The Gumtree Blog

Get fit and find a friend this new year

Wednesday 19 May 2010, by

Press release: Get fit and find a friend this new year As the new year begins, the nation vows to get fit and in shape but as February draws closer many find it hard to keep up motivation. From a walking partner to team sports, Gumtree.com is the perfect place to look for a fitness …read more

Wannabe linguists see surge in language lessons

Wednesday 19 May 2010, by

As cities report an increasing growing amount of languages spoken within neighbourhoods, Gumtree.com reports a surge in language lessons across the country showing a new trend of wannabe linguists. Far from just the traditional European languages on offer, people in the UK are offering and seeking lessons in everything from Urdu to Nepali.  The figures …read more

Gumtree.com celebrates ten gumtastic years

Thursday 6 May 2010, by

Gumtree.com celebrates our tenth birthday by looking back at some of the weird and wonderful stories from the last decade. From Footballer Christiano Ronaldo’s old house being up for sale, to a seller in Birmingham who turned his car to cash in 60 seconds, Gumtree.com has seen it all.  Since Gumtree.com launched: 40 million items …read more

Shifting priorities sees years more of flat share fun

Thursday 6 May 2010, by

The hike in house prices, increased divorce rates and demand for city commuter crash pads means that flat sharing is back in vogue, and not just for financial reasons reports Gumtree.com. Research shows that many opt to rent in order to also have emotional support as part of a living situation. As reported by: Homemove …read more

UK households sit on £31 billion of unused goods

Thursday 6 May 2010, by

Gumtree.com reveals the nation is sitting on top of £31billion of unused goods, with the average person hoarding £581 of usable and unwanted everyday household items.  With confusion over how the price of items from CDs to kitchen appliances, decluttering expert Jamie Breese provides a Gumtree Retail Price guide and top tips to help people …read more

Happy birthday, Gumtree

Thursday 18 March 2010, by

Gumtree is 10 years old this year. It’s been a remarkable 10 years, and I want to thank you for your part in making Gumtree the growing success that it is.

Keeping you safe on Gumtree

Thursday 2 July 2009, by

Your safety on Gumtree is always important to us, and we’re aware that you have recently experienced an increased amount of fraud and spam on the site. We’re sorry this has happened, and we wanted to let you know that we’re doing all we can to get rid of these problems: Today, we launched a …read more