Gumtree Pets

Thursday 5 May 2011, by is a local noticeboard and many people use it to find pets for sale or to find new homes for their pets. Safety in our pet section is something that Gumtree takes very seriously. We work with several welfare groups including the RSPCA and our own community to ensure our rules and monitoring systems …read more


New TV ads!

Tuesday 29 March 2011, by launched a new five week TV advertising campaign which kicked off on Friday 25 March and will be shown across ITV, Five, C4 and Sky channels. The ads, featuring a catapult, trampoline and a plane, demonstrate the ease of using Gumtree to cash in on the items you don’t want or need any more. …read more


New TV ad airing tonight

Friday 28 January 2011, by

After the success of our first TV ad campaign last summer, we’ll be returning to screens tonight on ITV and Channel 5. The two new ads focus on two of our main categories – general good and motors.


Convert unwanted Christmas presents into cash

Thursday 6 January 2011, by

Cash-savvy Brits are busy converting their Christmas present bloopers into cash according to local noticeboard  The website has been inundated with people selling their unwanted presents, with 2,917 gifts listed since Christmas Day* – a 386 per cent increase on the same point last year. Those in London, Belfast and Glasgow are the most …read more


About Us

Tuesday 14 December 2010, by

In March 2000, at the height of the dotcom boom, two entrepreneurs by the name of Simon Crookall and Michael Pennington had an idea to set up a classified ads website for Aussies, Kiwis and South Africans arriving in the city. That was when the Gumtree community was born, as thousands flocked to the site …read more


Guest blog post – Streets Alive on car sharing

Friday 12 November 2010, by

Living in the city, many people don’t drive enough to justify the expense of owning a car and yet they have occasions, be it weekly shopping trips to city weekend escapes, when having access to a car suits their needs.  And on the other hand, several privately owned cars are being used infrequently in the …read more


Guest blog post – Kevin Harris on Neighbourhoods

Thursday 29 July 2010, by

Most of us think neighbourliness is important. We feel relaxed when we know the people around us, more anxious if we don’t trust them. It’s natural to be curious about whether we’re more neighbourly or less neighbourly than we used to be, or whether some kinds of street are more neighbourly than others. So what’s …read more


Happy birthday, Gumtree

Thursday 18 March 2010, by

Gumtree is 10 years old this year. It’s been a remarkable 10 years, and I want to thank you for your part in making Gumtree the growing success that it is.