About Us

Richard Tells The Story Of How It All Began:

” a friend was emigrating and asked me to help her sell everything she was leaving behind”

Way back in April 2004, a friend asked me to help her sell her home contents. What a great time I had!   You could call me a born salesman. I love the hustle and the deals and the excitement of selling everything, seeing an empty house and handing over a bagful of cash at the end of it. I was hooked.

My partner Karin and I created a website and set about finding sellers and buyers. We worked until midnight many nights, from a little wendy house in the garden, putting it all together, week after week. People really wanted our services, it was the right place, the right time, we were Moving On!

The business grew and grew – and we realised we needed help. So we took our first agent on – and from there we’ve expanded – Cape Town to Gauteng, Durban and KwaZulu-Natal, Port Elizabeth, the Garden Route and Mpumalanga. What a journey it’s been – and we are still growing!

We Specialise In Selling Contents Of Homes, Businesses And Estates…

…for people who are emigrating, relocating, downsizing or making changes in their lives.

With over 15 years of experience and agents countrywide we are the originator of this concept in South Africa, so you can count on us for a professional and excellent service.

How Moving On works for YOU:

  • We sell everything from your home or business premises.
  • Sales usually take place on the weekend and are over in 2 or 3 hours.
  • If you would prefer not to have the sale at your premises we can offer you alternative types of sales, just ask us what your options are.
  • Moving On takes photographs of the items for salecompiles an inventory and assists you in deciding on selling prices.
  • We run a marketing and advertising campaign through the Moving On website and other media for you.
  • We send out a newsletter every week to our subscribers – countrywide we have a database of over 25,000 potential buyers.
  • We deal with all the enquiries regarding the sale.
  • We get the best possible prices for you – much more than a secondhand dealer or auctioneer will offer!
  • Please do mail us on sales@movingon.co.za with any other queries you may have.

How the Online Shop works:

Now it’s easier for you to get what you want! Reserve your purchase instantly by paying a 20% deposit and it’s yours! Pay the balance on collection, at the arranged time.

  • Like any other online shop – view the item, click on PAY 20% DEPOSIT Button and continue shopping or go to the checkout. The item is not yours until you have made payment! Don’t leave it in your basket and expect it to still be there tomorrow – if someone else has paid for it, its sold.
  • You have 10 minutes to complete your purchases. If you take longer your transaction will be automatically cancelled and you will have to start again.
  • The online shop is open unless the sale is happening at that time, in which case you have to attend the sale to buy.

We use PayFast to accept payments. They offer EFTcredit card or debit card options. Please pay via the Payfast platform on our website only.

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Note that you have a time limit of 10 minutes in which to purchase. There is only one of each item!! While it's in a basket it will be marked as sold, but once the time limit is up, the item will be returned to stock, if it hasn't been paid for, so you should refresh your page or come back later just to check, if there's something you want to buy.