DoneDeal is run by husband and wife team Geraldine and Fred Karlsson from Wexford town. Wexford is Geraldine’s home town while Fred is originally from Sweden.
Nowadays we are a team of eight people who work with DoneDeal, and we are still based in Wexford town.
Fred was a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010. You can see the video from the DoneDeal office on the eoy.tv website.
The idea behind DoneDeal
The idea for DoneDeal came up when Geraldine and Fred moved back to Ireland in 2004 after living in Sweden for a couple of years.
We were looking to buy some second hand furniture for our new house. Unfortunately we could not find any good Irish websites with high quality classified ads. We found the existing sites and papers for classifieds to be a lot of hassle, mainly because there were no photos, and what was being sold was described in only a few words.
So the idea for DoneDeal was born. We wanted to create a site where the classified ads had photos and long descriptions of the goods. The site must also be easy to use, so that everyone can use it.
You can read more about our history in our case study.
Help us get better
Hopefully you find DoneDeal helpful and easy to use. Our main goal with the site is to take the hassle out of buying and selling second hand goods.
Please let us know if you have any ideas on how we can improve the site or our service. Many of our customers have given us positive feedback since the launch in June 2005. We have also received much appreciated ideas for improvements. These user comments have been invaluable in getting DoneDeal to where it is today.
Geraldine & Fred