The Gumtree Blog

Have a more sustainable Christmas with Gumtree’s Second-Hand Gift Guide

Wednesday 4 December 2019, by

It’s almost Christmas. Have you got your presents sorted yet? If not, then perhaps we can tempt you to think about shopping second-hand? While traditionally many buy new treats to celebrate the season, our research shows that this year more than a quarter (26%) are planning to buy pre-owned gifts, often driven by the desire …read more

How to choose the best asking price for your car

Thursday 14 November 2019, by

In the market for a new car, or simply want to make some extra cash? Selling your car is a great way to do both, and selling on Gumtree is made even easier with the convenience of finding interested buyers in your neighbourhood. From motors to everyday items, it’s easy to connect with your community …read more

RSPCA tips for buying a happy and healthy kitten

Tuesday 29 October 2019, by

Looking to buy a kitten online from someone in your neighbourhood? Gumtree has partnered with the RSPCA and other members of the Cat Group to create a checklist of what to look for in order to avoid irresponsible breeders. The idea of The Kitten Checklist is to ensure that you are buying from a reputable breeder and …read more

5 things to check for when you do a property viewing

Tuesday 17 September 2019, by

On the hunt for a new home? The property market can be daunting, especially when competitive or you’re under time constraints. Read up on our top tips so you’ve covered all your bases – you’ll be happy to have addressed any issues upfront and can go into your tenancy on even footing. Be prepared. Make …read more

5 things to consider before buying a used phone

Monday 16 September 2019, by

Keeping up with every new smartphone release – especially when it seems to happen monthly – is a habit that’s costly for both your wallet and the environment. Buying a second-hand phone on Gumtree is a great way to save hundreds of hard-earned pounds, with phones that are even less expensive than refurbished models from …read more

What to consider before getting a second-hand fridge

Monday 16 September 2019, by

Thinking of getting a fridge that’s new (to you)? Buying second-hand is a great way to save money as pre-owned fridges may sometimes cost less than half the price of new appliances. Keep these key considerations top of mind so you can navigate Gumtree’s fridge category with confidence and ease.  Space Before starting your search, …read more

4 key considerations when buying a new washer

Monday 16 September 2019, by

Looking for a new washing machine? When it comes to narrowing down your search by type, price and area, Gumtree’s a great place to start. But before you begin, keep these considerations top of mind so you can make your purchase with confidence. Drum capacity Whether you live alone or with a big family, size …read more

Spruce up your garden this summer

Wednesday 24 July 2019, by

When the sun’s out, there is nothing better than having a good chill out in your garden. Whether it’s a BBQ with your neighbours or a spot of Sunday gardening that you fancy – Gumtree’s got the kit you need, for a fraction of the price. The best part is, you needn’t look any further …read more

These London creatives furthered their craft with the help of Gumtree

Wednesday 19 June 2019, by

At Gumtree, we’re always surprised at the wonders that our local communities have to offer – on our site you can find everything from top-of-the-range trumpets to vintage cameras to music lessons.  So, we set out looking for a storyteller to dig a bit deeper into the spirit of what Gumtree offers their community – and we looked no further …read more

The motherhood’s good: find the items you need just up your street

Monday 29 April 2019, by

At Gumtree, we understand that when you’re expecting, there’s a whole lot to prepare for – often with limited time and money. Cue our community of savvy mums, who’ve listed over 150,000 affordable baby and kids’ items on our site – from doll’s houses to cots. Using our location settings, you can find the perfect …read more