Zapper was set up in 2009 by founders Ben Hardyment and Mat White.

We are an ambitious technology company with plans to radically innovate in mobile and online retail.

In October 2012 (filmed in May 2012) we appeared on BBC Dragons' Den and secured a record offer of £250,000 in investment from Theo Paphitis.

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8.6 out of 10.
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12 Jan
Easy transaction, good communication.
Very easy transaction, money paid into paypal account no problem. Disappointed that previous titles that had been already traded in couldn't be traded again - i.e. once you've sold something, the same can never be sold again. Read more
9 Jan
Easy to use, competitive prices
Used Zapper twice now. Found prices offered generally better than competitor websites. Straightforward instructions, easy to print labels and easy to drop off parcels for collection. Zapper emails updates on parcel progress and payment, and cheques come through pretty quickly (a week or two). Would recommend. Read more
8 Jan
very good
Very good service , slightly slower than some others but better than Music magpie! Read more