The Gumtree Blog

Updates to our iPhone app

Friday 14 November 2014, by
This week we launched the latest version of our iPhone app. With over 5 million downloads, it’s been a big success for us, but the team are not done yet.
Our latest launch brings a fresh new homepage to the

Gumtree’s Top Five Used Cars For Winter Driving

Monday 10 November 2014, by

You don’t have to be a regular off-roader to appreciate the benefits of a sturdy set of wheels when winter sets in. Even if your car’s a wimpy city slicker most of the time there are likely to be occasions …

Winter Warmers – Gumtree’s guide to second-hand heaters

Monday 10 November 2014, by

It’s that time of year again. You can see your breath. You’ll soon be searching for your ice scraper. And you’ll need the heating… on.

But, if the central heating isn’t doing its job, or you need to heat a …

The History of the Bike

Tuesday 28 October 2014, by

Since its invention in 1817, the bike has been through a few revisions before evolving into the designs we see today. Nor has it always been the easiest or safest way to travel. Take ‘the boneshaker’ for example, which required …

Build your Halloween costume on Gumtree

Thursday 23 October 2014, by

Whether you have a fancy dress party to go to or you simply like dressing up and scaring the neighbours, Halloween is a great time to get creative. And creating your costume needn’t break the bank, because with all the …

Nightmare on Gumtree – Our pick of the best Halloween flicks

Thursday 23 October 2014, by

If your trick or treating days are behind you, and you prefer a cosy night in to wearing a blood spattered costume at a fancy dress party, then surely the best way to get into the Halloween mood is to …

A Guide to Preparing Your House for Halloween

Thursday 23 October 2014, by

Halloween is almost here and if you’re anything like us you’ll want to start getting ready as soon as possible. Which means planning costumes for the fancy dress party and turning your home into a suitably spooky setting for your …

The Best Second-Hand Buggies To Buy

Tuesday 21 October 2014, by

We saw that Which? magazine launched its guide to buying a second-hand buggy this week. And we were delighted to get a mention in their report, as we pride ourselves on being a perfect place for mums to pick …

Reed’s Success Story

Tuesday 21 October 2014, by

This week we met Reed, a photographer from London who picked up the camera of her dreams on Gumtree.

As a student on a budget, she knew what sort of equipment she wanted, but couldn’t afford to buy brand new. …

Shelley’s success story

Wednesday 15 October 2014, by

This week we met Shelley from Cardiff, a new mum who recently found success on Gumtree.

She needed a buggy that could handle the tricky terrain of the gorgeous beach, where she and her husband loved to walk the …