People who no longer want their household goods, from laptops to hair straighteners, can get cash for them on Musicmagpie.co.uk. The Cheshire company’s software lets users enter the item’s barcode online or with mobile devices and receive an instant valuation. It plans to launch in the US this autumn. Last year, under founders Steven Oliver and Walter Gleeson, the firm raised £10m from private equity house LDC. Organic growth helped boost sales 191% a year from £2.6m in 2009 to £63.2m in 2012.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank6
CompanymusicMagpie.co.uk
ActivityOnline entertainment trader
LocationCheshire
Average 3 year sales growth191.31%
Latest sales £000s*63,238
Staff850
Founded2007
Websitewww.musicmagpie.co.uk

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