How We Made It Happen
- We used a nationally representative survey too identify the percentage of household items that the UK public sells by category.
- 445 items were then sourced from private sellers.
- Sellers were asked to provide a listing title, description, photoos and a minimum sale price.
- All the items were then listed oon eBay and Facebook Marketplace for the same time period.
- The price on Facebook Marketplace was the minimum price. On eBay, all items were listed as auctions, with a sale only counting if the auction price for the item (excluding postage) was higher than the minimum price plus eBay fees.