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Preston buy and sell site wants to take on eBay

Posted on - 29th November, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News
The homepage of Buuy.co.uk

The homepage of Buuy.co.uk

A pair of Preston entrepreneurs reckon they can topple eBay from its position as the world’s biggest online retailer.

Justin Hodnett and Scott Janaway have launched Buuy allowing you to sell and buy items online.

A basic listing on the site is free, unless it’s a car, home or a holiday.

Mr Hodnett said: “Allowing almost any item to be listed on the site is giving control back to the seller.

“Buuys revenue comes from a final sales fee and upgraded listings once credit runs out.”

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The site gives £50 credit to every individual seller’s account allowing them to upgrade listings and pay for extras such as highlighting listings. Businesses receive £500 credit.

Mr Hodnett continued: “We feel listing an item on the site really straightforward. eBay feels like it has become more complicated.

“Giving credit to sellers has never been done before, its one of the core reasons that Buuy is able to challenge eBay here in the UK and in America in 2017.”

Do you use eBay? What do you think about Justin and Scott’s new site? Let us know in the comments below

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