Student Money Saving with the SUSU Marketplace

After the rebrand back in the Summer, I said I was going to try and diversify the topics I write about. I wanted to move away from only talking about beauty, while I still love the topic I’m also enjoying talking about my life, fitness and sometimes fashion. University life is where this post fits in; I’m currently in second year studying English Language & Linguistics at the University of Southampton, and when I was asked if I could write a post about a service specifically for UoS students, it seemed the perfect fit.

SUSU marketplace student money saving

Every student knows how tight their budget is, trying to stretch it between study materials, eating well and having fun doesn’t always work as well as we would like it to. Dipping into overdrafts every now and then isn’t ideal either, but sometimes it’s necessary, especially when there are required textbooks that haven’t appeared online just yet. Before now Ebay and Depop may have been the place to look for textbooks, clothes and any thing else you may need, but now for UoS students there’s our own marketplace to buy and sell on.

The SUSU Marketplace is in collaboration with Paperclip, and allows you to buy, sell and even swap items, so you can pick up a bargain without spending a penny. Unlike Ebay and Depop there are no fees when you buy or sell, and you can create groups where you can request items you’re looking for. At the moment the SUSU market has over 1.5k members, which is pretty impressive for a service launched in October last year, so there’s bound to be someone with something you want. Currently there are student essentials available, such as drinking games, textbooks and a couple of TVs. You can use it on the go as well, as there’s a really easy to use app.

If the buying and selling aspect doesn’t sell it to you they also have exclusive discounts. My favourite one right now is 50% off a Greedy Llama box; you can get 5-8 vegan snacks/meals etc delivered to your door. Perfect for those of us trying to save the environment by eating less meat.

At the moment they have a pretty enticing deal on: if you add three textbooks this term you’ll get a £5 Amazon voucher – even if they don’t sell! And then you’ll put into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher. You can literally earn money from the SUSU Marketplace even if your books don’t sell.

I’ve got a few things I have been thinking of selling, and it seems so much easier to put them on the SUSU Marketplace, not to mention cheaper too! It’s definitely somewhere I’m going to be checking before I head into town from now on.

This post is a paid for advertorial feature with the SUSU Marketplace and


  1. March 15, 2019 / 4:50 pm

    This is amazing! When you are a student every penny counts. It can be quite hard to live on a budget when there so many things you need.

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • Beth
      March 21, 2019 / 1:53 pm

      I know, such a good idea, less hassle than eBay too x

  2. Sarah
    March 22, 2019 / 9:00 pm

    This sounds like a great idea x

    • Beth
      April 2, 2019 / 10:36 pm

      It’s such a good idea x

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