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Writing your advert

To make your advert as effective as possible we need as much information as possible to help you sell your items. Try to include the following information:

  • Title of advert - Include the make, model of your item as well as your location.
  • Description of the item - This should include as much information as you have. This would include age, condition, size, colour quantities etc.
  • Price - This is the price you would like to charge for the goods
  • VAT - If you are VAT registered you can either choose to include VAT within the price or add it to the advertised price. If you are not VAT registered you should choose VAT free (i.e you don't charge VAT). 
  • Location - Give us the postcode so we can include it to localise searches. Unless specified we will use your address from payment or company location. 
  • Delivery notes - Information on if you can assist with delivery and or delivery as well as any cost involved. 
  • Contact details - Provide a phone number and / or email address. (If you don't supply us with this information we will use the email address you have contacted us with and any phone number we have for you).

Click here for our price list and instructions on how to advertise with us

Photographs

To get the best interest, it is advised that you include the best photos you can get of your equipment. A customer will base 90% of their purchasing decision on the first photograph they see. 

Taking time photographing can make the difference between getting the best price for your equipment or not.

  • If you can take the photo with natural light on a clear sunny day (overcast or rain never looks good).
  • If you are taking photos of furniture if possible show them in a room setting rather than stacked up in storage. 
  • If possible at least two of your photos should include the front and a side of the equipment (3/4 shot). 
  • Make the background as presentable as possible (remove any rubbish, boxes, move cars or vans etc.). 

You can have one or as many photos as you feel necessary to sell your equipment (within reason).  If something comes with instructions or receipts please scan this so we can include it. 

If you are sending us a lot of photos it may be worth resizing them. We normally suggest at least 640 x 480 and no bigger than 1200 x 900. Click here for information on how to resize your images

Tips and things to avoid:

  • Try to make the equipment fill the whole photograph and avoid anything distracting in the background. 
  • Avoid shooting into the sun (your equipment could appear very dark within the photograph). It's best if you have your back to the sun. 
  • If there is not enough light in the pub, avoid flash and put the camera on a tripod or rest it on a table.  Try taking the photo with and without flash.