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"We're all sitting on between £500 and £1000 of stuff we could be getting rid of ... it's never been easier ... the internet's the obvious place ... Schoolstrader - fantastic website" More...
 
"Thrifty parents are snapping up everything from second hand uniform to musical instruments online ... Schoolstrader ... has seen an 80% increase in traffic" More...
 
"Schoolstrader has, of course, always had a slightly higher grade of trade than other small-ad sites, including eBay" More...
 
Top 5 Websites Daily Telegraph
"The top five recycling, bidding and stuff for free websites are ... Freecycle ... Gumtree ... Schoolstrader" More...
 
Top 10 Websites Sunday Times
"Schoolstrader is a community trading website ... Families can use the site to trade goods, services and even houses with each other, usually at a substantial discount. Last week there was more than £11m of property for sale" More...
 
"How did he manage all these money saving deals ... by using ... Schoolstrader ... it operates like a giant newsagent's window" More...
 
"Dealing with like-minded people who you know won't "do a runner" also fosters a level of trust that is hard to match." More...
 
"Pearl and her husband are selling their house in Somerset ... they are advertising ... on Schoolstrader to save agent's fees. "A friend of mine sold her house ... through the site so we thought we would have a go" says Pearl." More...
 
"Families looking for cheap weekend or holiday breaks in Britain are turning to Schoolstrader ... growing area ... holiday homes rental ... whereby parents look for cheap deals or try to raise spare cash by letting out their second home. Properties from all over the world are featured but the UK section is the largest"  More...
 
Surviving University Sunday Times
"Make substantial savings by buying items second-hand from community trading websites such as Schoolstrader … the co-founder said increasing numbers of students use it to buy and sell items such as textbooks, bicycles and festival tickets … can also be used to match students with summer jobs” More...
 
“Arabella Bruce-Smith, 52, from Cheltenham, is keen to shave as much as possible off her household bills. The nurse ... also uses Schoolstrader to trade goods with other families free or at a big discount” More...
 
“Being a private tutor can be very lucrative … exams are fast approaching, so you’ll need to get your advertising sorted … sites like Schoolstrader are a great option … placing an ad’s completely free” More...
 
"I decided to advertise our house for sale on Schoolstrader" reformed wild-child Pearl Lowe said "a friend of mine sold her house in Glastonbury on the site and saved herself thousands of pounds" More...
 
"Consumers can cut costs … by using peer-to-peer websites that remove the need for ... firms such as ... estate agents … Schoolstrader … allows parents to sell or buy everything from unwanted instruments to textbooks ... last week a viola was available for £75 - compared with a typical retail price of £169”  More...
 
"Feedback from the site has informed the Schoolstrader team that there are three aspects which are vital to its success: being free, community-based and creating trust" More...
 
“Or a pony for your daughter or a drum kit for your son? Some second-hand trading websites are a bit daunting, so we were very pleased to discover ... a terrific simple website called Schoolstrader” More...
 
"Exams affect the whole family … some call in expert help. "We've seen rapid growth in private tuition listings on our site this spring" says the co-founder of Schoolstrader”” More...
 
“The only summer sound you used to hear at Britain's public schools was the groundsman's mower. But these days many schools are alive with music. For general advice, check out Schoolstrader” More…
 
"Want to get rid of a violin, or acquire a pogo stick? Maybe even buy a Vauxhall Astra? A new website could help" More...

Virtual Primary School Marketplace Kent and Sussex Courier
“Parents, teachers, friends and family members can use Schoolstrader to buy or sell anything from pets to musical instruments, bikes to holiday homes” More...
 
"Parents have a new best friend, Schoolstrader ... a small advertisements website ... which offers all sorts of trading deals" More...
 
People Like Us Spectator
“Most of us want to deal with people who share ... the values to which we also aspire … I don’t know whether such thoughts played a part in the … launch of Schoolstrader or whether it was simply an inspired realisation of a ready-made market waiting to be born. Whichever … it is certainly working” More...
 

Families Sell Up To Pay Rising School Fees Sunday Times

Tutors Cash In As Exam Time Looms Times

School Parents Turning to Web to Fend Off Credit Crunch Sunday Times

Link Up With The Locals Times

Parents Trade Online to Save Cash Reading Evening Post
“Two leading internet trading communities … schoolstrader.com … free advertising service is booming, with families keen to sell furniture or rent holiday homes” More...
 
Denting Student Debt BNET UK (CBS)
"Cash-strapped university students can now have their own trading hub where they can buy and sell textbooks, used computers, CDs, iPods or anything else they want to offload for extra readies" More...
 
Cash-Strapped Parents Trade Online MSN Money and similar on Google News, Virgin Media, Huddersfield Examiner, Derby Post, BBC Radio

Cash-Strapped Parents Trade Online Channel 4

 
"Andrew Monk, the assistant head at Woodcote House School is using Schoolstrader to pick up Christmas gifts for his sons ... "I have used the site for a few years and picked up some great bargains" More...
 
"Lucy Howells, from Kent, has been using Schoolstrader ... to search for bargains on holiday homes for the Easter and bank holiday breaks ... also ... to buy discounted toys, such as a portable DVD player" More...
 
"Alexander Todd, 19, of Sussex, is using Schoolstrader to find holiday jobs before starting an economics degree at Bristol University" More ...
 
Second-Hand Needn't Be Second Rate Guardian 
"Increasingly parents are using the Internet to buy and sell ... through established sites such as eBay aswell as Schoolstrader ... the free-to-use website enables parents ... to buy and sell almost anything online"

Moving On - Diary Piece Sunday Times
"Yummy-mummy exchange site Schoolstrader"

Playground Trading Goes Virtual Angels and Urchins

Schoolstrader Country Living

Spotlight on Schoolstrader Genzee

Complete Schoolstrader media coverage from 2007 is available on request.

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