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An advert

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An advert

Sofa for sale

This gorgeous brown sofa made by is excellent quality and extremely comfortable. It is in immaculate condition (see photo) and comes with a 25-yr guarantee. Material is cotton and it has a cool modern feel.

Cushion covers are all removable and machine washable, with a quality foam filling, and it's super comfortable. Keeps its shape when you sit on it. The dark-coloured wooden legs can be easily removed to allow the sofa to fit through a standard doorway.

No wear and tear as we've only had it for two years and kept it in good condition. Sofa comes from a smoke-free, pet-free home. Only selling it due to moving house as the new place isn't big enough for the sofa.

Sofa measurements:

  • Width: 182 cm
  • Overall height: 81 cm
  • Height without legs: 63 cm

Any questions, feel free to ask. Asking price: £250. **For collection ONLY**


  1. Keep the advert short, with clear paragraphs or bullet points.
  2. Include description of the material, style, size/measurements and condition.
  3. Say if the item must be collected or if you can deliver it.
  4. You can leave out certain words to make sentences shorter, e.g. Selling due to moving house instead of I am selling … .

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Average: 4.1 (7 votes)

Submitted by inaki07 on Thu, 23/02/2023 - 17:46


No, because there are many scammers. I recommend you to buy secondhand online things only if it is someone verified or trusted.

Submitted by Ayson on Fri, 28/10/2022 - 12:12


Also, it is a sustainable way of shopping and great for the environment. It is good because you are "reusing" other people's leftovers that they do not need. For example, you went on Gumtree, a second-hand online shop, and you see a book you want, so you get it, not just buy another one from the bookshop. As we know, reusing stuff can help our environment.

Submitted by Ayson on Fri, 28/10/2022 - 12:08


In my opinion, second-hand shopping is quite good, but also a bit bad. Although second-hand shopping is good because when it is in good condition, it is cheaper than the original one from the shop, it can also be unhygienic and can get some people sick. As you know, when someone is sick, germs spread on everything he/she touches. So buying second-hand stuff could carry germs or diseases, but overall, it is a great way of shopping if you are aware.

Submitted by Lin234 on Tue, 04/10/2022 - 01:00


I sometimes do second-hand shopping because it is cheap and thrifty. If you can look for good quality second-hand products, this market is worth a try. Buying and selling used products also help the environment and the world to be sustainable.

Submitted by alexiamontes2004 on Fri, 01/07/2022 - 03:51


Is buying or selling secondhand things online a good way of shopping?

If it is, because that way if you sell you can give another use to that thing you don't need and earn money just as if you buy something used you can pay less and have a good quality item.

Submitted by Rita25 on Wed, 29/06/2022 - 03:38


I would say buying secondhand item is a very practical way of shopping. Instead of buying a brand new item, we have options to buy items at a thrift store or through online selling platform. Secondhand item are often sold at a very reasonable price.

Submitted by 100COMENTARIOS on Fri, 08/04/2022 - 12:48


Yesterday I put a cooler fan to sale, it's my first thing that I sale through the internet. My espectation is very low because it is something cheap so I had to put a low price and I'm new in the plataform where it is been sale and you know when you start in wherever plataform, your products or services doesn't are the first to be see, so I wish luck for me and for all salesman that are beginig sale anything in that world.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Sun, 23/01/2022 - 23:33


Yes buying and selling second hand things online is a good way of shopping.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Mon, 08/11/2021 - 15:05


Yes, it's a good way of shopping. Second hand things get you very cheaply and good condition. It's best way to shopping. I like it.

Submitted by Stela Stoycheva on Thu, 04/11/2021 - 22:30


I think it really good everyone who don`t need from something to sell or donate in different places. In that way you can have the item which you need for less money and you can give it your money for something important like a subject or services... Even and I sell many things, the last thing is my baby new clothes /why we need to keep unnecessary items, when we can make place for other/. I support that small business.