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Everything you need to know about buying and selling secondhand in Sweden

Buying or selling used items at a flea market can save or even earn you money. These are the best ways to do it, plus what you need to know about tax and consumer rights. Photo: Faramarz Gosheh/imageb

Published: 22.Jul.2019 14:12 hrs

There are plenty of reasons to buy and sell secondhand in Sweden: it can save or earn you money in an expensive country, and it's more sustainable than always buying new. Here's what you need to know if you want to get in on the trend, from tax rules to the best apps for sellers and shoppers.

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Secondhand shopping is a booming business in Sweden, and flea markets in particular are a favourite summertime activity. But getting involved in buying or selling used items can seem daunting to a newcomer, with everything from commission on sales to tax issues to think about. We've taken a look at six questions and answers which will help you get started.

How can I sell secondhand items online?

If you've got pre-loved items you want to sell in Sweden, there are many options. Which you choose will depend on factors like the amount of time you're willing to put into the sale, where you live, the item's value, and which category it falls into.

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