The Gumtree Blog

Read these 5 tips before becoming a landlord

Thursday 13 December 2018, by

If you’re a property owner with room to spare, becoming a landlord for the first time may seem like a straightforward way to make a profit. Like any job, however, it’s not without its set of responsibilities – some protected by law – that should be taken seriously. In order to follow the rules and …read more

Santa Who? Spare a thought for the tireless work of the Christmas host!

Monday 10 December 2018, by

With just two weeks to go until families and friends gather for festive celebrations, it’s time to start thinking about the practical side of the day. From finding extra chairs and glasses to having large enough turkey pans, hosting the big day itself can be full of pitfalls. As more picture-perfect Christmas posts pop up …read more

Announcing our partnership with the British Heart Foundation

Wednesday 5 December 2018, by

We are thrilled to be partnering with The British Heart Foundation (BHF), the largest charity retailer in the UK. As of today, you will be able to find items listed by the charity on the Gumtree website, and what’s more, all money from sales will raise funds for crucial life saving research into heart diseases, stroke, vascular …read more

Win £1,000 to spend on Gumtree this Christmas!

Tuesday 4 December 2018, by

Christmas is a wonderful, yet often busy, time of the year. This Christmas, to help you get through the festive chaos, we’ve partnered with Magic and Kiss FM to give you the chance to win £1,000 to spend on Gumtree! If you’re looking for some extra chairs to put around the Christmas table at dinner …read more


Thursday 15 November 2018, by

Gumtree research highlights the unnecessary purchases people make on shopping discount days, encouraging people to think before they shop   61% of shoppers feel pressured to buy something on Black Friday, up from 23% in 2017 33% of people admit to buying something they already have, just because it’s cheap Top 10 ‘Black Friday regrets’ …read more

Gumtree’s top 10 best-selling cars

Wednesday 19 September 2018, by

Which of the top 5 best-selling cars on Gumtree motors is the one for you? Watch the video to find out more about each model. As well as the top 5, we also had a look at the top 10 motors on Gumtree! Let’s find out more about each model. Ford Focus Long-time best-seller and …read more

How to sell a second hand car online

Wednesday 22 August 2018, by

How to make your car stand out in the classifieds and get the best deal possible when selling.   Paperwork You want buyers to know you’re an organised, responsible person to buy a car from – having all the paperwork ready for them makes a great first impression Get a ring binder or box file …read more

How to buy a second hand car online

Wednesday 22 August 2018, by

Having searched the ads, found a car that matches your needs and budget it’s time to see it for real and decide if it’s the one for you. Here are some quick tips to bear in mind before you hand over the money.    How to buy a second hand car online   Paperwork Check …read more

Marcel Somerville and Lucy Watson’s Top Tips for Landing a Job

Tuesday 14 August 2018, by

It’s time to find a job. Maybe it’s your first step into the world of work and you need to pick up a few shifts alongside your studies. Perhaps you’re ready to steer your career in a new direction. From immediate-start bar work to full-time marketing roles, there’s a huge amount of opportunity on Gumtree …read more

Job Ads August 2018 Discount Campaign Terms & Conditions

Wednesday 1 August 2018, by

What is it? From Tuesday 14 August at 00:00:00 to Friday 31st August at 23:59:59 (local UK time), Gumtree will offer to certain users a 50% discount on the normal price to post one ad on the Gumtree platform in the Jobs category, by entering the promotional code GTJOBSAUG18 at checkout (the “Promotion”).Only listings in …read more