The Gumtree Blog

Sheffield, we owe you an apology

Tuesday 19 February 2013, by

This week we’ve been able to fix a bug in our system that will make a big difference to users in Sheffield! Sometimes the ads they posted didn’t end up in the right areas. And sometimes their searches spat our results for York or Leeds instead of the Steel City. Well, we’re delighted to say …read more

Ultimate Checklist – How Much Does It Cost To Raise A Kid?

Tuesday 12 February 2013, by

Blimey, having kids is expensive! We’ve got stats that say it could cost you over £200,000 to raise a kid to the age of 21! Your little one is going to cost you a small fortune, but don’t fear, second hand baby goods are here. In our ultimate Gumtree checklist you’ll find out how much …read more

From Gumtree To Hollywood!

Thursday 7 February 2013, by

How’s this for some movie magic…? Gumtree just played a part in getting one of our users a role in the latest hit movie, Les Miserables! John Neville, a former engineer, decided to pursue his dream career at the age of 62 after finding a job ad on Gumtree that was looking for film extras. …read more

Now you can Bump Up your ad… by phone!

Tuesday 5 February 2013, by

This week we’ve launched a useful feature for those of you that post ads in the For Sale and Cars, Vans and Motorbikes category… you can now bump up your ad by phone! 

Gumtree help Marillion’s European tour to rock on!

Wednesday 23 January 2013, by

Is there anything more annoying than going to use something you really need only to find out it’s no longer working? That’s what happened last week to Mark Kelly, keyboardist with legendary rock band, Marillion – who have 12 UK top 40 singles under their belt. Just two days before the band were due to …read more

Ever Tried To Bump Up Your Ad?

Tuesday 22 January 2013, by

One of the most popular features amongst Gumtree users is the ability to ‘Bump Up’ your ad. That helps your ad jump straight back to the top of the listings, and smack, bang in front of hundreds and thousands of local buyers again. So what’s the news, Gumtree? Well, we noticed that the price of …read more

Look out for fake emails, friends!

Monday 21 January 2013, by

From time to time we see a number of fake emails targeting the Gumtree community. This is a sneaky tactic called ‘Phishing’ and with your help, we want to reduce the number of people who get caught by these fraudsters. If you ever receive an email that claims to be from Gumtree and that asks …read more

Err… thanks, mum! How to turn unwanted Christmas presents into cash!

Thursday 27 December 2012, by

By now you’ve probably eaten more turkey than you ever thought possible, filled your boots with Christmas chocolates, and are looking forward to New Year’s Eve! Well, here at, we’ve spotted some smart cookies earning a few quid by selling off their unwanted Christmas presents on the site!  And why not? Gumtree’s a great …read more

Enjoy on the Go!

Monday 24 December 2012, by

This month we’ve been working really hard to get our new mobile apps out. Consider them our Christmas gifts to you! Last week, we launched our first free Android app, so that millions of you can enjoy the full Gumtree search experience on your mobiles or 7” tablets. And we’ve also updated the iOS app …read more

Introducing… our brand new Android app!

Friday 21 December 2012, by

We’ve been beavering away at it for months now, but we’re delighted to finally release Gumtree’s first Android app! So now whether you’re looking for a sofa or a car, hunting for a new job or hiring a cleaner, you can now do it on the move with your Android mobile device – and even …read more