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Grabbing a second hand bargain online can often be a bittersweet experience. Sure, you might have just snagged yourself an amazing deal on something you’ve always wanted, but now you have to go and pick it up. There are obvious ways around it, but very often they’re going to cost you a small fortune. So what options do you have when trying to get around the local collection issue?

Larger items listed for local collection are often not listed as suitable for postage, as it would simply be too great a cost compared to the price paid. This doesn’t mean that sellers aren’t willing to post it. Ask first, before you check any other route, because your seller may have alternatives to local collection.

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A new way of delivering pretty much anything for a fraction of the price it might normally cost is to use a delivery auction site. These sites allow you to list an item and its delivery points for free. Once you’ve done that, removal companies, courier firms and individuals can bid on the delivery. Traditionally, these will save you around 60% of the normal cost of a delivery, and are much easier than picking up a local collection item. They’re perfect for single items, or a local delivery item that’s a bit too bulky to post, because more often than not, the delivery company is using the site to fill a gap in their vehicle delivery, or are coming back from an existing job.

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Remember, you get a full service with these, and your items are treated just as well as a regular delivery, so you’re getting a great deal. If you’re buying or selling online, why not try AnyVan? – The Delivery Auction Website for thousands of removal companies and courier services.

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