Smart Students Save on Dorm Room, Housing and School Supplies Buying Used on Used.ca
August 26, 2013
VICTORIA, BC – University and College students heading to schools across Canada are searching online and saving money by purchasing used items for their dorms and classes.
UsedVictoria.com is a popular resource for UVic students, UBC students search on UsedVancouver.com, Unversity of Calgary turns to UsedCalgary.com and students in Regina and Winnipeg go to their respective sites – UsedRegina.com and UsedWinnipeg.com.
UsedOttawa.com is a frosh week sponsor at Carleton University and is providing post-it notes and info in orientation kits. In Charlottetown, UsedPEI.com is a popular resource for UPEI and Holland College students who are buying, selling and trading housing and school supplies.
“Our sites are very popular with tech savvy students who have grown up checking online as part of their shopping routines,” says Lacey Sheardown, marketing director at Used.ca. “Buying used from former students is win win because it helps recent grads earn a bit of spending money and it saves cash for current students.”
Some of the more popular items include used desks, chairs, couches, futons, microwaves, toaster ovens, fridges, TV’s, bikes and even used cars. On the school supply front, searches for used textbooks can offer big savings along with laptops, backpacks and sports equipment for intramurals.
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Used.ca 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 85 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.