The Gumtree Blog

Great women of the motors industry

Wednesday 5 February 2014, by

We’ve been chatting with a friend at MyCarGossip, and they’ve opened our eyes to a few unsung female heroes of the male-dominated motors industry. Starting with Mary Anderson and Florence Lawrence, two of the most famous female inventors to contribute to the modern car. On a snowy day in 1903, Mary Anderson was being driven …read more

Buying or selling a bike?

Wednesday 5 February 2014, by

It’s getting to that time of year when you might want to get back outside and enjoy the fresh air, and what better way to do so than on a shiny new bike? You may remember, back in September we told you how we were working with the police to cut cycle theft across the …read more

Last Minute Living: A Guide to Securing Hot Tickets

Thursday 30 January 2014, by

We’re all fans of something. So it’s not surprising that many of us have gone to great lengths to gain entry to our favourite concerts, festivals and live events at some point. When it comes to securing those hot tickets, we’ve all been through frustration of frantically redialling a box office phone number at 9am …read more

Gym equipment for the New Year

Wednesday 29 January 2014, by

Ah January, an entire month dedicated to cold, hard self-examination. A month in which we are expected to face up to the many ways that we are simply not cutting the mustard and resolve to change them for the better, IMMEDIATELY. Above all it is a time of frenzied, calorie eviscerating exercise. Desperate, life changing …read more

Read our advice on staying safe when looking for a job

Tuesday 28 January 2014, by

At Gumtree, we want to try and make your job search as easy and enjoyable as we possibly can. However, like everyone, we know that it can be stressful at the best of times so we’ve put together some advice to help you find a job safely. We recommend that you always research the business whose vacancy you …read more

Gumtree’s Tips to Beat Blue Monday

Monday 20 January 2014, by

Nope. We’re not here to tell you how you can write a better synth tune than the New Order classic. We’re talking about the dreaded January blues. Blue Monday is officially the most depressing day of the year. While researchers continue to argue whether Blue Monday is theoretically possible, and even argue over which day …read more

Top 5 Rules of Regifting

Wednesday 8 January 2014, by

Another Christmas has passed, and hopefully you got some wonderful presents from those who know you best. But if you received anything that didn’t float your boat, you’re probably debating what to do next. Well, it’s free and easy to make some cash on Gumtree – but another popular route is to master the art …read more

Ticket Safety

Monday 30 December 2013, by

When you’re looking on Gumtree for last-minute tickets to see your favourite band, or to follow your favourite team at a cup final, you want to make sure you really are getting what you pay for. But how can you stay safe when buying tickets online? Well, here’s some Gumtree advice to make sure you …read more

Post more ads on mobile

Thursday 19 December 2013, by

2013 was a great year for Gumtree, and thanks to the constant improvement of our mobile apps we’ve made it as one of Google’s “Best 15 Apps of 2013” and one of Apple’s top free apps of the year. So how have we celebrated? By making it even better, of course! For a while now, …read more

Maybe on Gumtree

Wednesday 18 December 2013, by

We all love the entrepreneurs on Dragon’s Den who come up with the simplest little inventions, right? And wouldn’t we all like to be the guy or girl who invented that world-famous, undeniably useful gadget? Well, if you’re struggling to find that quirky Secret Santa gift, take a gander at these weird and wonderful gifts …read more