The Gumtree Blog

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 bargains available on Gumtree it’s easy to get the look you’re after. Face painting Kids …read more

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 stick something suitably spooky on the TV. With any luck you’ll barely notice the sound …read more

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 friends and family to enjoy. It’s no secret that the Americans go all out for …read more

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 up a great deal on a pram. They picked out Babystyle Oyster, Bugaboo Cameleon and Mamas & Papas Sola as some of their favourites, and a …read more

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. But when she saw a  quality second-hand model for sale in her local area, she …read more

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 dog. Her original buggy wasn’t up to the job, so she used her Gumtree app to search around her local area …read more

15 Money Saving Tips For Your Wedding Day

Wednesday 8 October 2014, by

Your wedding might be the best day of your life but can also prove to be the most expensive. We are usually tempted to spend, spend, spend but costs can quickly spiral out of control. So how about purchasing a second-hand dress or suit? Or holding the event on a Monday? We’ve all got friends …read more

Category updates to rock your world

Monday 8 September 2014, by

Do you like clothes? Or golf? Or domestic appliances? Then we’ve got news for you! OK, ok, maybe this is one of those updates that will not rock your world, but there’s definitely good news to share. We’ve been doing some work on our categories, and we’ve added a few things, disposed of some things, …read more

Fancy a sneak peek at the new Gumtree?

Wednesday 3 September 2014, by

We’ve been listening to a lot of customer feedback recently, and have been working hard to improve your experience on the UK’s number one classifieds site. It’ll be ready to launch any day now, so here’s a sneak preview of the exciting updates we’ve been making. For starters, our homepage is being tidied up, so …read more

Get your kit ON with Gumtree

Wednesday 3 September 2014, by

The new football season is up and running and its time to show your colours with your favourite footy shirt. Whether you like to keep up to date with your team’s latest outfit or prefer a stylish retro number, it’s well worth checking Gumtree’s football shirt listings to see if you can grab a bargain. …read more