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Canadian Parents Save Money on Back to School Supplies on

August 12, 2013

VICTORIA, BC – Parents in cities across the country including Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Ottawa and Charlottetown are finding savings on back to school supplies by searching online for gently used items.

Rather than automatically shopping for expensive new school stuff at department stores, parents are finding good deals on used items online. The savings can be significant, especially for bigger ticket items like musical instruments, trendy clothing and sports equipment.

“A top priority for all of our sites is helping Canadians discover great deals in their own communities, so back to school is a busy time of year on our sites,” says Lacey Sheardown, marketing director at “By shopping locally for used items parents can expand the family hand-me down concept to include their entire hometown by buying used to save money.”

Parents can also generate extra income and clear out some basement or garage clutter by listing used items for sale that their kids outgrew the previous school year.

The team checked for some back to school listings on sites across the country and here are a few examples:


Soccer Cleats




Computer Desk


You can also read their tips for back to school shopping on the blog:

Back to School Essentials: Buy Used!

Back to School Clothes: Buy Used!

Warning: a quick search on your local city site for back to school items may lead to great deals.

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About was founded in 2003 with the vision that an effective, free, online marketplace for the sale of used goods would reduce landfill content, benefit the environment and save people money. It is now Canada’s biggest Canadian-owned classified network with local city sites across the country, including UsedVictoria, UsedVancouver, UsedOttawa, UsedPEI and more. Our network of over 80 websites has now become the most efficient platform for buyers to connect with private and commercial sellers to find what they need in their local community.

Media Contacts:

Lacey Sheardown,

888-480-3250 ext. 4

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