Preloved.co.uk is an online classified ads and community website based in the UK. Ads can be paid for or free depending on the exposure desired. It has hundreds of thousands of active ads in over 500 categories. In 2012, it was ranked 2nd in the UK for classified ads by Hitwise. Up until being purchased by The Hut Group in 2014, Preloved was the largest independent classified ads site in the UK. Preloved was created initially for second-hand and vintage items, although it has become in recent years one of the largest sites for advertising pets, horses and livestock. In 2013, it recorded over 1.1 billion page views on its advert pages.