The Gumtree Blog

Heartbreak for sale – two thirds of unwanted romantic mementos sold on Gumtree.com are posted by men

Tuesday 15 February 2011, by

Online local noticeboard Gumtree.com has seen a surge in ads from disgruntled ex-lovers – as they try to recoup money from ruined Valentine’s Day plans, or convert their ex’s gifts into cash. Nearly two thirds (63 per cent) of the adverts are posted by heartbroken men selling items relating to an ex-girlfriend, opposed to just …read more

Gumtree readies new TV ad campaign

Thursday 3 February 2011, by

Gumtree returns to TV screens with the launch of a new national advertising campaign. The free classifieds website, which 13.7m people in the UK use to buy, sell and swap all manner of items, hit screens last week during Coronation Street on ITV1. Its latest ad campaign, which will run for five weeks and will …read more

New Gumtree.com TV ad airing tonight

Friday 28 January 2011, by

After the success of our first TV ad campaign last summer, we’ll be returning to screens tonight on ITV and Channel 5. The two new ads focus on two of our main categories – general good and motors.

Brits turn to group sports and team exercise to keep new year’s resolutions

Friday 21 January 2011, by

Fitness fans have flocked to Gumtree.com in the first two weeks of the year, as the UK tries to shape up and keep healthy New Year’s resolutions.  Providing a cheaper alternative to gym memberships, the online local noticeboard has seen a 200 per cent surge in the ‘sports teams and partners’ category, and a 250 …read more

Gumtree.com flooded with unwanted Christmas gifts

Monday 10 January 2011, by

Cash-savvy Brits are busy converting their Christmas present bloopers into cash according to local noticeboard Gumtree.com.  The website has been inundated with people selling their unwanted presents, with 2,917 gifts listed since Christmas Day* – a 386 per cent increase on the same point last year. As reported by:

Convert unwanted Christmas presents into cash

Thursday 6 January 2011, by

Cash-savvy Brits are busy converting their Christmas present bloopers into cash according to local noticeboard Gumtree.com.  The website has been inundated with people selling their unwanted presents, with 2,917 gifts listed since Christmas Day* – a 386 per cent increase on the same point last year. Those in London, Belfast and Glasgow are the most …read more

The gift that keeps on giving.….

Friday 17 December 2010, by

Buying presents can be a minefield  for some people but a gift that saves people money every day is an easy way to make sure they keep on smiling. Head to Gumtree.com to find great bikes and improve their health and bank balance at the same time.

About Us

Tuesday 14 December 2010, by

In March 2000, at the height of the dotcom boom, two entrepreneurs by the name of Simon Crookall and Michael Pennington had an idea to set up a classified ads website for Aussies, Kiwis and South Africans arriving in the city. That was when the Gumtree community was born, as thousands flocked to the site …read more

Online Christmas Swap Shop

Friday 10 December 2010, by

With the UK predicted to spend  around £700 million on unwanted Christmas presents this year, canny Brits are advised to convert their Christmas present bloopers into cash – or swap them for what they originally wanted!

Growing trend in couples looking for houseshares

Friday 3 December 2010, by

Gumtree.com, the online local noticeboard, has seen a growing trend of couples looking to join houseshares this year to reduce costs and help save money. As we all know, an unsteady house market, difficulties in securing mortgages and jobs dictating where we live, can all be obstacles to getting on the property ladder.BBC (Web), 29/11/2010,