musicMagpie are a UK-based tech business at the forefront of the global recommerce revolution, allowing customers to both sell to and buy from a service that is smart for them, and smart for the planet.
musicMagpie was founded in 2007 by Steve Oliver and Walter Gleeson. The company became a household name after it turned the business of reselling old CDs, DVDs and games into an industrial-scale operation. Now, it is the biggest reseller of physical media and consumer technology in the world. More than a decade later, the company is thriving and its core focus is now on consumer technology. Consumers looking to sell their unwanted Phones, MacBooks, iPads, Consoles, Wearables and more can now trade-in to musicMagpie for the best price on the market, while price-savvy customers can purchase good as new condition refurbished devices from the musicMagpie Store with a 12-month warranty for a fraction of the price of new.
Operating as a circular business, musicMagpie offer customers better value and a more sustainable option when purchasing and trading-in their tech. They refurbish 95% of the products received from customers, and if they can’t refurbish them, the majority of their parts will be reused to refurbish other products, supporting the reduction of e-waste globally and the mining for precious metals used in new tech.
The group employs 750 people, exports to 140 countries around the world and boasts an annual turnover of over £150m. It is one of only a handful of businesses worldwide to have over 150,000 Trustpilot reviews and are the first company in the world to pass ten million eBay feedbacks, making them the biggest eBay seller of all time.
In just over a decade, musicMagpie has reinvented itself as a business. It’s gone from buying physical media such as CDs, DVDs, and games, which it built its branding and reputation on, to becoming the leading consumer technology business in the UK.