Top tips for buying on

Know your budget: Dedicate time to researching what’s out there and the average price of similar items.

Ask questions: When first contacting the seller, don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions:

How long have you had the item for?

Has the item had any faults you should be aware of?

Where was the item bought? Ideally the seller or the previous owner bought the item new

Meet the seller: Take a friend and meet the seller at their home address. Inspect the item for any damage.

Negotiate: If you are buying an expensive item (for example, a pool table or outdoor setting), don’t be afraid to negotiate a price you think is fair.