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I’ve noticed recently that less and less items are listed on Gumtree but Facebook marketplace seems to become more and more popular.. now it seems eBay is less popular and Depop is the new “fashionable” selling app.. has anyone else found this to be the case?

sarahgreen15
15 days ago
What do you think of this?
gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2515 days ago

I think it depends on your age and what you are selling. Depop is targeted at under 30’s in my opinion. EBay can be quite expensive when you consider their fee and PayPal fees. I like Shpock and Gumtree but also use Facebook marketplace for larger items.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen15
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14 days ago

I’m 25 but only just discovering Depop 🤣 my step son is saying this proves I’m getting old.. Depop has the same fees as eBay, 10% of every sale plus PayPal fees.. i’ve not tried Shpock 🤔

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit2967315 days ago

I’ve noticed that so many things on eBay are from China even when I click UK only. I don’t mind but I’m struggling to buy from there from genuine Uk shops and sellers as they get lost in the searches.

Never heard of Depop.

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
Mentor
15 days ago

The thing with Facebook marketplace is there are no fees and you can see what you get before handing the payment over. Some things are a bit more niche and are better sold on ebay - I always wait for the £1 final value promos to sell anything but Paypal takes quite a cut too. I like ebay for the outlets and always get great bargains from Superdry and Argos clearance with the free delivery. The nectar point bonuses are great too as I love collecting extra Nectar points!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig15 days ago

I still post stuff on gumtree but I find that I have much more success with fb marketplace so I sometimes don't bother with gumtree. I've never used ebay as the fees are too high and I don't like depop.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen15
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14 days ago

I don’t bother with gumtree either anymore, i’ve not sold anything on there for years, despite advertising. matketplace seems to be much more successful. I avoided eBay for years but I have had some success - Depop fees are the same as eBay, but I am having more success selling on there.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig14 days ago

sarahgreen15 I have posted stuff on gumtree recently and had no success so I don't tend to bother now. I've only sold one item on gumtree in the last 6 months, whereas everything else I've sold has been on marketplace. I don't use ebay and depop because of the fees. For some items I'm selling by the time I've paid the fees I would be just as well having given it away for free! I've been tempted to try shpock and vinted but never got round to it.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold15 days ago

I buy & sell online very frequently. Ebay is my favourite. Fees are high when you take into account paypal fees too, but Ebay are going to be stopping paypal payments over the next year & managing all payments themselves so this will likely reduce fees. I have had some great bargains on Depop. My couple of experiences buying from Vinted have not been so good.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen15
Original Poster
14 days ago

That’s interesting, I’m trying to sell a load of old football shirts for my partner and i downloaded Vinted to check it out and didn’t understand why anyone would use any other app if Vinted dont take any fees.. I sold one item so far, but I don’t like having to wait to get payment - especially for postage..

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox15 days ago

I think I get better communication in Gumtree. I also tend to find more bargains where as in Facebook if I find a bargain it seems to have poor quality.

I don't use eBay for second hand stuff but they are cheaper stuff compared to Amazon and I was looking for a very specific cable a while ago and I could only find it on eBay.

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LeighReidAtanas
LeighReidAtanas15 days ago

I could believe this due to the fact eBay and PayPal fees for sellers are actually based on the item price and postage.

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Ann1984
Ann198415 days ago

Don't use fb so will browse ebay but prices on some stuff cheaper new

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hspexy
hspexy15 days ago

so many people get scammed on gumtree, and eBay has rubbish to zero customer service, they’re bound to lose popularity. I use neither

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Getsome
Getsome15 days ago

Wont gumtree eventually disappear as its owned by ebay? Ive never heard of depop

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lornaae
lornaae15 days ago

I think it depends on products, I still use eBay and haven't bought anything from Facebook Marketplace or Depop. I think each are good for different things, Facebook Marketplace mostly for things you can pick up locally as far as I've seen, I don't imagine I'd use this much but I would consider using Depop if I was specifically looking for clothes

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LeanneWard
LeanneWard14 days ago

I’ve actually just been scammed on Depop. I wouldn’t recommend that app.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen15
Original Poster
14 days ago

if you don’t mind me asking, how? Its all done through PayPal so you should be able to get your money back easily, same as eBay? I’ve only recently started using it but I’ve had no issue, everyone is reviewed and the money is secure..

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LeanneWard
LeanneWard2 days ago

sarahgreen15 The woman sent me a an empty box. I ordered some earrings. So instead she sent me an empty earring box and gift bag. She has tracking information so it’s been a lot harder to claim. Luckily I found that the woman as stole pictures from someone on eBay and is also trying to sell the same earring to others.

Ive opened a case with PayPal. But Depop customers services are terrible and are still allowing her to sell the same (none existing earrings to others) x

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen15
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2 days ago

LeanneWard that’s crazy! I can’t believe people like that exist.. just horrible! Sorry to hear that, I hope PayPal get it sorted quickly for you - I’ve found in the past that PayPal deal with cases quicker if you phone them and speak to them x

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 days ago

Wrongly or rightly I have always used Amazon. I find it so easy to use. However, I tried eBay recently to look for something Amazon did not have and found it like a virtual jungle. I was on UK site (.co.uk) but so many prices were in dollars and 'shipping' prices were horrendous. I will not be revisiting.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen15
Original Poster
2 days ago

That’s strange, you can change your settings on eBay to only show UK sellers and items, but sometimes all the abroad sellers come up when there are simply no UK sellers / for that particular product.. i‘ve always found amazon to be more expensive than eBay and the shipping is usually free on eBay but expensive on amazon 🤔

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 days ago

sarahgreen15 how strange. I wanted a poster that cost just over £11 but shipping was over £6! It obviously came from America as we do not use that term, usually delivery or p&p. Redbubble was same with high shipping cost.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 days ago

sarahgreen15 PS I don't have Prime but never pay delivery as my orders are always over £20 sent by Amazon or my granddaughter orders for me who has prime.

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Dennab
Dennab2 days ago

De-what??

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Dennab
Dennab2 days ago

eBay is still cheaper than Amazon for pretty much everything. It's annoying because I have around 60 quid worth of Amazon vouchers to spend. I have noticed a shift in pivate sales to the modern equivalent of classifieds eg. Facebook Marketplace. Schpock is mostly a waste of space and always has been but still somehow exists.

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Tom
Tom
Founder
2 days ago

I'd also recommend Preloved. I just sold an Xbox on there pretty quickly - and it is free for most things.

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TheresaKelleher

I still look on them and Facebook marketplace

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana1 day ago

As a company I detest ebay and the sooner they die the better. I used to love the old yahoo auctions which were free but ebay bought it purely to close it down and reduce their competition. Now facebook marketplace is getting big ebay fees are often on offer. I still use ebay for specialist items but wish they didn't exist however I can't see them disappearing. I have a lot of older computer hardware to sell that is collectable around the world and that has to be sold on ebay realistically.

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