommend using PayPal as you are protected under PayPal’s Buyer Protection scheme and if something goes wrong, you can mail a claim to be reimbursed in full.
Preloved have some sage advice about buying second hand, for example trying to meet the seller in a public rather than a private place as well as not carrying too much cash with you.
Usually, you pick up your buyings directly at the seller. Sometimes you will need to have an item shipped. This could be something that you’ve already seen after meeting the buyer face-to-face, or it could be something that you’re purchasing online from the buyer.
For larger items, Preloved work with the transport company www.anyvan.com. You’ll see an option to get a quote at the bottom of most pages, particularly on larger items such as furniture. Simply enter your postcode and click ‘get instant price’ to see how much it would cost to get it delivered by AnyVan.
How you get your items shipped is between you and the seller. Most people will ship using Royal Mail as this is usually the least complicated option for sellers. Options include First and Second class postage for smaller, less important items and Next Day Delivery for items you want urgently. If you are buying something valuable such as a mobile phone, you should use a tracked, insured service. If anything goes wrong with the delivery, you will then be compensated.
Returning Items Purchased through Preloved
Returning items can be tricky, and so it’s important that you make sure you’re happy with your purchase before exchanging any cash. Preloved do not handle the financial side of the exchange, so you will need to take it up with the seller directly. Often, the easiest way to do this is using PayPal’s buyer protection. Under The Sale of Goods Act 1979, any item sold by an individual must match the title and description of the advert. Buying from an individual gives you significantly less protection than buying from a company. The product has to match the description, so if you order an iPhone and don’t receive an iPhone, you are protected. However, the Act doesn’t necessarily protect you if the quality of the item you receive is different to what you expect – unless the quality is explicitly stated in the description. In any case, to avoid confusion, try and meet up with the seller to look at the item first.
Preloved also have a blog where the team at Preloved discuss tips for buying and selling, upcycling, and gardening. Buying and selling second hand can sometimes be confusing, so it’s worth taking a look at Preloved’s FAQ section for answers to some of the most common questions and concerns.
Getting in Touch with Preloved
For most problems or questions, you will need to get in touch with the seller directly. However, if you need to contact Preloved you can do so by using the contact form on their website.