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Empty Nesters and Retirees Love to Shop on the Web and Online Classifieds

Empty Nesters and Retirees Love to Shop on the Web and Online Classifieds are a Great Tool for Selling Old Stuff and Downsizing for Retirement.

Victoria, B.C. – Sept. 27, 2011

Studies show about 70% of the 50-plus crowd are regular computer users and nearly half of those users make purchases online. Online Classifieds are becoming increasing popular for life’s milestones and transitions. For recent empty nesters listing stuff for sale that was left behind by departed kids is a great way to clear out the garage and make some money to pay off debts associated with raising and educating kids. Popular empty nester postings include books, bicycles, old computers, sports equipment, toys, beds and clothing.

“It’s an emotional time for parents to see their kids graduate and move out, but it certainly helps with the transition to be able to clear out many of the items that are just taking up space in the garage or basement,” says Tish Hill General Manager of “On UsedEverywhere’s local city sites empty nesters can connect with younger parents in their own neighbourhoods and offer hand-me-down items for sale.” is also a popular choice for retirees who are looking to downsize from a house to a smaller bungalow or condo. Furniture, appliances, antiques, china, gardening tools, lawnmowers and general household items are all popular listings. Retirees can make some money downsizing and then use those funds to shop for smaller furniture and appliances on their local UsedEverywhere site.

“One of the key benefits of using a local site is buyers and sellers can meet in person to make sure the item is the right fit for them,” says Hill.

There is also a wide selection of real estate and rental properties available on UsedEverywhere so it’s an additional resource for retirees and empty nesters in their search for a smaller home, condo or apartment.

There are lots of great deals for empty nesters and retirees on popular local sites that include, UsedWinnipeg, UsedRegina, UsedVictoria and all UsedEverywhere sites. Simply do a search for any item of interest on any site.

About UsedEverywhere is a social commerce platform.  Our focus is to facilitate conversations between buyers and sellers, online and offline.  Our easy-use free marketplace combines traditional permissive communication, such as telephone numbers & addresses, with new social media conduits like Facebook & Twitter. is the largest Canadian owned online classified network with sites in 50 sites across Canada, along with 13 cities in the United Kingdom.  Each city site has its own community and online brand.


Media Contacts:

Charlotte Cowley

250.381.3633 ext. 352


Colin Trethewey