The Gumtree Blog

Find your dream motor with our improved categories!

Tuesday 13 August 2013, by

Great news, motor hunters! We’ve revved up our motors search engine to help you find the car of your dreams more easily. With over 170,000 cars now on site, we’re delighted to announce loads of new categories to help you find exactly what you’re looking for!   Here are the new car categories: ASTON MARTIN …read more

In praise of VW’s design icon

Tuesday 6 August 2013, by

We love the Volkswagen Beetle here at Gumtree.  It’s so cute and quirky.  A familiar, unique and lasting presence in our cultural landscape.  Makes you smile just to look at.  It also happens to be one of the most popular cars of all time. This week marks the tenth anniversary of the last ever Beetle …read more

Happy 150th birthday, Henry Ford

Thursday 1 August 2013, by

He’s not alive, you understand (at least we think not; Elvis still runs a camping shop in North Shields according to some sources) but this week sees the anniversary of this great pioneer’s birth and Gumtree wants to mark the occasion with a hearty “Well done, sir.” Ford’s rise to prominence was not a straightforward …read more

Gumtree ad becomes… a movie!

Wednesday 31 July 2013, by

There’s quite a story breaking on the interweb… You might have seen the famous Gumtree walrus lodger ad, placed in our property section in Brighton? Well, the unique request spread virally around the internet, and had over 100,000 views and was picked up in media all over the world! It was also picked up in …read more

Top tips to rental success!

Wednesday 31 July 2013, by

Although it may seem like summer has only just begun, term time is fast approaching (just six weeks away in fact!) and at, we know how exciting it can be when you’re branching out to pastures new and moving in with friends, or starting university and scoping the area our for your student digs. …read more

Give us a sign, Hollywood

Friday 19 July 2013, by

The Hollywood sign celebrates its 90th birthday this week.  Not a bad innings for an advert.  Originally intended to promote a housing development called ‘Hollywoodland’ in 1923, the giant letters were left up indefinitely when they became an unexpected hit as a tourist attraction. Boy, if that old sign could talk, it could tell a …read more

“Don’t go to the pub…give us your money”: Happy birthday, Live Aid

Tuesday 16 July 2013, by

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure don’t know the meaning of the phrase ‘charity fatigue’. Not satisfied with having co-written 1984’s Do They Know It’s Christmas?, in the process generating a gazillion quid for African famine relief, the pair set about organising the biggest fund-raiser the world had ever seen. That fund-raiser was Live Aid and, …read more

You can now save your searches on Gumtree!

Wednesday 10 July 2013, by

Great news! You can now save your favourite searches on Gumtree – ideal if you are often come to the site to look for the same things. It’s really easy to set up, and it only takes a second. If you look at the screenshot below, you should be able to see the option that …read more

Men are from Maserati, Women are from Volkswagen? The Most Popular Cars for Women and Why

Tuesday 25 June 2013, by

The female of the species is more deadly than the male, they say. Well, according to the latest DVLA figures, they’re also more adept at making educated car purchases based on fuel efficiency, practicality, and running costs. But that doesn’t sound as snappy… So it’s no wonder that the Gumtree Motors section is buzzing with …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