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The most popular Used searches of 2015


As another year draws to a close we are looking back at the top searches on for 2015. IKEA, the ubiquitous purveyor of assembly frustration, remains at the top of list of searches nation-wide. This got us thinking that maybe Canadians are on to something…let someone else put it together for you and then buy it used. Win-win!

Automobiles and other vehicles, electronics and household items also prove to highly sought after items on Used. One of the most practical searches comes from Regina with file cabinet topping the list; while one of the more unusual was Billy Connolly in Ottawa. We had no idea he was such a hot ticket item!

From Victoria to PEI, these searches are a good indication of popular trends in 2015. Check out the CTV Vancouver Island segment on the top searches and check out the lists below to start thinking about what you can buy, sell or trade on Used in 2016!


  1. IKEA
  2. Dresser
  3. Jeep
  4. BMW
  5. Desk
  6. Kayak
  7. Couch
  8. Teak
  9. PS4
  10. Firewood


It’s clear from this top ten that Victorians simply want to drive home, lounge on comfy furniture by the fire and search on their Apple products! As always, IKEA holds rank as the top search which makes us continue to wonder: will the island ever get its own?!

  1. IKEA
  2. Jeep
  3. iPhone
  4. Firewood
  5. Couch
  6. Dresser
  7. Chair
  8. iPad
  9. Nikon
  10. BMW


If it has wheels or a rudder Vancouverites are searching for it! Once dubbed “No Fun City”, it seems as though weekend warriors are playing pretty hard on the west coast these days! If you are looking to buy one of these items, head over to Vancouver and drive off with a winner. 

  1. Camper
  2. Mustang
  3. Bicycle
  4. Sailboat
  5. Acura
  6. Jeep
  7. Yamaha
  8. Toyota
  9. Trailer
  10. Nissan


From this top ten we can surmise that when not stampeding Calgarians are living a life of leisure! Swinging clubs, gaming and furnishing the bedroom were top of mind in the foothills this year. Used autos also dominate the list in yet another city proving that if it has four wheels it’s likely to be a hot item to buy or sell!

  1. Dodge diesel
  2. Toyota 4 Runner
  3. Tools
  4. PS2
  5. Jeep
  6. Golf clubs
  7. VW GTI
  8. Headboard
  9. Nightstand
  10. Freezer


This seems to be a city of perfect juxtaposition. On one hand popular searches tell us that keeping files in order is a top priority. On the other, it seems as though Regina-nites have a touch of the wild side as they don their Oakleys and ride around the flatlands in BMWs with used tires. Regina, you intrigue us!

  1. File cabinet
  2. iPad
  3. BMW
  4. Queen bed
  5. TV
  6. Honda Civic
  7. Radar
  8. Oakley
  9. Tires
  10. Watch


Hey Ottawa, we are on to you! No hometown pride over there with one of the top searches on Ottawa being the Montreal Canadiens. Qu’est-ce que c’est ? It’s also kind of funny that Billy Connolly comes in as the sixth most popular search of the year. There must be a lot of fans of that Scottish lad in O-Town. 

  1. Nissan Skyline
  2. iPhone
  3. Tractor
  4. Bike
  5. Couch
  6. Billy Connolly
  7. Lego
  8. Montreal Canadiens
  9. MacBook
  10. Stroller


Despite the time of year Prince Edward Islanders always seem to have winter on the mind. Listening to vinyl while knitting does sounds like a nice way to hunker down and ride out the snow but if staying inside until April isn’t an option, PEI-ers have figured out the best way to navigate those snowbanks. The only question mark on the list is the Hyundai Accent but perhaps that’s the perfect summer ride for cruising to those beautiful beaches!

  1. Yarn
  2. Vinyl records
  3. Snowblower
  4. Ford F150
  5. Tires
  6. Hyundai Accent
  7. Crib
  8. ATV
  9. Hockey net
  10. Jeep

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Happy buying, selling and trading in 2016, Canada!

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2 Responses to “The most popular Used searches of 2015”


You may want to adjust your map. The dot for PEI is on Anticosti Island not Prince Edward Island.



    Apologies! Our Graphic Designer grew up in Louisiana :). We should have caught that.

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