First Time Motors Buyer?

Sunday 17 November 2013, by

We’ve had a look at the cost of buying your first car, and there might be a few surprises! So here’s some advice for getting a great deal, and some top tips on the used cars that give you the best value. If you need more guidance, have a look at our Motors Success stories …read more


Join the Cycle Revolution!

Friday 27 September 2013, by

Gumtree and Police working together to stamp out cycle thieves With this summer’s cycling success, you might be tempted to hop on a bike and join in the fun. With over 22,000 bikes for sale Gumtree is a great place to find a second hand bike to get you on your way. However, to make sure you …read more


Reporting Spoof Gumtree Emails And Websites

Wednesday 19 June 2013, by

The biggest threats to the security of your Gumtree account are fraudulent spoof and phishing emails. Spoof emails look like real Gumtree emails but and include links to “phishing” web sites, or fraudulent services that they claim are endorsed by Gumtree. Spoof Phishing websites While phishing web sites may also look like Gumtree, they are …read more


Get Ticket Savvy This Summer

Thursday 25 April 2013, by

We’re big music fans here at Gumtree and can’t wait to don our wellies and get into the spirit of the summer festival season.  Whether you’re searching for last minute tickets to V Festival, the Isle of Wight, or some of the sold-out summer sporting events – make sure you’ve read our advice before buying …read more


Renting? Here’s a few ways to stay safe

Monday 18 March 2013, by

Every year Gumtree helps millions of users find a place to live, a flatmate or tenant. And if you’re in that group, above all, we want you to be safe before making any decisions. Here are a few tips to help you on your way.   If it seems too good to be true, it …read more


Buying a Bike on Gumtree

Wednesday 20 February 2013, by

Buying and selling bikes on Gumtree is quick and easy, and we do a lot behind the scenes at Gumtree to make our site as safe as possible. Inevitably, there are some bike thieves who use classified sites to sell some stolen items, so here are our top tips to make sure you don’t get …read more


Our top tips for buying a car

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Unless you’re a trained mechanic, buying a car can be a bit daunting at the best of times. So we’d like to offer a helping hand. Here are our top tips for checking a vehicle before buying: Meet your buyer in a safe, public place. If you feel uncomfortable meeting a stranger, then take a …read more


Look out for fake emails, friends!

Monday 21 January 2013, by

From time to time we see a number of fake emails targeting the Gumtree community. This is a sneaky tactic called ‘Phishing’ and with your help, we want to reduce the number of people who get caught by these fraudsters. If you ever receive an email that claims to be from Gumtree and that asks …read more


Keep Safe at Xmas

Friday 23 November 2012, by

We want to wish you all a very merry Christmas, and a happy and prosperous new year. And whether you come to us to for a new job, to sell your unwanted Christmas presents, or to buy a new exercise bike to keep your new year resolution, we want you to stay safe. We’ll be …read more


A look back at Get Safe Online Week

Monday 12 November 2012, by

A message from Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online. Last month we saw the annual event that is Get Safe Online Week.  We hope that you heard about it, and helped share your safety tips and advice. The theme for this year’s campaign was ‘Click & Tell’ – a great way to help other …read more