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How to save money as well as shopping sustainably by buying from online auctions.
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Save money and shop sustainably!


As many of us are tightening our belts with the cost-of-living crisis having an impact and the growing urgency to shop more sustainably, there’s never been a better time to buy from our auctions. 

As well as saving yourself potentially huge amounts of money, when you give a new home to an item that isn’t necessarily brand new, you’re saving it from landfill and reducing the need for constant overproduction.

Retail returns, liquidations and surplus

If you’re new to the exciting world of retail returns, let us tell you more. Retailers receive back a huge volume of returned stock, some of which goes back on the shelves, but much of it needs to reach the secondary market.

We handle regular auctions of items from major UK retailers, both individual lots and the opportunities to buy bulk pallets. Gone are the days when buying used goods was looked down upon and if a returned item is nearly new you can get incredible value. Why pay full price when you can snap up a retail return for a fraction of the original cost?

If you punt for a pallet of raw returns you could bag yourself some serious bargains as well as the potential for reselling the items separately, as many of our loyal buyers do and create an income stream from it.

Pallets feature a selection of related items packed together. Here you could pick up a Sage Oracle coffee machine for example, and a collection of other desirable brands for a fraction of their retail prices. Of course, these are raw returns so some items will be better than others. You’ll know what products you’ll receive, just not what condition they are in until you open up your delivery…but that’s part of the excitement of these type of auctions.

Liquidated and surplus stock, much like retail returns, provides the opportunity to save a fortune on RRPs and to save goods from potentially having to be wasted. With liquidations and surplus, you’ll often find brand new, sealed items that just so happen to have ended up on the secondary market for various reasons, often that they are simply end of season…and does that really matter if we’re talking about a washing machine or coffee maker?!

Choosing to shop this way means you’re being kind to your wallet and your planet at the same time. What’s not to love about that?! 

Now you should be ready and raring to see what you could be buying, so see what you can get bidding on right now in our live auctions!