The Gumtree Blog

Gumtree Success Stories Winner – Alexandra’s Story

Wednesday 18 June 2014, by

We recently launched our latest Success Stories competition, where fans tell us about a great experience they’ve had on Gumtree for a chance to win £100 cash. In week one, we were flooded with great entries, and eventually chose, Alexandra from Ashford in Kent. Not only did she buy her house through Gumtree, she then …read more

Share your success!

Tuesday 27 May 2014, by

There are thousands of success stories happening on Gumtree every day, and now, we’d love to hear yours… If you’ve recently bought or sold something on the site, and had a great experience, then enter our competition below. The best story will win a weekly prize of £100 cash, and then we’ll arrange a time …read more

Name that category

Thursday 22 May 2014, by

This week we’ve made a few more updates to the site, including some name changes to a couple of our biggest categories. For starters, we’ve shortened our “Cars, Vans and Motorbikes” category to “Motors”. And we’ve also simplified “Flats & Houses“ to the more common “Property”. The good news is that nothing else changes – we’ve still …read more

Second-hand cars in the UK – things you auto-know!

Thursday 15 May 2014, by

We Brits love our cars; whether for commuting, running the family around or just to polish at the weekends. And did you know that Gumtree listed over 4 million car adverts last year? Whether you’re buying or selling a car, why not head over to the cars section to try it for yourself? To kick off …read more

Just The Ticket

Thursday 15 May 2014, by

With a great summer of sport and more music festivals than ever before, it’s no surprise that we have thousands of users looking for a great deal on tickets. However, it’s important that when you’re looking on Gumtree for last-minute tickets to see a band or an event, that you make sure you’re getting what …read more

Gumtree.com updates its top-rated iOS app

Monday 28 April 2014, by

Gumtree.com, the UK’s no.1 classifieds website, has introduced a variety of new features to its iOS app to make searching for a bargain even easier. The app, which remains at the top spot in the free ‘lifestyle apps’ category, now lets users search for items and services by choosing a search radius from a postcode …read more

Heartbleed – Gumtree users are safe

Thursday 17 April 2014, by

Some of you may have been concerned about Heartbleed, the internet bug that was found to affect thousands of websites worldwide. It stemmed from a problem affecting the Open SSL security protocol adopted by some websites – the security software that encrypts your login details. (You can read more about it here, thanks to our …read more

Can you spot the real ads from the fake?

Tuesday 1 April 2014, by

Sorry guys, we may have played an April fools! Okay, here at Gumtree we’ve got a big confession to make. To celebrate April fool’s day this year we thought we’d have a bit of a chuckle and post a couple of our own, completely made up ads. From the wacky to the weird, we put …read more

Gumtree’s new Mum survival guide

Sunday 30 March 2014, by

A Happy Mother’s Day to all new mums out there from Gumtree! We know just how stressful the first few weeks (months…and years!) can be when motherhood is new to you. But with friends and family on hand, as well as sites like ours that can help you track down everything you need for less, …read more

Save your searches – and save time!

Monday 24 March 2014, by

If you’re the sort of user who likes to search for the same things every time, we’ve got just the solution for you. With one click, you can ‘Save your search’, and we’ll email you every day to show you new things that have come up in your category. So whether you’re after a BMW …read more