Introducing the Adverts Cars app

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Today we are excited to announce the release of our brand new Adverts Cars app for both Android and iOS.

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Adverts.ie has one of Ireland’s biggest collection of new and used cars for sale, and now we have created a separate app for just that. By stripping out all the rest of the categories, Adverts Cars provides a fast and easy way to place an ad, or to browse our huge database of cars, from both dealers and private sellers.

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Price Guide (iOS)

Some features include…

Price Guide
Using the Adverts Cars app, you can search for up to date information and price history on any make or model in our database. This information can be used to help evaluate purchase options, or to price your own car for sale.

Search alerts
You can set up search alerts to notify you as soon as any particular car that you are interested in is listed. Do you have your heart set on a Bentley Continental, with less than 30,000 kms, and for under €5,000? Set up an alert! If one ever shows up, you’ll be the first to know.

Saved searches
Engine size, year, mileage, price, location, even colour. Refine a search to be however detailed you want, and then save it for quick access again later.

Security
Buying from strangers shouldn’t have to be scary. Buyers and sellers on Adverts Cars have profiles with history and feedback ratings from other users on previous transactions across Adverts.ie.

Watchlist
See a car you like? Add it to your watchlist, where you can get quick access to it again, and be notified of any price changes or updates to the ad.


Place an ad
The fastest way to place a car ad is using the Adverts Cars app. Take photos, auto-populate all your car details by using our registration look-up, and have your ad live in no time. You can also use the Price Guide to help you settle on an asking price, and if you don’t sell it, we won’t even charge you for the ad.

Quick communication
Sellers interested in your ad have the option to phone you directly from the app, or by sending you a private message, which makes it easy to have quick communication with any interested parties.

While we are excited to see this first version of Adverts Cars be released, we are already looking forward to v2, and will continue to improve the experience of buying or selling a car. Please send any feedback into support@adverts.ie

Enjoy

 

Download the Adverts Cars app from the Apple App Store Download the Adverts Cars app from Google Play

10 Best Christmas Jumpers On Adverts.ie

Tis the season of Christmas jumpers with 12 pubs mania kicking off this weekend! There are almost 300 for sale on Adverts.ie but we’ve picked out our top 10 favourite ones on sale right now. Let the tacky fun begin!

1. It’s a little bit vintage and we kinda love it.

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2. That is one sad looking reindeer

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3. Teeny tiny elf man

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4. For the Grinch

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5. Naughty or Nice?

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6. This Sam Faiers inspired one

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7. A MINION CHRISTMAS JUMPER!!

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8. I moustache you a question Santa

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9. Yes, yes we do Olaf

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10. It’s a Christmas JERSEY – brilliant

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If you got your Christmas jumper on Adverts.ie then do Tweet us a picture of you looking festive to @adverts_ie.

Happy hunting!

Louise

 

Win a prize every week in December!

Welcome everyone to the Adverts.ie Christmas competition!

We have 4 great prizes to give away every Monday in December. There are some great prizes to give away this year, all kindly sponsored by 4 of our lovely Shops.So here’s how it works:

  1. At 10am every Monday from December 1st – 22nd, a new prize will be put up onto Adverts.ie and will run for one week
  2. We’ll share the link of the item on our FacebookTwitter and Blog pages
  3. You just have to comment on the item to be in the chance to win
  4. A winner will be chosen at random and announced at 10am the following Monday, so you have 1 week to enter each prize

If you’re not already a member then Sign Up here to get involved – it’s free, and you can also use your account to buy stuff and sell your unwanted Christmas presents ;)

So, drum roll please… here’s our first prize…

Week 1 – ‘Frozen’ Wall Stickers & Bed Set worth €75

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Winner is Elliee

You can still purchase the wall mural here!

Week 2 – Pocket Rocket Mini Moto 50cc Kawasaki Ninja Bike worth €179

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 Winner is Adrian Hebal

Week 3 – Any Size Memory Foam Mattress worth up to €289

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Winner is irishspur

Week 4 – Family Portrait Shoot & Make Over For Mum Worth €450

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Best of luck and we’ll announce the winner and the new prize next Monday!

Louise

 

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Scariest Items Sold on Adverts.ie

We have seen some weird and wonderful things for sale over the last few years but we’ve also seen some pretty creepy things. Here are just a select few that have given us the heebie jeebies this Halloween….

Living dead dolls – like why, just why

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Old Irish Teddy - ‘Growls when moved’

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Ouija Board – this is NOT a game!

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Headstone - Ideal for anyone called Martin Imler who died on 10th October 1867

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Reborn Baby Dolls – They look so real, it’s terrifying

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Coffins - second hand coffin… no ta

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Guillotinewould be handy for chopping up the veg

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Vampire Hunting Kit - similar to that of Sarah Michelle Gellars

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If you see any other spooktacular ads, tweet them to us @Adverts_ie.

Happy Halloween!

Shoshannah x

Unique Halloween Costumes (All available on Adverts.ie!)

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Are you sick of dressing up in the same ‘aul boring morph suit or in that sexy nurse/slutty something every Halloween? Are you sick of each year meeting at least 78 people dressed in the exact same costume as you?!

Well we have the perfect solution, check out our favourite Unique Halloween Costumes for sale on Adverts.ie and be a bit different this year!

A giant weird mosquito

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Actual Freddy Krugger 

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Wicked Witches Guard from ‘The Wizard of Oz

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Pretend you made this Legoman costume

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Sister Act

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Deadmau5

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Real deal Chewbacca

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Hitchcocks ‘Birds’ costume

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Man casually riding a dinosaur

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Or you could just dress up as a complete tool

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For thousands more costume ideas, be sure to check out our amazing Fancy dress category.

Happy Halloween!

Shoshannah x

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Adverts.ie Q3 Sales Report

The first 3/4′s of 2014 saw Adverts.ie users selling 159 million euros worth of pre-loved stuff. This includes 4,000 prams, 10,000 phones and one million euros worth of furniture!

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We don’t sell pets – We do sell cars!

Did you see our ‘we don’t sell pets, we do sell cars!’ campaign recently? We were throwing ideas around on how to get our Cars category a bit more exposure and found some great video clips of our furry friends having the craic in cars. We thought we would use this to reinforce the fact that we don’t allow animal sales on Adverts.ie but most certainly do allow the sale of cars – over 75 million euro’s worth of cars have sold this year so far!

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There are already millions of animals (including 459 on Adverts) currently in shelters waiting to be brought to a loving home. If you are looking for a pet, check out all of the beautiful animals we have up for adoption now.

In contrast to that, what we most certainly do sell on Adverts.ie is Cars! There’s over 30,000 cars for sale and with over 1.2 million people visiting the site every month, that’s a lot of shoppers. It is free to list on Adverts.ie and you only pay €3 if you successfully sell your car on the site. So place your ad to sell your car today and buy yourself a shiny new one.

Due to the success of that last campaign, we’re currently running a few more versions with the videos of these little guys live on the site now.

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Happy selling!

Louise

 

10 Kids Costumes Under €10

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Parents have enough financial worries these days without having to spend a whack of cash on a the perfect Halloween costume for their little monsters.

So we’re here to help, we have over 500 superb kids costumes for under €10 and we have selected the top ten favourites!

1. Disney princess from €5

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Weather she (or he) wants to be Sleeping Beauty, ElsaRapunzel or Snow White, you can certainly find it on Adverts.ie for less.

2. Peppa pig for €5

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3. A (not so scary) Dinosaur from €6

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 4. Kung Fu Panda for €10

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5. Spiderman from €2

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6. Witchy poo from €3

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7.  Cheeky Monkey from €5

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8. Busy bumble bee from €4

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9. Superman from €4

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10. Or make your little pumpkin as unhappy as this one for only €3!

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 Enjoy the trick or treating,

Happy Halloween!

Shoshannah x

 

Adverts.ie Half Year Sales Report, 2014

During the first half of this year, people in Ireland generated €112 Million by selling unwanted items from around their home. Check out the full press release here.

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Press Release: How much money do fitness freaks, baby boomers and a cowboy make?

July 2014,  During the first half of this year, people in Ireland generated €112 Million by selling unwanted items from around their home, according to Ireland’s largest classifieds website Adverts.ie.

Sales of second hand items from the Home & Garden reached (€5.7 Million), Mobile Phones (€5.6 Million) and Sports & Fitness equipment (€2.5 million), while the baby boom has also continued to surge with (€1.1 million) in second hand prams, car seats and baby stuff making their way from one to another.

Commenting on the report, Ronan Lyons, Economist said “The latest Adverts.ie index gives us more fascinating insights into the heartbeat of the everyday economy in Ireland. As with everything over the last few months, Garth Brooks looms large, with a boom in concert tickets sales — up to a point! — between April and June, while the sale of mobile phones went through its usual post-Christmas quiet-time.”

He continued, “The adverts figures also point to longer-term trends worth watching in future reports. The volume of baby & nursery equipment is up €160,000, which suggests that Ireland’s baby boom continues, as do new Irish parents’ willingness to go online and looks for bargains in the second-hand economy.”

The top 6 categories by sales for the first half of 2014 are as follows:

1 Home & Garden €5.7 Million
2 Mobile phones €5.6 Million
3 Sports & Fitness €4.3 Million
4 Musical Instruments & Equipment €4.2 Million
5 Electronics €2.5 Million
6 Baby & Nursery – €2 Million

Included amongst the 1.2 million items listed for sale in the first half of 2014:

One handmade Vampire hunting kit with 3 stakes
One working French Guillotine 
One large 3 story fun factory
One too many very frightening Reborn dolls.  Eek.

Notes to the editor:
Adverts.ie is Ireland’s largest new & second hand marketplace.  There are over 757,000 items available for sale today with on average 7,500 new listings being added each day.  As of July 24th 2014, the site has over 702,300 registered members.

About the Adverts.ie index:
The Adverts.ie index, is based on an analysis of the full database of items listed on the website up to the end of July 2014. This figure represents the largest percentage of the second hand marketplace being advertised online in Ireland and therefore gives a very accurate overview of Ireland’s second-hand economy.