The Gumtree Blog

The benefits of owning a scooter

Wednesday 3 September 2014, by

If you’re the sort who is regularly stuck in traffic, you’ve probably noticed the ease with which scooters seem to glide through the stickiest of jams. So have you ever considered whether owning a scooter would make more sense than driving a car? Well, as well as the luxury of being able to bypass traffic, …read more

Which sex is in the driving seat?

Tuesday 5 August 2014, by

Research from Gumtree Motors, the UK’s No.1 classifieds website for private car sellers, has revealed that nearly 40% of women have the final say when it comes to buying the family car. The research across 2,000 respondents also revealed that four in ten men let their partner make the final decision “because it’s not worth …read more

Your essential festival packing guide

Friday 1 August 2014, by

We’re fast approaching the eagerly-anticipated festival season, meaning a great excuse to dance in a field to your favourite bands, mingle with likeminded people and become very merry indeed. While many head off to their usual favourites, well-prepared and ready to go, for festival first-timers, planning and packing can prove rather daunting. What you should …read more

How to Fix Up a Vintage Bike

Wednesday 23 July 2014, by

Have you noticed how vintage bikes are right back in fashion? And has the Tour de France put you in the mood for stylishly traversing the countryside on a beautiful two-wheeler? Well, with loads of unloved vintage bicycles for sale at car boot sales, or posted on Gumtree, here’s your chance to take on a …read more

Ready, steady… Grill! Gumtree’s Barbecue buyers’ guide

Tuesday 22 July 2014, by

It’s BBQ season! This summer has been a bit of a scorcher so far, making it the perfect time to get a barbecue for your back garden. But if you want to get serious about barbecuing this summer, a disposable BBQ just isn’t going to cut it. A quick search on Gumtree will bring up …read more

Gumtree’s Guide to Trampolines: go ahead and jump!

Tuesday 15 July 2014, by

Summer holidays are here and what better way for the kids to enjoy your garden than with a trampoline? Trampolines have enjoyed a massive surge in popularity in recent years and gleeful bouncing bodies are now a common sight up and down the country. And it’s easy to see why they’ve become so trendy – …read more

Gumtree Success Stories Winner – Lauren and Daniel’s Story

Monday 7 July 2014, by

We’ve picked another winner in our latest Success Stories competition, and this time it’s Lauren and Daniel from Woodley. They moved into an unfurnished flat, and needed a sofa quickly. When they found a leather sofa that ticked all their boxes, they replied to the ad, only to discover that it was being sold by their neighbour …read more

An Android App-date

Monday 30 June 2014, by

We’ve just launched the latest version of our Gumtree app for Android. It now works on all types of Android tablets, no matter what the screen size.

Try our Gumtree apps

Thursday 26 June 2014, by

If you’re a fan of buying and selling on Gumtree, then you’ll love our apps for Android and Apple’s iPhone. You’ll find all of your favourite features on there, and they’ve all been beautifully designed for your touchscreen smartphone or tablet. Android We’ve seen over 2.5m downloads of the App so far, and were lucky …read more

See how Alison made £1000 on Gumtree!

Tuesday 24 June 2014, by

We’ve chosen our second Gumtree success story, and this time the £100 prize goes to Alison from Brighton. She moved into a new home two years ago, and the previous owner had left behind some bookcases that he no longer required. Alison did her research and realised their worth as genuine antiques. She popped a …read more