Living in Dubai and thinking of turning your pre-loved trinkets, books, clothes or electronics into cash but have no idea on where to start?
We’re here to help and have rounded up six of the best places to sell your second-hand goods online in Dubai.
Despite Dubai being a safe city to live in, it’s still not worth taking and risks when it comes to your stuff and your safety. Make sure to be sensible, trust your gut, be careful when it comes to sharing your personal information and if you are meeting someone to exchange an item, try to do so in a public space or bring a friend or family member with you, and tell someone where you are.
Here are six platforms to buy and sell stuff online in Dubai.
Buy It, Sell It, Swap It Dubai
The private Dubai-based Facebook group has nearly 70,000 members looking to ahem, buy, sell and swap their pre-loved items. All posts must include pictures, the price, collection location and no adverts are allowed. You can find everything from gym equipment, sofas, books, electronics, toys and even cars.
If you’re looking to sell your stuff online in Dubai, dubizzle is probably the best place to start. You can put pretty much any and everything up for sale on this site, whether it be bulky home furniture and appliances, books, clothes, electricals, DVDs, jewellery or even your car. The classifieds site is a one-stop shop for a massive clear-out, but there are thousands upon thousands of products for sale here so competition to get rid of all your stuff could be stiff. That said, people are always on the look-out for goods, so if you give yourself time and set your products apart from the rest (good pictures help), you could be in with a decent chance of flogging absolutely everything.
The brainchild of self-confessed shopaholic Sian Williams, this Dubai-based operation offers pre-loved couture at a snip. Formerly known as My Ex Wardrobe, it has a passionate following of fellow fashionistas wanting to turn one woman’s cast-offs into their own tailored treasures. RETOLD accept both high-street and designer brands and they inspect, photograph, display, and sell your items for you. Easy to use and good for your wallet and the planet.
Second Hand Dubai
As the name suggests, Second Hand Dubai is a Dubai-based online portal to buy and sell second-hand goods in the city. This community of bargain hunters has thousands of followers not only via its Facebook page but also through its regularly updated website. You can buy all manner of things here from cars to computers, books to furniture, but if you’re just after a new wardrobe of the clothing variety all you have to do is find something you like and arrange to pick it up. Job’s a good’un.
The Luxury Closet
This Dubai-based online business is the biggest luxury marketplace in the Middle East and distributes pre-loved designer items to new owners. The online boutique sells pre-loved luxury items like handbags, clothes, watches and jewellery from top luxury brands such as Cartier, Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Rolex – to name a few. The in-house team are trained to verify the authenticity and the condition of the luxury products which ensures that only 100 percent authentic items are put on sale, so if you’re looking to exchange that Prada SS14 bag that’s been collecting dust at the back of your wardrobe for some cold, hard cash, the process is pretty simple. Just create an account and upload pictures and details on the item you wish to sell. After an intensive market research, The Luxury Closet will suggest a price range and then collect the item and authenticate, professionally clean, photograph it before listing it online.
The Original Pre-loved Luxury Furniture And Home Decor
Another private Dubai-based Facebook group with a strong following, The Original Pre-loved Luxury Furniture And Home Decor group, as you might have guessed, is a way for residents in Dubai to sell pre-loved luxury furniture as well as bag a bargain. There group has 22,000 members and you’ll find no IKEA items here with majority of the items listed coming from more pricey furniture shops such as Marina Home and West Elm, as well as antiques.
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