The simplest way to describe what this site is about is by quoting their own mission statement. "To demonstrate that buying and selling STUFF on the internet is cheaper, quicker, less hassle, more fun and it definately saves sitting in Car park traffic jams all day! We want to get the best products at the best prices and give you access to buy them, be that new or used, through classifieds or Auctions. This should be the best all round internet experience you will ever find!" (Incidentally, the spelling mistake is theirs!!) The statement is already out of date in that Buystuff no longer allows auctions, making its money by being purely a classifieds web site. Unlike Loot, (probably the most famous of classifieds sites), this site charges you for placing the ad. It suffers because of this, too. Why pay to advertise when you can do it for free on Loot? Also, because people have to pay to place their ads on Buystuff, there are far fewer ads to see. Unlike Loot, this site is as quiet as a graveyard. The site itself is boring to look at, and has nothing new to offer the market. I have to say that if you are looking to advertise something online, go with a better known site such as Loot. At least you know people will see your ad, and you won't have had to pay to place it.
The name has it all. buy stuff dot co dot uk has a very corny name, but it's as good if not better than Ebay. Ebay does have one advantage though, it has a lot more people go there. which means your auction will go for higher prices. but buy stuff has the same content, it's easy to use, easy to buy, easy to sell, easy to bid, and as easy as the others to beat other buyers at the last second. now Ebay has lots more people on it, but buystuff is the same without the same number of people using it. but i've found that Ebay's search engine is faster and smarter than Buystuff's. So i would go as to say that Ebay is slightly superior to buystuff. but buystuff is good nevertheless. they're both well maintained, well designed sites.