The Gumtree Blog

How the Carbon Calculator Works

Wednesday 30 September 2020, by

The data for Gumtree’s carbon emission saving’s calculator is taken from the official UK Government analysis of the carbon footprint of UK residents. It is available to view online here: The statistics are provided using a model, developed at the University of Leeds, that calculates the embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) associated …read more

Stuck at home? Ditto. Here are some ideas to keep you occupied

Friday 27 March 2020, by

While we’re advised to keep as close to our usual daily routines as possible, we have a lot of spare time kicking around. Why not rediscover those forgotten hobbies, or find some new ones to master? Read your way through the week with manybooks. Sink your teeth into some easy-to-follow recipes with Jamie Oliver.  …read more

Tips for healthy trading

Tuesday 17 March 2020, by

At Gumtree, the wellbeing of our community is our highest priority. As you know, we are facing challenging times, so we have compiled a list of trading tips from fellow Gummies that we would like to share with you. 1.  Share additional photos and ask questions beforehand Sellers – upload as many relevant, quality photos as …read more


Monday 24 February 2020, by

Proof of claim that is the largest private motors marketplace.  In a market of used car professionals active online, Gumtree has 68,726 active private listings as of September 2019.  This makes Gumtree, The largest private motors marketplace (source: autobiz, September 2019).

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