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Brits spend billions to buy online in DIY December

December 17, 2018

You might expect millions of Brits to buy online when it comes to shopping for Christmas presents, but how many do you think have a major DIY project planned for the final month of the year? It might be more than you think, as figures from the AA reveal that this year, Brits had planned […]

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Alternatives to gift cards when shopping online

December 10, 2018

With big-name retailers vanishing from the high streets in a turbulent 2018, what are the alternatives to gift cards when shopping online for last-minute Christmas presents? Many of us opt for gift cards as a quick and easy way to give a gift when shopping online for last-minute Christmas presents, but figures from GoCompare show […]

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Five reasons why people buy online

November 21, 2018

A Which? survey of the best places to buy online has revealed five reasons why people buy online – and how important each one is to them. The survey also found that many of the British public’s favourite places to buy online are smaller retailers that offer a more personalised service than the big brands. […]

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When do people shop online for Christmas?

November 16, 2018

It’s always good to list items to buy online as early as possible if you want to catch the largest number of people who shop online for Christmas. But as the last days of November start to tick away, is it still worth listing new items for Christmas shoppers? The answer is a surprisingly big […]

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A prime time for department store goods to sell online

September 24, 2018

Buy Swap Sell is like a cross between an online auction site and an online department store, with thousands of items for sale online in hundreds of different categories or ‘departments’ in our online swap shop. So in light of recent headlines about problems for the high street department stores, you might be surprised by […]

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UK shoppers buy online for best value

September 17, 2018

Research by Royal Mail has revealed that Brits who buy online do so looking for best value, wide choice and the ability to compare items for sale online. Online shoppers now make 87% of their non-food purchases online, up from 80% just a year ago, with the average purchase worth £34. Younger shoppers and male […]

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Sell online faster with a homepage featured listing

August 21, 2018

Buy Swap Sell’s homepage featured listings are the faster way to sell online by making sure your item reaches the biggest possible audience, giving it the best chance to find a buyer faster. It’s easy to get your item listed on the homepage as a featured listing – you’ll find the option in your account […]

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Many hands make buying online work

August 14, 2018

One of the more interesting aspects of Buy Swap Sell is that you can often find items to buy online that have been made by hand, making them completely unique. Here are three of the more unusual categories of handmade products to buy online from Buy Swap Sell… Autographs Autographs are an ever-popular collectible, whether […]

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Listing items to sell online – and when to swap instead?

July 18, 2018

One question we are often asked by people listing items to sell online is how to know when to swap instead, and the simple answer is that you don’t need to decide right away. When you list an item to sell online, you can enter a cash value you would be willing to accept, but […]

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Find a summer job on the Buy Swap Sell online jobs board

July 10, 2018

The Buy Swap Sell online jobs board is a great place to find a summer job, with casual roles and short-term vacancies all over the UK. Just click on ‘Jobs’ at the right-hand side of the Buy Swap Sell online swap shop homepage, and you’ll be taken to a page of listings specifically for employment […]

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