Looking for the best online to buy, sell, trade, or give away stuff in Prague, but don’t speak Czech?
- Don’t use Craig’s List.
- Don’t expect the best prices.
Since the English-speaking market is much smaller than the Czech market, prices are less rational. Some used items successfully sell for more than they would cost new. Others don’t sell at all at a fraction of the price that they’re going for on Czech-language markets.
- If you’re buying (not selling), and you’re looking for new (not 2nd hand), scroll to the bottom header for some recommended options.
The best English-language 2nd-hand online shopping tools for Prague:
Facebook has a handful of English-language groups just for buying, selling, trading, and giving away used goods in Prague. Here are four of the largest groups:
- Prague Buy/Sell/Trade (51,310 members as of this writing on January 18th 2021)
- Prague – Buy Sell Trade – Official Group (there’s nothing official about it; 38,000 + members on January 18th 2021)
- Prague Buy | Sell | Trade (20,150 members on January 18th 2021)
- Prague/Praha Buy & Sell (16,900 + members on January 18th 2021)
If you have a Czech-speaking friend (or are a wizard with Google translate) …
Not selling and just want a great place to shop online?
- Amazon will ship without import taxes as long as you use a European version (e.g., the British or German sites) and make sure they’re not shipping from outside the Schengen zone (or at least that the seller knows how to get around customs, as many of the Asian companies that sell on those platforms do).
- Alibaba’s non-bulk alternative, AliExpress, is a great way to shop for bargain items.
- Google Shopping works for the Czech Republic as long as you have your location settings right, and works much the same as Heureka (though Heureka works better in my experience).
Locus Workspace member? Use our buy, sell, trade Slack channel
If you’re a Locus member, the best way to sell your things might be to another member. We have a Slack channel devoted to just that purpose, and there’s no easier way for both sides to come together than if you work in the same coworking space.
Have your own favorite or see something that needs correcting in the above list?
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